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May 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Another quick turnaround (Tuesday links)

The games are flying in fast for the Sounders, who kick off against the Columbus Crew at 7p.m. Wednesday. It’s the fifth time in six games that Seattle will be coming in on short rest.

Let’s get to some links:

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— The Sounders Women continue to fill out their roster and signed four more players on Monday and here’s a feature on Facundo Dipascuale of the Sounders FC U-23s.

Fredy Montero is up for MLS Goal of the Week again.

— Here’s a great story from ESPN’s Rick Reilly. He talked to Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja about playing soccer with Pablo Escobar.

— The latest from Sounder at Heart‘s Nos Audietis podcast is available.

— You can check out where the Sounders are in the latest power rankings from ESPN.com, MLSsoccer.com, Goal.com and Soccer By Ives.

— Around the league, D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario won MLS Player of the Week, here’s one Q&A with Landon Donovan and also the second part of his Q&A with Fifa.com, local product George John was rated MLS’s No. 4 center back by the league website and the NBC Sports Network will be adding a pair of announcers for MLS coverage this weekend.

— There’s some very good stuff in this chat with USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Didier Drogba is indeed leaving Chelsea and it sounds like Jose Mourinho is staying at Real Madrid.

— Sounds like the ratings for the UEFA Champions League final took a dip.

— Lastly, David Beckham plays “Ode to Joy” in a unique way. Here’s his latest ad:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Xn8jkyu88bw

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