5:15 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014

Sounders might have to deal USA call to London amid MLS playoffs

U.S. Soccer has announced that the men’s national team will play Colombia in the middle of next month in London. The game comes during a break in the MLS playoffs. However, coach Sigi Schmid was asked today if his hope is that his players aren’t called. “The Federation is always good about taking care of them when they go, making sure they have good accommodations when they go,” he said. “If Jurgen calls them in, that’s their responsibility and that’s their duty, and they have to go over there and play. I think travel is something that players in our … Read more »

Live chat with Sounders FC defender Zach Scott

Zach Scott will be available to answer questions about his career with the Sounders, the team's playoff chances and more in a live chat at 12:30 p.m. today. Join the chat here.
Washington Post 3 hours ago

British man is auctioning off his baby’s soccer allegiance to either Manchester United or Man City

A 30-year-old father in England will use eBay to figure out which soccer team his 7-month-old son should root for. Will it be Manchester City or Manchester United? The person who wins the online auction will get the final say, Ian Charters tells BBC Sport. Read full article >>
The Crew 7 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: October 23

Black & Gold Bullets: October 23

Ian Thomas of Sports Business Journal recently spoke with the Crews Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mike Malo about the Columbus Crew SC brand reveal. “Through our research, we found that the teams that have had the most success in rebranding are the ones that have the strongest stories behind their identity pieces,” Malo said. Read More
Oregonian 8 hours ago
Timofey Mozgov bites Chris Kaman, Merritt Paulson apologizes: Oregonian sports top 5

Timofey Mozgov bites Chris Kaman, Merritt Paulson apologizes: Oregonian sports top 5

In case you missed them, these five Oregonian sports stories were most popular with readers on Wednesday.
The Crew 11 hours ago
Jimenez growing into rightback role for Crew

Jimenez growing into rightback role for Crew

The Crew has started no fewer than five different players at rightback this season, as Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has tried out different combinations and players with varying tactical skillsets. Of late, Hector Jimenez has been getting the nod at the position. Jimenez, a converted wide midfielder, has done very well in the role and provides the offensive ability to get forward and create. That trait is especially key in Berhalters fluid, possession-based system. Read More

Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

The 1999 Women's World Cup final remains the highest-rated soccer game ever on U.S. English-language TV. When the United States beat China on penalty kicks at the Rose Bowl — and Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate — the ABC broadcast was watched in 11.4 percent of American homes with televisions. The last Women's World Cup final, when the Americans lost to Japan on penalty kicks in Germany in 2011, was watched by nearly 13.5 million people on ESPN on a Sunday afternoon. In the middle of a workday in the U.S., the match was seen by almost 4.4 million viewers on NBCSN,...
Los Angeles Times 16 hours ago

Chivas USA falls to Real Salt Lake, 2-0

Alvaro Saborio and Kyle Beckerman scored to give Real Salt Lake a 2-0 victory over Chivas USA on Wednesday night in the home team's last game of the regular season.
Seattle Times 19 hours ago

Sounders shifted their training regimen and that has helped

Routines can breed stagnation and after Seattle ended 2013 on a seven-game winless streak and another playoff ouster, a shake-up was necessary.
Tacoma News-Tribune 21 hours ago

New indoor soccer teams from different leagues to meet

Seattle Impact and Tacoma Stars prepare for seasons with friendly Saturday in Tacoma.

Nguyen focused on Revs, not USMNT snub

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As deserving as he was for a national team call-up, Lee Nguyen said Wednesday that he wasn't surprised he didn't hear from U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of last week's friendly versus Honduras. Despite leading all pure midfielders in MLS with 17 goals and scoring a league-best eight game-winning goals, Nguyen said that with his team looking to lock up second place, he wasn't expecting to get the call for Klinsmann. "I knew it was a long shot," Nguyen said.

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