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The U.S. men’s national team’s first game of 2011 is upon us. The boys will take on Chile at 7 p.m. tonight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Word is about 13,000 tickets have been sold. Interest has seemed kind of tame, might be because there’s no English TV for this one, just ESPN3.com and Telefutura.
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On the local scene
— Matt Gaschk has a good roundup of the Jan. 20 Alliance Council meeting on SoundersFC.com. Some interesting info on how those 500 tickets for away fans could be distributed.
— Here are some pictures of Seattle’s SuperDraft picks.
— Kasey Keller was booed the other night at a Portland Trailblazers game. Oh this rivalry is going to be something to see. Did you hear Timbers coach John Spencer said he thinks they “will have by far the best atmosphere in Major League Soccer”?
Bunch of MLS links
— The natives in Vancouver are getting restless over season-ticket issues.
— Montreal is preparing for the season with an eye on 2012.
— There’s some drama going on in the second division of American soccer.
— Apparently Brad Friedel has declared bankruptcy. Yeesh.
— Here’s a profile on the emerging Stuart Holden and his potentially growing role on the USMNT.
— In closing, I don’t have to deal with as much as others, but one writer went so far to track down some nasty online hecklers. Interesting stuff.
How’s this for a debut? Check out this highlight from former L.A. Galaxy forward Edson Buddle over in Germany.