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ONE MORE WIN

MAY 31st, 1996 Fatigue and a hangover were delivering alternating left right punches to my body as I made my way carefully down the aisle of the Southwest Airlines 737 that would ferry me from Salt Lake City to Seattle. It was mid morning and if all went as expected we’d land in the Emerald […]

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON OLYMPIA EVENT

The GOOD NEWS  is we were able to reschedule our book signing and selling party at Anthony’s in Olympia for this coming Monday night, December 23rd. I’ll be there from 5 to 8pm. This will be the final book event before Christmas and it’s your chance to get your book signed by Kasey Keller and […]

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REVIEW FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS

Here’s what the folks over at Kirkus Reviews think of  “Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece”. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mike-gastineau/sounders-fc-authentic-masterpiece/  

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Message to Olympia area Sounders fans:

I wish to sincerely apologize to those of you who made it to Anthony’s Homeport in Olympia on Monday night to celebrate the season, the great career of Kasey Keller, and my book “Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece.” In 37 years of broadcasting and writing this is the first time I ever missed an assignment. I […]

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U MAD? U MAD BRO? UH…WHY?

Maybe it’s the rain. Maybe it’s the one major professional championship in our city’s history; won of course by a team that doesn’t exist anymore. (Two if you count the Seattle Metropolitans 1917 Stanley Cup win over Montreal. Of course, THEY don’t exist anymore, either.) Maybe it’s the gnawing, unending fear that Big Bertha is […]

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MLS NEEDS TO PICK UP PACE OF PLAYOFFS

Real Salt Lake will challenge Sporting Kansas City Saturday afternoon for the MLS Cup. To gear up for this monumental challenge the Salt Lake side played exactly 90 minutes of soccer in the 27 days leading up to the title game.  This gives KC a huge edge since the Sportings (?) played 90 minutes in […]

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SOCCER MEDIA COVERAGE LACKING? WHAT? WHERE?

    That Calvin and Hobbes cartoon was a birthday present from my lovely wife many years ago. It is among my most prized possessions and hangs in a place of honor in my office. It’s been almost a year since I left KJR radio and I’ve spent much of my time in the past […]

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Sigi Schmid with his staff in 2009 on the night Sounders FC debuted in MLS.

THAT’S LIFE? TO HELL WITH YOU OL’ BLUE EYES

Twenty years ago next spring Seattle sports fans attended a most awkward going away party at the Seattle Center Coliseum. A decision had been made to remodel the building once the 1994 NBA Playoffs concluded. Fans were rightfully optimistic that the project wouldn’t begin until late June; AFTER the top seeded SuperSonics rolled to an […]

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MARCUS HAHNEMANN GETS HIS CHANCE TO SHINE

About a month ago I got a call from my friend Brian Robinson who invited me to a happy hour/fundraiser at the Columbia Tower Club. I eagerly accepted his invite for three reasons: 1. I love the view from the Columbia Tower Club. 2. The fundraiser involved Sounders players bar tending and raising money for […]

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BOOK PARTY NEWS AND INFO ON WHERE TO PURCHASE “SOUNDERS FC: AUTHENTIC MASTERPIECE”.

It’s been almost 3 weeks since we launched the sales effort for my book and I’m thrilled with the early results and feedback. I thank all of you who have purchased the book and special thanks to those of you kind enough to send me a note or post a review on the Amazon site. […]

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