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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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Husky leads USA over China; Sounders eye Alonso

The United States Women's National Team beat China 1-0 yesterday on a goal from Huskies graduate Tina Ellertson. Ellertson, whose name was Tina Frimpong during her college career, usually is a defender on the national team. But the 26-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., made her first start as a forward for the United States and scored in the 61st minute."I haven't scored in four years; it means the world to me."

Seattle Sounders FC were due to submit their ten 'discovery player' names to Major League Soccer offices this month. The list would give Seattle first-chance to sign the named guys. Speculation about the names has included Sounders from the 2008 USL club and also players from around the USL. The Seattle Times quotes Adrian Hanauer as liking Osvaldo Alonso of Charleston Battery. "We've always liked Osvaldo. We saw Osvaldo many times last season (in USL play for Charleston). Yeah, he's a player we like."

Photo credit:
2008 US Open Cup Final. Osvaldo Alonso (red kit, at left) battles DC United's Santino Quaranta. DC United 2008 Flickr photo stream.

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