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Seattle Sounders: 2017 failure perfect for 2020 success

The smartest and most progressive organisations learn from history. History is repetitive and predictive. It is why it is such an important subject to study. And those that analyse history well, and then put it into practice, learn from the mistakes of the past, whether it be their own mistakes or those from others.

Smart teams stay good and dumb ones do not. There is a reason the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl every year. They make mistakes, yes, but they quickly learn from them and ensure that they are not made again.

There are few teams in Major League Soccer more self-aware and intelligent than the Seattle Sounders.