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March 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

On to Torreon (Tuesday links)

The Sounders will complete their journey to Torreon, Mexico, this afternoon after stopping in Dallas for a day on Monday. The team was expected to carry a travel squad of 20 and based on the team’s training report it appears to look like this:

GK Michael Gspurning, GK Andrew Weber, D Adam Johansson, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, D Patrick Ianni, D Zach Scott, D Marc Burch, M Mauro Rosales, M Brad Evans, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Christian Sivebaek, M Servando Carrasco, F/M/D Roger Levesque, F Fredy Montero, F Eddie Johnson, F David Estrada, F Sammy Ochoa

In preparation for Wednesday’s series finale against Santos Laguna, I recommend this entertaining listen that I believe was created by Pain Machine, produced by The Grapes of Rad and sung by Aaron Mason.

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— Here is Wednesday’s weather forecast for Torreon. Looks warm. Very warm.

— The Sounders FC U-23s signed three more academy products for the 2012 season: forward Sean Okoli, midfielder Nick Palodichuk and midfielder Jamael Cox. Okoli and Palodichuk have youth national team experience and are coming off strong freshman seasons at Wake Forest and Duke, respectively. Cox recently had trials with Rangers of Scotland and FC Nurnberg in Germany.

— The Sounders Women are selling five-game ticket packages.

— Here’s the latest episode of Sounder at Heart’s podcast, Nos Audietis (featuring the song posted above among other good stuff).

— U.S. U-23 coach Caleb Porter called in 19 for training camp to prepare for the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Thirteen are from MLS. One more is expected to join the group.

More than a half million people watched the big Vancouver-Montreal game Saturday, making it the most-watched MLS game ever in Canada. Here’s a good feature on D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario and here are highlights of Portland’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia last night, and what an entertaining second half it was.

— Lastly, here are Leo Messi‘s 50 goals this season in about 200 seconds.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=OR_cktNrLns

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