After a day off, the Sounders return to training Sunday in preparation for Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup fourth-round game against Cal FC.
Elsewhere it was a pretty good weekend for other local teams. The Sounders Women earned a 1-0 road win against Victoria on a goal by Keelin Winters and the Sounders FC U-23s beat rival Portland, 1-0, on a late goal by Jamael Cox.
Also, the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure was this morning, which was particularly meaningful for midfielder Servando Carrasco.
Let’s get to some links:
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— The U.S. men’s national team is in Toronto for a 4 p.m. friendly against Canada. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
— Here’s an Open Cup violation that spanned three years and resulted in a $500 fine.
— Around MLS, The Denver Post takes a good look at concussion procedure, sounds like Montreal’s new Saputo Stadium will be ready for a June 16 unveiling vs. Seattle (and there wasn’t much to those Del Piero rumors), and here’s the latest stadium update from D.C.
— Around the world of soccer, Bob Bradley and Egypt beat Mozambique, 2-0, in a World Cup qualifier (Bradley’s first competitive game with his new team), Spain is banning players from Twitter at Euro ’12, and Italy doesn’t sounds like it’s in the right place for a title run.
— Lastly, the New England Revolution beat Chicago, 2-0, in the lone MLS game over the weekend. Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe netted his second goal of his rookie season: