Adam Johansson was officially introduced to the Seattle media on Friday. Joining him on the call
was Seattle Sounders Technical Director Chris Henderson. Depending on how you chose to interpret
Henderson's comments and some recent developments, the Sounders are either very close to a finished
product or merely just starting to round into shape.
Seattle Sounders FC signing Adam Johansson fills the hole at right back left open from the loss
of James Riley, but Technical Director Chris Henderson sees him as adding more to the role rather
than a like-for-like swap;
I think losing James Riley, a seasoned veteran in our league, it's tough to lose
Every single agent should say that their player, particularly one of Alvaro Fernandez' quality,
is interested in playing for Palermo, a team in a better league for more money. That Fernandez'
agent did so is not a surprise. Palermo is a mid-table team in Serie A this season already on its
Sepp Blatter Gave Jack Warner World Cup Rights For 1$
Yep, a buck.
Can they both just go away? It's just laughable that Blatter is going to finally get rid of
Various MLS teams carry associations with particular regions for their foreign players. The
Chicago Fire rode their ability to scout Eastern Europe (decent football, middling economics) to an
extraordinary launch for their franchise. D.C. United uses non-major nations from South America
(decent football, poor economics) to become MLS first dynasty.
A couple days after seemingly every news outlet in Sweden announced the signing, the Seattle
Sounders made it official: Adam Johansson has joined the team on a multi-year deal. Johansson has
played most of his professional career with Swedish power IFK Goteburg and has seen semi-regular
time with the Swedish national team since making his international debut in 2009 against the United
States and playing in three World Cup qualifiers that year.
It looks as if the Seattle Sounders may be close to adding another new name to their roster:
23-year-old Christian Sivebaek. According to a report out of Denmark, the team is close to signing
the midfielder/fullback, who is the son of former Manchester United and Denmark international John
Dynamo Acquire Nathan Sturgis
Once called the most average player in MLS (he's the basis for our tools) and once traded for a
first round pick, the former Sounder was acquired from Toronto for a conditional Draft pick.
On a Tuesday morning Washington native and former United States Youth National Team player
Preston Zimmerman (wiki) raised questions of national team identity over twitter (his twitter). It
started with a critique of Jurgen Klinsmann's player selection
I thought it would be cool getting Klinsmann as US National team coach, but I think it's
actually worse than when Bradley was coach.
Last year we started a project to talk about players based on their tools. The idea was to get
an outfield position neutral judgement of players based on seeing how they behave on or off the
ball when the team either possesses or defends as well as how they use their physical attributes.
The scale is an average starting center midfielder set at all 6s while a replacement level player
would be straight 5s.
Cascadia v Canada Part 3
Read the other parts as well, but this one kind of grabs me the most, almost certainly because
it is one that I share.
It took me too long, but I cracked open Long Range Goals, by Beau Dure last night. An inability
to sleep combined with strong writing meant that I also finished the book. Dure you may know if you
read USAToday, frequent SB Nation's MMA blogs or read ESPNw, or if really dedicated you read his
It appears the Seattle Sounders have made their first move toward filling their hole at right
back, signing Swedish defender Adam Johansson, according to this article in the Gothenburg Post.
Erik Friberg first alluded to the signing with a tweet in which he said: "Congratulations Sounders
for your new Sweeede.
With rumors of Cordell Cato reaching a contract agreement and Mrisho Ngassa's club still waiting
for confirmation that Tanzanian international will return for another training stint with Seattle
Sounders FC it could be said that Hanauer & Co went for the U-20 Trinidad player rather than the
East African U-23.
Jeremiah Writes A 2012 Wish List For MLS
And I agree with all of them, but there's one missing. A potentially huge one; I want to see a
deep run by the US U-23s in the Olympics with stellar performances by Adu, Bunbury, Shea, Hamid,
Wenger and Valentin. Imagine the USA beating Great Britain in London riding the backs of MLS' best
young American talents.
Roger Levesque Wins MLSSoccer.com's 'Celebration of the Year'
Well, at least the timing was appropriate this time ... MLSSoccer.com awarded Roger Levesque
their "Celebration of the Year" for his scuba-diving maneuver against the New York Red Bulls.
Former Sounder Sebastien Le Toux was given the runner-up prize for his AT&T Flash Mob dance.
