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May 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Sounders Women set for W-League home opener (Thursday links)

sounders women.jpgThe Sounders Women opened W-League play on the road on Sunday with a 2-0 win against Vancouver. They’ll kick off their home opener at 7 p.m. tonight against the Colorado Rush at Starfire Stadium.

According to the team website, there are a couple hundred tickets still available as of this morning (will they beat Sounders FC’s attendance of 3,703 in Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup third round?). If you can’t make it to Tukwila, there should be a live stream available at USLlive.com.

Seattle is expected to have the services of its U.S. women’s national team players, who missed the season opener. In other team news, defender Victoria Frederick was named to the W-League team of the week on Wednesday and midfielder Veronica Perez earned honorable mention.

Let’s get to some links:

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— A lot of people are still buzzing about Cal FC’s stunning upset, a 1-0 road win in Portland last night. Here is a recap of the action with video highlights and reaction from Timbers coach John Spencer and forward Kris Boyd. Also, here’s some coverage of what Cal FC is all about, coached by former U.S. men’s national team forward Eric Wynalda and featuring for Sounders FC trialist Derby Carrillo in goal.

— Here’s one final recap of the U.S. Open Cup third round from U.S. Soccer.

— The Sounders FC U-23s were also involved in a wild one last night, playing to a 3-3 tie with Vancouver in PDL action. Seattle will be disappointed to blow a two-goal lead, however, as the Whitecaps scored in the 71st and 86th minutes.

— The guys over at MLSsoccer.com lauded Fredy Montero‘s control in this video feature.

— Elsewhere around the league, Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria won MLS Player of the Week, in part, I’m sure, for his stunning goal in Seattle last Wednesday. Also, the folks up in Vancouver take a close look at the Timbers Army in a pretty cool video.

— Around the world, it looks like Liverpool has lined up a new manager and England midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro ’12 with a thigh injury.

— Lastly, the U.S. men’s national team lost 4-1 to Brazil last night. More than 67,000 came out in D.C. area to watch. Here are some highlights:

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