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CLink has no crop circles or Cougar markings

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It looks as good as it can.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oba (Video)

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Obafemi Martins likes to score in your home.

Yes, that is a blow-up alligator in with ECS

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That references back to when Merritt Paulson was bit by a gator recently.

SBN's neutral preview of Sounders v Portland

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Keys are Alonso v Valeri and Dempsey v their CBs.

Ridgewell's addition improved the defense, but not much.

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Since Ridgewell arrived with the team and was inserted into the starting line up, that level of organization has improved. Although the Timbers did give up three goals to the LA Galaxy three weeks ago, the team has only given up 1.4 goals per game, a marked improvement over their 1.625 mark for the season overall.

Stumptown Footy's preview There will be goals tonight! - Inigo Montoya voice. Feel free to read their preview, but you may just want to comment here.

Yedlin raises the 12th Man Flag

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So much Seattle Love in this one. He's ours. We're his. He's lived the 12 and now this happens. Another great day for Seattle's own.

▶ BBC World Service - Sportshour, From Premier League to Prison Cell, The Last Soviet Match

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Sounders Sporting Director Chris Henderson talks about playing against the Soviet Union in their final soccer match, which happened the same day as the Soviet Coup.

Clint Dempsey is killing the equipment guy

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A week after trading his jersey for a bite of popcorn, Clint Dempsey lowered the cost of a shirt to a fist-bump. It looks like he may have originally wanted to trade shirts with the mo-hawked child, but possibly realized the shirt wouldn't fit and/or his own kids might not be interested in some random person's hand-me-down.

View from the Starfire beer garden

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Hard to decide what to share so here's Yedlin pointing angrily at the ground! Here's a few more I took between beers: https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanissan/sets/72157646097248357/

Every Sounders Goal up to 08/14

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I forgot that there were so many.

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