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29 October 2012 @ 05:30 pm


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Bunch of kids (AND HAHNEMANN) playing tonight, show us what you've got, boys. <3

Current Location: my dorm


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People are using the TV downstairs to watch random crap so I guess I'll be streaming this one tonight. >(
29 September 2012 @ 04:00 pm

Who: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders
What: MLS regular season game
Where: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
When: Kickoff is at 18:00/6:00 pm PST
Why: dare I say it...

So I am a terrible person and completely forgot about putting up a thread for this game until it was too late and I was without internet anyway. :( But anyway, today the Sounders defeated C.D. Marathon in Honduras and clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the CCL (I believe they're the first MLS team this year to do so?). 

Sammy Ochoa scored again, we got two PKs called against us (because apparently that's the only way teams are going to be able to score on the Sounders), and Brad Evans got the game winner AND WE WON THE GROUP PRAISE EVERYTHING LET'S GO HOME NOW. 

Also Portland are up 2-1 on SJ right now hehehe. For those of us who still cling to foolish hopes of having a shot at the Supporter's Shield. 

11 September 2012 @ 11:23 am

The Sounders rookie earned his way on this list, rarely putting a foot wrong and showing personality in his 18 league matches in Seattle colors. This ranking must especially rankle Real Salt Lake, who traded Rose the day after picking him up at No. 6 in the 2012 Supplemental Draft (Note: RSL traded for the rights to Leone Cruz, who is currently not on an MLS roster). And with just a handful of matches remaining in 2012, the two-way midfielder has proven to be the steal of the Supplemental Draft alongside Antoine Hoppenot (taken at No. 51 by Philadelphia).

What TDs and coaches like: "A hard-working midfielder, keeps the game simple ... He’s competent on the ball ... As skinny as he is, he covers a lot of ground ... I wasn't sure where he would play in the league, positionally. But I think he's proven that if you have a soccer brain and an IQ, you can settle in with the right group, and I think he's done that in Seattle ... A great person and a hard worker. He's a leader, he loves what he does, he brings his lunch bucket every day. He's a great example of hard work paying off ... Unsung hero. He does much of the dirty work for the rest of the players. His ability to break plays down, his abilities to win a lot of balls, and his ability to do so much running for the team, you appreciate a lot ... He’s the kind of guys teammates appreciate and want around."

Where TDs and coaches want improvement: "In that position, it’s important to keep getting tactically better, physically to get stronger. Technically, as he’s on the ball more from a deep spot, to organize and be in the deep spot, to be able to be on the ball more and become more of a guy that’s going to want the ball more and take more of a role in that way ... His long-range passing is good but maybe in tight spaces he has to do better. He needs to read the game better. He goes forward a little too much ... He needs to make improvements on the defensive side. He’s good in the air because of his size, but he needs to read the game better to move the ball out. If he can elevate his game there he can have a long career."

Opta Says: Only one player under 24 with less than 1,000 minutes played has more interceptions than Andy Rose’s 29 during the 2012 MLS season. (Raymon Gaddis -- 32).

another mls article, this one more about Rose's background before he came to the Sounders.

*is saddened to find that I have not made any Andy Rose gifs yet*