Even for the most faithful Seattle Sounders supporters among us, this has been a bit of a rough
off-season. The numbers fairly illustrate why: Nine players that were part of the team during the
final game of the season are no longer here. Those players represent more than 14,000 minutes of
all-competition playing time or about 29 percent of the total minutes played by the team.
Often our entry into the weekly OFF-topic post is flavor, but after a week in which I compared
Kurt Schmid to an Aes Sedai I thought it may be a good time to talk about some of my favorite
books. Clearly I'm a huge fan of "Ender's Game" (and the two streams of sequels). No one who reads
this site on a regular basis can miss a reference to these books.
After the live Q&A session Seattle Sounders FC committed to answering the rest of the questions
that were submitted by Alliance members. Many of these passed through my hands at some point,
though not all. Several had to be condensed together as they covered similar issues. But in the
final versions of the questions as submitted to the club through the Council or through twitter
submissions they answered.
Sounders Director Of Youth Programs To Also GM Sounders Women
Seattle Sounders FC's youth programs are a way for the team to get further in tune with talent
around the state while also developing the broader game in Washington. Today the head of that
program formally joins the Sounders Women (not owned nor operated by Seattle Sounders FC).
The Seattle Sounders talent scout and assistant coach is often just thought of as Sigi's son,
this discounts his work efforts as recently profiled at SoundersFC.com. A rare man of the Rave
Green and Capitol Blue Ajah he hunts for players that hold that certain spark. He travels from Qalm
(from where Cato is looking to succeed) to Shienar (a cold forlorn place where they are known to be
US Open Cup's Problems Not So Easy To Fix
No one is a bigger fan of the US Open Cup than the guys at TheCup.US. Josh Hakala and company
know more about the tournament than just about anyone this side of the organizers, and maybe more.
That said, there are some scary facts in this piece. Perhaps the most bothersome is the fact that
in the past three years, only nine of 117 matches not involving the Sounders drew at least 4,000
The first part of Sounder at Heart's recent conversation with Darren Sawatzky featured a few
players from this year's U-18s. This second section is more about what the Academy is and how
Seattle Sounders FC is handling it. The conversation is lengthy, but shows the efforts the team is
taking to develop not just future pro players, but men.
Kasey Keller Apparently Auditioned At ESPN
Hardly the focus of this Q&A with ESPN's soccer editor James Martin (who knew they had one?!?!),
he mentions that Kasey Keller was auditioning for a broadcast job with the sports leader.
Otherwise, there's some interesting stuff in there about how Keller sees the soccer world.
This isn't the big name signing that Seattle Sounders fans have been hoping for, but it sure
looks like they are close to signing Trinidad & Tobago teenager Cordell Cato, a forward/midfielder
who has played for his country's U-20 team. The Trinidad Express says the deal is basically done,
but Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer was more cautious when asked for comment.
As Seattle Sounders FC's Academy enters its winter break to rest and recharge they stand in
strong in the standings. The U-18s are first in the Northwest Division and seventh by PPM among
teams with 10+ games. At the U-16 level the team is dominating tied for first by PPM with 10+ games
and in first in the division.
Mattocks, Wenger To Sign Generation Adidas Deals
Per the link above they would join Garza. For Sounders fans who signs GA deals may not mean much
as it isn't likely that many fall to Seattle's 15th pick, but it would mean that better senior
talent would be ready.
Notable: Dom Dwyer is a fallback target for a GA deal, but was at the Sounders Vegas
It's a common refrain from Seattle Sounders fans that the ownership of this team is
profit-taking, or not adequately investing in player payroll. Whether these conversations occur
here, on various message boards, over twitter or even through the most submitted question to not be
answered at the End of Year Meeting it may be the most common negative thought surrounding the
Sounders Trinidad Combine Jan 2-4
It is part of a larger program to increase awareness of T&T's soccer skills.
Tukwila, Wash.-- Seattle SoundersFC U18 Academy team (6-4-3) overall and U16 Academy team
(9-2-2) overall played Vancouver Whitecaps FC today in a northwest division showdown in United
States Development Academy (USSDA) play.
The U18 team lost by a score of 1-3.
Goal Scorers: Ian Lange
The U16 team won by a score of 4-0.
Video of the Sounders Academy U-18 team's only by loyal reader bmvaughn.
From this angle, doesn't look like a goal.
One of the writers for another SB Nation MLS blog is wondering if the Seattle Sounders get
enough from their Vegas Combine. Shouldn't a team with Seattle's resources be able to capture more
talent out of the draft than just those that attend the MLS Combine? Possibly this is true, but it
ignores that the Sounders Vegas Combine discovered many talents and it offers the scouting and
coaching staff a three day calibration clinic.
