Brady Munson delivered five strong innings in his start at pitcher and the Eureka High baseball team downed St. Bernard’s 4-2 in a closely contested non-conference battle, Tuesday afternoon at St. Bernard’s High.After two scoreless innings to start Tuesday’s game Eureka broke through in the third, scoring a pair of runs off a walk and a Munson RBI single. Isaak Guitierrez, with the bases loaded, took a walk from St. Bernard’s starting pitcher Nick Dugan to post the visitor’s first run of the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last April, an afternoon of working in a grain bin for a Highland County farmer quickly changed into a life-threatening situation when he found himself buried up to his chest in grain.In response, the Highland County Grain Bin Rescue Team was alerted and within 14 minutes after being called two trailers equipped for conducting grain bin rescues arrived on the farm. Less than 10 minutes later, rescuers were in the bin and an hour and a half later the farmer walked away unharmed from the incident.This potentially disastrous situation turned successful rescue would not have been possible without the efforts of the Highland County Farm Bureau a couple of years earlier.“I was at the Farm Science Review and watched the grain bin rescue demonstration when a light bulb went off and I thought we needed to do something in our county,” said Nathan Brown, the current Highland County Farm Bureau president. “I talked with the local fire department and found that they had been discussing it too. We put a game plan together and took the idea to the County Farm Bureau Board to try and raise some money to get a couple of rescue tubes for the County. We didn’t want to take the time and effort to raise the money if they weren’t going to train for it, but we talked to the Highland County Fire Chiefs Association and they were excited about it too. We decided we would try to put together two trailers with grain tubes and ropes and harnesses that they can use for other types of rescues too. We approached businesses and farmers about getting donations and ended up raising more than $44,000 over three months.”For grain bin rescues, the key piece of equipment in Highland County is a ResQ-Tube — a cofferdam with four interlocking panels that can be lowered around an entrapment victim to help remove the grain. This releases the pressure being applied to the victim from the grain and creates a more secure area around the victim for the rescuers to work.With the funding, several Farm Bureau members and the community worked together to provide the necessary equipment, initial training in 2013 and subsequent follow-up training to turn Brown’s initial thought into a reality that has already been put to use multiple times.“We have around 35 members from three volunteer fire departments in the County trained to do rescues,” Brown said.Numerous communities around the state are taking action on this important safety issue. Several farmers in recent years, including Brown, have chosen to donate $2,500 toward grain rescue equipment after being selected through Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. In addition, Ohio State University Extension — in partnership with the Ohio Fire Academy and Ohio agribusinesses — offers training and a live reenactment by the local fire departments with the Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer). These demonstrations are taking place throughout the state this summer, including at the Ohio State Fair and the Farm Science Review.To highlight the importance of these demonstration and training events, Paulding County Extension educator Sarah Noggle wrote the following article included in a recent CORN Newsletter.How many of you have ever watched the ABC television show, “In an Instant?” The episode that aired on Saturday night, April 4, 2015 is one that hits close to our communities. As a county Extension educator, farm safety is one of the most important topics our community can benefit from being educated about. The “In an Instant” show was a reenactment of Arick Baker’s grain bin entrapment. He is from New Providence, Iowa, and the accident happened in June 2013. He was totally buried under several feet of corn for approximately three hours. He was using a PVC pipe to try to break up some crusty corn inside a large bin when he was sucked down completely to the discharge hole of the bin. He, his mom and his father, and rescue workers reenacted the day so accurately that it was almost like the actual day of the accident.Interspersed with the terror of the reenactment were interludes of a few minutes where the people involved explained exactly how they felt that day. I can’t imagine anyone in agriculture being able to watch the show without becoming emotionally involved. This program was one of the most incredible that I have ever watched. Arick’s mom had no trouble replicating the terror she felt that day while waiting for the rescue workers to find her son. She drove her car to the bin site at 125 miles per hour. When she tried to call her daughter, she couldn’t event complete a sentence.The show was especially emotional for me because I can remember as a child heading out to the machine shed with my siblings and playing in the back of a hopper wagon full of corn, soybeans or wheat without my parents or grandparents knowing. Back in the 1980s the grain wagons weren’t the size they are now, and it was fun to pretend were digging for a buried treasure. At that time as young as we were, my brother and I had no idea how dangerous this could be, that is until my father found out what we were doing. Once dad explained the dangers, we were done playing in the hopper wagons.As I started at the Extension office late in 2013, Farm Safety has been one of my highest priorities. Since 1978, Purdue University has been documenting agricultural confined space incidents throughout the United States. Approximately 1,500 cases have been documented and entered into Purdue’s Agriculture