Barcelona make Seattle Sounders look like amateurs (with video evidence)

Ollie Irish

6th, August 2009


“I knew MLS had some Mickey Mouse clubs, but this is ridiculous.”
Even without all of their star players and playing away from home, Barcelona were good enough to crush one of MLS’s better teams, namely Seattle Sounders FC. Lionel Messi scored twice in an individual masterclass, as Seattle had no answer to the European champions’ outrageous quality. It was a football lesson (Kasey Keller’s words, not mine):

It’s clear that MLS has some way to go before its best teams can match Europe’s finest, but it’s encouraging that US crowds have been out in force for the big clubs’ pre-season tours of the States. This friendly attracted more than 66,000 fans, a record for a match in Seattle. Promising signs.
To be fair, I should add that there’s no shame in being beaten 4-0 by this Barcelona side. Last season, many top European teams – including Man Utd – were made to look like amateurs by Pep Guardiola’s demigods.

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  1. kaya says:

    Well, San Jose has the 2nd worst record in the MLS and just beat the Sounders by the same margin. The Earthquakes are clearly as good as Barca.

  2. AA says:

    Barcelona proved that they are one of the best teams in the world. I’m a sounders fan and I wasn’t surprised at all about this result. We all know that the MLS has a looooong ways to go to contend with European clubs.
    @ kaya: one bad game by the sounders + San Jose’s best performance of the season makes them as good as Barcelona? Hmm I think the scoreline of Barcelona-San Jose would be a modest 7-0

  3. kaya says:

    AA, you must not be very far along the 12 step program. The statement was sarcastic.
    Anyway, good for you, I wish I had the fortitude to be an MLS fan.

  4. alex d says:

    dude..what’s with the united low blow? loosing the champions league final by 2 goals doesnt make them look like amateurs.

  5. chet says:

    how did beating the sounders prove that they are one of the best in the world? if my sunday league team beat the sounders, would that prove us one of the worlds best as well?

  6. Shahenshah says:

    uhh any team that wins the treble is the best in the world

  7. Jon says:

    I concur with the blogger, ManU didn’t have any answers to Barcelona’s game during the Champions League final and looked like a sub-par team. Football is not like the NFL or the NBA, you may win 2 love and completely destroy your opponent.

  8. Fitzy says:

    American league football = no future, people only started watching it there because of Beckham and now they’re turned on him

  9. Joe says:

    Alex D: after that Pique save, United were SPANKED by Barca. At the end, I was half-expecting Anderson to break down and cry at how badly he was getting owned. Meanwhile, the “best defender in the world” was turned inside out and upside down by Eto’o. It was embarassing.

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