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Three reasons to watch Defiance at Colorado Rapids 2

Three reasons to watch Defiance at Colorado Rapids 2

These two just can’t stop scoring. Defiance have 18 goals in 8 games, one of the best attacks in Next Pro | Charis Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance Dick’s Sporting Goods Park hosts Tacoma at 8 PM PT, streaming on MLSNEXTPro.com. “Let’s play two.” The legendary Ernie Banks loved doubleheaders and you should too. Immediately following the Seattle Sounders at Colorado Rapids match is the Tacoma Defiance at Rapids 2 match. Yes, one ticket is good for both. Sure, the stadium will likely be empty, except for the players for both teams who will...
May 18, 2022

Xavier basketball to host Bob Huggins, WVU in 2022 Big East-Big 12 Battle, per report

Sean Miller was Xavier's head coach when the Musketeers defeated Bob Huggins and WVU in overtime in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.      
May 18, 2022
Three answers to our questions about the Houston Dynamo

Three answers to our questions about the Houston Dynamo

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Dynamo Theory let’s us know if Houston’s start is a mirage or real. The Seattle Sounders make their third and final trip of the season to Texas on Wednesday where they’ll face the Houston Dynamo. We reached out to Dustyn Richardson of Dynamo Theory to get a better handle on what they should expect: What has Paolo Nagamura’s transition to first-team coaching been like? His time with Sporting 2 didn’t seem to indicate he’d be a success. Nagamura seems to be learning quickly on the fly. Saturday’s match against Nashville,...
May 16, 2022
Noah Potter, Ohio State Buckeyes transfer defensive lineman, commits to UC Bearcats

Noah Potter, Ohio State Buckeyes transfer defensive lineman, commits to UC Bearcats

Noah Potter didn't play for the Buckeyes last season, but he made six tackles with a pair of sacks in Ohio State's spring game last month.       
May 15, 2022
Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Real Monarchs

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Real Monarchs

May 14th birthday boy Dylan Teves had a solid performance in the Open Cup, something that wouldn’t surprise you if you watched Defiance. | Charis Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance. Starfire Stadium hosts Tacoma at 7 PM PT, streaming on MLSNEXTPro.com. Ignore that 4-0 result from the beginning of the season. Real Monarchs aren’t that bad. Tacoma Defiance aren’t that good. Plus, in MLS Next Pro rosters aren’t consistent enough for past results to be too predictive. Players from MLS squads play down; Academy players play up; just a few players...
May 13, 2022
Major Link Soccer: Sam Hiatt’s story is your story

Major Link Soccer: Sam Hiatt’s story is your story

Photo by Abbie Parr/ We’re watching soccer all weekend MLS Is age impacting success? MLS’s oldest and youngest squads in 2022 | MLSSoccer.com"Age is no guarantee of efficiency. And youth is no guarantee of innovation." Recap: Loons defeat Colorado in odd USOC clash - 2022 US Open Cup, Round of 32 - E Pluribus LoonumIt took 18 hours and two separate days but the match was played to completion Major League Soccer celebrates Soccer For All Week | MLSSoccer.comMajor League Soccer announced today the launch of Soccer For All Week (May 12-23). The League-wide initiative...
May 11, 2022
Brian Schmetzer should play the kids in the U.S. Open Cup

Brian Schmetzer should play the kids in the U.S. Open Cup

See AOC gives me the thumbs up? | Charis Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance It’s ok to start a B- squad so the A-team can reboot the MLS season. Hey there. It’s me, the “Open Cup is a major trophy” guy. Been that way since 2007 watching the then USL Sounders make a run under Brian Schmetzer. Back then he played his best in order to defeat MLS teams. He should not do that in 2022. Already a success, there are more trophies to be won. The most important of those is another MLS Cup — the only way to win that is to make the playoffs. Seattle...
May 6, 2022
What we learned about Defiance in April

What we learned about Defiance in April

Fonz’ hushes the hopes of Dynamo2 | Charis Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance And other things we learned about Defiance in their first six games. Just over a month into the MLS Next Pro season a few things are starting to sort themselves out. Tacoma Defiance are 2-2-2 (1), +5. They sit sixth in the West, just below the playoff line at the quarter pole. AOC is on top of the league Winning the April Player of the Month wasn’t a surprise. Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez is the golden boot leader. People love goal scorers and ‘Fonz is scoring goals. He has...
May 6, 2022
Major Link Soccer: Still basking in CCL glory

