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May 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Make it five? (Wednesday links)

The Sounders aim for five wins in a row at 5:30 p.m. tonight against FC Dallas, which would tie the longest winning streak in team history. Should be a fun one to watch (I did not make this trip).

Let’s get to some links:

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— Seattle had a DP pair make MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week. You’ll also see some familiar names on the weekly report of the Castrol Index.

— From the Dallas perspective, here are some thoughts from FCD coach Schellas Hyndman and some final notes leading into kickoff.

Steve Zakuani has his plans for a big May 19 (Sounders at Whitecaps, UEFA Champsions League final). Do you?

— The Sounders FC U-23s are building some partnerships in the local soccer community.

— Here’s a good recap of USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann‘s Twitter Q&A.

— Speaking of Twitter Q&As, Brad Evans hosted one with teammate Marc Burch. Here are some highlights.

— Around the league: Montreal coach Jesse Marsch is taking French lessons, here’s an update on new Earthquakes broadcaster Gus Johnson and Goal.com takes a closer look at the red card appeals process.

— Around the world: Don’t forget about FOX’s blowout EPL coverage on Sunday, here’s a good piece on Sacha Kljestan in Belgium, and another USMNTer Stuart Holden will apparently stay at Bolton next season regardless of how relegation plays out.

— Not a lot of changes in FIFA’s world rankings this month.

— The Sounders as The Avengers?

— Lastly, the league website breaks down Mauro Rosales‘ winner against Philadelphia:

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