Now let’s get to the links:
- Our Sounders FC story has reaction from players and coaches of the new-look lineup. In other team notes: it sounds like the Metro shuttle service to games will end, Kasey Keller had a short Q&A on his blog, a young local player will be joining Seattle’s academy and incoming forward Blaise Nkufo led his team to the Dutch title over the weekend.
- Wasn’t able to check out much of the MLS happenings this weekend (re: wedding), but here’s a recap of the action and a link to all the highlights.
- In other league news, there were five red cards this weekend. A USSF referee director said two were a bit harsh. Also Houston forward (an ex-Sounder) Brian Ching might be coming back from injury soon.
- Lastly, some World Cup links: not many people are liking a new anthem by Shakira, Brazil is apparently behind schedule for the 2014 tournament and, finally, Landon Donovan was one of many international stars featured in an interesting photo shoot and video in anticipation of the summer event.
Some video fun to end it.
1. The ever-reliable Showboat.
2. Some great assists of the past week. You have to love a perfectly-weighted helper, even from the wrong team (Stevie G. I’m looking at you).