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The Story of... Rave Green

Playing with Seattle
Started on 28 April 2011 by macdab55
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September 2012

MLS League Results

Columbus 2-0

Not so good win for Seattle as they might have win in this game but Columbus was definitely playing better as you could see from the match stats that Columbus had higher numbers in nearly all of match stats. Seattle had only higher in shots on goal with 3 to 2, tackles won with 71% to Columbus 63% and with average rating with 7.04 to 6.61 for Columbus. First goal came 15 minutes after half time in 60th minute and it was scored by incredible goal scoring left winger Steve Zakuani who is one of top Seattle’s goal scorer ever. Eddie Gaven had double Seattle’s lead in 71st minute to score his 15th goal overall in the league for Seattle.

Colorado 1-0

Another win for Seattle which makes it 18th win of the season in just 23 games which is really great result. In this match Rave Green was playing better than in match against Columbus but only managed to score 1 goal which made this important win. In match facts Colorado had more greater numbers in slightly more match facts than Seattle but Seattle had more in average rating with 7.19 to 6.84. They also had more in on target shots with 5 to only 1 and they had more headers won with 77% to only Colorado’s 43%. The only goal in the match came just after kick off in 4th minute of the match and it was scored by central defender Leone Cruz who had scored for the first time in the league since 2010 season.

D.C. United 4-1

Great victory in this match as it is first in which Seattle managed to score 4 goals since last season and in this match Rave Green had conceded for the first time in the league in 8 last games. This is first game in September where Seattle had more higher numbers in match facts and opposition. First goal came in 14th minute and it was scored by US central midfielder Stephen King and D.C. United had lead. Equalizer came 3 minutes before half time and goal scorer was Roger Levesque who has good chance of being top goalscorer this season. In 53rd minute D.C. United’s striker Will Bruin had been sent off because he got his second yellow card of the match. Seattle took their first lead in 76th minute as their attacking midfielder Brad Evans had scored 2nd goal of the season. Steve Zakuani had made 3-1 in 82nd minute of the match and Seattle had definite win at that point of the match. In 88th minute Brad Evans had scored his 3rd goal of the season in the league and to make 4-1 win for Seattle.

Columbus 0-0

In second game against Columbus in September, Settle had been playing better but they could not finish their chances to score a goal and take away 3 points from Ohio. In this match Seattle had more possession with 53% to 47%. Seattle had also more shots in this match with 11 shots to 8 for Columbus. In this match Seattle player’s ratings where between 6.5(George Junior Weah and Rufete) and 7.3(James Riley and Tyson Wahl). The average rating was 6.85 which was 0.09 lower than Columbus’ average rating.

North American Champions League Group Stage:

America(MEX) 0-2

Not a great start of the North American Champions League Group Stage for Seattle as they draw yet another Mexican team who is a lot better than Rave Green and they probably won’t get into 1st place in the group stage like in previous seasons. It was poor performance for Seattle players at home as they were crushed by America(MEX) as in match facts they only were better in fouls and received yellow cards. First goal came in 64th minute of the match and it was scored by Mexican central midfielder Luis Ernesto Perez who played his third season for America(MEX). Just after 4 minutes team from Mexico had double their lead thanks to goal scored by right midfielder Julio Cesar Robledo who was in good form in this match earning third highest rating in this match 7.7.

Vancouver 1-0

First win for Seattle in group stage of NACL 2012 in match where Vancouver had a lot more chances than US team but in match stats both had been separated in equally between both teams. Seattle had higher average rating with 7.06 and it was better than Vancouver’s than 0.43. The only goal came in 45+2th minute and it was scored by left winger Steve Zakuani

2014 World Cup Qualification with Uruguay:

Bolivia 4-2

In first match under management of Seattle’s manager Uruguay had won their 4th win in 2014 World Cup Qualification and they managed to get into 3rd place thanks to this win. First goal came in 10th minute and it was scored top goalscorer and most capped player Diego Forlan. Second goal came in 36th minute Diego Delgadillo(not real player) who put ball into his own net to make it 2-0 lead for Uruguay. 3 minutes after half time Bolivian attacking midfielder Diego Suarez had scored his 3rd goal for Bolivia. Uruguay had made 3-1 in 62nd minute as Edison Cavani had scored his 15th goal for national team. In 75th minute Marcelo Moreno had scored another goal for Bolivia to made score 3-2. The final goal came in 81st minute Diego Lugano had made score goal for 4-2 and he scored his 5th goal for Uruguay.

