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Sound Off - Brad and EJ called; Sounders chants; Gspurning's teddy bear

Lots of Clint Dempsey (as is tradition) but plenty of other big news around the world of soccer...including a lovely goal from a certain Mr. Montero in Portugal.

The Sounders are back from Toronto after taking the full three points in a 2-1 win over the Reds. With their return comes a whole slew of new links for you to look over in today's Sound Off. Oh, and Clint Dempsey made his debut in Rave Green...and let me tell you, he looked FAN-TAS-TIC.

Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!

Kyle McCarthy at looked over Clint's first 56 minutes as Seattle Sounder and concludes it wasn't his best...but that's just fine. (

Things are getting a bit out of hand in England as the crazy transfer stories that circle the Premier League are becoming a bit sensational. (

This one dropped right after I had published Sound Off last week. SI's Grant Wahl tells you all you need to know about the Dempsey transfer to the Sounders. (

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann picked his squad to face Bosnia this week. No Deuce...but B-rad and EJ get the call. (

Robin van Persie wants Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United. Meanwhile, the English forward sits and California. (

If you're a kit nerd like me and watch English football, you'll love this site. (Historical Football Kits)

Our good buddies at Sounder at Heart drop the gifs on you following the Sounders 2-1 win over TFC. How can you not like a good gif? (Sounder at Heart)

Ever want to get the Sounders chants in FIFA? I've been doing this for years thanks to this awesome website. (

Belgium is the latest country to be experiencing the hilariously overused "golden generation." Here's the newest addition to the equally hilarious (as in 'oh my goodness they are amazing') talent pool. (

Clint was on the Dan Patrick Show this morning. Watch it this way. (Dan Patrick Show)

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

A number of results went in the Sounders favor this weekend, including Colorado's 1-1 draw with Chivas USA - RECAP | ...and the Galaxy's 3-3 draw with FC Dallas - RECAP | RSL kept rolling with a 1-0 win over the Sounders' next opponent, the Houston Dynamo - RECAP | SKC made quick work of the New England Revolution in this 3-0 victory - RECAP | Cascadia Rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps FC got the better of San Jose in this 2-0 match - RECAP

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

Upon returning from Toronto, Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning took in the Storm game...and snagged his daughter a teddy bear!

Indeed, Brad. Indeed.

It's true. DeAndre (and his 1.0 hairstyle) made an appearance on late night tv. Check it out here.

Instagram of the Week - kinds of awesome

Didn't take Deuce long to get the matching shoes for his new club.

Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed

Looks like our boy Fredy is doing alright for himself over in Portugal.