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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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Off to Argentina & other news

Sounders FC are in Argentina this week to go up against foreign competition as they build towards their March 19 debut. The club posted a video of the guys getting on the bus to the airport yesterday.

Gary Washburn has a Argentina preview with some clear-headed comments from coach Sigi Schmid.

Where in the world is Freddie Ljungberg? Spain! Fans have the good news about Freddie's rehabilitation in the GS forums.

Of cash and broken bones: The Columbus Dispatch reveals how much the Sounders had to cough up to pry Sigi Schmid loose from the clutches of the Crew. Sounders center back Taylor Graham is on crutches in Argentina.

Harvard athlete Michael Fucito joins Sounders training and gets a trip out of the deal, too. Here's a feature on Fucito in The Harvard Crimson.

The buzz continues to grow over the Sounders season ticket sales. In the Seattle Times Steve Kelley writes about how "Seattle embraces Sounders FC."

Jose Romero asked Adrian Hanauer to clear up any lingering doubts about how the SuperSearch player cut was handled.

The GOALSeattle forums at www.SeattleSoccerTalk.com now have over 700 registered users. We also set a new record for people online at the same time this week: 115.

Major League Soccer Talk gives us the news that Sounders FC will start at the very beginning for the 2009 US Open Cup qualification.

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