QUOTE(Yaznasty @ Jun 1 2012, 09:09 PM)
Steve Zakuani is starting tonight in a reserve match against the Whitecaps.
Darren Mattocks and Michael Nanchoff also started for the Whitecaps reserves in the match. I was fortunate enough to attend part of this match in Tukwila, WA very near SEA-TAC airport while awaiting a red-eye back to Cleveland. Zakuani looked good and had a nice opportunity to score, but the Vancouver GK made a great play. Nanchoff had an assist on Vancouver's first goal (a corner kick by Michael that was headed in by a teammate). Darren completely outran (imagine that
) one of the Sounders' defenders to go 1-on-1 with the Sounders' GK who made the save. Vancouver was leading 1-0 when I had to leave to catch my flight. They went on to win 2-1. I have some pictures of Steve, Darren, and Michael that I'll try to post later.
The Sounders' fans LOVE Steve Zakuani. Every time he touched the ball, the applause/cheering was LOUD and Steve graciously acknowledged them.
(I admit, as a HUGE Zips Soccer fanatic, I was like a little kid in being able to attend this match...that the timing and location just happened to work out, and that not only Zakuani, but Mattocks and Nachoff were in the match.)