A few items from the Sounders-related news-o-sphere and blogosphere.
- The best quote from this article is an oldie but a goodie, and Freddie says it's still true. From Mr. Ljungberg:
"I feel like girls are going to make me lose my concentration before a game. I want to keep the feeling in my feet. It sort of disappears if you have sex before a match. I've tried it and my feet feel like concrete when I was supposed to kick the ball. After the game though, well, that's different."
He also says he'd be willing to settle down with the right woman. Just fyi, ladies. (But remember: Work out the meeting for after the game. Because timing is everything.)
Oh, and Freddie? If it makes your feet go numb, I think you may be doing it wrong.
- ProstAmerika brings us their ever-entertaining (provided you're a stats nerd like I am) Mindless Statistical Match Preview.
Most disturbing stat for me? "Sigi Schmid has only won one game out of six against Chivas, drawing two and losing three, with an average of 0.83 points a game."
Most positive? "Kasey Keller’s individual shutout streak of 299 minutes will remain intact should he start the next game that he’s available."
Most entertaining? "The official statistics say that Ben Dragavon has played 59 minutes and Kasey Keller 259, meaning that technically Seattle played two minutes without a goalkeeper."
- Stumbled on this kind of cool Osvaldo Alonso story from 2008 in Charleston, where he talks about his defection from Cuba and his life afterwards. Sweetest part? He really misses his mom.