The Seattle Sounders missed a few easy chances on Sunday, so the 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids could have been worse. The reserves play at 11:00 today. I’m creating my own aggregate scoring system. Why not? Zat Knight wasn’t aware of his plan for the reserves game during his interview yesterday, but he’s eligible for another 45 minutes. Marlon Hairston was set to come on for Jose Mari, but Chris Klute’s injury trumped our Spaniard’s muscle strain. So Marlon played right back instead. He had to retreat a couple times, and he attacked as much as the game allowed. He made the most of his 16 minutes. Dillon Serna played 31, so he’s eligible for an hour. Serna and Hairston don’t leave for the U-23 camp in Brazil until Thursday.

I’d really love to see Marlon paired with Paolo DelPiccolo in the center of the field. They played together in college, and Paolo is a home-town no-brainer pursuit for the Rapids. We’ll also have trialists from the Charlotte Eagles (Bilal Duckett and Ben Newnam). I’m also looking forward to watching “Q” (Quentin Pearson, U-18 Development Academy) and Patrick Slogic (current Rochester Raging Rhino and former Rapids DA before four years at Cornell University).

In my home-made aggregate scoring system for this weekend’s Sounders/Rapids double-header, if a trialist gets a goal, it’s worth two points. At 9:43 a.m., Rave Green is up 4-1.

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