With the Sounders staying out on the road, I figured out most direct link to the team this weekend is through radio or TV, and this season that means new voice of the Sounders Arlo White.
I had this conversation with him about his start with the Sounders and his early impressions of MLS.
One little highlight comment on the league:
"It’s not the standard of the Premier League, but it doesn’t profess to be. Maybe in 10 years it will be; who knows? But you watch the Champions League, and it’s football sometimes from a different planet. Watch Barcelona: That’s as good as you’ll get and as good as there’s been for 20 years. So to compare it to that, it’s always going to come out second best. But I think the desire is there to play the game in the right way.
“The technique is very good, from what I’ve seen. The desire, it’s physical and I think it’s compelling. A few of the games I’ve seen have been compelling. The Red Bulls game was an excellent game of football. The Real Salt Lake game was really interesting. The Kansas game was the poorest game so far, but then you look at what happened in the 92nd minute, it was just a fantastic finish. And you’re going to get games like that, that aren’t very good. But you get a finish like that and you think, ‘Well that’s what brings you back, isn’t it?’”