Today’s a big game day — a battle of undefeateds, NBC Sports is in town — and the Sounders know people around the league will be watching.
“We mentioned it briefly; we’ll mention it again,” said coach Sigi Schmid. “It’s good to see the NBC numbers up much higher than they were at FOX Soccer. I think that’s good for the league, definitely. Hopefully the numbers tomorrow night will be even higher because it’s us playing on TV.”
Arlo White offers a preview here.
Let’s get to some links:
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— Here’s a writer for MLSsoccer.com that says O’Brian White was the toughest opponent he ever faced.
— There are a couple Sounders FC academy products included in this list of the 100 top prospects from the Class of 2013.
— The high school or academy debate has hit home again.
— Former NASL Sounder Harry Redknapp and Tottenham are coming to the U.S. for a pair of summer friendlies against the Los Angeles Galaxy (July 24) and New York Red Bulls (July 31). Said Redknapp: “I have fantastic memories of America from my days playing at Seattle Sounders and, more recently, our last visit there two years ago.”
— Thankfully the universe did not collapse upon itself when Ross Fletcher interviewed Arlo for SoundersFC.com…