Confined Spaces Incident Database (PACSID), with the earliest case dating back to 1964. Today, too many times, victims of grain entrapment are working in much fuller bins, and things go south so quickly that they’re pulled beneath the pile and suffocated literally within seconds.Bin entrapments often end in utter tragedy: death of a father, sibling, other family member, or employee — maybe someone you ate dinner with every day or the last person to tell you “good night” each evening. Now those “good nights” are gone forever. National statistics show that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. Over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported, and the fatality rate is 62%. With a 10-inch auger, it takes just 25 seconds for a six-foot person to be completely buried in grain.I hope we are never in this situation of a grain bin entrapment in any of the counties in Ohio, but if we are and one life is saved, all the training was worth it!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2017, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund in conjunction with the Future Farmers of America (FFA), will award more than $500,000 in scholarships to students looking to study ag-related fields, including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications and more.Farmers across the region are encouraged to spread the word by letting students know about the scholarship opportunity and to participate by endorsing student applications. In addition to providing scholarships, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program is looking to raise awareness of the many and varied career opportunities in agriculture.Agriculture is one of the top hiring sectors in the U.S., but few high school and college students currently intend to pursue a career in agriculture. In fact, recent research shows that employers have nearly 60,000 job openings in agriculture each year, but only approximately 35,000 students graduate each year with a bachelor’s degree or higher in agriculture. That’s why the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and administered by the FFA, awards scholarships to help develop the next generation of agriculture leaders. Now through Feb. 1, 2017, students looking to pursue higher education in an agriculture-related field of study from a two- or four-year program or trade school are eligible to apply for a $1,500 scholarship through the program.This year, more than 350 scholarships totaling more than $500,000 will be awarded across 41 states thanks to farmer endorsements of applications and support of the program. Scholarships are available for a variety of ag-related fields including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications, and more.“The agriculture field provides many exciting and important career opportunities for today’s students, and we feel it’s important to support youth who are pursuing their studies in this growing and dynamic industry,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Through our America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program, with the support of farmers, we are raising awareness of ag-related careers and providing scholarships that will help develop future ag leaders.”For more information about the program, rules and eligibility information, visit www.GrowAgLeaders.com or apply at www.ffa.org/scholarships.
Don’t forget — you can earn TWO new souvenirs on Pi Day: One, by attending an event. The second, by logging a find on a Mystery cache. Use the new search tool to find Mystery Caches near you now.Share with your Friends:More The first 2015 Pi Day Events are already happening. Find #GeocachingPi Day events near you. Here are 3.14 slices of wisdom to make your Pi Day event delicious.1 – Eat Pie.Apple pie, pizza pie, shepherd’s pie, it does not matter. All things delicious and pie like are always appreciated – especially at Pi Day events. 2 – Pi is an irrational number – so this is a good time to do something irrational (ok, maybe just different) with your event.Think creatively about how you can have fun around geocaching and what activities you can have at your event to create that fun. Is it a pie eating contest or a competition to solve a math puzzle and open a geocache container the quickest? The ideas and opportunities are, much like the decimals in pi, endless.3.14 – Share the event outside of the geocaching community.Break out of your “algorithm” for inviting only your closest geocaching friends and think about others that we know that would enjoy geocaching (and pie) as much as we do. You can even invite them to invite their friends too (does that count as the .14?) SharePrint RelatedHappy Pi Day, Earn Two SouvenirsFebruary 20, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”12 Tips for Hosting a Geocaching EventSeptember 10, 2019In “Community”12 Tips for Hosting a Geocaching EventJuly 20, 2015In “Community”
Three-star Georgia quarterback/athlete James Graham dropped his list of top 10 schools on Friday. Oklahoma State made the cut, along with Michigan, Alabama, Miami, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Auburn Georgia Tech and Georgia.Graham, who plays quarterback for Fitzgerald High School in southern Georgia, held 18 offers as of Friday. But he whittled down his list to a manageable 10, eliminating Arkansas, Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Maryland, Tulane, UCF and Georgia Southern. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. OSU could have a backdoor into Graham’s recruitment that only Virginia Tech can boast, as two teammates from last year’s team signed at Division I schools (running back J.D. King signed with OSU, tight end Lecitus Smith signed with the Hokies.)Graham is a star dual-threat quarterback, but is being pursued by the Pokes as a running back to play alongside his former high school teammate in the same backfield.As a junior last season, Graham threw for 950 yards in seven games and rushed for 330 on just 54 carries.
