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Major Link Soccer: Levesque in Kilts

Why yes, it is drafty in here.

What could Levesque be wearing under those baggy clothes?
What could Levesque be wearing under those baggy clothes?


Men in Kilts is back for another year, giving you the chance to play "who wore it best" with a lot of handsome, pantsless dudes. For 25 dollars, you can not only give a vote for the manliest men in Seattle, but also house a family for a night. As is tradition, the Seattle Sounders are represented by Roger Levesque (with an assist from Brad Evans). They need your help: the two are lagging far behind the crew from video game icon Bungie Studios. Jerry Brewer and the KJR crew could also use a hand.

Seattle's win over Philadelphia became the fourth win in a row, only the fifth time in Sounders MLS history that the club has managed such a streak. Managing two more would be the record for this Sounders iteration.

It really is a shame that we have no visual evidence, but Chad Marshall let the 38,000 on hand Saturday night just how much he appreciated them.

The sentiment was reiterated in quotes and interviews later, but this exclamation was truly touching. (Also on Miss Montgomery's twitter: Five Crispy Taco Time Tacos for 5 Dollars Today ONLY).

On Alan Hinton's Soccerly appearance this week, he was asked about the "Ring of Honor" and how it currently only includes Seattle Seahawks players. Were Hinton in charge, that would change, and he offers a number of potential names to find their way to the second level of Centurylink Field (including the fans themselves). If the fans were represented on the ring of honor, how would/should it be done?


It is always a big deal when an MLS team moves on from a DP, and perhaps even more so when it is in early May. This is how the Whitecaps are making news today, having "mutually parted ways" with Kenny Miller. Miller had been with the team since 2012 and been a solid midfield presence. He had been looking to extend his contract with the Whitecaps in the offseason, making it seem as though the organization wasn't prepared to commit to him further. This move puts Vancouver in the position of spending big in the summer transfer window. All eyes in the scouting department will be on the World Cup.


There are superhumans among us. We don't know who they are or what they want. Every once in a while, they make themselves known. Cristiano Ronaldo is just one such mutant. (This link brought to you by X-Men: Days of Future Past. Go see it in theaters May 23rd)

The last few weeks of the soccer season are stressful not only for those teams trying to take home a trophy, but also for those playing for their financial lives. Reading was relegated last year, and at one point this weekend believed that they had won themselves back into the EPL with this fantastic goal. Fans ran out on the pitch in celebration. Only problem was, the goal ended up not mattering: Brighton ended up in the final promotion spot instead.

Fans in the Italian league held up the Coppa Italia final for a half hour with flares and reports of violence.

Valencia's coach is one of the first to use Google Glass during the game in order to keep track of team stats without losing his focus on the game. Whether he loses the respect of his players is still to be decided.

In Estonia, one keeper had enough after allowing a fifth goal. So he left. No need to tell anybody, right?


Gedion Zelalem is expected to obtain US citizenship in the near future. The 17 year-old Arsenal player had been with Germany, but did spend many of his formative years in the District of Columbia.

Omar Gonzalez is expected to play a big part with the World Cup team, so it isn't surprising that supporters of club and country watch closely when he shows signs of injury as he did in LA's 1-0 loss to Colorado. He had to leave just after halftime with a knee injury, but Bruce Arena says Gonzalez will be fine. We sure hope so: LA's next opponent is Portland.

Our boys will need to watch out for thrown toilets in Brazil. One such incident resulted in the death of a fan.

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