Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS Looms Over Seattle's Season
Seattle Times, September 19th, 2008 2:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

As the Seattle Sounders shape up to play their final regular season game in the United Soccer Leagues this weekend, its players have one eye on the move to Major League Soccer in 2009, reports Matt Massey. And they can't help but notice that so far only two of their players -- Sebastien Le Toux and Sanna Nyassi -- have been signed up to play next year.
 
"Just like last year, when nobody knew if there was going to be a USL team, we're trying to make this year the best it can be," said seven-year Sounders' veteran Zach Scott. "If we're not all going to make it to MLS together, then we're just trying to make this as successful as it possibly can be. There's still a lot of season left. Everyone's looking forward to extending the season by making a run in the playoffs."
 
But Scott conceded that "everybody kind of has [MLS] in their head. MLS has been hanging over everybody's head all season, but the closer we get to the end, the more it's been about team." He added that all the players were "optimistic about playing next year and making the Sounders FC team. They're geared up. I don't think anybody's ready to quit. Even the older guys have a lot left in their tanks. All of these guys can play somewhere in USL. If this isn't an opportunity to reach MLS, then it's a road in a different direction."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
Prosecutor Calls for End to FIFA's Secrecy     
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia on Friday said he wants more details published about corruption cases in ...
Pellegrini Defends Toure, Lampard     
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Yaya Toure's performance against Bayern Munich during City's UEFA Champions ...
Mourinho Was 'Not Expecting' Lampard to Join Man City     
Jose Mourinho says he still has respect for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard even though he could ...
Mourinho: Relationship with Ronaldo 'Does Not Exist'    
Jose Mourinho says he no longer has any relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo now that he has ...
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives