Here’s Your 2014 Sounders Transactions Merry-Go-Round, In One Easy List

Using the Seattle Times as a source, here's as close as I can get to a complete list of how your old 2013 Sounders became your NEW 2014 Sounders. For the purpose of this list, I'm mainly only counting players who actually played or are expected to play. If you remember, we ended 2013 on a sad note. Here's what the roster looked like as the playe…

Soccer Supporters Groups Could Affect The 2022 World Cup – If They Cared Enough

Sports fans across the globe generally share a single problem - they really can't affect any change in the leagues or even their teams.  Seattle Mariners fans may universally despise management for 10 straight years without making the playoffs, but they don't have a way to remove the CEO. Some people may hate the way Roger Goodell runs his footbal…

September 7 Will Be Chaos Downtown

I'm not sure how this is even possible, but my Google Calendar says it's true, so it must be right. Saturday Sept 7... The Mariners are at home for a game that starts at 6:10 (See proof here.) The Sounders play across the street at 7:05 (See proof here.) Mariners games usually take 2:45 - 3:00 hours. Sounders games by definition take 1:…

What the MLS Should Have Done on Wednesday

I'm pretty sure I threw this idea out a few years ago, but apparently MLS Commissioner Don Garber isn't a regular reader, so I'll post a modified version again. The day before and the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game are the only 2 days in the calendar that none of the major 4 sports leagues have a competitive game. If I was the…

The Fanciful Vision of a Combined US and Mexican Professional League

So here’s an idea that will never work… My friend Luke is a supporter of the Mexican National Team. He brought up a great point – Both the USMNT and El Tri get screwed because everyone else in Concacaf stinks. Sure, every once in awhile Honduras or Costa Rica may beat the US or Mexico, but really, our fellow confederation mates are the equ…

So What is the Next Xbox/Sounders Sponsorship Worth?

It's hard to think back to 2008, back before the Seattle Sounders officially existed in anything more than everyone's imagination. The Sounders were to become the 16th team in a league with a couple of marquee names in David Beckham and Landon Donovan. LA, DC and Toronto were the only teams to draw more than 18k fans a game. So when the So…

Hope Solo, Steve Nash, Sounders, and FIFA 12

Can't resist posting this ad promoting FIFA 12, starring Steve Nash and Hope Solo. Pretty funny stuff. Would love to have seen the actual shoot. (And I still don't understand what you get when you cross a gorilla and a leopard....) …

Willkommen Jurgen Klinsmann

At last count, there have been roughly 32,342 signings in the NFL in the last 3 days.  However, in the soccer community, there was just one signing - and it was bigger than all of those combined. Why the magnitude? While these NFL signings are all designed to make a team better this year, and maybe next year, the USA just put pen to paper on a …

Nobody asked me but, here are a few thoughts about the Sounders, Manchester United & the MLS

Nobody asked me but... If you spent $150 on two tickets to see Manchester United play the Sounders, and were disappointed or surprised at a 7-0 score, you shouldn't be.  You SHOULD have been surprised and delighted that the Sounders first team held one of the most expensive and well coached teams in the world to a single goal in 45 minutes. …