US National Team, World Cup and Other International Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Spanish arms race edition


The war between Real Madrid and Barcelona keeps on escalating.

Sounders v Tottenham - Gamethread


Seattle faces Tottenham in a midseason friendly at CenturyLink Field in front of a maybe full crowd. The game 1pm EPSN2 game might feature the Sounders new signing Xander Bailey.

Major Link Soccer: Spurs hype video edition


Plus Omar Gonzalez translates the World Cup into the late night talk show circuit.

Major Link Soccer: Scolari Resigns, Thierry Henry


Luiz Scolari steps down as Brazil's head coach. Thierry Henry is named player of the week by everyone

Sounders v Timbers - Gamethread


With 67,000 partisans in attendance ESPN2 will feature the 2nd largest crowd in soccer. The 7 PM Pacific game is nationally featured, but more importantly is a celebration of Cascadia soccer as...

World Cup 2014 Open Thread - Final


Argentina and Germany on ABC at Noon. That's a pretty decent ending to this World Cup thing. We need only wait 3 years and 11 months until the next one.

World Cup 2014 Open Thread - 3rd place on line


It's the ever valuable third place match. ESPN is showing the match at 1 PM with coverage starting prior to that.

Major Link Soccer: Down with Timbers Week edition


Mascherano tore his "anus". Messi is a dog. Seattle is America's top soccer city. When Turkish scouts are human traffickers.

Major Link Soccer: Cleaning up Brazilian remains


There are World Cup games, and then there is what happened to Brazil on Tuesday.

World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Brazil v Germany


ESPN has the semifinal match at 1 PM. Coffee predicts Brazil to win.

Major Link Soccer: Brazil vs. Germany Edition


Brazil takes on Germany in the first World Cup semifinal game. The potential Open Cup semifinal matches have been released.

World Cup 2014 Open Thread: CONCACAF's last chance


It is the final day with two World Cup soccer matches and you have rooting interests in both.

World Cup Thread: Euro morning, So Am afternoon


There's nothing quite like some soccer to accompany your Independence Day. Today's matches start with two European powers on ESPN2 and end with World Cup hosts versus a South American upstart on ESPN.

Major Link Soccer: Klinsmann and Donovan speak up


MLS Teams are making moves ahead of the transfer window. Besler has one foot in Europe. Mexico loves the letter "O." Suarez and Sanchez prepare to bathe in cash. Who won the World Cup of Arm...

Major Link Soccer: Tim Howard: Internet Sensation


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Major Link Soccer: Farewell USMNT edition


DeAndre Yedlin logged serious minutes in the loss to Belgium, but showed that he has a bright future with the national team.

US falls to Belgium, ending World Cup run


The 2-1 loss showed the influence of both Sounders as DeAndre Yeldin entered in 32nd minute playing 88 minutes and Clint Dempsey went the full 120.

USA v Belgium Round of 16 - Gamethread


In large crowds, small bars, homes and offices Seattle-area soccer fans will be locked in as the USA attempts to match its greatest footballing heights. They will watch on ESPN or Univision (both...

World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Appetizer


It is an appetizer made with a divine ingredient, but still merely the start to an amazing day.

Major Link Soccer: USA vs. Belgium Edition.


The USA takes on Belgium today in the round of 16. No matter how this one turns out, fries will always be better with ketchup than with mayo.

USA v Belgium - Sounders connections and lessons


With so many MLS players on the USA roster at this World Cup and so many EPL players on the Belgium roster we can look to a friend in Seattle for some guidance as to how good Belgium is.

World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Europe against Africa


Two African nations advanced to the Round of 16 in the same tournament for the first time. Both likely go home today.

Major Link Soccer: Kaka Approved, Costa Quits


They tried to hire her as a puppet, but Costa decided to cut the strings

World Cup Open Thread: The Trial of CONCACAF


Can Mexico and/or Costa Rica advance and continue the strong run of the confederation?

How Seattle watches the World Cup


The Sounders went around Seattle documenting how fans have been watching the World Cup. Quite a bit of variety in terms of where they went.

World Cup Open Thread: South American Bracket


It's a CONMEBOL Saturday with ABC carrying both the 9 AM and 1 PM matches. Upstarts Colombia try to beat the Suarez-less Uruguay and hosts Brazil take it to the attack-at-all-costs Chile.

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