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Philadelphians Abroad: Seamon takes the field for Seattle

Photo: Courtesy of Seattle Sounders

This week former Villanova Wildcat Mike Seamon got his first minutes of the season with the Seattle Sounders thanks to a pair of yellow cards to defender Zach Scott in last Wednesday’s match against Real Salt Lake. Seattle were forced to show their hand early in the game when Scott was shown his second yellow card in the 30th minute, but Seattle coach Sigi Schmid shuffled the deck by moving midfielder Brad Evans into central defense, and bringing in Seamon—also a midfielder—to play right back.

Of the conversion to right back, Schmidt said of Seamon, “We thought he played enough games at right back that it was worthwhile to put him in there because he’s got enough experience. We pondered for a second do we bring in [Jhon Kennedy Hurtado] and slide [Brad] Evans back out and move Seamon to midfield. That was something we thought about towards the end of the game, but again we decided with Jhon, because he hadn’t trained since he had the facial fracture, so we decided that wasn’t the optimum thing at this point.”

No matter what Schmid’s plan, Seamons was happy to get the call up. “For some reason I had a feeling today would be the day. When I walked in the locker room, the way people were saying hi to me, everything was different and I actually stopped and was wondering why people were talking to me like that. It was just completely different, and it did happen to be a different day because I got in the game.”

Seamon MLS debut came against the Philadelphia Union on June 27, 2010 in the 3–1 Sounders loss that marked the openning of PPL Park.

Major League Soccer

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Played 26 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Houston.  Season: 23 games, 3 starts, 3 goals for Philadelphia. 4 games, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — Did not play.  Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia —  In the 18, but did not play. Season: 2 games.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 0 games for Philadelphia, 8 games, 3 starts, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Stephen King, M, D.C. United — Did not play. Season: 7 games, 1 start, 1 assist.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal — Started and played 71 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw with Toronto. Season: 22 games, 5 starts, 4 goals.

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal — Did not play. Season: 14 games, 14 starts, 1 goal.

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle —Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Dallas. Season: 28 games, 27 starts, 1 assist.

Mike Seamon, M, Seattle — Played 50 minutes in Wednesday’s scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake. In the 18, but did not play on Sunday. Season: 1 games.

Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — Played 2 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw with New York. Season: 16 games, 14 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Chivas. Season: 31 games, 31 starts, 3 goals.

Bobby Warshaw, D, Dallas — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

Bill Gaudette, GK, New York —In the 18, but did not play. Season: 11 games, 11 starts, 29 saves, 14 goals allowed, and 3 clean sheets for New York. 3 games, 3 starts, 7 saves, 4 goals allowed for Los Angeles.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, New York — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Corey Hertzog, F, New York — Did not play. Season: 0 games for New York. 120 games, 19 starts, 11 goals, 5 assists for Wilmington.

Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to New England. Season: 22 games, 19 starts.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose — Did not play. Season: 0 Games

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