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Sound Off - "Build A Bonfire"; Gspurning plays fantasy; Mourinho strikes again

There was a pretty big soccer match in Seattle on Sunday night. Here's what people are saying about it.

Well that sure was fun last night, wasn't it? The Sounders battled to a 'firey' 1-0 win over the hated Portland Timbers in front of an astounding 67,385 supporters at CenturyLink Field. Below are some reaction pieces from the match and a few other stragglers mixed in, too. Enjoy!

Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!

IIt was a very special night at CenturyLink Field. (Seattle Times)

Given the Sounders victory over the Timbers,'s Kyle McCarthy weighs in on the playoff implications of the result...and how the Sounders may fit into that equation. (

Over at the Guardian, they did a great job of providing a running commentary of the match and all of its action. (The Guardian)

Want to know the reasoning behind the amazing Emerald City Supporters "Build A Bonfire" tifo? Let them explain. (We Are ECS)

Prior to the match, CBS sat down with Clint Dempsey to get his perspective on returning to Major League Soccer. (CBS)

If you haven't before, check out the Chalkboard on to get an in-depth look at all the stats, figures and angles you could possible hope for. (

From tragedy, Luca Toni rose up to shine on the highest level in Italy once again. (

Bend It Like Beckham will never ever get old. (

Jose Mourinho, you sweet, beautiful little rascal of a man. Up to his old tricks, the Portuguese boss prods the Wayne Rooney fire yet again. (The Guardian)

Could another team be in on Gareth Bale? Also, could this transfer saga please just end forever? (The Mirror)

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

Chivas USA snagged its fifth win of the season in upset over NYRB - RECAP | RSL kept rolling at the top of the West with a 4-0 win over the Sounders next opponent, the Columbus Crew - RECAP | The Galaxy got a big win on the road as it topped the Whitecaps 1-0 at BC Place - RECAP | Dallas and San Jose did the Sounders a favor in 2-2 draw - RECAP | Montreal dropped a five-spot on the Houston Dynamo - RECAP

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

Michael Gspurning and Djimi Traore are co-managing a fantasy football team. Let us not forget that Michael predicted the Super Bowl to end with a 2-1 score.

Sometimes brevity is the way to go, dude.

Our thoughts exactly.

Instagram of the Week - kinds of awesome

You rock, Seattle. You really really REALLY do.

Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed

I don't always get blown away by amazing tifos…but when I do they're always made by Emerald City Supporters.