Venezuela 3-0

In second match under management of Maciej Dabrowski Uruguay had managed to win second match in the row to moved to 2nd place in World Cup Qualification South America Qualifying Section with 2 points behind 1st Argentina who played 1 match more than Uruguay. First goal came 2 minute before half time and it was scored by Diego Godin who scored his 5th goal for Uruguay. In 60th minute Abel Hernandez had scored his 1st ever goal for Uruguay. The last goal came in 62nd minute and it was scored by Juventus right winger Jorge Matinez who managed to score his 2nd goal for National Team.

League Table:



NACL Group Stage:
October 2012

MLS

Salt Lake 0-1

Unfortunately Seattle did not make it with not losing any games in the league as their lost their first game against Salt Lake at Qwest Field in Washington. Salt Lake played better in this match than Seattle and they deserved this 3 points going back home. Seattle were only better in shots on target with 6, possession with 51%, 20 fouls to 7, passes completed with 74%, tackles won 69% to 60% and amount yellow cards with 1. Seattle player ratings were between 5.8( Scott Buete) and 7.3 James Riley. Average rating for Seattle was 6.59. The goal came quite early in the game as Salt Lakes took lead in 4th minute thanks to goal scored by central defender Eric Brunner.

FC Dallas 1-1

Seattle did not bounce back yet in the league after their first lose in this season which but it is still better to get one point instead of no points at all. Both teams played on similar level so draw was good for both teams. Seattle might had more % of possession with 53% but FC Dallas had more shots on target which meant they could score more than just one goal. Seattle had also higher passes completed with 81%, higher number of corners with 8 and higher percentage of headers won with 64%. Meanwhile where FC Dallas had higher average rating with 6.85, they also had higher percentage with 13% and higher percentage of tackles won with 64%. In 20th minute Colombian left winger Miguel Montano had been injured for a month because of broken arm. Seattle took lead first as in 33rd minute Steve Zakuani had scored. Rave Green nearly managed to go away with a win but in 90th minute of the match US central defender Tyler Bellamy had scored his first ever goal in the league.

Toronto FC 1-0

First win for Seattle since they lost their first match in the league of the season. In this match Seattle had more total shots(15 to 9), shots on target(3 to 2), possession( 52% to 48 %), Headers won (70% to 48%) Passes Completed (79% to 72%) and average rating(7.12 to 6.81). In the rest of the match stats it was either equal number or Toronto had higher number. The only goal was scored early in the game as left winger Steve Zakuani had managed to grab winning goal for Seattle which was scored in 8th minute of the match. In 24th minute one of Seattle strikers George Junior Weah had been injured for 5 days.

New York 1-2

Well second lose for Seattle and its second lose in space of 2 league games for Seattle which could be affected by players poor conditions as they played their 7th match in all competitions in just space of 3 weeks which makes it around 2 games per week. New York played a lot better than team from state of Washington and they deserved this win which was important because this win gave them qualification into semi-final of Eastern Conference. In this match Seattle were only better in number of free kicks with 17 to 13, Rave Green had also received more yellow cards with just 1 and Seattle had run 2.9 kilometers more than New York. It was New York who took lead in first half in 34th minute thanks to goal from Corey Hertzog who scored his 2nd goal of the season in the league and 10th goal ever for New York. In 71st minute New York double their lead as Mexican striker Cesar Gomez(regen) had scored his first ever goal for New York. The only goal for Seattle was scored in 78th minute and it was scored by Roger Levesque who is top goal scorer for Seattle and is competing for Top Goalscorer of the season.

New England 4-2

In last game of MLS Regular Season it was a nice win for Seattle as they win in game in which they determine. In match stats New England was only better in Corners with 5 to 4, Headers Won 77% to 57% and Kilometers Run with 109.0 to 108.9. In all the rest of match stats it was equal number or Seattle had larger number. It was Seattle who took lead as first because in 23rd minute Israel Jimenez got red card because he fouled in penalty area and in 24th minute Roger Levesque changed penalty to a goal. Even with 10 man New England managed to equalize just before half-time as in 45th minute left winger Justin Mapp had scored his 4th goal of the season. In 55th minute New England managed to get a lead with 10 man but this time Emilio Renteria gave New England lead. Just 2 minutes later US central defender Tyson Wahl gave Seattle’s equalizer. In 75th minute Roger Levesque gave Seattle’s their second lead of the match and he had also scored his 19th goal of the season and is just 3 goals Kei Kamara who is currently top goalscorer of the league. In 92nd minute of the match there was another penalty for Seattle and Roger Levesque managed to get his 20th goal of the season and to give Seattle’s 4-2 win.