Sure, it's midday Saturday, but that doesn't mean the week should go without an OFF-topic
The theme this week is the starter/appetizer/amuse bouche/small plate/tapas, by now I think you
have the point. Some day, after winning the lottery or finding some rich patron, I would love to do
a soccer & beer bar that only serves starters.
Pac-"12" soccer threatening to become Pac-5 with SDSU leaving
Despite the name, the Pac-12 only has 6 schools that play soccer, and it gets to that number by
including a school that isn't part of the Pac-12 in the major sports - San Diego State. Now SDSU is
moving to the Big West. Only having 5 teams would prevent the Pac-12 from playing in the NCAA
tournament, but it sounds like they'll hold on to SDSU until a replacement can be found.
USL PDL Open Qualifying Change
According to the Kitsap Pumas (linked above) they automatically qualify for the 2012 Lamar Hunt
US Open Cup since they won their division. Joining them would be the Portland Timbers U-23 side, as
they were the best remaining American team.
Other qualifiers based on last year's standings in the PDL (and assuming that this is true for
all PDL divisions) would be the Michigan Bucks, Chicago Fire, Des Moinse Menace, Real Colorado
Foxes, Long Island Rough Riders, Reading United, MPS Portland Phoenix, New Hampshire Phantoms,
Carolina Dynamo, Northern Virginia Royals, Laredo Heat, Chivas El Paso Patriots, Mississippi
Brilla, Central Florida Kraze (now Orlando City U-23), Fresno Fuego, Ventura County Fusion
Now that would be 18, so I may be jumping the gun.
Osvaldo Alonso recently suggested some Premiership teams might be interested in acquiring his
services. Unsurprisingly, being as he is a professional soccer player, he is open to this
possibility. None of this should really come as news.
The question is: How much concern should this cause us as Seattle Sounders fans, who clearly
want our team to have as many highly talented players as is possible?
This report is from East African based blogger/coach Tom Legg ( @tomlegg on twitter) who writes
over at Eastern Promise. If you're on twitter you noticed a few retweets that showed that he
followed the tourney. He and I have also talked over email a bit about Mrisho Ngassa, Tanzanian
league play and Seattle's ambitions over there.
Ozzie linked with EPL clubs
This is in spanish unfortunately. Alonso is quoted as saying "I know that I'm being looked at by
several teams in the Premier League, but I'm concentrating on working here [in the USA] and if
something comes about, I'd welcome it."
No clue if this is completely unfounded or not or if 'El Nuevo Herald' is legit.
In the last few weeks the Seattle Sounders have lost a total of 9 players by draft, transfer,
trade, retirement, and just about every other way you can think of for a team to lose a player.
This week we talk about those loses and what the team will do to fill those gaps.
We have an audio clip from the December 7th press conference call with new Sounders netminder
Michael Gspurning (Guh-SHPURN-ing), answering Jeremiah's question as to how long he would like to
stay in Seattle.
When the Alliance Council asked for a larger role in the planning and execution of the End of
Year Business Meeting the goal was for a more streamlined event, less repetitive Q&A and an
increase in participation overall. On those three goals we probably got 2.5 right. This recap is
built from the team's official live blog, my tweets from backstage and my memory of the event.
Montero leading scorer across all competitions
DeRosario may have won the Golden Boot, but he was not the leading scorer across all
competitions involving MLS players. Montero won that distinction. According to MLS this is only the
fourth time this has happened.
Seattle Sounders players vote to recognize their vision of the MVP and Defender of the Year.
This differs slightly from recognition given by Sounder at Heart in that here there are awards for
Offensive, Defensive and Young Players of a given season. Still there is a certain overlap.
Osvaldo Alonso's performance in 2011 earned him recognition from both his teammates and readers
So if there is one thing I learned last night at the end-of-year Alliance "Business" meeting it
is that it apparently takes two years for adidas to scour the globe to look for the most hideous
color combinations of highlighter shades to use in our 3rd kits... well, that and the fact that the
Sounder training staff doesn't give "happy endings" and Drew Carey likes pain killers (but who
Matt Gaschk's Liveblog of the 2011 Sounders FC Alliance Business Meeting
Follow along over at the official site. Something interesting always happens at these
After months of speculation, it is finally official: Mauro Rosales has re-signed with the
Seattle Sounders. Exact terms of the deal were not released, as this is MLS, but the team has
confirmed that Rosales has signed a multi-year deal that could make him a Designated Player.
