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

November 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! (Thursday links)

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today, however you’re able to spend it.

First off, I want to say how very thankful I am for you all helping make this the best job out there. I appreciate all the feedback (questions, comments, praise, suggestions), and I’m extremely grateful that we have a soccer community here that cares about the game, the league, the team and the coverage.

With that, let’s get to some links from the past few days:

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— Might the new women’s pro soccer team in Seattle be called Sirens FC?

— Here’s a cool page on the league website that has consolidated all the MLS offseason transactions. Lot of cuts being made. You might see a few of these guys in preseason camps.

— In another postseason award announced recently, FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz was named MLS Humanitarian of the Year. If you missed his story, be sure to check it out.

— The referee assignment has been made for the MLS Cup final and Referee of the Year Silviu Pestrescu will be the man in charge.

— Around the league, Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez (a favorite up in Seattle, not really) has announced his retirement, D.C. United parted ways with DP Branko Boskovic but gave a new deal to Dejan Jakovic, and here’s a chat with new Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh.

— ESPN.com has some thoughts on the playoffs (a few include the Sounders).

— The latest news on the David Beckham front is that he might get involved with Galaxy ownership. The latest rumor, of course, is that Frank Lampard will be his replacement on the field.

— SoundersFC.com has a new social media page.

— In a couple SBI articles with local connections, here’s a projection that Eddie Johnson will be involved in the USMNT’s January camp and here’s a look at the Generation adidas program (which could be relevant with Michael Tetteh).

— The Sounders Women and Sounders FC U-23s received some postseason award nominations from the United Soccer Leagues.

— A UW freshman has co-founded a non-profit called “Play it Forward.” Check it out.

— A lot of Round of 16 berths have been clinched in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Who’s already in? Barcelona, Manchester United, FC Porto, PSG, Schalke, Arsenal, Malaga, AC Milan, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayern Munich and Valencia. Here’s a look at the standings.

— Chelsea has made another coaching change. Roberto Di Matteo, who was in town for a midseason friendly, has been sacked. Rafael Benitez is filling in on an interim basis.

— Lastly, I’m very sad to hear Mike Ryan, a Northwest soccer legend, died this week. I got to know Ryan fairly well working on this feature story about him in 2007.

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