North American Champions League Group Stage:

Saprissa 3-0
Seattle have won their second game in Group Stage to moved from 4th into 3rd place. Rave Green had out played team from Costa Rica to win 3-0. Saprissa had more fouls, yellow cards and kilometers run in this match. In rest Seattle had higher numbers in match stats. Seattle had great start in this match as in 5th minute of the match Jeff Parke had scored with header from the corner to give Rave Green lead. Second goal didn’t come until 10 minutes after half time as Brad Evans had scored in 55th minute to give 2-0 lead for US team. The last goal was scored by Eddie Gaven who scored in 84th minute to give amazing 3-0 lead for Seattle. The highest rating in this match had Danny Earls who got 8.6 and was name man of the match.


America(MEX) 0-0

Well good result for Seattle as they take away a point from Mexico and they were lucky because America(MEX) really out played Rave Green in this match so one point for Seattle is really good. In this match Seattle was only better in Crosses Completed with 100% to 10%, Average Rating with 6.89 and 0.06 higher than team from Mexico, Tackles Won with 66% to 60% and Headers Won with 77% to 44%. But America had a high possession percentage 64% to 36% and they had better number of shots with 18 total shots to 3 and 6 shots on target to Seattle’s 0. There were quite a lot yellow cards as both teams had received 4 yellow cards. In 90th minute Seattle’s left back Steve Zakuani had been injured for 0 number of days.

Vancouver 2-1

Thanks to this win Seattle managed to qualify into Quarter Final of North American Champions League for the third time under management of Maciej Dabrowski. This match was equal so Vancouver fans could be disappointed for their team that they did not scored another goal to keep hopes to qualify into quarter final for the first time ever. In this match Seattle was better in Crosses Completed with 18% to 16% for Vancouver, Headers Won with 72% to 58% and kilometers run with 105.6. First goal was scored by George Junior Weah in 18th minute and it was his 3rd goal in all competition in this season. In 35th minute Seattle double their lead thanks to right winger David Estrada who scored his 1st goal in continental competitions. Vancouver had scored in 45+1th minute thanks to goal from Russell Teibert who gave hopes for Vancouver to draw in this match.

Saprissa 4-0

In last match of Group Stage Seattle had managed to win by 4 goals and determined in the whole game. In this match stats Saprissa had only higher number in Tackles Won with 70% to 61%, and in Kilometers Run with 102.0 to 99.2. In rest of match stats it either the same number or bigger number for Seattle. Seattle took lead in 43rd minute thanks to defensive midfielder Erik Friberg who played his 23rd match in all competitions. In 54th minute Rave Green double their lead thanks to Spanish right winger Rufete who scored his 7th goal in all competitions for Seattle. Rave Green were leading 3-0 in 60th minute thanks to goal from Irish left back Danny Earls who have been playing really well in this season overall average rating in all competitions he have 7.21 which is one of the highest ratings in the squad. In 81st minute Seattle scored their fourth goal in this match and it was scored by no-one other than Roger Levesque who had scored his 22nd goal in 27 matches in all competitions which is one of best results for Seattle.

US Cup Final:

D.C. United 3-1

Amazingly Seattle had played their second US Cup under management of Maciej Dabrowski and they managed to win US Cup for second time in last three seasons. Seattle were playing quite a lot better than team from Washington D.C. The only match stats in which D.C. was better were Crosses Completed with 12% to Seattle’s 5% and number of Red Cards with 1 for D.C. The average rating for Seattle was 7.62 and it was 0.91 higher than D.C.’s. Match started better for United as they took lead in 25th minute thanks to Will Bruin who showed OK performance this season scoring 10 goals in 31 games this season in all competitions. Equalizer came 2 minutes after the half-time as Steve Zakuani had scored to keep Seattle in game. In 107th minute of the match United’s central defender Eduardo Huerta had received his second red card this season in all competitions to make it little bit easier for Seattle’s players. It was just matter of minutes when Seattle had scored and in 118th minute right winger Rufete had managed to score to give Seattle their first lead of the match. Just at the end of the match Brazilian player Kerlon had scored his 2nd goal for Seattle this season in all competitions to make it 3-1.

