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May 26 ... and other dates of interest

May 9: Washington Youth Soccer's annual day-long celebration, SoccerPalooza, at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. SoccerPalooza is a free event featuring workshops, vendor booths and culminating with the awards dinner in the evening. Gary Wright, Sounders FC senior vice president for business operations, will deliver the dinner's keynote address.

May 9:Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. for the MLS All-Star game vs. Everton. The game will be played July 29 in Sandy, Utah.

May 10: Prior to Sunday's game will be the inaugural Sounders FC Mother's Day Brunch at the Qwest Field Event Center. The brunch begins at 9:30 a.m., and tickets are required. Tony Ventrella will serve as emcee. General manager/minority owner Adrian Hanauer and his mother will also take part in the short program, which concludes at 10:45 a.m. Kickoff of LA-Sounders is noon.

May 11: Tickets for the Sounders FC-Chelsea match on July 18 will go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. They will be available at 1-877-MLS-GOAL or

May 26: The Sounders kick off against Colorado at 7 p.m. at Starfire, with the winner advancing to the U.S. Open Cup round of 16. This one comes just three days after the Sounders and Rapids meet in an MLS regular season game in Colorado.

July 4: The two-time defending champion USA will play a first-round match of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday, July 4, at Qwest Field. The U.S. will face Grenada at 6 p.m. in the second match of the Gold Cup double header. The first match will feature Haiti and Honduras at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale at, and

July 11: Houston Dynamo visits Qwest Field ... and the next Sounders game for which tickets are available.