Where were you? Can finally be answered with "I was there." That’s what this game means for Seattle and the people of the Sound. I was there. Not "I listened." Not "I watched." I was there. We were there. People with diverse backgrounds and passions will come together for the Red, the White and the Blue. Thanks for coming to the game with me.Me at SoundersFC.com, please read the whole thing
All the data related to the upcoming match to include international absences, referee performance and official MLS stats.
MajorLeagueSoccerSoccer.comcompany has a nice set of quotes regarding how Klinsmann sees Evans' future with the USMNT, noting he's likely to start against Jamaica.
Riccardo Grittini, one of the men who yelled monkey chants at Boateng, stands with me in the town square of Corbetta. The search for understanding begins here, half an hour from downtown Milan, with a guy who looks like the second piccolo in a high school band. I don't know what I was expecting. Horns? He's 22 going on 16. Newspapers ran Grittini's photo back in January, but his head shot looks older than his face. I can't picture him looking at another human being and screaming: Oo -- oo -- oo -- oo. What could possibly have made that seem like a good idea?A long form on Italy's racism in soccer by Wright Thompson for ESPN (illustrated by Roberto Parada). I highly recommend everyone check this out, as it is going to continue to be an issue and the more knowledge we have of the problem, the better.
Since our good friend and past Sounders broadcast announcer is calling the Vancouver edition of the Cascadia Derby this weekend, I felt the need to dust off the archives of some of his best audio.
So the Sounders will be exhausted and facing a team that just got its coach fired. It's a trap game on the bottom of a teeter-totter. So that's exciting?Guardian Weekly Preview