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This picture is not chosen for the Seattle celebration - there are better pictures of their goal celebration in the AP file, much better actually. I have chosen this picture for the destitute Fire fans in the background. The man wearing the grey hooded sweatshirt with his head hung low, the man wearing the beige coat with the mustache and the goatee who actively refuses to acknowledge Blaise Nfuko, the kid in the red coat in the front row with a totally stunned look on his face, the man in the top row booing, the woman in the blue fleece pullover in the second row with not quite a frown but certainly not a smile. Which one are you? How did you feel after this loss? I know... you know... one of these fans sums up how you felt at the time or how you feel now. More after the jump...

As a fan, I personally booed right after that goal. I probably looked like the guy in the top row. I often boo after opposition goals. It just feels better. I like some cathartic action. Perhaps there is the feeling that if I boo hard enough, the goal will be erased. Maybe it is the idea that I paid for these tickets, I should be able to vocalize whatever I want. Whatever it was, I did feel the booing go a little extra longer tonight after the Nfuko goal. I think I was booing the season as a whole. How do we always give up that last second goal to the other team?! I howled at the moon with the tone of "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" but not quite the attitude...

Howard Beale in Network did not know who exactly to blame but he felt anger towards everyone. I don't know who exactly to blame but I feel anger at an ambiguous force. It's hard to get mad at Frank Klopas, he brought in enough talent for this team to win the MLS Cup. It's hard to get mad at Brian McBride, I was so excited when he re-signed for the 2010 season. It's hard to get mad at Carlos de los Cobos, the track record for first year MLS coaches is terrible and his options for starting XI were limited by injuries and suspensions time and time again. I do have some theories and some suggestions but not tonight. Just like the Fire, I don't have any answers for you on September 25, 2010.