The Sounders and I return to action this morning after a few days off for the bye week. Seattle begins preparations for Saturday’s road at Real Salt Lake still with a trio away for national team duty — Eddie Johnson, Brad Evans and Mario Martinez.
All three, in fact, will feature in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
I’ll be back with some news and notes from Monday’s practice. Until then, some links:
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— First off, here are some highlights from the USA-Panama game from LEVYFilms.
— Here were all the goals from the last weekend in MLS.
— Around the league, Colorado has traded Pablo Mastroeni to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Columbus has lost defender Glauber for the year with an ACL injury, and D.C. United has parted ways with Rafael (forcing The Washington Post to look closer at the team’s international signings).
— Also, Chivas USA could be exploring downtown stadium options in L.A. and sending players to Chivas Guadalajara, Vancouver has been linked to a Danish goalkeeper, and did you see these new Galaxy uniforms?
— Soccer America looks at possible changes to the USMNT’s starting lineup (EJ’s place could be in limbo). The New York Times looks at the federation being without a national stadium. Also, it appears Jurgen Klinsmann has commissioned an ESPN.com reporter as a spy.
— The Sounders Women are still undefeated and in first place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids Women.
— In some miscellaneous links, Kaka took in a training session with Orlando City, here is a look at ESPN’s coverage plans for the World Cup, and TopDrawerSoccer looks at homegrown prospects leaguewide.
— Lastly, here’s a look into the tifo making in last week’s qualifier…