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Sounders Beat Galaxy: Photos
Did Klein get an extension?

Puget Sound soccer

GAME PREVIEW: MSOC vs. San Jose State - Seattle University
Seattle U men's soccer opens the 2018 WAC Tournament on Wednesday night, facing San Jose State at Championship Field

State soccer preview: Seattle Prep excelling thanks to players picking school over academy | The Seattle Times
The Panthers saw five key players decide to play high-school ball rather than for elite academy teams. Prep went undefeated in the regular season and are contenders for the Class 3A state title.

Sounder at Heart culture & news

How to Improve Your Dungeons & Dragons Game, According to D&D Authority Sam Witwer
Dungeons & Dragons is as intimidating as it is freeing. On one hand, you have a game that’s only limited by your imagination—and a big book o’ rules, which you’re free to disregard as you see fit. On the other hand, if you’re the Dungeon Master, you have to walk a tricky tightrope. It’s important to give your players the freedom they need to be crazy and creative, but you also need to restrain them a bit so you can actually complete the campaign or storyline you’re attempting to play.

Indonesian plane grounded after passengers complain about stinky durian - BBC News
Passengers kicked up a stink over 2,000kg of durian placed in the Indonesian plane's cargo hold.

MLS

Playoffs

Six Degrees: Great Win... But... - Stumptown Footy
Portland 2, Seattle 1

11 Quick Thoughts from Sporting KC’s playoff game in Salt Lake City - The Blue Testament
Random thoughts, quotes and other minutia from a 1-1 road draw.

NYCFC’s goal against Atlanta should have stood - Hudson River Blue
The Blues were denied a key goal by way of complete incompetence. Change my mind...

General news

LA Galaxy part ways with Pete Vagenas | LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy fire Pete Vagenas - LAG Confidential
Former Sounder appears to be the fall guy for the front office's failures.

MLS striving for enhanced branding | Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing

Columbus Crew SC’s Zack Steffen wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - Massive Report
The Black & Gold’s shot stopper is officially the best in the league.

Expansion/relocation

MLS expansion: Election Day's impact on San Diego, Miami bids | SI.com
The fallout from Election Day goes way beyond the U.S. soccer landscape, of course, but two votes in particular could help shape the future of MLS.

David Beckham, Jorge Mas Declare Victory On Miami Freedom Park Vote « CBS Miami
Voters in the City of Miami have seemingly made their opinions known and they want a soccer stadium.

Voters support SDSU West reject SoccerCity in early returns | fox5sandiego.com
Early election results show Measure G, the SDSU West initiative, leading Measure E, the SoccerCity initiative.

NWSL and other women’s leagues

mycujoo announced as the official live streaming partner of the WPSL | mycujoo
The largest women’s soccer league in the world, home to Sounders Women, joins the mycujoo revolution

USL and other lower men’s leagues

Phoenix Rising Announced USL Cup Watch Party At Stadium In Tempe | Tim Ben & Brooke | 102.5 KNIX
This is a great excuse to bring out some extra Arizona pride and cheer on our Phoenix Rising Soccer team as they compete in the USL Cup!

2018 USL Awards Finalists Unveiled

United States National Teams

USMNT 28-man roster annoucned for November friendlies - Stars and Stripes FC
No Sounders named to squad, which isn't shocking especially considering the injury to Cristian Roldan

World Soccer

Income Inequality Explains the Decline of Youth Sports - The Atlantic
Expensive travel leagues siphon off talented young athletes from well-off families—and leave everyone else behind.