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MLS

Powerful second half leads Caps by LA Galaxy, keeps playoff hopes alive – Eighty Six Forever
Fighting for their life in the playoffs, the Caps put on a first-half performance against LA Galaxy on Wednesday that left almost everyone thinking “more of the same.”
Then the second half started.

Power Ranking Averages – Week 30 (9/15/22) – RSL Soapbox
17!?!? Seattle is easily the 16th best team.

other male football clubs

Portland Timbers 2 picked up a shootout win in their last game
They play Defiance on Sunday

MLS NEXT Pro Decision Day Preview | MLSNEXTPro.com
The race for the first MLS NEXT Pro playoffs ends on Sunday with five Eastern Conference teams battling for the final three playoff spots. The standings remain wide open in the Western Conference with all four seeds open for revenue from Sunday night’s action.

USL Championship Race to the Playoffs – September 16-18
Former Switchbacks and San Antonio Sounders have a lot to play for.

Joaquin scores a superb goal for Real Betis in the Europa League | professional football thread
We bow to a true legend.

Porto coach’s family car attacked after Club Brugge defeat | Daily Trust
Porto coach Sergio Conceicao’s family car was ‘savagely’ attacked after this week’s Champions League hammering by Club Brugge

Match recap: Courage claim 1-0 win over Angel City FC at home – NC Courage
Courage will be on short rest when they face Reign

United States national teams

USA World Cup kits miss the mark with boring white and horrible tie-dye effort
The biggest crime of these kits is a good analogy for this USMNT team: they get the job done, but it feels like they could do so much more.

Why Nike isn’t worried about the reaction to new USMNT World Cup kits | FOX Sports
Nike is not affected by the negative response to the new USMNT World Cup kits. Doug McIntyre details their reasoning.

As World Cup approaches, USMNT gathers in Europe for final friendly window | American football players
Charles Boehm works through USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter’s media session following the announcement of the 26-man roster for the September 2022 camp.

From DeMelo to Kornieck, USWNT attacking midfield depth offers different solutions – Equalizer Soccer
The United States Women’s National Team is bursting with creative talent right now. Competition for a starting spot in attacking midfield is intense, with four or five viable options for each position. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski is up to the challenge. With the World Cup ever closer on the horizon and upcoming friendlies against England, Spain and Germany (twice), he has a few months to make some big decisions when it comes to personal.

Puget Sound Football

Sounders FC performance coach Megan Young inspires athletes and shares story of survival
Megan Young says she’s just one of two women of all Major League Soccer athletes who train athletes in the weight room. She’s a survivor, and with September marking Blood Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing her story.

Not football related

Willow Trailer Is More Proof There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Fan Of Fantasy | full moon tale
Fantasy captures the global imagination and our dreams, with every streaming platform and movie studio trying to determine which story will win. Willow might be fine for the weeks he’s been out.

She-Hulk Fashion Designer Luke Jacobson Is A Deep Marvel Cameo
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law features actor Griffin Matthews as Luke Jacobson, fashion designer for superhero stars. The character is based on that of Marvel Comics’ terrifyingly obscure series Dakota North.

I am writing this while on the east coast. I promise you I’ve tried to do the right math regarding start times.

Friday

Noon PT – Aston Villa vs Southampton on USA Network and Universo. Share Aaron’s pain, now on national television.

4:30 p.m. Tormenta vs. Tucson on ESPN+. As Tucson played more against Kinzner, they won more. They are currently 9 points below the playoff line, but no longer last.

7:00 p.m. PT — The Washington Men vs. Michigan St. on the Pac-12 Network.

Saturday

9:30 a.m. PT — Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City on NBC and TUDN. I’m old enough to remember when football games were only available because your friend’s older brother sent you a VHS.

4:30 p.m. PT — North Carolina Courage vs. OL Reign on Paramount+. This one has big playoff implications

  • Your weekend rooting guide: Louisville vs. Orlando can do it all; Gotham should beat the Spirit; Red Stars and Dash must to draw; Vague on Angel City; Current and Thorns must to draw.

5:30 p.m. PT — Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United on ESPN+. Go Sports. I’ve always been a sports fan.*

6:30 p.m. PT — Real Salt Lake vs. Cincinnati on ESPN+. Pat Noonan’s club are giants*

7:00 p.m. PT — Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders FC on FOX 13+, Prime Video and ESPN+. Go for it.

7:30 p.m. PT — LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids on ESPN+. There’s nothing better than a team from Denver beating a team from Los Angeles*. Even if neither of them plays in these cities.

Sunday

10:00 a.m. PT – Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers on ABC. I hate to do this to you, but you want Caleb Porter’s team to win

2:00 p.m. PT — Kansas City Current vs. Portland Thorns on Paramount+. You want to see a draw between these two good teams playing entertaining soccer. Seriously, watch it.

4:00 PM PT – Tacoma Defiance vs. Portland Timbers II at Starfire and on MLSNextPro.com. Defiance will know if they can win the whole fucking league or just the West at kickoff.

*because it increases Seattle’s chances of making the playoffs

Puget Sound’s professional football teams all have vital games with playoff implications. It’s good to be among the Sound People.