Hola amigos... Arizona is home for me now after all of my previous life in the Pacific Northwest. I moved here in February 2010, having left my job as a Seattle Times sports writer after 11 years. I spent seven seasons covering the Seattle Seahawks as beat writer, even got to live out a dream and cover a Super Bowl (XL) live. I also covered the Mariners and most recently, Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer. Always curious about soccer, I became a huge fan of the beautiful game over the past two years. My background is newspapers, but I ran a pretty solid soccer blog in Seattle that really allowed me to be more creative and have fun, things I hope to bring to SB Nation Arizona. Sports is what I do, what I live, what I am passionate about, and I try to follow as many as I can. I'm told I do solid Marv Albert and Christopher Walken impressions, enjoy traveling and learning, and hope to one day be able to handle this Valley heat a little bit better.
Surely ESPN had hoped the Eagles-Panthers game would be better than two teams going nowhere, but that's what fans get on Monday night.
The Suns seek to snap a three-game losing streak against the Blazers, winners of three straight.
The 7 1/2-point spread seems a bit too high for two teams that thrive on defense in what should be a close game.
No Steve Nash, no Mike D'Antoni. It won't be reunion Friday for these former Suns, but there is a game to be played nonetheless.
The Kansas City Chiefs are longshots to win, but double-digit spread is beatable.
Shannon Brown leads Suns with 18 points off the bench in loss to NBA champs.
The New Orleans Saints haven't fared well against the Philadelphia Eagles in recent history, but the Eagles are struggling mightily.
Five more teams, in addition to the four previously announced, will play friendlies in Tucson in January and February during MLS preseason training.
The San Francisco 49ers are the class of the division once again following their Monday night win in Arizona.