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Head assistant coach Brian Schmetzer put the Seattle Sounders through their paces Tuesday while Head coach Sigi Schmid was still out with an undisclosed health issue.

Rooney don't suffer no Lenharts
Rooney don't suffer no Lenharts
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Seattle

Tuesdays training session at Starfire was a little different for the Seattle Sounders, it was led by Brian Schmetzer instead o Sounders Head Coach Sigi Schmid. Schmid remains out from an undisclosed health issue.

One game at a time, keep fighting as a team, and take the next step: All comments heard Tuesday from the Sounders. The next game is on the road Saturday in San Jose, fighting as a team will get better when Roman Torres and Marco Pappa join the fold, now it's just taking the next step into the playoffs!

Major League Soccer

Is it the "Gio Effect" or is Major League Soccer becoming popular with the Spanish speaking population? "Univision Deportes announced on Friday that Spanish-language sports news program Contacto Deportivo, which airs at midnight on the Univision Network, had overtaken the midnight edition of ESPN SportsCenter, the king of all sports news shows."

With the debate of College or Pro heating up for Jordan Morris, consider the career trajectory of Leo Stolz. Stolz a product of 1860 Munich youth academy, but chose education over the professional game and doesn't regret it. Now Stolz wears the captain's armband for New York Red Bulls II.

U.S. Soccer

Hulk smashed, Brazil danced, and the USA were outmatched. Tuesday night Brazil demonstrated why they have five Men's World Cup titles and the US doesn't.  Brazil put on a show against the USMNT at Foxborough, but the US had the last laugh when Danny Williams hit a thirty yard bullet.

Believe it or not the US beat Brazil at the "Jogo Bonito" once. Former Seattle Sounder Kasey Keller shares his story about that game.

USMNT player Alejandro Bedoya tried to move stateside over the summer, but his current team Nantes said "not so fast." Bedoya instead signed a new deal that keeps him France until 2019.

World Soccer

Wayne Rooney overtook Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer for England. Rooney scored from the spot Tuesday night for his 50th international goal, a goal that helped England beat Switzerland 2-0 and ensured England stayed a perfect eight for eight in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Tuesday night saw Austria grab their share of the glory by qualifying for Euro 2016 with a 4-1 victory over Sweden. The Sounders' own Andreas Ivanschitz could possibly be playing in Europe next summer.

There are some people in the world who think they are talented and smart, and there are people who truly are talented and smart.. This kid juggles a soccer ball and solves a Rubik's cube just for fun. Wonder what he does when he is not having fun?

Blaise of Glory was just too nice not to put in the links.

Goal of the week Nominees: Training ground glory, Spin twist goal, and a sequence that is just lovely to watch.