Catching Up With Timbers assistant coach/video analyst Shannon Murray

Shannon Murray's been on both sides of the Timbers-Sounders divide. As a Washingtonian who went on to a standout soccer career for the Huskies at UW, Murray has a small place in Seattle soccer history, one augmented by being the first player signed by the Sounders when the team began its latest professional era. Along his soccer path, though, Murray has ventured south, where his second soccer life currently makes his the longest tenured coach on the Timbers' staff.

Today, we catch up with Coach Murray to talk about the strange world of MLS in 2020, the joy coaches take in seeing player development, and when Shannon Murray the player was like 20 years ago.