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Author Archives: Ron Preston Jr

How A Change In Tactics Can Help Michael Bradley Perform At His Best

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This World Cup was supposed to be Michael Bradley’s coming out party. It was supposed to be his chance to show the soccer world how just good he is, to show teams like Roma why they should have kept him, … Continue reading

Honduras 1-2 Ecuador: Ecuador Stays Alive; Match Highlights (VIDEO)

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Tonight in Curitiba we had a match between two teams who didn’t seem to get the memo that this was supposed to be the World Cup of the Americas, Ecuador and Honduras. With both teams suffering opening match losses both … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders Monthly Recap

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Going into this season, most analysts and supporters knew it was going to take time to attain team cohesion.  This was the first time in their six seasons that the Sounders roster had to be overhauled. Gone were club originals … Continue reading

Who Will Be Michael Bradley’s Partner In Brazil?

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If one thing was apparent after the 2-2 draw to Mexico, it was that Michael Bradley is the most important player going into this year’s World Cup.  This is something that fans of the United States (USMNT) have known for … Continue reading

Montreal 0-2 Seattle: Sounders’ Identity Becomes Clearer in Montreal

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At the end of the season, Sunday’s match between Montreal and Seattle may be forgotten by many of us. For the Sounders, it will go down as three points against a team that may not be going anywhere this year. … Continue reading

Sounders Fail to Hold off Portland Timbers in Cascadia Cup

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It became evident Saturday afternoon that even though the Seattle Sounders have championship aspirations, they are not a championship caliber team yet.  This will be a team that as the season progresses, on-lookers will see if they can do the … Continue reading

Sounders Stumble in Season Opener With 1-0 Loss to Montreal

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With the opening of the 2013 MLS season, the Seattle Sounders have the hype and the expectations of being serious Supporter Shield and MLS Cup contenders.  But Saturday night it was the Montreal Impact who showed the composure and the … Continue reading

Montero’s Hat Trick Powers Sounders Past Chivas

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On Saturday night Fredy Montero made sure that his 100th regular season MLS start was a memorable one by scoring his first hat-trick.  It was a night where the Sounders showed that when they are at their best, they can be … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders End Streak on Memorable Night

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If there was ever a perfect night for a soccer team, Saturday proved to be it for the Seattle Sounders.  Short of winning a MLS Cup, this was probably one of the happiest nights for the Sounders fans.  Fans and … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders Find New Way To Extend Winless Streak

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After a hard fought win in San Jose last Tuesday, Seattle seemed to be figuring out what ailed them in the last eight winless league matches.  After giving up a 12th minute off-side goal to Saer Sene, Seattle fought back to … Continue reading

The Real Meaning of Jurgen Klinsmann’s “Nasty”

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Following the 4-1 defeat to Brazil, we saw for the first time same a very different Jürgen Klinsmann.  Gone was the always positive and optimistic demeanor.  There sat before us a national team manager that was, by his own words, … Continue reading

Halftime Tweaks and Dramatic Goal Salvages a Point for Sounders

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Going into the first match of this year’s Cascadia Cup, the Sounders were considered by many one of the top three teams in the MLS.  That is why the first half was so shocking to watch.  The usually stable midfield … Continue reading

Timmy Chandler Says No to USMNT Camp Invite: The Heir Apparent, May Not Be So Apparent

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On March 26th 2011 against Argentina, fans of US Soccer were given a glimpse of who they thought was going to be the successor to long time right back Steve Cherundolo.  Coming in at half time, Tim Chandler quickly demonstrated a … Continue reading

Portland Gain More Than 3 Points After Win Against Sporting KC

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After Saturday’s match, the standings will show that the Portland Timbers gained 3 points, but it will show that they didn’t move up in the standings.  But leaving the match the Portland Timbers gained more than 3 points.  Many will … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders Needs Their Number 10

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Saturday night, for all purposes was a success for the Seattle Sounders.  Three points would have been ideal, but considering that they held D.C. United scoreless, a team that scored four goals the week before, they no doubt feel satisfied … Continue reading

Can Bob Bradley Learn?

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  Sitting here almost a week after the 2010 World Cup, I like many other US fans have been going over the many pros and cons of retaining Bob Bradley as the US manager.  US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and … Continue reading

Mission Accomplished!

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Today the US progressed, and not just to the next round of 16 in this World Cup. They progressed in the ranks of world football. Their status, their pedigree was elevated. How so? They did something that they as a … Continue reading

What Grade Does Bob Bradley Deserve?

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  With the first match over with, what grade does Bob Bradley get. It was a much hyped and anticipated event that he navigated successfully through. My grade for Bob Bradley would be an B+. The only thing from him … Continue reading