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NEW HALL OF FAMER KASEY KELLER ALMOST DIDN’T BECOME A SOUNDER

Lacey, Washington native Kasey Keller was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame today on the first ballot. The best player ever produced by the Evergreen State and one of the best Americans of all time, Keller spent the majority of his pro career playing in Europe. As his career wound down, he liked […]

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2013 Morris Trophy winners Will Sutton from ASU and Xavier Su'a Filo from UCLA with Morris Trophy board member and former UW Quarterback Tim Cowan

MORRIS TROPHY’S COLORFUL HISTORY BEFITS SEATTLE

On Thursday, January 15th, the Morris Trophy will be presented for the 35th time at a luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. The award honors the top offensive lineman, and top defensive lineman, in the PAC 12 conference and is voted on by the players who play those positions. This year’s winners […]

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KLINSMANN’S BAD YEAR

If Jurgen Klinsmann were a stock I’d be on the phone to my guy asking him how long we’re going to hang on to him. The man who makes $2.6 million dollars a year to coach the United States Men’s National Team continues to behave like a child in the back of a car on […]

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Mike Gastineau at the 2011 KJR Kares-a-thon

10/10 A DAY OF SIGNIFICANCE AT CASA DE GAS

My book SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE  was published one year ago today, almost exactly a year after I first decided to write it. That sentence is a mouthful (much more for me than anyone else). The idea to do a book on the launch of the team hit me while I was walking back to my […]

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Mike Gastineau at the 2011 KJR Kares-a-thon

OVERTIME WHINERS AND A VERY BAD BEAT

With the exception of the result, Sunday’s 26 to 20 Seahawks OT win versus Denver was everything that Super Bowl XLVIII was not. From the second Manny Ramirez sent the first snap of THAT game zooming past a wide eyed Peyton Manning the rout was on. And while the rematch was one sided for much […]

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GOLDEN TATE’S EASY DECISION

“You can expect to see a lot of new faces on next year’s team. A lot of important contracts are coming up for renewal and you can bet that the guys will be asking for more than management is willing to pay.” Wednesday’s announcement that Golden Tate was leaving Seattle to join the Detroit Lions […]

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CANUCKS COLLAPSE EPIC BY ANY DEFINITION

The final match up of the NHL’s 2014 Stadium series brought the curtain down on the outdoor games with an ending so thud like it should accompany definition of the word. Colin Greening’s game clinching empty net goal for Ottawa with 1:33 left went unnoticed by many of the Vancouver fans still in attendance. The […]

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EXCERPT FROM “SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE” -THE ROLE PUBS PLAYED

CHAPTER SIX April 25, 2009 Seattle, Washington   “These kids know what a beer’s for!”   Ever since pro sports arrived in earnest in Seattle — which is to say when the Kingdome opened in 1976 — Pioneer Square eating and drinking establishments have been within a Kasey Keller goalkick of the action. Consider that […]

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