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March 23, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Jay DeMerit has a documentary and a mess of other links

Some of you may remember that I made preseason trips to Portland and Vancouver to catch up with Sounders FC’s Cascadia rivals making the leap to MLS. Well, while I was up in Whitecaps camp I chatted with folks about Jay DeMerit‘s importance to the expansion side. Here was my lead…

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The story of Jay DeMerit’s road to stardom reads like a Hollywood screenplay.

Little did I know one was in the works. Check out the clip above; apparently the creators are trying to get licensing so the documentary can be shown in theaters.

More links after the jump:

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— Portland, which will host Ajax in an international friendly May 25, has sold out its predetermined allotment of season tickets and is running out of single-game tickets as well.

— Up in Vancouver it’s not as rosy. Apparently the club is giving away its 500 tickets (the ones allocated to away fans in Cascadia matches) to a corporate sponsor for resale. Needless to say, it’s not a popular decision.

— To more local links, defender Jeff Parke made MLSsoccer.com team of the week. Also, here’s a complete schedule of Sounders FC games (regular season, reserve league, academy).

— If you haven’t heard much about Freddie Ljungberg with Celtic, it’s because there hasn’t been much to report. Sounds like he wants a new deal, however.

— The UEFA Champions League is down to the quarterfinals: Chelsea-Manchester United, Real Madrid-Tottenam, Barcelona-Shakhtar and Inter Milan-Schalke 04.

— Some semi-Sounders FC related news from Colorado. Ex-mate Sanna Nyassi was called up by the Gambian national team and waived defender Danny Earls has shown up back in Rapids camp.

— Here’s the latest on the Heritage Cup. Sounds like it’s between San Jose and Seattle again.

— On the national team front, Clint Dempsey is setting scoring records, Stuart Holden is out injured and the hexagonal appears here to stay in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

— MLS Cup 2011 at The Home Depot Center isn’t finalized yet, but it appears to be headed that way.

— Some other friendlies out east: D.C. United will host Everton on July 23 and it sounds like Man. United and the Spanish national team will make trips to Gillette Stadium.

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