With the Sounders headed to Philadelphia this weekend, here’s a look at the head-to-head series. And don’t forget, it’s Star Wars Day (May the Fourth/force be with you…)
Let’s get to some links:
* * *
— Tickets are on sale for the Sounders FC U-23s first round U.S. Open Cup game May 14 against Doxa Italia. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. Also, here’s a preview of the PDL’s Northwest Division.
— Here is the full draw for the U.S. Open Cup first round.
— There is a troubling story in Portland with a player being investigated for rape, and Oregonian columnist John Canzano weighed in with this piece. But there was also a very cool story involving the Timbers recently.
— The Washington Post has some interesting notes on David Beckham possibly being behind an MLS expansion push in Miami and the league considering a later start date to the season.
— Don’t forget, the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League finals is tonight (7 p.m. on FOX Soccer), after Santos Laguna and Monterrey played to a 0-0 tie in the first leg in Torreon. Over in Europe, Borussia Dortmund was just able to hold off Real Madrid to make the UEFA Champions League final.
— Sounders Women midfielder Melissa Busque has been called into a Canadian national team camp.
— Lastly, an update on another Sounders FC academy product.
Aaron Kovar had three assists tonight in Stanford’s 5-0 win over a squad from New Zealand. Kovar has been superb this spring. #sounders
— J.R. Eskilson (@JREskilson) May 1, 2013