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May 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Wins turning to worries (Thursday links)

What concerns you more with the Sounders right now?

A recap of the Sounders FC offense in Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at home to Columbus? No goals scored on 21 shots, 12 corner kicks and 19 crosses from open play.

And for the defense? Two goals allowed on the Crew only two shots on goal.

Seattle has been shut out twice in a recent three-game winless streak. The team’s defense has allowed four goals in the past games after allowing two in the first 10.

So what’s more concerning to you at this stage: the offense or the defense? Let’s get to some links:

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— ESPN has confirmed that Kasey Keller will call games as a match analyst and serve as a studio analyst for the network’s coverage of the Euro ’12 tournament in Poland/Ukraine.

Landon Donovan gave an insightful interview to a select group of reporters at U.S. men’s national team camp. SI.com and The Sporting News have the stories.

— The Sounders Women announced four more signings to help fill out their roster. Julie Foudy think it’s time for MLS to get involved with the women’s professional game.

— Toronto FC, deemed the worst team in the world by one of its players, won the Amway Canadian Championship with a 2-1 series win against Vancouver. That’s right, TFC will be in the CONCACAF Champions League again. Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie wasn’t too thrilled that the referee in Wednesday’s second leg was from Toronto.

— Carolina was one of the lower-league teams that opted against selling hosting rights for an upcoming U.S. Open Cup game.

— Around the league, it’s all about DPs. Montreal signed one in forward Marco di Vaio. A New York pair brushed off the media, again. In L.A., one big name came down hard on a referee (will he be punished?).

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