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Sounders scrape bottom of MLS standings

Tacoma News Tribune

SEATTLE – The Seattle Sounders are alone at the bottom of Major League Soccer.

The Sounders lost Saturday night for the third time in three outings, this time a 2-1 defeat to the rival Vancouver Whitecaps.

The result – which came from a pair of Vancouver penalty kicks – dropped Sounders FC to 0-3 for the first time in their history and left the Sounders as the only team in the league yet to record a win or a draw.

Although Sounders coach Sigi Schmid again praised his team’s effort and its control of play, he’s been around long enough to know that he and his guys are in a bottom-line business.

“We’ve got to stay strong in our will and in our endeavor and in our will and in our belief with each other,” Schmid said. “But obviously we’re not happy, I’m not happy, the players aren’t happy, the organization’s not happy. It’s something that’s a result-orientated business. I know that at the end of the day we have to start getting some results or quite a few of us could be looking for new jobs.”