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Reading material: Looking back and ahead

A little morning reading material:

Here's my story from this morning in which Freddie Ljungberg and Steve Zakuani discuss their first MLS goals, which came last weekend in Toronto.

Also, here's a good quote that I didn't get into that story, of Ljungberg also recalling his first goal with Arsenal:

"I scored in my debut there when I came on against Man United. Of course it was special. The whole stadium was screaming my name a little after ten minutes…It was an amazing feeling, and here I scored in my first start. It was good."

Looking ahead, here's a story from the Kansas City Star about the Wizards' hopes to become the first to score on the Sounders, when they visit Qwest Field at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

While on the topic of the Wizards, here's the link to their official Web site.

And a quick Sigi Schmid scouting report on the Wizards from yesterday's media session:

"I think they're a good team. They're a team that's made the playoffs in the last two years. And they're a team that's got some good offensive potential in guys like Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff, Herculez Gomez are fast and dangerous and hard-working type guys. And you got Claudio Lopez with a lot of experience. So they're definitely a team that you got to be sharp and you got to be attentive, too."

Finally, speaking of media sessions, I'll be back with a new blog post in early afternoon once Sounders conclude today's training at Qwest.