Seattle: Chaos in Cascadia

May 10, 2021
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Seattle: Chaos in Cascadia
Source: Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports

⚽️Soccer: The Sounders remain undefeated this season after beating their archrival Portland Timbers 2–1 yesterday. The wildest part of yesterday’s win? This penalty kick (PK) sequence in the 56th minute. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei saved Portland captain Diego Valeri’s initial PK, but video review ruled that Frei had come off his line early and Valeri was granted a retry.

  • You’d think he’d score the second time, but no, Valeri missed again. Of course, it was a momentum shifter, and the Sounders took the lead with a 63rd minute PK of their own. Build a bonfire!
  • Want more soccer? You’re in luck: the No. 7 UW men face off against No. 2 Pitt in the Elite Eight today at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

🏈👟Seahawks Track: Seahawk wide receiver DK Metcalf held his own in his brief foray into pro track & field. At yesterday’s USATF Golden Games and Distance Open, he clocked in at 10.37 seconds in his preliminary heat of the 100-meter dash. Huge props.

  • Although he ran faster than many expected, he still finished dead last in his heat. Stick to football, DK.

⚾️Mariners: The Mariners beat the Texas Rangers on Friday...then lost two straight and dropped the series. Womp. To make matters worse, the injuries keep piling up: Ljay Newsome is the latest pitcher added to the injured list after exiting Saturday’s game with elbow inflammation.

And while the M’s offense has picked up a bit lately, it could use a boost. With top prospect Jarred Kelenic (pronounced KELL-nick) hitting well in the minor leagues, maybe it’s time for him to finally make his major league debut?