Rosales will be announced as the team's newest signing as the first order of business during
Tuesday's End of Year Business Meeting
Rosales' contract would qualify him to be categorized as a DP, but the team is holding off on
finalizing that part until they determine if the required allocation dollars would be better used
Malmo FF interest in now former Seattle Sounders player Erik Friberg started before recent
circumstances opened his availability. After paying a transfer fee (Oshan via Twitter), the Swedish
club and Friberg agreed to a three year deal with undisclosed payment terms. It is assumed that a
substantial number of tacos are involved.
It was as if M Night Shyamalan were directing a documentary on football tactics, the 3-1-4-2
virus sprouting uncontrollably across the globe.
Jonathon Wilson on the 3-1-4-2
Jake's big on this trend and while it isn't one that is likely to be used by Seattle there is an
MLS team that does this at times, the LA Galaxy.
The young Swedish midfielder is on his way to Swedish club Malmo FF after a one year stay with
the Seattle Sounders. Per league policy terms were not disclosed, but the word "transfer" reveals
an interesting nugget. Adrian Hanauer did exercise that option and then orchestrated a move. This
not only opens cap space, a roster slot and an international slot, but may involve more
USSF Plans 40% Increase In Officiating Funds
If throwing money at a problem solves things, than things are about to get much better. Link via
Seattle Sounders FC clearly wanted one player in today's Re-Entry Draft Stage Two when they made
a last minute trade with the Vancouver Whitecaps for the number one pick. Moments later they
selected MLS veteran and former D.C. United player Marc Burch. Burch's 2011 salary is reported to
be 97.5k, but is subject to renegotiation per the RED rules.
Time To Vote For Constitution/Charter Running Out
Click on the title/link above to vote. I've made the case for yes, but I beg you
If you are an Alliance member you may also be interested in the Alliance End of Year Meeting.
Speakers include Drew Carey, Joe Roth, Gary Wright and Adrian Hanauer.
Don Garber's goal to become a top soccer league in the world will take many different efforts.
One of those is likely to be MLS teams attracting strong young talent from other leagues in
CONCACAF. The Seattle Sounders appear to be interested (Goal.com) in one of those, leftback Ever
It is a good problem to have, namely more starting-calibre talent than starting spots, and this
is the problem that the Sounders already appear to have in their crowded midfield for 2012.
With Mauro Rosales, Alvaro Fernandez, and Osvaldo Alonso all seeming to be virtual locks in any
"best XI", Lamar Neagle, Erik Friberg, and Brad Evans all having proven themselves capable of
starting a match, and Steve Zakuani looking to recover from his horrific injury last April and
re-join the fray, it becomes pretty clear that the 2012 Sounders already have a logjam of talent at
Sounders Will Likely Have To Contend With Herculez Gomez During CCL
US international Herculez Gomez has reportedly joined Santos Laguna, the Seattle Sounders'
opponent in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Santos Laguna is currently playing in the
Mexican Primera's Apertura final.
There was a time when I liked a couple players in the MLS Re-Entry Draft for the Seattle
Sounders to pick up in Stage Two and talk into less money. First Bobby Boswell renegotiated with
the Houston Dynamo and then Bobby Convey went to Sporting Kansas City at a cut rate (rumors say
200K$). Now the list of available players is absent of the really appealing names.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Move to the front page for the sake of
discussion on this rather dull weekend. - Jeremiah
Very simple question: who will replace Kasey Keller as captain of the Sounders this season?
Some thought it might be Riley: it clearly won't now. I've included some likely possibilities,
as well as an 'other' option.
There's something about a good taco - hard shell, or soft; Street cart, sit-down or home;
chicken, steak, ground whatever or veggies; corn or flour; authentic or - they have a great appeal.
An appeal so large that Erik Friberg has probably the most famous tweet in Seattle Sounders
history. It was one word - tacos.
While still a ways off from being able to announce a new signing, Seattle Sounders GM Adrian
Hanauer confirmed reports that the team is pursuing Costa Rican international Heiner Mora. Hanauer
also said the team would be looking at the 27-year-old as a right back, although Mora has played
several positions during his 18 appearances with the national team.
