So far, this has been quite the year for Seattle sports. Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times points out that while in years past Seattle fans have hoped for success but not put their full faith in it, there now seems to be a feeling of belief in Seattle teams.
Apparently the Sounders staff knew DeAndre Yedlin was special since before he first signed with the club. "I knew DeAndre would be good, but I didn’t know he would be that good and I certainly didn’t know that he would be this good this fast," said Adrian Hanauer.
The New England Revolution have acquired former US youth international Tony Taylor. This comes shortly after trading forward Saer Sene to the New York Red Bulls. Taylor has been playing in Europe for the past few years, with trips to Portugal and Cyprus.
D.C. United welcomed back forward Fabian Espindola over the weekend. With another high caliber forward to choose from, perhaps this will force a change in the whole "Eddie Johnson acts like a jerk" situation.
Colorado Rapids captain Drew Moor is out for the rest of the season after he suffered an ankle injury during Colorado's 4-2 loss to D.C. United.
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto sent out a cryptic tweet yesterday saying he's coming to America, with the message (translated by ProSoccerTalk): "On my way to the USA to enjoy a new experience! Go for your dreams." He could be joining an MLS side, or perhaps he's just been dreaming of an authentic Philly cheese-steak.
Fox Sports has released its schedule for broadcasting the CONCACAF Champion's League this year. It will be showing 16 total matches, with four matches shown on Fox Sports 1.
Reports have Geoff Cameron requesting to leave Stoke City. This is likely the reason he did not play Stoke's first Premier League game. Perhaps Cameron would like to make a move to center back, where Jurgen Klinsmann has long said he prefers Cameron.
Fans of PSV Eindhoven put up a tifo to protest the possible introduction of free WiFi to their stadium. Apparently they are worried that with the change more fans will focus on their devices, and less on the game at hand. The only team in MLS to currently offer free WiFi is Sporting KC, who also give fans access to an in-stadium app which allows them to view real-time replays while at the stadium.
USMNT prospect Emerson Hyndman has featured prominently in Fulham's first two Championship games this season. Hopefully the grandson of former FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman can continue earning a spot in Fulham's lineup.
On Sept. 19, FIFA is to host an ethics in sports conference, which will feature members of a number of fields. I personally have never thought of FIFA as the most ethical of organizations, so I'm not too sure what qualifies them to host this.
Soccer by Ives is reporting that German Second Division side 1860 Munich are looking to bring in forward Juan Agudelo. Agudelo is currently a free agent, as his request for a work permit to join Stoke has been blocked multiple times.
USMNT forward Aron Johannsson has been put out of commission for about six weeks, this time to undergo groin surgery. With this being the second time he's undergone such a surgery, you would hope it doesn't become something of a pattern.
To all of the fans who have sent Birthday wishes.....THANKS! See you on Wednesday! pic.twitter.com/yFeT9lNkqV— brian schmetzer (@brianschmetzer) August 19, 2014