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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.

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.

Klinsmann tweets support for Yedlin's move

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Not really a surprise, considering that Jurgen wants as many players as possible in the best leagues possible.

Yedlin piece on Grantland

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Interesting piece (including interview) about Yedlin highlighting his new-found fame this summer.

Run-of-Play and Dead Ball success by team

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Seattle is also +14 in the final 30 minutes to Houston's sorry minus 11.

Yedlin transfer causes "overseas" to trend on Seattle area twitter

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According to Trendsmap for Seattle DeAndre, Yedlin and overseas are all in the top 10 trends for the region right now. On a day about Lou Pinella after a Seahawks game three of the top 9 are Sounders related.

One Secret to the Sounders' Success, the Rock the Team is Built On, Zach Scott

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Great profile of Zach Scott on Seattle Weekly, I appreciate so much that this guy stands for.

This quote from Brad Evans really stuck out to me: "That’s the leadership role—young guys see even him working hard after practice and guys feed off of that. Chad Marshall has even said that right now he feels that Zach is the best center back he has ever played with... he’s so mentally strong, which helps out, and completely fearless. These are attributes that are intangible and you just can’t teach."

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