Hi! Hey! Hello! Sound Off is back after a little World Cup break…and it feels just absolutely amazingly great. Furthermore, the USA is still alive and kicking in the tournament and there has been some absolutely excellent action thus far.
To further that this excellent wave of soccer we are currently riding, the Sounders resumed MLS league play on Saturday…with a win at DC United. This year is shaping up pretty nicely for Seattle who now holds a 10-point lead at the top of the table. Love it. For now, links and other fun things.
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
Brad Evans, World Cup analyst (ABC News)
Luis Suarez admitted the bite…which was the right thing to do (ESPNFC.com)
Manchester United making moves this summer (ESPNFC.com)
Looks like we could have Jozy Altidore ready for the USA’s Knockout Round match with Belgium (FOXSoccer.com)
Kaka could be on his way to Major League Soccer (FOXSoccer.com)
Blame Rafa Marquez, you know you want to (Goal)
DaMarcus Beasley has proved a vital piece of the USA’s World Cup campaign (Goal)
Well that’s not very nice, Stephen Keshi (MLSsoccer.com)
Some words from SI about the stadium that will host the USA and Belgium (SI.com)
This thing is pretty cool, I think (SI.com)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
Montreal is heating up…and Jack’s goal. Jeez - RECAP | LA topped the San Jose Earthquakes in the Cali Clasico - RECAP | We got a good result from Chivas who beat RSL 1-0 while up a man - RECAP | Seattle’s next opponent the Vancouver Whitecaps were beaten 2-0 by Colorado - RECAP | Philadelphia is getting it going under its new head coach. 3-1 win over New England is proof of that - RECAP
Tweets of the Week – The best Sounders-related nuggets in 140 characters or less
Was good pizza, too. Nice work, Aaron.
5 hrs right next to @shanevans god it's gonna get weird— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) June 26, 2014
Was real fun, let me tell you.
Killed it (See what I did there?)
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
Just look at DeAndre’s face this whole time. He’s something else.
GIF of the Week - All the frames, all the fun
Credit SB Nation for this gem. Fantastic, fantastic stuff.
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
So this Jack McInerney goal was pretty ridiculous. And when I say pretty ridiculous…like the most ridiculous.