Having a full day off I thought I would share the links that are out there of interest to Sounders fans and those that read the site, as well as a recap of the Sounders FC weekly radio show on 710 ESPN.
The News Tribune has an amazing timelapse of the Thursday Night match.
From the 710 ESPN Radio Show (8.30-9 Sat Morning) in a notes format
- Houston is use to physical tough matches, better to have a lead, review of the FC Dallas win, Brad Evans near post runs, plan to not foul due to Mullan, Dynamo couldn't win at home last playoff, Houston's height, use the isolation play, Jaqua in rhythm, Ianni's strengths, score first at Houston
MLS NewsSounders are two of the five a side, also suggesting the following national players play in MLS prior to the World Cup; DaMarcus Beasley, Oguchi Onyewu, Danny Califf.
This suggestion is due to Blanco signing with Mexican 2nd Division side Veracruz. He did this to get playing time prior to the World Cup.
TFC Season recap by Duane in five parts.
The Supporters Summit is really getting going. More to be added Monday. Events from Friday Night to Sunday gameday.
Around the Global Game
Soccermetrics has finished his single season EPL test of Pythag. The plan is going to go much richer, and hopefully the level of depth we can get better numbers to analyze the beautiful game. Just as better telescopes don't make the heavens less beautiful, numerical analysis of a game does not ruin its appeal.
Lastly, more Sounders talk on local radio today - KJR-AM at Noon Dick Fain will have myself discussing the game, Nate Jaqua and Tyrone Marshall's conversations with me as well.