The Sounders are off today. But the soccer world is not, so I plan to plop onto the blog a few times with some other items.
I wanted to start with a pair of looks, north and south.
Here's an interesting piece from the MLS Talk website making the case that the Vancouver Whitecaps have become "the most authentic football organization on the continent."
Meanwhile, here's an Oregonian look at the start of the Timbers' marketing campaign for its 2011 entry into MLS.