Spending 4th of July weekend in Canada is wrong on so many levels. The Sounders obviously weren’t happy with it and allowed the Whitecaps FC to sneak a 1-0 result past them. That’s fine. Still in first place and will be getting our big guns back this week for two, count ‘em, TWO matches against the Portland Timbers.
But first, links and things…
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
An English player playing abroad! What is this nonsense! (ESPNFC.com)
Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano has passed away at age 88. RIP (ESPNFC.com)
What does FOX need to do to get the 2018 World Cup right? (SI.com)
U.S. Soccer’s Sunil Gulati opens up on all kinds of things (SI.com)
MLS World Cup stars on the move? (Goal)
Exactly how good (or bad) has ESPN’s World Cup coverage been thus far? (Screamer)
Up close and personal with DeAndre Yedlin (Sounder At Heart)
Interesting take on the World Cup and it’s lack of star power right now (kind of) (Mashable)
They really love soccer in Colombia (FOXSoccer.com)
Mark Geiger still repping the USA at the World Cup (MLSSoccer.com)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
Chivas USA topped Montreal 1-0 on Cubo Torres’ fun little strike - RECAP | DC now has like 14 times more wins than it did in 2013 - RECAP | Portland and LA ended the night 2-2. Was a good match, too - RECAP | RSL got a solid 2-1 result over the New England Revs - RECAP | One of the most streaky teams in MLS, Dallas, got a 2-1 win over the Union - RECAP
Tweets of the Week – The best Sounders-related nuggets in 140 characters or less - July 4th Edition
Happy birthday America— OBA MARTINS (@oba_martins) July 4, 2014
Yes, Oba…happy birthday indeed
So much America from Lamar!
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Be safe tonight!— chad marshall (@ChadMarshall14) July 5, 2014
Aww Chad! Thanks man
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
Ready. To. Rave.