Sounder at Heart Archives for January 2016

Reign Academy joins inaugural US Girls Development Academy

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The Reign join most (but not all) of the rest of the NWSL in fielding teams in the new nationwide Academy system, set to kick off in fall 2017.

Today US Soccer officially announced the roster of clubs that will participate in the new national Girls' Development Academy — scheduled to start play in the fall of 2017 — and that group includes the newly created Seattle Reign Academy.

Major Link Soccer - Orlando City and Jesse Marsch Are Both Upset

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US open Cup round 5, Voyageur Cup finals, and MLS players on the move.

Seattle?

Have you, like me, been missing Nicolás Lodeiro rumors for the past 48 hours? A tweet from his former team seems to indicate that his transfer to MLS may be ongoing.

US Open Cup

Round 5 of the US Open Cup wrapped up last night with a whopping 6 games.

Seattle Sounders vs. NYCFC: Player ratings

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On Saturday the Seattle Sounders laid an egg. A 0-2 loss to New York City FC at home is not acceptable. Even less acceptable is the complete lack of effort from numerous players throughout this game. This isn't a great team right now, and when we play like that we aren't even a good team. I am hugely disappointed in many of the players, and with the team for not challenging each other to put the ball in the damn net.

U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals: Sounders will face LA Galaxy

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Galaxy beat Timbers 1-0, will host Sounders in next round.

The LA Galaxy now stand between the Seattle Sounders and a eighth trip to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals in the past 10 seasons. Behind a 5th minute goal by Raul Mendiola, the Galaxy went on the road to beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Wednesday.

Sounders transfer window preview: Here’s what’s in the shopping cart

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With the summer transfer window less than a week away (July 4), let us rehash some potential names on Garth Lagerway's wish list.

Previously on Sounder at Heart, Jeremiah shared some golden kernels from a KJR interview featuring Sounders radio announcer Matt Johnson and team scout Chris Henderson.

Real Salt Lake Vs. Sounders, U.S. Open Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Talent and character can take you a long way but if you only have talent with no character you aren't going to go far."

The deck was pretty well stacked against the Seattle Sounders heading into Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match against Real Salt Lake. The Sounders were on short rest, were using a lineup not so different from many S2 games and were facing what was effectively a first-choice RSL lineup on the road.

Major Link Soccer: Summer of Soccer winding down

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Copa America aftermath, Euro 2016 down to eight, ESPN winning at punditry, and Goals of the Week.

US Soccer

The month-long Copa America left us with great goals, great moments, and great memories. The USMNT's memories will be more of a mixed bag, as they lost out in the third-place game at the Copa America, but some of the players were winners.

Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for US Open Cup Round of 16

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SoundersFC.com will carry video with 97.3 FM Seattle and El Rey 1360 carrying it in Spanish.

The winner of tonight's Round of 16 US Open Cup match between Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake will advance to face the winner of the Galaxy and the Timbers match. That LA/Portland winner will host.

Real Salt Lake vs. Sounders, U.S. Open Cup recap: Tyler Miller saves day

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Sounders goalkeeper stops two shots in penalty shootout, teammates convert all four chances.

This season has not been a good one for the Sounders. Fifteen games into MLS play, Seattle sit ninth in the Western Conference, hold a league-worst 13 goals scored, and are ranked last on goal differential in all their conference.

ECS sitting out West Ham friendly, but ‘this is not a protest`

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Tickets will be donated to Boys & Girls Club of King County.

When the Seattle Sounders host West Ham United in a friendly next Tuesday, the stands will probably be a bit more subdued than normal. Emerald City Supporters, the Sounders' largest supporters group, has announced they'll be sitting that game out.

Sounders at Real Salt Lake, US Open Cup: Three Questions

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The Round of 16 match starts at 7 PM tonight on YouTube and at Rio Tinto Stadium. Seattle is on its quest for their fifth US Open Cup trophy.

The winner of the 2016 US Open Cup will advance to the next CONCACAF Champions League cycle. That means allocation money. They also get an awesome trophy.

