So much awesome this past weekend it's hard to keep track. The World Cup ended, the Sounders beat Portland (twice), the Tottenham friendly was quite the match, Clint Dempsey is the North American FIFA 15 cover star, and of course, Xander Bailey. Just so much go go over. Here are some of the best bits in the latest "Sound Off" for all y'all.
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
American forward Julian Green to be available to play in MLS All-Star Game? (MLSsoccer.com)
A Brooklyn teen looks set for move to Spain’s Sevilla (MLSsoccer.com)
Osvaldo Alonso’s killer strike against Tottenham made Sportscenter’s top 10…and finished No.1 (Sounder At Heart)
Love when soccer chants get adopted in different places. Nice work, Alejandro (SI.com)
All the highs and lows, bests and worsts from the 2014 FIFA World Cup (SI.com)
Steven Gerrard, the heart of the English national football team, has announced his retirement from the international game…and with it, a new generation of underachievers has been ushered in (ESPNFC.com)
Even in a bye week, the Sounders remain at the top of the Power Rankings (ESPNFC.com
Harness the power of a soccer ball…and special things will happen (Bloomberg)
I want these pictures framed and put on my wall (FOXSoccer.com)
Good on you, Mesut Ozil (FOXSoccer.com)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
How about the year DCU is having? - RECAP | RSL and Vancouver ended all square at 1-1 this weekend - RECAP | Dallas continued its surge up the table with a 2-0 victory over New England - RECAP | SKC and LA battled to a 2-1 victory over LA - RECAP | On Friday, Portland came from behind to best Colorado in a 2-1 match - RECAP
Tweets of the Week – The best Sounders-related nuggets in 140 characters or less - July 4th Edition
Seattle, it's been real and I'll be back soon. Thank you to everyone for the support it really means the world to me.— Xander Bailey (@xbailey_17) July 20, 2014
The pleasure was all ours, Xander.
Great day for me today, score a great goal and i was named in MLS All Star ,#Happy— Osvaldo Alonso (@OzzieAlonso) July 20, 2014
Ozzie tweets exactly how he talks and it’s perfect!
Slightly confused by the hashtag but a great picture nonetheless!
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
So this is pretty cool, eh?
GIF of the Week - All the frames, all the fun
We see you, Ozzie. We see you.
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
What a day for Xander! Absolutely unbelievable.