That 5-4-1 formation for the Sounders seemed to work out just fine against Toronto FC last night. It worked so well that it led to this for the first time in 2018.
First “Jingle Bells” of the year! ✅ pic.twitter.com/BM8ToAm3W5— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) May 10, 2018
Speaking of that Sounders and Toronto rematch, I just can’t stop watching this lovely sequence that led to the Sounders first goal of the game.
That is next level from Wolff Eikrem...— Bryan Babcock (@bcock7) May 10, 2018
Ichiro retired (or whatever) last week. Appropriately, Peter Gammons has an Ichiro tribute (behind the paywall) at The Athletic today. It’s about how dedicated Ichiro is to the craft of baseball, and opens with an anecdote from Barry Bonds. Ichiro: “Who The Fuck Is Tom Brady?”
The Sounders weren’t the only team playing last night, actually there were four other games. First up was Atlanta United FC hosting Sporting Kansas City. Brad Guzan took a red card in the first half and Sporting won 2-0 playing up a man for the entire second half.
As Sounders fans, we may want to forget that first game at LAFC’s new stadium. However, take a look at this video put together by COPA 90 regarding their first ever home game.
The recently renamed "SeatGeek Stadium" is home to the Chicago Fire of MLS. The stadium opened in 2006 with the Fire being the main tenant. Stadium Lease Snapshot: Bridgeview and the Chicago Fire, and the Best/Worst Sports Lease in the United States – Socceresq
US Open Cup
Here’s a quick run down of a few of the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup action last night.
Minnesota, Nice! @DuluthFC beat @DakotaFusionFC on PKs & move through to the Second Round in only their first appearance at an @opencup (and their 3rd year as a ⚽️ team). Next up: @SaintLouisFC of the all-pro @USL. #USOC2018— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) May 10, 2018
That’s it here at Burns Park. @LIRoughRiders win 6:3 against @StockadeFC a strong second half helped the @LIRoughRiders win this game! Team is looking good this year. Exciting season ahead of us!#LIRR #USOC18— Long Island Rough Riders ⚽️ (@LIRoughRiders) May 10, 2018
The Dash battled back and tied the Portland Thorns FC 1-1 on Wednesday night.
The other game between of the night saw Utah Royals FC and the Orlando Pride battle to a 0-0 draw. It’s be a rough year for the Laura Harvey led Royals.
The United States U20s have two games coming up in the next week against Honduras. Ten players from the USL were called up and Sam Rogers is lone Sounders representative.
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Sounds like Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, is buying a majority interest in a Chicago based USL team.
Is this Manchester United’s new home kit? - The Busby Babe. This one could be divisive.