World Cup Qualifications with Uruguay:

Chile 0-1

First lose for Uruguay since Maciej Dabrowski had been named new Uruguayan manager. It was Chile who had been playing better in this match and they deserved this win. In this match Uruguay was only better in Crosses Completed with 8% to 6% and Headers Won with 77% to 43% in rest of match stats Chile had higher number or it was equal for both sides. There was a lot of yellow cards as both teams received four yellow cards each. The only goal of the match was scored by Mauricio Isla who plays for Udinese and managed to score his 6th goal for Chile.

Peru 2-1

Thanks to this win Uruguay is now at the top of World Cup Qualifications South America Section with the same amount of points as Argentina and the same amount of games. In this match Uruguay played a lot better than Peru and in match stats Peru had more Free Kicks with 16 to 15, more Tackles Won with 64% to 61% and they had more Red Cards with 1. In the rest of match stats there was equal number for both teams or Uruguay had higher number. First goal came in 24th minute and it was scored by Gonzalo Vargas who is striker who plays for Sao Paulo(at beginning of the game he plays in Atlas) and he scored his 4 goal for National Team. Uruguay double their lead just after half time where in 49th minute Martin Caracas had scored his first ever goal for Uruguay finishing their action from corner. In 55th minute it Peru received red card which it make worse for Peru as they were down by 2 and they were playing with 10 man. In 59th minute Michael Guevara had given Peru hopes as he scored his first ever goal for Peru but unfortunately they did not have any more chances to equalize in this match.


League Table:



NACL Group Table:

November 2012

MLS Western Conference Semi-Finals:

Los Angeles(A) 1-1

A draw in first clash between this two teams in Semi-Finals which is better result for Seattle as they were playing in California so Rave Green have slightly advantage before second Semi-Final. Seattle were also lucky as Galaxy were playing a lot better in this match as Seattle were only better in percentage of Crosses Completed with 33% to 17%. Match stated better for Los Angeles as they took lead in 12th minute of the match thanks to goal scored by Nigerian striker Lucky Idahor who scored his 10th goal of the season in the league. It did not took long period of time to equalize as in 22nd minute Steve Zakuani had scored for the 11th time in the league which makes him second best goalscorer in the league for Seattle.

Los Angeles(H) 3-2

Thanks to this win at home Seattle is going to play in the final of Western Conference for the third time under Maciej Dabrowski management. Los Angeles again were slightly better in this match than Seattle as Rave Green had only Crosses Completed(12% to 11%), Headers Won(68% to 63%) and Average Rating(7.23 to 6.89) better in this match than Los Angeles. Galaxy had again better start than Seattle as in 15th minute of the match Malik Mouath had scored his 21st goal in the league which makes him second best goalscorer in the league just under Kei Kamara who is with 22 goals. In 32nd minute Steve Zakuani had scored his 12th goal in the league and had equalized for Rave Green. Before half-time in 42nd minute Seattle took the lead for the first time in match thanks to Steve Zakuani who had scored his 13th goal in the season which makes him 5th top goalscorer this season and top goalscorer for Seattle ever with 38 goals. 16 minutes after the half-time Los Angeles had scored to make it 2-2 in this match. This time central midfielder Michael Stephens had scored his 8th goal of the season which could be the most important. This result held on scoreboard and both team make it into extra time in which Seattle eventually won game thanks to Rufete who had scored his 8th goal of the season in 116th minute of the match.

MLS Western Conference Final:

Chivas USA 2-1

Well in Final Seattle draw a team which they did not had luck lately and had poor results. But yet they managed to win to make it into MLS Final for the third time in the row in just three seasons. IN this match both teams played equally but it was Seattle who had twice as more shots on target as Chivas(6 for Seattle and 3 for Chivas). Seattle had also more corners in this match with 7 to 4, they also had more possession with 54% to 46%, passes completed(79% to 75%) and they also were better in Headers Won with 80% to 45%. It was. Chivas who took lead as first in 21st minute thanks to their Ecuadorian striker Victor Manuel Estupinan. Seattle managed to equalize in stoppage time in first half as in 45+2nd minute Jan Koller managed to score his 2nd ever goal in United States. 4 minutes after the half time Roger Levesque managed to give Seattle lead to make it 2-1 which lead Seattle into MLS Final.

