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April 8, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Things open up for Sounders FC on the road, news & notes

Here’s a short Sounders FC story on how the game changes for the team on the road. Since opposing teams are going to push forward in their own stadiums, it actually plays more to Seattle’s advantage and opens things up for the offense.
More space is only a benefit to guys like Freddie Ljungberg, Fredy Montero and Steve Zakuani. It allows Seattle to really go after the win, instead of bunker down into a defensive shell like some teams do on the road playing for the counterattack.
Sounds obvious pushing forward for the win, but it’s not what happens all the time with teams around the league.
Also, interesting notes: Nate Jaqua had surgery Wednesday and is going to be out for a while. And MLS announced it will allow two more players on team rosters, to be filled only by homegrown players from their youth academies.
Let’s get to some links:

Here are some wild videos to close it out.
1. Refs get it tough, it’s a thankless job. This ref, however, got it very tough.

2. Now that is a malicious tackle. No love lost between Chivas and Club America.

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