Aaron as been a Seattle sports fan since he arrived in the Pacific Northwest as an eight year-old. His first love is the Seattle Mariners, but he is also a passionate fan of the Sounders and Seahawks and a proudly non-partisan fan of Washington college sports (assuming Gonzaga isn't playing Memphis.) Being impressionable and somewhat dumb, Aaron fell very deeply in love with English Premier League side Aston Villa and is co-founder of SBNation's Villa blog 7500 To Holte. He is also a contributor to SBNation Soccer and in charge of all things podcast-related at Sounder At Heart. In his spare time he enjoys sleeping.
It's tempting to look a week ahead, but there's still a lot that can be accomplished with a win over the LA Galaxy in the final game of the 2012 MLS regular season.
The Seattle Sounders will face Tigres de la UANL in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, with the first leg taking place in Monterrey, Mexico in March of 2013.
The Sounders coasted to a comfortable 3-1 victory over CD Marathon, with Ochoa, Zakuani and Estrada providing the goals.
Goals from Sammy Ochoa and Steve Zakuani gave Seattle a 2-0 lead before the half-hour mark, but a defensive lapse at the back gave Marathon midfielder Mitchel Brown an opportunity he didn't waste.
The Seattle Sounders look to close out the CCL group stage on a high note against a shorthanded CD Marathon side. Marcus Hahnmenn will make his first appearance for the Sounders, while Mario Martinez gets the chance he asked for over the weekend.
The Sounders booked their ticket to the Western Conference semifinals with a convincing win over FC Dallas and with just one game remaining against an LA Galaxy side with little to gain, Seattle hold the upper hand in terms of securing second place.
The Seattle Sounders will be without Sigi Schmid on the sidelines for their final regular season home game of the 2012 season, with a win sending them to second place in the Western Conference standings.
Despite playing a man down for over an hour, the Seattle Sounders looked the better side for large portions of their clash with Real Salt Lake and were able to hold the visitors scoreless even after a late turn in the run of play.