Major Link Soccer: Iceland rules, England drools

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Scotland hasn't stopped laughing yet.

Seattle

During a season like this, the best thing Sounders fans can do is learn to laugh at themselves. The Nutmeg News helps.

Meanwhile, Richard Farley looks at the week that was for the Sounders as frustration boiled over with another loss.

SaH's Ryan Cowper previews the Sounders' July 5th friendly against West Ham United on the Hammers' website.

Herculez Gomez: "We’re frustrated, we expect more from ourselves"

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The veteran striker thinks the Sounders can still turn things around

It's been a tough season for the Seattle Sounders, and the pressure has clearly started to boil over in a few of the players. Captain Brad Evans, clearly frustrated with the level of commitment from some of his teammates in last weekend's loss to NYCFC, lashed out a bit in his post-match comments.

Seattle Sounders vs. NYCFC: Community player ratings form

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Sigi Schmid ran out an identical lineup and identical subs this week, and it returned the same result: a two-nil loss. The individual players didn't have the exact same games this week, though, so how did they do?

(Substitutes can be left blank if the player did not play enough to judge)

1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star
10 - MLS MVP-quality performance

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Sounders back away from Nicolas Lodeiro pursuit

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According to Univision Deportes they are moving onto Sebastian Blanco and unnamed others.

With the secondary transfer window opening in a week the Seattle Sounders are moving on from their chase of Uruguay/Boca Juniors #10 Nicolas Lodeiro according to Univision Deportes. Financial negotiations reached a point where Seattle was no longer willing to listen.

Sounders vs. NYCFC - Aftermatch Aftermath: Adventures in Seattle

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Saturday marked the first time Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo played a competitive match in Seattle. Let's look and see what wacky hijinx those two got up to.

Saturday ushered in a new era, one where the Seattle Sounders have hosted the New York City Football Club, colloquially known as NYCFC.

ECS explains their Pride Day tifo

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Emerald City Supporters have put together some rather awesome displays over the years. But none of them contained a message quite as powerful as Saturday's tifo in honor of Pride Week.

The display was conceived by Pride of the Sound, the ECS subgroup for LBGTQA members, and was the product of more than 60 volunteers volunteering to help paint it and cut the cards.

Major Link Soccer: Messi out? International retirement on the horizon post miss

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It is hard to have a bigger story than Leo Messi missing a PK in the Copa America finals and it's that he might be done with international soccer.

Copa America

Someone won the Copa America finals in a shootout, again. This time though a certain captain missed his PK. The miss might be Messi's final with the Argentine National Team and that means his free kick against the USA might be his final international goal.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Swope Park Rangers, recap: Goodbye to the good times

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S2 fall 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City's USL affiliate.

Looking for their third win in three games, Sounders FC 2 were unable to put any sort of mark on their match against the Swope Park Rangers. The Rangers controlled the style of play for the match, ceding the ball to S2 in the middle third, but dropping behind the Sounders' offense so as to not allow for any short passing opportunities.

Major League Standings: Sounders chances to rise in the standings are disappearing

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The Sounders dreams are slipping as the West is starting to separate

The league was getting impatient and this marks the first week where the Sounders really got beat up in the standings. Not only did the Rave Green drop points but many of the West sides ahead of them picked up points. While the West still has plenty of space for the Sounders to make a charge in, this week was not very kind to them.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Swope Park Rangers, Gamethread and live stream

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S2 look to continue their move away from the bottom of the table with a game against the visiting Rangers.

Coming off two victories against their respective Cascadia rivals, Seattle Sounders FC 2 are no longer in last place in the USL's Western Conference. In fact, they now sit right below today's opponent, Swope Park Rangers, in the table.

Argentina vs. Chile, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Copa America Centenario comes to an end with a rematch of the 2015 final. Lionel Messi and Argentina are looking to avenge that loss and put an end to their 23 year title drought. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Argentina (FIFA Rank 1) v Chile (5)

After 31 games of Copa America Centenario it comes to this, a rematch of the 2015 Copa America Final won by Chile in penalty kicks.

Reign Go Scoreless Again, Draw Kansas City 0-0

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Seattle earns a point on the road against the defending champs, but still can't seem to find an offensive rhythm.

The Seattle Reign continued their recent trend of solid defense and barren offense yesterday when they went into Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City and held the defending champions to a scoreless draw.

Seattle Sounders vs. NYCFC: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"I've never been in a game where I've had to scream so many times for people to wake up, to the point where I almost lost my voice...It should be a given that you have to work your ass off at home, every ball." -Brad Evans

That was a match to forget, to say the least. Though Frank Lampard's goal should most likely have been disallowed, that will be no comfort to a Sounders squad that couldn't create a dynamic attack at home, couldn't get chances on frame, and couldn't control the midfield or move the ball to dangerous areas for long stretches.

Sober observations: Sounders are a team in desperate trouble

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It's impossible to deny there are serious problems that need immediate fixing.

It may not yet be July and more than half the season is still left to play, but Saturday's match against New York City FC was about as must-win as they get at this point. In case you missed it, the Sounders didn't win.

Sounders captain calls out teammates for being "OK with" losing

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Brad Evans doesn't name names, but he's clearly very frustrated.

After two straight shutout losses and five losses in their past six, Brad Evans' frustration finally reached a boiling point. Although he stopped short of naming names, the Seattle Sounders captain suggested certain teammates are "OK with how it's going" after Saturday's 2-0 loss to New York City FC.

Steve Zakuani among former Sounders calling out 2016 team

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Steve Zakuani is trending on Twitter in Seattle because of his harsh critique of the Sounders' 2016 season, but he's not alone in his criticism.

Whether on Twitter or on Facebook Steve Zakuani, current radio analyst and podcast host with Sounders FC, is trending on Twitter in Seattle. A former Sounders player himself, Zakuani isn't trending because of his play on the field, but because of his tweets regarding Saturday's 2-nil loss to NYCFC.

Matarrita makes it 2-0 to NYCFC

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As the Sounders pressed for an equalizing goal late in the second half against NYCFC, they were punished in the 87th minute when a Joevin Jones back pass was intercepted by David Villa and caught Seattle's defense off guard. Stefan Frei took the ball from him, but the ball bounced away and to Ronald Matarrita, who slammed it into the back of the net to put NYC up 2-0.

Sounders vs. New York City FC, recap: What an awful performance

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Frank Lampard's controversial opener changed the game, and Sounders never came back

As the Sounders welcomed NYCFC to town, the home side hoped that they could get a far better result than the one they left New York with last weekend. It was not meant to be. NYCFC arrived with all three Designated Players in the starting lineup, and managed to deal the Sounders a 2-0 defeat.

USA vs. Colombia, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT plays Colombia for third place in Copa America Centenario. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Colombia (3) What to Watch For:
  • Will the kids finally get the start? Pundits, fans and your author on this site have been clamoring for Christian Pulisic and Darlington Nagbe to get more playing time since camp opened.

Frank Lampard scores the opening goal with a flick of his wrist

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In a moment that will surely be debated and examined for days to come, NYCFC opened the scoring against Seattle after Frank Lampard used his wrist to knock the ball past Stefan Frei. The referees seemed to debate it, but eventually decided to give NYCFC the goal. Replays were pretty conclusive.

Reign vs FC Kansas City Stream and Game Thread

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Last season's two best teams face off again in a new era, where both are struggling to get into the playoff picture.

This afternoon in Kansas City last year's two NWSL Finalists meet for the last time this regular season, both still trying to find the form that carried them so far in 2015.

Whether the Reign are in good form or not depends on whether you're a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person.

Sounders vs. New York City FC starting lineups: Joevin Jones is back at forward

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The Joevin Jones-as-a-forward experiment will continue at least one more week. The speed winger will be on the left again, with Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar completing the forward band. Nelson Valdez, who is apparently healthy, is on the bench.