Oklahoma State has been in the public eye this summer. And it’s not just because of its head coach’s antics or hairstyle. The Cowboys’ offense could be otherworldly with Heisman candidate Mason Rudolph and maybe the best receiving corps in the college football.But the biggest reason for optimism for 2017 and beyond is the rising star of Justice Hill.The Freshman All-American became the Cowboys’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Joseph Randle in 2012, effectively reviving a downtrodden ground game. When he broke Thurman Thomas’ freshman rushing record in Week 11, OSU fans knew they had something special.AdChoices广告Now Hill’s star has been recognized by college football’s awards committees. Hill was named as a candidate for the Doak Walker Award this week, given annually to college football’s best running back. The list includes 61 returning college running backs but only seven underclassmen.Hill led all FBS freshman with 1,142 yards and added six touchdowns while starting only 10 games. That was the fifth-highest rushing season for any Big 12 freshman and earned him Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and second-team All-Big 12 honors. He was voted a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today.“He’s been huge for us,” said Mason Rudolph recently. “He added some weight this offseason, squatted like 560 pounds this morning. He’s hovering about 200 pounds. He’s a lot bigger than last year.”Other Big 12 running backs included were Kyle Hicks from TCU and Alex Barnes and Justin Silmon from Kansas State. Ten semifinalists will be announced on November 15 and three finalists on November 20. The winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 7 on ESPN. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Modern offenses have become the proverbial melting pot of college football. Teams are constantly changing and stealing from others in an effort to find success, which has in turn made offenses too complicated to label.Still, many fans or broadcasters will often use terms without actually knowing what they mean (Brent Musburger — not everything is an end around; please stop misusing it like Ron Burgundy’s “When in Rome”).In the world of the spread, teams’ philosophies often get categorized in an effort to help one understand what they are. But due to the nature and prevalence of the spread, this isn’t an accurate way of describing an offense. This directly applies to Oklahoma State, who has long been a chameleon, as Porter calls it, in a world where people are constantly trying to put things in boxes.AdChoices广告The nature of identifying an offense by a title is accurate when a team is running it in the purest form, like June Jones’ erstwhile “Run n’ Shoot” at Hawaii or Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” at Washington State. But modern offenses no longer rely on one overarching concept. The spread, which has become the craze of football at all levels, is a perfect example of this. The spread itself isn’t a particular set of plays or even a philosophy. The spread is an amalgamation of concepts and ideas that have accumulated from the beginning of football. Two teams might run the “spread,” but they might run it completely differently, The term might give you an idea of a team’s offense, but it doesn’t give you much of one. Additionally, with the media and fans constantly using the term “spread,” it’s created an effect of semantic saturation, meaning the term has been used so many times that it has lost its meaning.Oklahoma State is a perfect example. They have a number of different influences. They have an air-raid influence from their days of Dana Holgorsen, who was a direct air-raid disciple from his days as walk-on and eventual assistant coach for Mike Leach and Hal Mumme. They still have many of the same formations, concepts and signals from their Fiesta Bowl days, but they’re not the exact same offense. Now, the Pokes incorporate a cowboy back into their scheme, often moving it around the field in a number of different positions. In that sense, the offense frequently operates as pro-style or two-back, as OSU used 11 personnel (one back, one tight end, three receivers) on roughly one third of their plays last season. The offenses during 2014 and 2015 could be seen as a more true pro-style offense because of their use of gap schemes (power, counter, etc.). There’s even a west coast influence, as the Cowboys use a handful of west coast concepts, including “sluggo seam,” which they installed last season.The point is that offenses, and specifically OSU, have become ineffable in a sense. They are too varied and their origins are too expansive to be accurately described by a single title. In the era of the spread, teams are actually often identified by the coach, and more importantly the coaching tree, that the offense operates under. Chip Kelly has his own offense while Urban Meyer has his, and so on. Mike Gundy is a wild card because he’s brought in offensive coordinators from a number of different backgrounds, and OSU is constantly evolving to both adapt to personnel and stay ahead of the curve. Gundy, who (don’t forget) is an intelligent offensive mind, has said in the past that he’s also constantly bringing new plays to the table.Expect the Cowboys to keep changing their version of the spread, just like they’ve been doing in the past. Fans are constantly worried about coaches not properly adjusting to the personnel as if they care less than the fans do. The Pokes will be fine this season. But when it comes to a name, does OSU fall under any particular title? What’s the most accurate name you can give to OSU’s offense? Successful. That’ll be plenty accurate, or at least we hope so.Writer’s note: This article was written in response to the great feedback I’ve received asking what offense OSU runs. This, combined with our devoted readership and constant drive to create original content, motivated me to write on the subject. Thank you to all the devoted fans of the Chalk Talk series — let’s have a fun season this year, shall we? While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Is this the year? The season OSU finally gets over the hump?Is this the year they dethrone Oregon for the best uniforms in college football?! With the upgraded jerseys & plethora of helmets OSU is truly close to calling itself the best dressed in the nation. With that, let’s look back at 2016.5. Central Michigan: Black/Black/Gray[USATSI]If the helmet had the brand (chrome!) or the badge, it would be top two. I’ve wanted to see Black-Gray-Black since 2011, and this is a glimpse of its prowess. Black and gray is an awesome look and the orange numbers are a nice compliment.AdChoices广告4. Southeastern Louisiana: White (Brand)/Orange/White[USATSI]Full disclosure: I’m not a White-Orange-White connoisseur. I guess I like the non-traditional looks more because I’ve seen WOW a majority of my life. This is strictly because of the brand – Only worn once the entire season! Is the brand a thing of the past? Is the badge the official logo now? I like the badge and will address it later but I’m worried about the brand, guys. By the way, what if I told you in the mid-2000s about a helmet with a black face mask, black stripe & metallic brand? Would you need CPR? I would. Keep in mind OSU was wearing these monstrosities back then.3. West Virginia (HC): Black (Retro Brand)/Orange/White[USATSI]“BY GAWD!!! THAT’S JIMMY JOHNSON’S MUSIC!!!” The throwback helmet was done so well I think my Dad thought he was watching ESPN Classic. I just wish they could go full-throwback with the jersey & pants, as well. Anyway, the homecoming helmet has become an annual thrill to see what the equipment staff comes up with and this was their best one yet.2. TCU: White (Badge)/White/Black[USATSI]This is a perfect road uniform. There is really no way to understate how crucial the switch to black numbers is. The numeral pops on its own but paired with the black pants is perfection. I was leery at first but it’s really grown on me: I’m all-in on the aforementioned badge. If they aren’t going to wear the brand…Badge > Pete.1. Texas: Black (Badge)/Black/Black[USATSI]All-black is foolproof. When you are one of the few schools with black as an official school color (looking at you, TCU & Baylor. High school move.) you must take advantage. There’s not a more intimidating look than all-black, everything. Throw-in the badge & chrome face mask and this combo is among the best in the nation. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
2014-5T987-6 YearTurnover MarginRankingRecord 2013122133T5 2015+13T410-3 Tre Flowers02 There’s a direct correlation between winning the turnover battle and winning games. That’s not news to anyone but it’s definitely on the mind of Mike Gundy and Glenn Spencer heading into this fall.“Scoring defense, turnovers and red-zone defense,” Spencer told PFB. “Those are the three most relevant things that determine winning football games.”Part of last year’s margin can be attributed to Rudolph’s uber-efficient junior season where he led all Power 5 QBs with a TD-to-interception ratio of 28:4. But Spencer’s teams have been among the nation’s leaders in “takin’ it back” since he took over as defensive coordinator in 2013, save for that unadorned 2014 season.Here’s a look at forced turnovers over the last several seasons. 2013+17T410-3 2011+21112-1 2016111425T24 2012111122T58 Cole Walterscheid01 20112024441 As it was in most categories, the 2011 team was the high-water mark. It forced 44 turnovers, which is insane and the most of any team in the last ten yearsSo how does a team get good at forcing turnovers? Is it all luck? Is it team speed? Scheme? Or do some players just have a nose for the ball? Ask three “experts” and you’ll likely get three different answers, but I think it’s got to be a combination of all of it, although Mike Gundy and safety Ramon Richards have mentioned team speed lately.“Man, we got guys that can fly around. A real fast defense,” Richards told Go Pokes. “You know, the ones, twos and even some of the threes can fly around and make up if any of our guys get tired.”