A quick reminder that a big few days of soccer kick off today ... first with a coaching clinic featuring Port Vale manager Micky Adams in Puyallup, and then with the Sounders-Rapids game at Century link.
A couple of quick overviews:
10 a.m. today: Coaching clinic, Washington Premier FC Field Complex, Puyallup.1 p.m. today: Sounders FC vs. Colorado, CenturyLink Field.1 p.m. Sunday: Sounders Women vs. Colorado Force, Curtis High School.4 p.m. Sunday: Tacoma Tide vs. Port Vale FC, Curtis High School.7 p.m. Wednesday: Sounders FC vs. Manchester United, CenturyLink Field.Information: tacomafc.com and soundersfc.com.
COLORADO RAPIDS (6-5-9, 27 PTS.)AT SOUNDERS FC (9-4-8, 35 PTS.)1 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: Fox Soccer Channel. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 3-1-1, including a 1-0 win April 22 in Colorado.TEAM LEADERS: For Colorado – G 6, Conor Casey; A 3, Jamie Smith; S 24, Caleb Folan; SOG 13, Smith; GAA 1.15, Matt Pickens. For Seattle – G 5, Fredy Montero; A 5, Mauro Rosales; S 61, Montero; SOG 25, Montero; GAA 0.95, Kasey Keller. NOTES: Seattle is on a club-record eight-match unbeaten streak (5-0-3). Colorado ended a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over Vancouver at home last week. … The Sounders are 5-2-3 at home; the Rapids are 3-3-4 on the road. … Colorado traveled without midfielder Brian Mullan, who served a 10-game suspension after injuring Steve Zakuani with a reckless tackle in the April match. … Casey has scored six of the Rapids last eight goals. … Sounders forward O’Brian White (blood clot) could return to action for the first time since April 22. However, defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is out with an MCL sprain. … Former Sounders Sanna Nyassi and Tyrone Marshall play for Colorado. … Sounders defender James Riley is from Colorado Springs. … This game will be played on a temporary grass surface brought in for the Manchester United friendly next week. … The referee is Edvin((((cq)))) Jurisevic.QUOTABLE: “This is probably the closest -- especially offensively -- that they've been to their top side. So with Smith on the field and with Cummings on the field and Conor Casey on the field, (Caleb) Folan's even been able to be on the field with them, there's a lot of weapons up front, and they're a formidable team from the standpoint of their size." – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.NEXT: 7 p.m. Wednesday, friendly with Manchester United, CenturyLink Field.