Major Link Soccer: Still basking in CCL glory

Fireworks, confetti, trophy | Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Plus the games I want to watch this weekend. MLS Austin FC fans protest Dominguez’s return after investigation | Pro Soccer WireAn Austin FC fan group does not support Cecilio Domínguez returning to the team, despite his reinstatement after a MLS investigation. D.C. United considering addition of MLS Next Pro team in Baltimore area, sources confirm - The AthleticThe new team would be in addition to Loudoun United in the USL. NWSL More than a debut: Angel City FC’s home opener felt like the start of a new...
May 3, 2022
Ryan Tannehill: Titans' playoff loss to Bengals led to weeks of sleepless nights, left scar

Ryan Tannehill: Titans' playoff loss to Bengals led to weeks of sleepless nights, left scar

"Every time I close my eyes, I was rewatching the game in my head," QB Ryan Tannehill said of the Titans' playoff loss to the Bengals in January.       
May 3, 2022
You Will Hear Us

You Will Hear Us

Sounders FC Silence is not an option. Support is essential. A final, in Seattle. If there’s one thing Sounders fans do it’s show up. Records for Open Cups, stadium records for MLS Cup, and now a record for the Concacaf Champions League Final. Marshawn said it’s a “Big F-ng Game.” He’s not wrong. It’s a match so big that not every fan can come. Their reasons are valid. Not everyone can participate. When you can be there you must be that voice. You must be heard. Part of that is because it helps inspire the team to victory. A greater reason is because there...
May 3, 2022
Sounders vs UNAM Pumas, CCL Final Leg 2: Two more questions

Sounders vs UNAM Pumas, CCL Final Leg 2: Two more questions

Photo by Jaime Lopez/Jam Media/ Wednesday’s match is at 7:00 PM PT on FS1/TUDN/93.3 KJR/El Rey 1360. Tied 2-2, the Seattle Sounders and Pumas UNAM are ready to make history. Neither side has won Concacaf Champions League in its current format. Pumas last won the Concacaf Champions Cup in 1989. Sounders are trying to not just win their first, but the first for an American team since 2000 in that older format. Wednesday’s match is a Big F-ng Game (7:00 PM PT, FS1/TUDN). Arrive early, because tens of thousands of people will be in joining you in stadium for this...
May 1, 2022
Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Houston Dynamo 2

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Houston Dynamo 2

Head coach Wade Webber and assistant coach Mike Morris look on at Defiance. | Charis Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance. Starfire Stadium hosts Tacoma at 3 PM PT, streaming on MLSNEXTPro.com. With a shorter season, MLS Next Pro standings are already important. With a small playoff structure, Tacoma Defiance have to grab home points — at least a draw and bonus point in each match — to ensure themselves a second season. The playoffs are important because that means more matches to develop talent for the Seattle Sounders. Sunday’s match will be...
May 1, 2022
Kirk Herbstreit 'very sad' Reds 'already irrelevant and essentially ... eliminated'

Kirk Herbstreit 'very sad' Reds 'already irrelevant and essentially ... eliminated'

Amazon will pair Kirk Herbstreit with former Reds play-by-play announcer Al Michaels in its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast booth in the fall.       
Apr 29, 2022
Major Link Soccer: There’s a new biggest ‘soccer specific stadium’ in the US

Major Link Soccer: There’s a new biggest ‘soccer specific stadium’ in the US

Stephanie Amador / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK We’re watching Pumas play a match that is an absolute must win for them ;) Puget Sound soccer FISHLOCK IN THE STATES — Alternative WalesThe Genero Adran Premier season has concluded, but across the pond the biggest league in women’s football is about to kick off for another season and there’s two Welsh players involved. Nicolás Lodeiro thrives under pressure, delivers two clutch goals to bring Sounders level heading into CCL Final Leg 2 | Seattle SoundersNico Lodeiro delivers under pressure once again, puts...

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