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Sounders news continuing this week...

MLSlogoHere's my Sounders story from today's paper. And while there's an inevitable looking-back feel to it, there's going to be a steady diet of Sounders and MLS news this week.

Within minutes, we should learn which Sounder was selected MLS newcomer of the year.

Tomorrow, I expect either Sigi Schmid to receive his third coach-of-the-year award ... or for there to be considerable outrage that he didn't.

I believe by Thursday the Sounders will be holding some media events that should provide a flurry of stories looking forward to 2010.

And then, of course, the weekend will bring the Eastern and Western finals, the next week brings MLS Cup to Seattle, and then the Philadelphia Union expansion draft, and beyond.

I can't begin to thank you guys enough for the passion, intelligence and civility you brought to our discussion of this Sounders season and I sure hope you all continue to contribute through the off-season as well.