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July 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

On to another USOC final (Thursday links)

johnson usoc.jpgPhoto credit: John Lok, The Seattle Times

As I mentioned in my game story for today’s paper, the Sounders’ Open Cup tale is sounding pretty similar. The team earned yet another win, this time in a semifinal against Chivas USA, to go to 17-0-1 in the tournament (including qualifiers) and earn a chance at an unprecedented fourth-straight title.

The ECS are already making plans to head to Livestrong Sporting Park, where the Aug. 8 final will apparently be the first ever in the state of Kansas.

Also from theCup.us, there aren’t any plans in place for a broadcast yet, but you have to think there will be. A U.S. Soccer spokesman in the story said discussions are ongoing.

Let’s get to some links:

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— The New York Cosmos are back! They’ll play in the NASL in 2013.

— Here’s an interesting rumor that MLS is considering buying the USL and the PDL.

— A local youth club team from Woodinville went to Spain and won a trophy.

— Around the league, the Sporting News has some midseason awards with mention of Steve Zakuani and Eddie Johnson, here’s an East vs. West breakdown, and it sounds like the Red Bulls are in the market for another DP.

— Also, Toronto FC has sent Joao Plata off to an Ecuadorian club on loan, Vancouver transferred midfielder Davide Chiumiento to a Swiss club, and here’s an update on a former Sounders FC trialist.

— Lastly, the goal that everyone around the league is talking about. Toronto FC might’ve got the 3-2 win, but Vancouver forward Darren Mattocks had the most memorable highlight…

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