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Wow: Tide, Sounders, USA, Dynamo ...

What a swirl of soccer this weekend is.

Next up is the Tacoma Tide season ender at 1 p.m. today at Curtis High School. The Tide is out of playoff contention, but this is a meaningful game in that it is a derby: vs. the Kitsap Pumas with the Narrows Bridge Bell at stake.

Then Chivas USA -- who is right behind Seattle, for now -- visits New England this afternoon; while league-leader Houston picked up a single standings point yesterday in Toronto. Here's a link to more information on both of those games.

And then there was that really entertaining USA extra-time win over Panama (where my "Ruiz" comes from) yesterday in CONCACAF Gold Cup.

And of course, there's still a nice buzz in the air from yesterday's Sounders game (Here's my game story, a secondary piece on Federal Way's Lamar Neagle and the other two guys who made their Sounders' debuts against Chelsea, and a photo gallery from the TNT's Janet Jensen.) and some building anticipation for the Open Cup semifinal on Tuesday against the Dynamo and the return to league play Saturday against the Fire.

Sounders are practicing this morning, so I'll be back after that with some highlights.