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UW is #1, Soccer Safety, and lots of Landon

Christian Petersen

Seattle

In case you missed it, the Sounders home playoff game will be Monday, November 10th. General public tickets go on sale October 21.

Led by Darwin Jones and his 8 goals, UW is now number 1 in the country. It's a tough stretch for the Huskies, as five of their next six opponents are ranked in the top 25.

MLS

As you might expect, RSL is dropping down the MLS.com and Seattle Times power rankings.

Houston keeps it's slim playoff hopes alive by beating Toronto 1-0. The Crew are currently in the last spot, with Toronto 3 back and Houston 4 back.

Portland beat San Jose and they temporarily move ahead of Vancouver for the last playoff spot in the west.  and San Jose

MLS retain their head coaches for much longer than other top leagues in the world. Sigi Schmid is the third longest tenured in the MLS right now, following Arena and Kinnear.

USMNT/USWNT

Landon Donovan will play his last game in a US jersey this Friday. This piece discusses his assist record and how the MLS defines it, and the U-17 team discusses Landon's impact.

LD isn't the only US hero to be hanging it up. What's next for Abby Wambach?

Other

Is there a link between artificial turf and cancer?

It's a week old, but this is a good read on head injuries in soccer. A lot more studying needs to be done, but early indications are that heading is probably not good for you.

After a nice little read on the dangers of brain damage caused by headers, let's watch Ronaldinho try to blast some fools in the head.