Welcome to the inaugural edition of Notes from the North End, a new monthly look at anything and everything Seattle Sounders. You want player profiles? We’ll do that. You want insider stories about the club? We’ll deliver that too. Stories about players and their dogs? Yes, we will do that. You want hardcore statistical analysis of the various formations and personnel combinations throughout the season? We probably won’t do that, but you never know. Want to argue about the best pubs for Sounders fans around the city? Yes. I’ll meet you there.