Here's today's #Sounders Starting XI, brought to you by @Delta!

Seattle Sounders vs New York City FC: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match fifteen

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ESPN has coverage starting at 2 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (El Rey 1360) with English radio on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

After another frustrating loss due to a lack of finishing the Seattle Sounders return home. CenturyLink Field will be popping with nearly 50,000 fans celebrating Pride and their Sounders.

Brad Evans on Pride Week: ‘We have to be all together on this’

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Sounders captain will once again wear a rainbow armband for today's celebration.

The Seattle Sounders started celebrating Pride Week last season. Rainbow flags filled the stadium, rainbow scarves were everywhere and many ECS two-poles were painted on rainbow canvases. But perhaps the single most powerful symbol was the rainbow wrapped around Brad Evans' arm.

Major Link Soccer: San Diego may have an MLS investor

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Big pockets may make San Diego an expansion frontrunner

Seattle

Don Ruiz, in perhaps his final practice session, talked to Sigi Schmid about that first Seattle Sounders MLS season in 2009 where the Rave Green did things that scarcely seemed possible.

Sitting down with Sky Sports, Tyrone Mears answered some questions about MLS for the British viewer.

Nos Audietis, Episode 223: Richard Farley talks Sounders' struggles

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The Seattle Sounders are coming off a disheartening 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls. It might not quite be full-blown panic time, but the Sounders head into Saturday's game needing a win over New York City FC badly.

To help us understand the state of the Sounders, Richard Farley is joining us for another live recording.

Sounders just need to build confidence in front of goal, Sigi says

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"It's just gonna take one game where things go in for us, and the confidence will grow."

The Seattle Sounders return home to CenturyLink Field this Saturday after slumping to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of New York Red Bulls, and they'll be hoping to get the result against New York City FC that they couldn't get against their local rivals.

Seattle Sounders vs. NYCFC: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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Saturday's 2 PM match will celebrate LGBTQ pride, will be nationally televised on ESPN (Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM), and will feature a full stadium of seating. It's also another necessary three points to keep Seattle in reach of the playoff race.

Seattle Sounders players and staff have a number of activities lined up ahead of Saturday's Pride Day and home match against New York City FC, which marks the club's first full-stadium game this year.

Seattle Sounders vs. NYCFC, Scouting Report: Villa, Pirlo and why they are better on the road

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New York City is better on the road because their aging stars like their space.

Seattle is undefeated in their MLS history against teams located in the state of New York. That really means nothing, but Seattle did beat them 3-1 in that baseball stadium they call home last year. This year they are not lead by Jason Kreis but by Patrick Vieira.

Boca Juniors boss revives Nicolas Lodeiro-to-Sounders rumors

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Team president says the transfer offer is closer to what they were looking for.

Just when it seemed like it might be time to give up on hope on the Seattle Sounders trying to sign Nicolas Lodeiro it appears the tides may be changing.

Although there's no indication Lodeiro has changed his mind about remaining with Boca Juniors through their Copa Libertadoes run, it does look like negotiations are ongoing and that he's still open to making a move.

Seattle Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls: Player ratings

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Once again the Sounders play well, yet fail to win

Welcome back to Sounders soccer. In this weekend's 0-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls the mighty Sounders played fantastic soccer at times, gave up a few somewhat fluky chances, and were unable to finish their own. Unfortunately, when they needed to get that final touch, it wasn't there, and New York finished their opportunities in what ultimately ended up as another disappointing loss.

Victor Mansaray is having a really good week

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The youngest professional Seattle Sounders FC player is taking advantage of a change in the USSDA rules this week. He's back with the Sounders Academy in the playoffs. He scored a goal in the team's win over Houston. Two other S2 teammates were also involved in that game. O'jong scored a brace and Tolo was present but did not play.

Sounders vs New York City FC: Three Questions

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Just under 50,000 fans will be on hand to see David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, or will they?

