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July 6, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Another quick turnaround (Friday links)

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgThe Sounders return the training Friday and will have just one day of preparation before Saturday’s 8 p.m. home game against Colorado.

The games are coming in nonstop (you might notice I haven’t had time to do player ratings in a while), and it’s nothing new to these guys at this point.

“It’s sort of normal,” coach Sigi Schmid said after Wednesday’s road game against Real Salt Lake. “You sort of regen, lick your wounds and try to get ready to play Colorado.”

Here are some links:

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— The biggest news recently was probably FIFA approving the use of goal-line technology with plans to use it is this year’s Club World Cup in Japan and then the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup. MLS appears to be on board, as well.

— Lots of news from around the league, where Alessandro Nesta has officially signed as a non-DP with Montreal, D.C. United might soon have a new co-owner according to a couple reports, star L.A. Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez returned to action about six months after tearing his ACL, and San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski was named MLS Player of the Month.

— Also, David Beckham was suspended a game by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for his actions in the ‘Quakes game, the Timbers traded away an international roster slot to Colorado for right back Kosuke Kimura, the latest incoming rumor is Frank Lampard to the Galaxy, and New England added a DP in Honduran forward Jerry Bengtson.

Here’s a preview of the Sounders FC U-23s weekend and a feature on speedy forward Darwin Jones. Here’s a look at the Kitsap Pumas, who are in the driver’s seat for the division title.

— MLSsoccer.com wants to see more out of Fredy Montero. Here’s a piece with quotes from the Colombian on young talent seeing MLS as a viable option early in their careers.

— The Sounders Women play their final home game of the season tonight at 7 p.m. against the Victoria Highlanders at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. There are other options to follow the action if you can’t make it, but tickets are still available. Here’s a video for the team’s Olympic stars and a broader-picture piece on the team. Here’s a story that takes an in-depth look at the future of women’s professional soccer.

— Lastly, here are some MLS players talking about some things they used to eat as kids, but not today. Brad Evans is included in the video…

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