Follow us:

Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

April 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Busy week (Sunday links)

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgFirst off, a happy Easter and Passover for those celebrating.

The Sounders returned home Sunday after earning a hard-fought point at RFK Stadium last night. It sets up an interesting week that could see the returns of midfielder Mauro Rosales (sprained knee) and defender Adam Johansson (hamstring strain). We also could see an increased role for forward Eddie Johnson, who was able to get through 25 minutes Saturday without any setbacks.

Not to mention, this week could be Brian Mullan‘s first trip to Seattle after his leg-breaking tackle on Steve Zakuani last April. Mullan didn’t come last year.

There will be lots more local action, too. The Sounders host rival Portland in an MLS Reserve League game at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Parking is $5 (free with a Starfire membership).

The Sounders Women kick off some preseason action at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Seattle Pacific. We were told last week that Hope Solo, Stephanie Cox, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are expected to be available (limited tickets are still available on the team website). The Women also play Seattle. U. at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Starfire. Their home games this season will be streamed online.

To the links:

* * *

— Here’s some perspective on Monday’s exhibition from the Seattle Pacific women.

— Soccer by Ives has its Best XI for the month and a couple Sounders make the second team.

Jimmy Conrad chatted with Grant Wahl on The Mixer.

— Around the world of soccer, Leo Messi is up to 60 goals this season after a 4-1 win against Zaragoza, Clint Dempsey scored two more as well to up his club record to 15 goals this EPL season, and Arsenal all but clinched the championship for Manchester United with a 1-0 win against Manchester City.

— Be sure to check out the league website for coverage of the MLS weekend, but I had to pull out this amazing goal celebration by Kei Kamara and Co. (below). And here’s a great feature by ESPN on the man from Sierra Leone.

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►