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March 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

New Twitter addition (Wednesday links)

twitter sounders.jpgAnother Sounder has been discovered on Twitter: goalkeeper Michael Gspurning. You can follow him here.

The tall Austrian has a great personality and should be a great addition to your timeline. His profile included links to a couple interesting interviews that you can read translations of here and here. In one, he compares David Estrada‘s endurance to that of a thoroughbred among other entertaining stuff.

I wonder who will be the next Sounder to join Twitter? Who would you like to see?

Here are some links:

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— MLS is expected to announce Colin Clark‘s punishment today after the Houston Dynamo midfielder directed a gay slur to a ball boy during Friday’s game. One reader said he saw a report on the league website yesterday that said Clark will get a three-match suspension, an undisclosed fine and mandatory sensitivity training, but that was apparently taken down. What do you think is fair?

— Saturday’s semifinals in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying have been set. Mexico won Group B and will take on Canada. Honduras and ex-trialist Ever Alvarado also advanced and face El Salvador. The winners will be the region’s two qualifiers to the Summer Games in London.

— The aforementioned Estrada has fallen to No. 2 in the MLS Castrol Index. Sporting Kansas City’s Kei Kamara took the top spot.

— Did you see the Sounders have passed along some tips to Toronto FC in the buildup to the Canadian side’s CCL semifinal against Mexico’s Santos Laguna? Does TFC have a chance?

— EPL club Aston Villa will play friendlies against the Philadelphia Union (July 18), Chicago Fire (July 21) and Portland Timbers (July 24) this summer. Liverpool will play AS Roma in Boston on July 25.

— Sadly, the MLS Insider is moving on.

— The Revolution signed a new forward: Bjorn Runstrom of Sweden.

— Around the world, Real Madrid and Chelsea (Sounders FC’s friendly opponent on July 18) posted big road wins in UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first legs against Apoel Nicosia and Benfica, respectively.

— Also, the Blues learned their FA Cup semifinal opponent will be Tottenham after the Spurs beat Bolton, 3-1. Everton advanced past Sunderland, 2-0, to face rival Liverpool on the other side. Roundup here.

— Does that non-league success from Chelsea make you any more excited for the friendly?

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