“Defensively we’re similar because we don’t have a player everyone is going to say just dominates, but we have a lot of speed,” Gundy told Doug Gottlieb. “I think they’re really fast. Playing in our conference, it’s so important to have speed to cover from sideline to sideline. They need to force turnovers.”As far as 2017 goes, the Cowboys lost the players responsible for eight of their 14 forced fumbles and six of their 12 interceptions. Here are the returning players who dispossessed an opponent in 2016. 201421214T116 YearFumbles GainedINTS GainedTurnovers GainedRanking 2016+11T1010-3 2010+12T1111-2 2010151934T5 20120T598-5 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We are two weeks from the start of Oklahoma State’s football season — and there’s plenty to be excited about.The fanbase’s brimming optimism has recently started to spill over with a few members of the national media pouring their own glass of orange Kool-Aid. Joel Klatt picked Mason Rudolph to win the Heisman. Even a certain maligned publication slapped Rudolph on their cover and tabbed Oklahoma State as their dark-horse playoff pick.All that’s fine and good. Mike Gundy thinks his team can handle it. Besides, that’s old news to the 13th-year head coach. He’s been having this conversation since his team beat up on Pac-12 darling Colorado in last year’s Alamo Bowl.Gundy even addressed the similarities between the historic 2011 team and his current group at the start of spring camp. He drew all types of parallels between the two squads — an experienced returning quarterback, wideout talent and depth in oodles and a star tailback.But Gundy saw one difference between those two teams worth noting.“The good news is that we may be better on defense than we were then,” Gundy proclaimed “but those teams were really good at forcing turnovers which allowed us to get more opportunities so we could outscore you.”The scoring part should take care of itself but what about the turnovers?The good news is that the Cowboys won’t have to look far for a blueprint. Over the last several years, Oklahoma State has been one of the best teams in the nation in turnover margin. Let’s take a look.Turnover Margin Justin Phillips12 Ramon Richards30 Kevin Henry10 2015111728T9 DeQuinton Osborne10 Gyasi Akem01 TOTAL66 Some changes in scheme and position could make up for some of what was lost. Ramon will get to roam free run around like a crazy man more from the safety position and the three-down sets Spencer and Co. have implemented will allow the Cowboys to field five defensive backs against some of the pass-happy offenses they’ll match up against, potentially allowing more opportunity for playmakers to make plays.And the young cornerbacks that have raised so many questions may be short on experience but not on athleticism and apparently not on talent. Spencer talked about that with PFB.“Ramon’s all about what’s best for us,” Spencer said about the position move. “To get the best 11 on the field, that’s the best move.”Oklahoma State looks poised to win its fair share of football games this fall but to reach its ultimate goal (a Big 12 title and maybe more), the defense is going to have to flip the field. With a tweak here and there — and a couple young ball hawks showing out — it should have a chance to. PlayerINTSForced Fumbles
MLS Sounders, USMNT lose Morris for 2018 with ACL tear Ben Valentine Last updated 1 year ago 05:41 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mike Dinovo MLS Seattle Sounders The forward will require surgery after suffering a torn knee ligament in a CONCACAF Champions League match Thursday Jordan Morris’ 2018 MLS season is over before it even began.The Seattle Sounders forward will miss the entire season with a torn ACL, the MLS side announced Monday.”We are going to rule him out for the season,” Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. “We are going to do what is best for Jordan’s career long term. We think he is a Sounder for the long term, he is in the club’s long-term plans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “Jordan is part of the Sounders, that has not changed, that will not change. We are going to do what’s best for him long term, which may mean a longer recovery.”Morris was injured in CONCACAF Champions League play Thursday in El Salvador, going down in the 83rd minute of a 2-1 loss to Santa Tecla.The 23-year-old forward was a member of the Sounders’ MLS Cup-winning side in his rookie season of 2016, and also a part of the team that lost to Toronto FC in the 2017 MLS Cup final.Morris’ debut season saw him score 12 goals for the Sounders, though his total fell off in a difficult sophomore campaign that saw him find the back of the net just three times in 23 games.The Stanford product also has scored five goals in 25 caps for the U.S. national team, including the game-winner in last summer’s Gold Cup final against Jamaica.The Sounders will try to overturn their deficit against Santa Tecla in the CCL last-16 clash at home Thursday before getting their MLS campaign underway Sunday against expansion side Los Angeles FC.