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The homepage of SoundersFC.com!

The homepage of SoundersFC.com!

Motherf-ing chills, y’all!
64k BOOM BOOM CLAP.
And who says Americans don’t like soccer?

(Source: youtube.com)

64k SSSSEEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTLLLLLLLLEEEEEEE

(Source: youtube.com)

haipollai:

Older picture but still, makes me cry. So glad I was there. And I miss it.
Qwest Field CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

I was there, too! ROLL CALL!

haipollai:

Older picture but still, makes me cry. So glad I was there. And I miss it.

Qwest Field CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

I was there, too! ROLL CALL!

Sounders FC Goalkeepers Michael Gspurning and Andrew Weber kick 50-yard field goals for fun after training.

We’re best friends cause he’s got a great sense of humor.

(Source: youtube.com)

Not an optical allusion. That’s 64,140 for a regular season MLS match.
(Braulio Herrera)

Not an optical allusion. That’s 64,140 for a regular season MLS match.

(Braulio Herrera)

There will never be another one so big, nor tall.There will never be another Kasey Keller, a motherfucking wall.
(Mike Fiechtner)

There will never be another one so big, nor tall.
There will never be another Kasey Keller, a motherfucking wall.

(Mike Fiechtner)

(John Lok, Seattle Times)

(John Lok, Seattle Times)

With the start of a new season also comes the start of new fitness programs for many of the Sounders FC.

(Source: youtube.com)

A (hopefully) complete rundown of outlets that ran a story on our dear Steve Zakuani

Any Sounder at Heart (h/t) can close their eyes and relive the sight and hear the sound of the excruciating injury that sidelined Steve Zakuani for the remainder of the 2011 campaign. Several months removed from that horrifying day, and Sounders nation was delighted when they saw or read that Zakuani had participated in the first few days of training.

While we are all eager and excited for Steve to return to the pitch, it’s important to understand that he has only taken a few hundred steps on a long journey of recovery. Steve has admitted as much that he has no set timeline for a return, taking it one step at a time, and that he is willing to accept that he may not be the same player when he finally does come back.

All the major regional and a few national outlets jumped on this compelling story, and here is a (hopefully) complete rundown of them. If you get a chance, it’s always very satisfying to catch up on some reading, right?

- Mixed Emotions (Matt Gaschk, Sounders FC)

- Zakuani making progress in return from broken leg (Tim Booth, AP)

- Zakuani has “mixed feelings” in return to full training (Andrew Winner, MLSsoccer.com)

- Sounders’ Steve Zakuani says only goal is to play again (Jeremiah Oshan, Sounder At Heart)

- Sounders’ Zakuani ‘ecstatic’ about return to field (John Boyle, Herald)

- Zakuani back in action — but at ‘65-70 percent’ (Don Ruiz, The Olympian/TNT)

- For Sounders FC’s Steve Zakuani, recovery is steady but slow (Joshua Mayers, Seattle Times)

- Long road back for Zak (goalWA)

- 1v1 Interview with Tony Ventrella (video, Sounders FC)

On this edition of 1 V 1 Tony sits down with Steve Zakuani to talk about the recovery process and what it feels like to finally be back at practice.

(Source: youtube.com)

Notes from Day 1 of preseason

—- Mostly everyone was accounted for and appeared to be in good shape. Certain guys like Marc Burch, who’s coming off foot surgery, took it a little easier. O’Brian White was not around and he’s still got a ways to go before joining the group. Others that weren’t around, but are in transit are forward/midfielder Cordell Cato and Supplemental Draft pick Jason Banton. Wes Feighner is expected to be in that boat, as well, but I didn’t get full confirmation on that.

—- Steve Zakuani went “all out” in practice, according to coach Sigi Schmid. He was a full participant in a scrimmage and took part in a conditioning drill at the end. He’s not 100-percent back, by any stretch, and will likely take it easy Saturday, but being a full participant is definite progress. More on him to come later.

—- Some invitees were in camp, perhaps the most notable is goalkeeper Andrew Weber, 28, who played for San Jose last season. He appeared to be in great shape and I think he could contend for a roster spot. Others: goalkeeper Tyrel Lacey (free agent, last played for Lyn in Norway), midfielder Alex Caskey (a 2011 SuperDraft pick that didn’t make the team), forward Darwin Jones (a Sounders Academy alum) and midfielder Jonathan Prieto (a 2011 trialist that didn’t make the team).

—- There were a few other players in camp that weren’t listed on the training roster, so I’ll work on uncovering them. As was the case with Mauro Rosales, sometimes the team won’t name them until they’ve determined whether or not to add them to the discovery list.

—- Not in camp were the two Hondurans, Ever Alvarado and Harlinton Gutierres, as expected. They could join later.

—- Fitness coach Dave Tenney had a big hand in the day’s activities, as you might expect earlier in camp.

—- I count five goalkeepers in camp: Michael Gspurning (he’s every inch of 6-5), Bryan Meredith, Josh Ford, Andrew Weber and Tyrel Lacy. I expect the three from the roster to come from the first four.

—- Goal scorers: Babayele Sodade apparently had a curving strike to the upper 90 I missed, Osvaldo Alonso fired a right-footed blast by Gspruning at one point, Zakuani ended the scrimmage with a nice finish on a breakaway.

—- Sodade told us he’s on the 30-man preliminary roster for Canada’s Olympic qualifying team.

(Joshua Mayers, Seattle Times)

sugartoes:

:’D

sugartoes:

:’D

"What’s going to motivate them is themselves inside. They get out and they motivate themselves and they get it done. There’s a lot of special people that they know who support them and I think the biggest motivation of all for me at the end of that game, as all the players are gathered on the field, is just looking up at the stands and seeing everybody still there waiting for us to get presented the trophy. Everybody else waited, except for that one little Chicago corner. But I think that’s a reflection of what we play for every day and what gets us motivated every day. The fans are superb." - Sigi Schmid, head coach
(Jane Gershovich)

"What’s going to motivate them is themselves inside. They get out and they motivate themselves and they get it done. There’s a lot of special people that they know who support them and I think the biggest motivation of all for me at the end of that game, as all the players are gathered on the field, is just looking up at the stands and seeing everybody still there waiting for us to get presented the trophy. Everybody else waited, except for that one little Chicago corner. But I think that’s a reflection of what we play for every day and what gets us motivated every day. The fans are superb." - Sigi Schmid, head coach

(Jane Gershovich)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh