The playoffs are just about set...but could the MLS schedule receive a dramatic overhaul in the coming seasons? Check the links below for the answer!
Playoffs! Despite a recent run of poor form, the Sounders have again qualified for the MLS postseason. Back with you after a week away due to the craziness in Portland last week, let's check out some of the top links in the soccer world.
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
One of my favorite all-time MLS players reportedly interviewed for the Columbus Crew head coaching job (Columbus Dispatch)
Another of my favorite players announced this weekend that he's retiring after this season (FOXSoccer.com)
Footy mag Four Four Two did a big feature on soccer in the PNW recently (Four Four Two)
What is Mexico doing? (FOXSoccer.com)
The World Cup playoff draw has been set in Europe (Goal)
Was a pretty crazy weekend in La Liga (ESPNFC.com)
The American Outlaws are profiled over on SI.com. Some pretty interesting stuff here... (SI.com)
Get ready for the hundreds that you will see with this one...a predicted USMNT squad to head to Brazil (Goal)
LD thinks Mexico would take the foot off the gas if the USA needed it to win (ESPNFC.com)
Oh you didn't hear about the proposed MLS schedule switch? (SI.com)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
Colorado officially eliminated Vancouver from the playoffs...and will face it again on the last weekend of the season - RECAP | Montreal edged close to a playoff spot with a vital 2-1 victory over the Union - RECAP | Portland and RSL did the Sounders a favor with a 0-0 draw - RECAP | The Red Bulls inched ever closer to their first ever trophy with a 3-0 victory over Houston - RECAP | A match with huge implications for the Sounders went down on Sunday as LA and SJ drew 0-0...a result that put Seattle in the playoffs - RECAP
“@SachaKljestan: Best atmosphere in the States! Thanks KC!" Tread lightly pal— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) October 12, 2013
Yes, Sacha…tread lightly.
Wise words, young man. Very wise words
That's 5 playoff appearances in all 5 years in #MLS for Seattle. Quite the record.Now to quickly turn their form around+get key players back— Ross Fletcher (@RossFletcher1) October 21, 2013
Ross tells it like it is. Big week ahead…
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
These 8-bit graphics are pretty cool. Clint obviously thought so. Too bad for Mike and Eddie though. #fittobesquare
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
Just listen. Just. Listen. Unbelievable…you should also check out the full transcript of what the announcer is saying here.