I spoke with DeAndre last week and the resulting MLSS article went up Saturday. As usual, there was a bit from our chat that didn't make the final edit.
On playing in front of the notoriously intense Sunderland supporters:
The Sunderland fans have been awesome. They're always supporting us, it's been a joy to play in front of them.
On following the Sounders from England:
Unfortunately, the games are on pretty late over here, but I check the scores in the morning. I keep up with them as much as I can.
On whether he believes they can rally from a slow start to make the playoffs:
That's football, isn't it? There's teams that start off slow and kick it in toward the end. I've very confident they'll find their rhythm and make a good run.
- Greg Seltzer