I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day Weekend. While we barbecued and dozed, we were treated to a flurry of Seattle/soccer news: The Sounders drew the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia Cup derby, the NWSL’s Seattle Reign came back against Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash to remain unbeaten, Captain Brad Evans and Landon “Don’t call me Landycakes” Donovan were snubbed by the cunning German coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Donovan had sweet vindication in setting the MLS goal record with 136 in a thrashing of the Philadelphia Union, and oh yeah, Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final.
Now it is the calm before the storm. The Sounders return to practice as they prepare for a monumental clash this weekend’s with unbeaten, and #2 in the West, Real Salt Lake. It’s still early, but after getting thrashed by New England, many fans will be hungry to see the Sounders prove their mettle against a top opponent. Today Jurgen and the Nats play Azerbaijan at some rickety stadium in San Mateo County as they tune up for the World Cup, which is barely two weeks away. Enjoy this breather, everything is about to start happening.