NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us a Seattle Sounders FC Player Profile: Michael Gspurning. The native of Austria was brought in to replace the legend Kasey Keller. After stops with several teams in Austria, Greece, and Spain, Gspurning is now at home in Seattle playing in the MLS. With playing time in the UEFA Cup, Gspuring brings the attitude and aggressiveness of a top flight European keeper to America.
NWSB MLS Insider Clinton Bell brings us his 2012 predictions for the Seattle Sounders today. The midfield will be anchored by yet another stellar year by the best mid in all of the MLS, Osvaldo Alonso. Let’s hope that a healthy Steve Zakuani, and O’Brian White can come back and contribute what they are known for this season. Once again he predicts the Sounders to win the Cascadia Cup.
Clinton Bell one of our Seattle Sounders bloggers shows us his list of 5 players that he wishes could still go out every weekend in the Rave Green and give it their all for the Sounders! It starts in the booth with Arlo White, then Kasey Keller, Dave D’errico, Nate Jaqua, Freddie Ljungberg, and Sebastien Le Toux.
Jason Green reports the Seattle Sounders will never truly replace Kasey Keller in goal, but they’ve found someone they hope can fill his now retired shoes. Michael Gspurning is 30 years old and a tall keeper at 6’5″ and has played for the Austrian national team as well as in the top Greek league for the last 5 seasons. Sigi Schmid likes his new keeper.
Seattle Sounders insider Jason Green brings us news that 2 Seattle Sounders won MLS awards. Kasey Keller earned the Goalkeeper of the Year Award, was named to the MLS All-Star Team AND made the MLS Best XI. Mauro Rosales won the Newcomer of the Year award, the second Seattle Sounder to do so in 3 seasons.
Jason Green our man with his pulse on the Seattle sports beat gives us his top 5 reasons why the Seattle Sounders lost to Real Salt Lake. You could tell Ned Grabavoy and Real Salt Lake wanted it more, as they dominated every aspect of the match and they were especially more physical in the match. Sigi Schmid stated, “We’re lucky we didn’t lose 6-0.