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.
Jason Green brings us news from the Seattle Sounders today. With Arlo White leaving the Sounders for NBC soccer coverage, Keller joins new broadcaster Ross Fletcher to deliver Seattle Sounders FC games in the 2012 MLS Soccer season.
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.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us coverage of the MLS Superdraft. The Seattle Sounders FC selected Andrew Duran in the draft and Jason says he will instantly make the Sounders FC better. He cites Duran’s defense, his crosses and that he already fits right into the club.
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.
It was a great season for the Seattle Sounders, but not a happy ending. They lost 3-2 on aggregate to Real Salt Lake in the MLS Playoffs last night at CenturyLink Field on November 2, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Freddy Montero and Kasey Keller did their best, and that’s all you can ask for.
Mauro Rosales and the Seattle Sounders have a major hole to climb out of if they are going to make their 3rd straight Western Conference Finals. In the first leg of their 2-leg series facing the 3rd seed of Real Salt Lake, Seattle were spanked 3-0 in Salt Lake City.
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.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Sounders FC MLS soccer league goaltender and Olympia Washington native Kasey Keller. Did you know he was the Honda Player of the Year in 1999 and 2005, and the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 1997, 1999, and 2005?