David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sounders in Argentina

The Seattle Sounders are in Argentina on a 'farewell and scouting' tour before the United Soccer Leagues club folds and the Major League Soccer Sounders take over the Emerald City soccer scene for good.

Club captain Danny Jackson is blogging from the tour:

We played on a large field in perfect condition. Our preparation wasn't the best considering we hadn't slept well in days, traveled half way across the world, and were playing at 6am PST. We knuckled down, and pulled off a great 1-0 win against a team full of energy and guile. The team consisted of first team players and reserves. Hugo scored a great goal, much deserved after a strong performance. We were all happy, but tired, when we headed off to lunch.

We ate lunch, consisting of warm cheese and a steak that was bigger than my head..... We headed back to the hotel, where we met July, who was taking us on a tour of the city. July is Ricardo's wife, who heads up Premier Soccer Tours, which arranged our trip. We headed to La Boca and drove past the La Bombanera, home of Boca Juniors. The area was fascinating, vibrant in both color and energy. We walked around for a while. Ben Dragavon posed for a photo with Diego Maradona, as Roger (Levesque) and Taylor (Graham) posed in rather revealing Tango outfits... or at least that's what I think they were. We spent a little too much time in La Boca, so we cut the tour a little short, and headed back to La Playa de Mayo, just around the corner from our hotel. This plaza is where the Pink House stands, housing the President, and where Evita famously spoke to the crowd.

Read Danny's first entry.

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