Brad Evans is taking on a new role with the Seattle Sounders. No, he isn't replacing DeAndre Yedlin at RB. He also isn't becoming the new target forward, or putting on the starting keeper's gloves (at least, not to my knowledge). Look, it was a rhetorical statement. You weren't supposed to start guessing. His new role is as team captain, one he hopes to keep "for the rest of my career". His career, not my career.
Some involved with the Nigerian National Team have been looking at Obafemi Martins as an attractive option to add to the roster before WCBrazil starts up. Striker Segun Odegbami is having none of that, stopping just short of calling Martins and old man that should have his rest.
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It isn't much soccer related, but Sports Illustrated asked a number of sports luminaries from across the news media about their most fascinating athletes of next year. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson popped up a few times, and new Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano makes an appearance as well.
Before I supply to to MLSsoccer's list of top MLS GIFs of 2013, I want you to think of your favorite. Just the absolute best repeating image of the year. It might not have even been from a Sounders match. Perhaps it was from a Western Conference Final game. Are you picturing it? Good. Now, were any of these your GIF? I thought not.
Top Drawer Soccer has released their first draft of 2014's SuperduperDraft Mock, and as with any mock draft it includes some interesting decisions. Vancouver's third overall pick, a keeper? Seattle taking a pair of defensive players? Perhaps more interesting was the use of an old crest for one Cascadian team. It's surprising how often that version pops up in "official" capacities.
US Soccer's all-time best XI includes players predominantly from the last two decades, forgetting 70 years of history.
According to a report from Science World Report, running smarter (not harder) is the secret to making the big bucks in the world of football.
The New York Times now has a full story on the terrible incident where a referee was stabbed to death in Brazil earlier this year.