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Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

September 11, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Huge game for the USMNT (Tuesday links)

us logo small.jpgThe Sounders return to training today after a day off Monday, and the U.S. men’s national team also returns to action in FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Jurgen Klinsmann‘s squad could use a big win tonight in Columbus vs. Jamaica after losing to the Reggae Boyz on the road last week. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. and ESPN2 will carry the broadcast with Kasey Keller providing studio commentary.

Here is some preview material from The Sporting News, FOX Soccer and MLSsoccer.com.

Let’s get to some links:

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— Season-ticket renewal for the Sounders Women will start Wednesday. The team website has all the details you need.

— Sounders FC’s Andy Rose was included in the 24 Under 24 series on the league website. Here’s a good feature on him, as well.

— Former touted college prospect Marcus Tracy has signed with MLS and will be awarded to a team via weighted lottery on Thursday.

— Elsewhere around the league, the Rapids showed off a new jersey for next season, Chicago traded for Colorado midfielder Wells Thompson, and here’s a scene from a recent Sounders game that has drawn a lot of attention.

— A little late with this one, but congrats to the U.S. U-20 women for winning their World Cup.

— In your lower-leagues update, the Charleston Battery won the USL Pro championship and the Atlanta Silverbacks have turned to their fans for a potential name change.

— Lastly, here’s a look at MLS player jersey sales for the 2012 season, as provided by the league:

1. David Beckham, LA Galaxy

2. Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

3. Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy

4. Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders FC

5. Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United

6. Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

7. Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls

8. Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy

9. Mauro Rosales, Seattle Sounders FC

10. Brian Ching, Houston Dynamo

11. Darlington Nagbe, Portland Timbers

12. Chris Pontius, D.C. United

13. Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders FC

14. Young-Pyo Lee, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

15. Kris Boyd, Portland Timbers

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