By Ollie Irish
Okay, I didn’t expect Buddle to go and do that. And neither did Seattle’s keeper, clearly.
Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid, frustrated by the Galaxy’s cautious, disruptive approach to the first leg of their MLS Cup playoff, called the winning goal “fortunate”, but of course Buddle disputed that: “When I shoot, it’s a score,” he joked. “The ball bounced up perfectly. I took my chances and it went in.”
My take on MLS is sketchy at best, so if you want a more detailed appreciation of this “ugly” contest, check out ESPN’s excellent report.