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February 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Video: Sounders in Tanzania (Friday links)

Here’s a short video from SoundersFC.com of a recent trip to Tanzania by a delegation led by Kasey Keller and Marc Burch.

Let’s get to some links:

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— German defender Christoph Metzelder has once again been linked to the Sounders.

Brad Evans got high marks from the Castrol Index for his performance Tuesday against Canada. Eddie Johnson was a bit lower down.

— Regarding a couple local goalkeepers, Sounders academy product Paul Christensen is once again a part of the U.S. U-17 team and UW’s Spencer Richey has been listed as one to watch in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

— Rookie Eriq Zavaleta had some relatives meet up with him in Casa Grande recently.

Mason Trafford is on trial with the Sounders right now and you can read more about him here and here.

— Around the league, San Jose midfielder Simon Dawkins has been loaned to Aston Villa, D.C. United has picked up the option on coach Ben Olsen‘s contract, here’s a feature on No. 1 draft pick Andrew Farrell, and Toronto FC officials aren’t happy with their players’ fitness.

— Elsewhere, former Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza is getting high praise from the Wigan coach, Alecko Eskandarian has been hired as assistant coach for the New York Cosmos, and here’s another episode of “Inside the SuperDraft”.

— Here’s a story saying the USMNT is in better shape than you think.

— And here’s an interesting story on the Canadian soccer scene.

— The NWSL released the order for a Feb. 7 supplemental draft and Reign FC picks second. Much like the college draft, the order was determined by the perceived strength of the team were factoring in injuries and absences.

— ESPN.com has more from a recent interview with Bob Bradley. The brother of the Egyptian national team coach also weighed in on a solemn anniversary.

— The New York Times wrote a piece on soccer in Israel and how it relates to a potentially troubling shift in the country’s society.

— Lastly, there will be no extra punishment for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for kicking a ball boy.

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