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May 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

One Whitecap unimpressed (Monday links)

chiumiento.jpgUPDATE 1:15 p.m. — Here’s Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid responding to Chiumiento’s comments: “Obviously that’s his opinion, and that’s fine. I think good teams have a little bit of a swagger and have a little bit of arrogance about them. I know we had it with the Galaxy and I know in my last year with the Crew we had it, as well. It can’t be a false arrogance. We need to take care of the business and do the business and win the games, but that our team is confident in their abilities is not something that I’m disappointed in.”

Quite an exciting game Saturday. Also worth noting were some comments from Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Davide Chiumiento after the 2-2 tie against the Sounders.

Here are a couple quotes from the 27 year old, as gathered by The Province:

“They are a good team, but, really, players on this team (Seattle), they think they are better than everybody and, personally, I think they have a couple of good guys, but nothing special.

“They play like they already won the league, or like they’ve played, I don’t know where. They are good, but not better than we are, and the game shows it.

“They have better results [than us] last year, but it means nothing. It’s a long season and we’ll play them again and I look forward to it.”

Any thoughts? Let’s get to links:

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— The Kitsap Pumas beat the Sounders FC U-23s, 3-1, Saturday in the first game of the Ruffneck Cup (think Cascadia Cup for local PDL teams).

— Looks like neither Drew Carey nor Steve Nash will have to make good on their pregame wager (the owner of the losing team Saturday had to wear the other team’s gear). They’ll pick up that bet next game.

— USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann completed his camp roster with 11 additional call-ups the other day. Anyone surprise you that didn’t get a call?

— Former A-League Sounder Herculez Gomez didn’t play last night, but his Santos Laguna team won the Mexican Clausura title last night with a 3-2 aggregate win against Monterrey.

— Here’s a cool picture of President Barack Obama watching some Champions League action.

— Around the league, did you see the mustache on Chivas USA midfielder Blair Gavin, here’s a Q&A with Landon Donovan, ex-Sounder Miguel Montano was a bright spot for Montreal over the weekend and Juventus announced details on its summer tour in the U.S. (D.C. United on July 28, PSG in Montreal on July 31, Real Madrid in Las Vegas on Aug. 5).

— Lastly, how bad is it in Toronto? Forward Danny Koevermans make pretty clear in this interview after dropping to 0-9.

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