MLS Final:

Colorado 1-0

In third MLS Final ever for Seattle they managed to win for the third time which means that they only one trophy from reaching D.C. United who have won MLS for four times since 1996. In this match both teams played equally so Seattle had got lucky again to win this trophy. In match stats Seattle were better in total shots with 10 to 8, in possession with 55% to 45%, win crosses completed(74% to 71%), tackles won with 65% to 52%, headers won(63% to 56%) and in average rating with 7.05 to 6.67. The only goal of the match was scored in last minute of the match as Patrick Ianni scored his only 3rd goal in all competition in this season in 90+3rd minute.



International Friendly:

British Virgin Islands 3-0

In friendly match Uruguay had been playing a lot worse team British Virgin Islands and for the last game in 2012 they won comfortably 3-0. Team with capital Tortola was only better in Tackles Won with 75% to 70% and in Kilometers Run with 106.2 to 104.4. First goal was scored by central defender Kelvin Chapman(not real player) in 27th minute but unfortunately he scored to his own net. It did not take long for Uruguay to double their lead as in 37th minute Diego Forlan had scored his 48th goal for Uruguay in 96 appearances. Third goal for Uruguay came in 55th minute and it was scored by Lazio right midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez who scored for the first time for his country.







Interview with Seattle Sounders manager by Seattle Times:

March 2013

Pan Pacific Championships:

Semi Final:

Pohang 3-0

In this match it was team from South Korea who played slightly better than team from US in Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. In match stats Seattle were only better in number of corners with 4, average rating with 7.18 to 6.36 and with number of red cards 1 to 0. This match could not start better for Seattle as after 19th minute they were up 3-0 already. First goal was scored by Alecko Eskandarian who had scored in 3rd minute of the match. Second goal came from the same player and it was scored in 12th minute. Alecko Eskandarian is showing that he is ready for the season. In 19th minute George Junior Weah had put ball into the net to score his 1st goal this season. In 45+1st minute George got sent off which could lead to win for Pohang but Seattle survived to get into final.

Final:


Osaka AC 5-2

In the final Seattle did really good job to win against Osaka by amount of 3 goals to win their second Pan Pacific Championships in last 3 years. Settle was playing better in this match as in match stats they had higher number in nearly all stats expect number of corners 3-2 to team from Japan and tackles won 68% to 47%. First goal was scored for Seattle in 23rd minute and it was scored by Brazilian Kerlon. The same player double Seattle’s lead in 41st minute. 1 minute after the half time Eddie Gaven scored his first goal of the season to give Seattle comfortable lead of 3-0. In 53rd minute Kerlon scored his ever hat-trick for Seattle to give 4-0 lead for his team and crush Osaka’s dreams of winning this cup. In 61st minute Osaka pulled one back thanks to goal from Kyosuke Yamaguchi(not real player). In 79th minute Colombian left winger Miguel Montano had scored fifth goal for Seattle to make it 5-1. Just before the end of the match Yuichi Mihara(regen) had scored second goal for Osaka in this match.

North American Champions League Quarter Final:

Chivas(A) 1-1

In first Quarter Final of NACL team from US could perform better but it is result that counts as in this match Seattle played really poorly but Chivas did not score another goal to give them advantage in second leg. Seattle were better in possession with 51% to 49%, they also had better crosses completed with 36% to 27% and they were better in average rating with 7.03 to Chivas’ 7.01. In 53rd minute Mexican right winger Carlos Esquivel had scored his 5th goal of the competition to make him top goalscorer so far in NACL. Chivas nearly go away with a win but in 87th minute Congo’s left winger Steve Zakuani had scored his 2nd goal of the NACL. Thanks to that goal Seattle have little bit advantage to get into the semi-finals as they will play at home in next quarter final.

Transfers:



I think I did some good transfers in my transfer budget which is nearly 500,000 pounds and I didn’t want to buy lots of players as my team is already gel in and I just bought players who would replace other players who left my Seattle.

Carlao:

I saw him on free transfer and Erik Friberg had sign contract with Apollen L. so I thought he had quite good stats for my team and he could play around 2 years for my team and he was for free so I decided to sign him.



Erik Friberg:

Well he was good player and he was hard to replace so I am really going to miss him because he is good player and if he didn’t go to Apollen than he still could play for Seattle around 2-3 years.





I saw this 3 players in draft and I decided to draft them because they could be good players in the future. Maybe they not really good but I think they could be good players for Seattle in next year’s.

Sean Rodriguez:



Rich Carey:



Dominic Walker:

I oversaved this game with my other save and unfortunatly I can't continue with this game. :(

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