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January 21, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Around soccer: Morning news update

“Soundersriot” from Tacoma asked me if I have a Twitter account like all my colleagues at the Times. The answer is yes, though I chose to not have mine affiliated with the newspaper. It’s @mividadeportiva. Spanish for “my life of sports.”
You can get to it here if you’d like.
-Did anyone see Sounders FC GM Adrian Hanauer’s appearance on The Learning Channel’s “Little People, Big World?” I missed it.
-Bob Lenarduzzi and new Vancouver Whitecaps technical director Tom Soehn have big plans for the MLS club . A story in the Vancouver Province had a slant toward the Caps emulating Sounders FC’s formula for immediate success. It has this:

Soehn will also spend considerable hours scouting student-athletes for the MLS college draft, as well as trying to find the next Fredy Montero, the Sounders’ 22-year-old Colombian striker who led the team with 12 goals.
“That’s something we’d like to emulate,” Lenarduzzi said of having a young impact import or two.

-In Baltimore, the Maryland Stadium Authority approved funds for a study on the viability of building a new soccer stadium that could attract D.C. United or another MLS team.
And Dan Perez of the Daily Aztec in San Diego wrote about the MLS draft picks from that school, including Sounders FC fourth-round pick Jamel Wallace, quoted here:

“Being drafted feels so great,” Wallace said. “This has been my dream for a long time, I mean every kid’s dream is to play in the pros. I’ve been so blessed to be able to fulfill this dream and sometimes I can’t believe that this is actually real. And to come out with two of my teammates makes everything better.”

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