The Sounders have lost more players this season than any previous MLS off-season. That's without
the official losses of Pat Noonan and Nate Jaqua who could still be drafted in Stage Two of the
Re-Entry Draft on Monday. But there have been three retirements, the odd departure of Miguel
Montano with basically no compensation, the expansion draft loss of James Riley and the trade of
Tyson Wahl for allocation money have Seattle with plenty of openings.
Mrisho Ngassa and Tanzania are out of the CECEFA Cup. Ngassa did net one goal in Tanzania's four
games. A goal purely based on his speed.
Hope You Like Michael Gspurning, He Might Be Here A While
One thing jumped out at me during Wednesday's teleconference: Michael Gspurning really seems
smitten with Seattle. That can't possibly be bad, and could mean that he's going to be here for a
long time. Here's what I said about that at the Seattle regional site.
Current Saprissa and Costa Rican right sided player Heiner Mora to the Seattle Sounders rumors
are shifting from "just another rumor" to "hey that sounds legit" based on his latest interview
with al Dia. Both he and the President of Saprissa are quoted in the story that an offer is on the
table. Now, there have been a handful of players who have been quoted as signed with the Sounders
that never donned the Rave Green, so this isn't a certainty.
Sounders U16 Academy Profiled By ESPN High School
Focus on defense, attacking from the back and then this quote from Jalen Markey about the
upcoming game against the Vancouver Whitecaps
They're like our rival, even though they're new to the Academy. We want to get the win to
show that we're the best team in the Northwest," Markey said.
As Sigi Schmid said several times today, "there is no replacing Kasey Keller." Instead Michael
Gspurning is just the Seattle Soundersnext keeper. The Austrian Keeper is younger, taller and
offers something that Keller didn't have. While he will need to make the saves and learn to command
the backline as well as Keller did Gspurning offers a new passing option in the back.
In today's announcement the Seattle Sounders made it clear that Michael Gspurning
(guh-SHPURN-ing) is not replacing Kasey Keller, but instead the team's new goalkeeper. Long having
been rumored to sign with the club, Gspurning's signing is finally official. The Austrian earned 3
CAPs with the national team and 96 appearances in the Greek and Austrian top-flights, twice being
named an All-Star in Greece.
It has been a near foregone conclusion ever since he was first loaned out several months ago,
but Miguel Montano officially signed with the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. The Seattle Sounders
did not receive compensation for Montano, but GM Adrian Hanauer noted that his loan last year gave
the team the flexibility to sign Sammy Ochoa.
Editor's note: Heard about this happening but didn't catch it.
In any case, some fun speculation as to what Kasey Keller's appearance on Fox Soccer Channel could
mean for his future with the Sounders. - Jeremiah
My wife and I almost missed it as we sat down to watch a DVR of Chelsea hosting Valencia in the
UEFA Champions League Group Stage in what was an elimination game.
Just Another Reason To Think Michael Gspurning Is On His Way
At this point, there's really no reasonable doubt that Michael Gspurning is going to be joining
the Seattle Sounders. The 30-year-old former Austrian international could be unveiled any day now.
The latest reason to believe so is this article in Greece, which according to Google Translate says
he is bound for the United States.
Some highlights of the US U-17 victory over Brazil at the Nike Friendlies. This is notable first
because Sounders U-16 player Paul Christensen was the goalkeeper for the US and second because at
the youth level the US outplayed Brazil.
In a season with high TV expectations from North American soccer fans due MLS on NBC, three
Canadian teams and a huge local TV rights deal for the Los Angeles Galaxy the league will start
with a lackluster lineup of games. Instead of Major League Soccer's television partners (NBC, ESPN,
Galavision in USA; TSN in Canada) launching with the most popular teams in the nation thereby
starting with a foot forward there will be some disappointment as the Galaxy nor the Seattle
Sounders will be in the opener.
There's a new Adidas ball. This one, the PRIME, is exclusive for MLS. Nice clean look for sure,
but how does it play?
With joy in the air and consumerism driving television right now, my dreams are of big purchases
for the Seattle Sounders. A little girl may want two front teeth, I'd rather two amazing fullbacks,
possibly one as a youth DP. I know enough that these are just dreams, the reality is more likely a
player like Heiner Mora and Ever Alvarado.
As the (Acting) President of the Alliance Council, I've heard plenty of skepticism about the
Alliance, whether it truly represents "Democracy in Sports" or not, and whether or not it is - or
can be - a true voice for fans and a way for them to take some control in the operation of the
I share some skepticism.
ECS has seen their gameday presence grow each of the Seattle Sounders' first three years in MLS.
During the group's end of year business meeting on Saturday, ECS Co-President Greg Mokos revealed
several changes for the 2012 season that will take their gameday presence to a whole new level.
Chief among the changes are ECS formally expanding into the upper sections of 121-123.
Women's Pro Soccer may not be failing, but it is in danger. Their sanction is in doubt as there
are only five teams in the league for 2012. There is a lawsuit against WPS from a former team
owner. While attendance was significantly up after the Women's World Cup there is an issue about
revenue not being greater than costs.
Polling for the site 'awards' (no physical award actually given) for Offensive and Defensive
Player of the Year weren't really close. It looks like Moment of the Year will see a run-off just
like in 2010. Moving into the Young Player of Year the contest may be more about hope than
performance. In the past there were a handful of players with large amounts of playing time that
would qualify for a U-23 roster.
Mauro Rosales Is In Argentina, Says He Signed Two-Year Contract With Sounders
Assuming nothing was lost in translation, it would certainly appear that Mauro Rosales has
signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Sounders. That he's already in Argentina, also
indicates the deal is finished, as he said he planned to remain in town until he signed.
December 2nd is becoming a day of retirements it seems. Earlier today the Terry Boss retirement
became official, and now Taylor Graham is also retiring. Graham's MLS career may be one easy to
pass over in history, but if there is one thing he was and always will be is a Sounder. Over the
past several years with the team in two iterations playing for Adrian Hanauer and Brian Schmetzer
he won the Defender of the Year, twice was was names to the First Team in the USL as well as the
Humanitarian of the Year in 2009.
Outside of Fredy Montero getting another long run of 75% or more of available minutes the
Seattle Sounders FC have no clear favorite as to which of their remaining three forwards will get
the most playing time. The declined options of Nate Jaqua and Pat Noonan do open minutes for the
remaining three most used forward.
As always this is your open thread for the week to talk all things not quite Sounders &/or
soccer related. The community guidelines still apply. Our entry to OFF-topic today is winter beer.
I expect that those that imbibe have had a few already. I know I've been browsing from Brrrrr to
Ebenezer to Snow Cap to Snow Day to who knows how many more.
Finally, we've come to the end of my rather lengthy interview with former Seattle Sounders
play-by-play voice Arlo White. In the first two parts, he dealt with some of the big picture stuff
both about his time here and what led to his departure. In the final installment of the interview,
many of the questions were generated by our readers.
"The negotiations with Miguel Montano are going well and we are very confident he comes
Nick De Santis, Montreal Impact Sporting Director. The story is in French, but there are these
fancy translating tools that should give you the gist of the story. In any case, this is the most
concrete thing we've heard about Montano yet.
Arlo White did not come to the Seattle Sounders with expectations of becoming an icon. Surely,
he had expectations that he would be successful, but any hopes were far exceeded, as he said in
Part 1 of our rather lengthy interview.
In Part 2 of the interview, we delve a little deeper into his relationship with the team and the
fans and how that turned a virtual "no-brainer" decision to join NBC into what that required far
The Cascadia Summit will be taking at least a one-year hiatus. The news about the preseason,
round-robin tournament between the Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps was
officially broken by Timbers owner Merritt Paulson in this tweet:
piltdownman7Brett Graham @MerrittPaulson Will there be another Cascadia summit this season?
Legal documents aren't really a fun look. There's something dry about them that takes away from
what they can mean. Words like "whereas" or parentheticals for future reference immediately cause a
glassification of eyeballs and headaches in many.
In the case of the vote for ratification of the Alliance Constitution and Sounders FC Alliance
Charter maybe some perspective of what the Alliance Council was asking for in the Charter and how I
view what it can mean for you as a fan of the team may give you a reason to vote yes to ratify the
When news first broke that NBC was pursuing Arlo White to be their soccer play-by-play voice for
the upcoming season, many of us were in denial. By the time it was formally announced on Wednesday,
it made perfect sense: This was a chance of a lifetime.
But whether or not Seattle Sounders fans could understand the move, it doesn't mean it hurt any
Short Eval of Paul Christensen (Sounders Academy) with U17s v France
As well as other players, but yes, there's a Sounder who played against France today.
Updated with press release from today. This is now official. Statements from
Sigi and Boss.
Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper Terry Boss suffered a concussion against Manchester United in the
infamous friendly and a few weeks later another while suiting up for the Puerto Rico National