Sounders Draw 0-0 With Vancouver

David WilsonSenior Writer IMarch 8, 2010

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 15:  Goalkeeper Kasey Keller #18 of Seattle Sounders FC warms up prior to their MLS match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on August 15, 2009 in Carson, California. Sounders FC defeated the Galaxy 2-0.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Sounders are now 3-1-1 in preseason play after drawing 0-0 with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. The Sounders bossed the game but are not yet in regular season form, as the nine offsides in the game attest to.

If the Whitecaps game is any indication on the Sounders approach this season, it is apparent that the Sounders team speed will cause MLS teams a lot of trouble this season.

Sounders Notes:

Roster Not Trimmed: The ongoing MLS labor situation means that the Sounders have not cut down their roster since returning from Europe. The Sounders still have around 30 players in camp, and this has to be impacting the teams preparations as that is about right players too many.

Kasey Keller looking to extend his contract: It looks like once the MLS Labor Situation is resolved that Sounders keeper Kasey Keller will extend his contract for another year.

"We've talked about it," Keller said this week upon return from Spain, where Sounders FC held part of preseason training. "We've started talking about it, about extending my contract one more year. We're trying to get the CBA sorted out right now, make sure things goes off without a hitch this year, and then we should have plenty of time to talk about [his contract] through the season. The way I feel right now about the club and myself and everything, I'd be real surprised if I wasn't playing in 2011."

Keller was one of the Sounders stars last season placing second behind Chivas USA's Zach Thornton in league goals against average and earning an All-Star start.

Rivalry Week Continues: Up next up for the Sounders is a home game against the Portland Timbers this Thursday at 6pm at Quest Field.


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