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Sound Off - Oba goes swimming; Bale's transfer; Macklemore's jerseys

This week in "Sound Off" we literally dive into things as Oba goes swimming; Macklemore gets pumped for his Sounders jerseys and Michael Gspurning is a fashion trendsetter

Sounders got back to their winning ways on Sunday with a tidy 2-1 win over Chivas USA at CenturyLink Field. I tweeted a bunch of nonsense and now I bring you the latest "Sound Off". One of those things is decide which.

Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!


Eddie Johnson is a special player with a special background. He played a key role in the USMNT's winning of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. SI profiles him here. (

The MLS All-Star Game is on Wednesday. Our rookie sensation with the coolest hair in the biz, DeAndre Yedlin, will be there. So will I. Get all the info you need on the festivities this way. (

Dutch legend Edgar Davids wants to start a trend by having outfield players wear no.1 on their jerseys when he does so next season. In other news, Edgar Davids is still playing soccer (ESPN FC)

The new Pope loves soccer...but he thinks Jesus is more important than the World Cup. Tough call. (

Look back at the top 5 MLS All-Star Game performances in this handy dandy little video put together by the league's official internet website. (

We started a new little daily video feature called Rave TV on It's got pretty graphics and fun content to have you itching for more. Check out week one on our YouTube page. (Sounders FC)

Real Madrid want to make Gareth Bale the most expensive transfer in the history of football. It would be the third time it has set the transfer record. (Mirror)

Kyle McCarthy of every publication fame wrote a little ditty on the impact of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (which the US and A DOMINATED) on Major League Soccer (

Everyone loves DeAndre. Especially the folks in Akron (we love him more though). (Akron Beacon Journal)

Looks like San Jose's stadium construction has been delayed a wee bit. (


MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer

Steven Lenhart scored and did a stupid dance but it helped Portland lose so that's cool - RECAP | The Union played a man up for the majority of the match and snapped Vancouver's home unbeaten run with a 1-0 win - RECAP | Another goofy one as New York scored twice in the final 10 minutes to top RSL 4-3 at RB Arena - RECAP | Dillon Powers was at the center of it all as Colorado knocked off the Galaxy two zip - RECAP | It was rainy, it was cold, it was miserable...but Toronto scored two late, late goals to grab the 2-1 win from Columbus - RECAP

Tweets of the Week – The best Sounders-related nuggets in 140 characters or less

Seattle's own Macklemore, who is performing in Kansas City at the All-Star game this pretty excited about the jerseys we sent him.


Djimi really likes playing at CenturyLink Field apparently.





He may be the Sounders pool goalkeeper right now, but Doug Herrick certainly appreciates good fashion when he sees it. Look how good Michael looks!


Instagram of the Week - kinds of awesome

It's like this was literally the first time they'd ever been in a swimming pool! Pure gold.


Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed



A look at some of the activities that went down in Kansas City ahead of Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game.