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The Seattle Sounders play their second CONCACAF Champions League group game tonight against Club Deportivo Olimpia.

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Seattle

The Seattle Sounders hope to keep the winning train going when they take the field tonight against Club Deportivo Olimpia from Honduras. CD Olimpia is currently 0-3 in league play, but that means nothing in CONCACAF Champions League. This is Seattle's second game in 4 days so expect some changes in the lineup

Seattle Sounders 2 host the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC today 1pm at Starfire. The Switchbacks are currently second in the USL Western Conference, but only 3 points separate the two teams. With the playoffs close at hand Seattle is looking for a positive result today.

Major League Soccer

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U.S. Soccer

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World Soccer

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That Mario Balotelli has kept all his ability hidden away for so long it isn’t easy to be sure even he knows where it is stored these days. Liverpool say he can move on but no one is coming up with the money. Can "Super Mario" stop asking "Why me" and start showing why he was once bought for $25 Million Dollars by Manchester City.

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