On a wonderful sunny Saturday the Seattle Sounders return home after more than a month without games at CenturyLink Field. It is a full stadium match, a celebration of Pride and the opportunity to see three of the greatest players to join MLS and then get really old, really fast.

Major Link Soccer: Pride Day edition

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Seattle celebrates, FC Dallas transfers an 18-year-old Homegrown Player to Liga MX, and there's a yacht race going down!

Pride

The Sounders match tonight is their annual LBGTQ Pride Day match celebration, with special events and giveaways planned. The first 50,000 fans will receive a pride flag, so expect the stands to be colorful.

Clint Dempsey will miss another Sounders game

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Clint Dempsey expected to remain with USMNT for third-place game, privacy shades will stay up around training sessions.

The United States may have been dealt a decisive loss to Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. But as anyone who follows the international game should know, that isn't where the tournament ends.

Sounders proudly display LGBTQ support in Pride Day celebrations

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A number of activities are planned for this weekend's match, which features a national broadcast and full-stadium seating.

Seattle Sounders players and staff have a number of activities lined up ahead of Saturday's Pride Day and home match against New York City FC, which marks the club's first full-stadium game this year.

Major Link Soccer: Copa America Finals Set

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Copa America goes into reruns, MLS is back in action, and Aurelien Collin sees red.

Seattle

In case you missed your opportunity to see soccer related fish throwing, you can now see sports pundit Andrea Feczko do it in an attempt to explain Seattle Soccer.

MLS

A Roland Alberg hat trick helped the Philadelphia Union hold on for a 4-3 victory against the Chicago Fire last night.

Hope Solo & Megan Rapinoe Called Into National Team

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United States' preparation for the Olympics continues and calls upon a Seattle Reign duo.

Today, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis announced her roster for their July 9 match against South Africa. As expected, Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo and midfielder Megan Rapinoe were included in the call-up as Ellis uses this match, as well as the July 22 match against Costa Rica, to determine who she will take to the Rio Olympics.

Sounders still looking at “three or four” transfer targets

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Nicolas Lodeiro and Sebastian Blanco both appear to be players the Sounders are still pursuing.

The MLS summer transfer window opens on July 4 and remains open until Aug. 3. All signs point to the Seattle Sounders signing at least one player during that time and perhaps more than that.

Sounders Sporting Director Chris Henderson and radio announcer Matt Johnson were on KJR Thursday and gave further indications toward that end.

Sounders respond to fan feedback with matchday improvements

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The various changes to ticketing, security and other matchday experiences will change again, starting July 31st, this time the goal is to help those adversely affected by the previous announcements.

In an email sent to Alliance members (season ticket holders - STH) the Seattle Sounders announced various reworkings on some of the most criticized elements to the fan experience in 2016.

Colombia vs. Chile, Copa America live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Copa America's defending champions, Chile, take on Colombia for the right to play Argentina in the final on Sunday. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Colombia (FIFA Rank 3) v Chile (5)

Colombia needed penalty kicks to beat a determined Peru squad to make the semi-finals while Chile put a historic 7-0 drubbing on Mexico in their quarterfinal romp.

Let's help make Jordan Morris the first college soccer player to win an ESPY

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ESPY voting has a few soccer moments. Carli Loyd is up for best championship performance for example. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez are up for top international male athlete. Sebastian Giovinco is going to win the best MLS player award. Kei Kamara, Laurent Ciman and Luis Robles (that's the Red Bulls keeper) are the others up for the award.

Sounders vs. NYRB - Aftermatch Aftermath: The Mortality of Man

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Following the 2-0 loss suffered at the hands of the New York Red Bulls, the Seattle Sounders expose themselves to the world as a flawed team, capable of greatness both good and bad.

As a human being living on this fine planet of mine, I'm resigned to certain eventualities. Each day I will be older than the last, until finally my body expires.

Major Link Soccer: USMNT miss the Copa Final

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The Argentina Juggernaut proved too dominant for a shorthanded United State's squad.

