sn’t play separate roles, so no separate sentences. He moves from one place toanother and does it as well or better than anyone else. I don’t want him to win, but I don’t mind watching him as closely as any of my beloved Sounders.Like the Sounders, New England has been affected by injuries. Shalrie is just coming back from one. So he’s only beginning to regain full game form. How do you stop a player like Sharie? Not easily. Even not at full strength he will require the full attention of Seattle’s defense. Here is my blog-chair coaches take. He’s going to get winded. Meaning a likely sub out at 70-75 minutes. Sounders need to run him out. Solidify Coach Nicol’s decision to give Shalrie a late game rest. Give him 5 yards of space and he’s like any top NFL receiver withmore than enough room to catch, juke, and break for the end zone. Put your bodyright up into his. Ask him to dance. Only put your leg in, and he’ll hurt it.You’ll end up hurt and carded by the ref. Stand up to him and he may well runover you, but it will remind him “hey Shal, I’m here and I can dance with ya’ all night”. Be on him right when he receives a pass and you can get into his head and take the ball away. Give him one moment, and that moment likely turns into a series of passes that lead to your losing the game.Post Match:Last night one of the more unexpected Sounders scored a goal. Leo Gonzalez worked his way up field, inside the left top-left side of the Revoltion penalty area, drilling a glorious, curling, left footed shot that veered around the Revolutions back-up Keeper Steve Shuttleworth, for a 5th minute goal. Leo Gonzalez (Gonzo) is the Sounders regular starting Left-back, from Costa Rica. He came to theSounders last year and has played on the Costa Rica National Team. The spectacular early goal set the attacking tone of the match earning him, Man of the Match honor. Holding up other teams forwards and midfielders attacking from their right side is his usual job. He’s one of the best in the MLS at doing it. For him to have a goal and assist in the same game is all sweet cream. He added an assist on Montero’s third goal.Coming into last night’s game Sounders were 1W-4L-1D in their last 6 games. Goals felt like nostalgic memories in a season of forgotten dreams. Leo got up early, woke the rest of the team up, electrified 36,000, and maybe, just maybe reminded the team and us all a potential champion lives and breathes in this team.Sounders FC have been difficult to write about the last few weeks. I’ll start with a reasonably sensible pre-match overview. For the majority of each match they will play the way I’ll think they will. Then comes the furiously frustratingmomentary nap-time. In a seemingly insignificant instant one goal is in, and the complexion of the game turned against them. Teams end up out shot, out played, and victorious. The stats have not added up. Last night, Leo may have turned it all around on one wonder strike.Tale of the Mohawk:The greatest soccer players, like Zinedine Zidane, are all a little, you know, crazy in the head. They have to be. In terms of bodily-kinethetic intelligencethey work the soccer pitch at an unmeasurable IQ level. So, what may seem crazyto us, is part of their secret language of sanity on the pitch. The best way to see it is to smile in wonderment as a spectator. Freddie Ljungberg is one ofthose players. He helped Arsenal win two Premier League titles, three FA Cups (similar to US Open Cup), and was the English Premiere League MVP in 2002. During one of his hot goal scoring streaks for Arsenal he sported a red mohawk. Nothis sexiest look but added drama to his on-pitch attitude and flare. The last few games many critics and fans alike have complained that he complains too much.He throws his hands in the air at Refs when he doesn’t get calls his way. So,at age 33, on a beautiful June evening in Seattle, Ljungberg sported a mohawk.