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If you're tired of hearing about the Sounders' slow start this season, then you're in for a long two weeks.

More than anyone else, head coach Sigi Schmid will be spending the international bye week trying to understand what's holding the Sounders back.
More than anyone else, head coach Sigi Schmid will be spending the international bye week trying to understand what's holding the Sounders back.
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Seattle

A bunch of media outlets have their own opinions on the Sounders' first 0-3 start. Don Ruiz thinks that this Sounders team deserves more time, but if the goals haven't come by the end of April then changes are warranted.

MLSsoccer weighed in on the Sounders' 0-3 start, advising fans to listen to Herculez Gomez and chill out in March.

Richard Farley at FourFourTwo examines why the Sounders are the only remaining MLS team without a point.

The High Press has its own analysis of the Sounders' loss to the 'Caps, concluding that the team may have to shift from the new 4-3-3 formation if it doesn't start to bear offensive fruit soon.

The Kitsap Pumas announced a friendly with S2 on April 23rd as a part of the Pumas Preseason Party, which will also include an Army-Navy match between Joint Base Lewis McChord and Naval Base Kitsap.

The Seattle Reign have several internships available this season, which sounds like probably one of the cooler ways you could spend your summer off from school.

At least Seattle is at the top of something soccer related, scoring as NBC's top US market for the EPL this year.

MLS

SI's latest Power Rankings still seem to show faith in the Sounders to turn things around sooner than later, ranking Seattle 15th in the league.

We might all be down on MLS referees this week, but PRO has a compelling article about Sorin Stoica's journey to this country from Romania and climbing the ranks of North American soccer refereeing.

It's fair to say that MLS has too many convoluted roster rules, but one blogger thinks MLS could up its acronym game.

USA

The recent release of US youth rosters prompted some to wonder what national squad young Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic might join; turns out the young American is still in Germany suffering from a cold. Meanwhile, his cousin Will (a goalkeeper) appears to have also signed for the German club.

The USA U20s beat Monterrey in their first game of the 2016 Dallas Cup; they face Fulham FC next, available to watch online at USsoccer.com.

World

Nike Soccer's new women's replica jerseys have an awfully deep neckline for athletic wear.