Found July 20, 2012 on Soccerlens:
Seattle Sounders’ Montero on form, but young Chelsea attackers shine too bright - originally posted on Soccerlens.comDeep in the furthest Pacific Northwest reaches of Major League Soccer, a fully-engaged Seattle Sounders helped kick off Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the United States. Blue versus a light sea foam-ish green was the scene, a decidedly mild color combination on the field to clash nicely with the incredibly energetic vibe in the stands… but that’s nothing new in Seattle. For Di Matteo’s Blues, this was the first official match since their gritty Champions League victory two months ago, a tournament triumph that (even now) continues to defy soccer’s most basic laws of normalcy and order… but I guess that’s why we don’t crown the favorites before we play the games. Nevertheless, all that craziness now seems solidly in the past, and, interestingly enough, no one seems to have embraced that fact faster than the tournament champions themselves. Seeing Chelsea make their retur...

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