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The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Seattle Sounders FC

With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

That's not just a preview... it's a "beer-view".

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By Dave Clark / Sounder at Heart

Team: Seattle Sounders FC

Coach: Sigi Schmid

Is he the right man for the job? 

They blew up the roster for him, so yes!

Player(s) to watch?

There are more exciting players (Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin, Marco Pappa) but it may just be that Kenny Cooper’s performance determines if Seattle is just a playoff team or a contender. If he’s slotting goals like he did paired with world class talents before the Sounders FC offense is going to nearly impossible to stop.

Or you can just watch the shiny things. There are lots of them and they’re fun.

Predictions for 2014? 

The Rave Green will earn at least a trophy in 2014. It’s been too long without one out here and there’s a strong balance to a squad with pure top end talent.

Local Beer Pairing:

Epic Ales "It’s Pouring Again" India Pale Ale (Seattle, WA) – for two reasons.

A celebration of Seattle sunshine is a great way to get the MLS season started up here. Also, it’s an IPA, which is kind of a Northwest beer stable. Epic though does not have a core IPA. This one is only around for a couple more weeks, so you should grab the “bone dry and super hoppy” one off now.

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