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June 19, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Sounders Women keep rolling (Tuesday links)

I had meant to get to this earlier, but the Sounders Women improved to 5-0-1 in the W-League with a 4-0 win against the LA Strikers on Sunday. Veronica Perez, a UW product, scored a hat trick to give her a team-leading five goals on the season (tied for sixth in the league).

Elsewhere, some other Sounders Women had success as the U.S. women’s national team beat Japan, 4-1, in a friendly. Alex Morgan had a couple goals (check out the highlights here).

Let’s get to the links:

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— The Sounders are tumbling in power rankings leaguewide: Goal.com, ProSoccerTalk, MLSsoccer.com, ESPN.com, Soccer America. Mine come out later today.

— Do you want to know what Brad Evans eats for breakfast?

— Over in Euros, the quarterfinal field is nearly set: Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy. The final two teams will be known later today after some Group D action between England-Ukraine and France-Sweden.

— A bigger headline from the tournament was that a fine given to Nicklas Bendtner for showing an underwear brand during celebration was greater than the recent fines federations have been issued for their fans’ racist behavior.

— Around MLS, the big off-the-field news was three Toronto FC players being arrested in Houston. Not a good year for that team.

— The biggest on-the-field news was the arrival of Vancouver DP midfielder Barry Robson. Also, Kansas City coach Peter Vermes confirms the team went after Giovanni Dos Santos, Toyota Park isn’t helping out Bridgeview, Ill., much, New York isn’t too interested in celebrating DeRo‘s accomplishments, and the Timbers are looking forward to the big Cascadia game Sunday.

— The schedule for the 2012-13 English Premier League season was released.

— Korrio is launching a parent survey for youth soccer.

— Lastly, former U.S. men’s national team coach Alketas Panagoulias has died at age 78.

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