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Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

November 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM

We like soccer…and so much more

“We,” in this case, being Latinos, and sports leagues are trying to tap into the market.
Of course, “we” can apply to just about anyone. And this isn’t old news. Nevertheless, and interesting piece from the Wall Street Journal.
The time off I took was nice. Saw a few movies, handled some business. Gearing up for my first Seahawks Wednesday in almost a year. Around MLS today, the Toronto Globe and Mail has a story about the possible expansion of BMO Field, home of Toronto FC.
Excerpt here…

Toronto FC owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which also manages BMO Field for the city, would pay the $2-million cost of adding 1,249 seats to the 20,000-seat stadium.
The proposal is in a report to be released today and to be debated Friday by the board of Exhibition Place, a city agency. Final city-council approval is expected in January, with construction completed in time for the next soccer season.

Yura Movsisyan, a hero of Real Salt Lake’s championship run, is in Denmark looking for a place to live before he heads there with his family and begins play with his new team. Excerpt from the Deseret New of Utah…

Movsisyan arrived in Denmark this morning for a 10-day visit to get his housing situated before his impending transfer to his new club, Randers FC, in January.
It won’t be the only life-changing experience for the former RSL striker. His wife Marianna is due to have the couple’s first child in late December in California, and after about a month, mom and baby will move to Europe to join Movsisyan.

My pal Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle knows his soccer, and he’s got a good piece on the impending World Cup draw (this Friday).
And Sounders FC’s Humanitarian of the Year award went to defender Taylor Graham. A story about that from MLSnet.com.

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