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April 12, 2012 at 7:04 AM

All about Rosales (Thursday links)

With all eyes on Mauro Rosales‘ recovery from a sprained knee, the folks at MLSsoccer.com recently rated the Sounders FC midfielder as the league’s No. 3 wingman.

Here are some other links:

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— Looks like Babayele Sodade will be undergoing knee surgery today to repair his tore ACL.

— Seattle U. has this preview of Friday night’s exhibition against the Sounders Women.

— Here’s the latest from Sounder at Heart’s Nos Audietis podcast.

— Where do the Sounders stand in terms of being old or young within MLS? Take a look.

— Around the league, here’s a good profile on Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin, Rapids legend Marcelo Balboa has been selected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and Real Salt Lake signed defender Chris Estridge after earning his rights through a trade with Vancouver.

— Here are the latest FIFA world rankings. The U.S. dropped a few spots.

— Elsewhere in the soccer world, Wigan beat Manchester United to make the EPL race a bit more interesting, Cristiano Ronaldo has 40 goals this La Liga season after a stunning hat-trick against Atletico Madrid, and Pele took a shot at Messi by saying he’s not as good as Brazilian phenom Neymar.

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