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January 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Gspurning goes 1-v-1 with SoundersFC.com

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Here’s the latest in a new series from the team website, and in it goalkeeper Michael Gspurning explains how he got the nickname of “Cerberus” by Greek media. Cerberus is a three-headed dog in Greek mythology that guards the gates of hell. The clip also a great chance to see some highlights of the new goalkeeper.

And some other links:

Brad Evans and Jeff Parke could see some action tonight at the U.S. men’s national team plays on the road against Panama at 5:30 p.m. The game is available on Galavision and ESPN3.com. Parke was the only field player that didn’t play Saturday against Venezuela and stands to earn his first cap tonight. Also, here’s a feature on Evans talking about playing for his country.

— The U.S. women advanced to the semifinals of Olympic qualifying against Costa Rica after beating Mexico 4-0 in the group-stage finale. Dominance is the group means little besides setting up a more favorable matchup (avoiding Canada), as the Friday’s semifinal is a winner-in-loser-out game. It also sounds like Richland native and UW product Hope Solo suffered a slight quad injury yesterday.

Simon Borg of MLSsoccer.com came up with an interesting idea for future MLS All-Star Games: have the MLS All-Stars play against All-Stars from the Mexican league.

— The Montreal Impact addressed rumors surrounding Italian forward Alessandro del Piero, someone who’s name has floated around MLS for a while. The latest hot rumor around the Twittersphere is that German midfielder Michael Ballack is looking at the possibilities of a stateside move.

— Shoreline native and UW product George John scored a goal for West Ham’s developmental squad. Could some first-team action by coming?

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