Copa America:

In a long-awaited matchup, Argentina romped over a wholly unprepared and unfortunately injured United States team, with Leo Messi leaving USMNT players in his wake, including Steve Birnbaum. You can rate how each US player held up against the Argentine Juggernaut at Stars and Stripes FC.

United States starting lineup features MLS players

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Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are starting, of course, but the surprise is that every replacement for the suspended players is an MLS star - Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman are in the XI.

As Jurgen Klinsmann's lead the United States on their Copa America run he has turned to MLS for his talent pool.

USA off to nightmare start, Argentina scores in 3rd minute

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It's hard to envision a scenario any worse than the one that greeted the United States to start their Copa America semifinal against Argentina. Less than three minutes into the match, Argentina grabbed a 1-0 lead when Leo Messi fed Ezequiel Lavezzi with a beautiful lob pass. Lavezzi was inexplicably unmarked and Brad Guzan got stuck in no-man's land.

Watch Leo Messi convert a gorgeous free kick

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The one thing the United States knew above all other things was that they needed to stop Leo Messi. So far, that's been a complete disaster. Argentina now leads 2-0 after Messi scored on a beautiful free kick from about 25 yards out.

That happens, but it was preventable. The sequence started with an awful giveaway by Chris Wondolowski, who then compounded the mistake by chasing down everyone he could before finally fouling Messi in a dangerous spot.

Christian Pulisic replaces Chris Wondolowski to start second half

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With the United States already trailing 2-0 and looking completely ineffective on the offensive end, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has made his first bold decision: Inserting 17-year-old Christian Pulisic to start the second half against Argentina.

Pulisic replaces Chris Wondolowski, who committed more fouls (three) than he had completed passes (two) in the first half.

Gonzalo Higuain gives Argentina 3-0 lead

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Just in case the United States had any hope of staging an improbable comeback, Gonzalo Higuain all but completely put that to rest when he scored less than five minutes into the second half.

Higuain perfectly timed his run to get behind John Brooks and Ezequiel Lavezzi put in a perfect pass.

United States vs Argentina Copa America semifinal recap: Messi and Argentina too good

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The 4-nil scoreline is not fair to Argentina. They dominated all facets of play. The USMNT will play in the third place game on Saturday night.

There are few teams in the world that can keep up with Lionel Messi. Surround the magician with a supporting cast that also contains several of the world's best and Argentina is nigh unstoppable.

DeAndre Yedlin outraced Leo Messi, the closest thing to a USA highlight

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There were precious few things for the United States to feel good about following their 4-0 loss to Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. They never threatened the goal and had just one shot, that was probably more of a pass and were outplayed from whistle to whistle.

But there was at least one moment that could fill USMNT fans with a little pride: DeAndre Yedlin outracing Leo Messi for a loose ball.

USA vs. Argentina, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT plays the #1 team in the world, Argentina, in the Copa America Centenario Semi-Final. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Argentina (1) What to Watch For:
  • Who replaces the suspended players? Jermaine Jones earned a red card in the victory over Ecuador in Seattle while Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood are suspended due to yellow card accumulation.

So, About This Updated Seattle Reign Roster

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It's Laura Harvey's sandbox — and oh my word, the toys she has.

Whenever the Seattle Reign FC announces a new player signing, fans feel like it is Christmas Day. That is the excitement head coach and general manager Laura Harvey has brought to us ever since the offseason into the 2014 season, where she virtually remade the entire squad from the inaugural roster.

United States vs Argentina, Copa America Centenario 2016: News, highlights, analysis

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On Tuesday the 21st of June the USMNT faces its toughest contest since 2009, when it beat Spain in the Confederations Cup. Argentina is the consensus #1 team in the world. Messi is probably the best player in the world. They are so deep in the attack even without Di Maria they are crushing teams. FS1 and Univision have the broadcast from Houston's NRG Stadium.

Alejandro Bedoya says USMNT needs Clint Dempsey's "Texas Swagger"

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Penning an open letter in the Players' Tribune, Alejandro Bedoya talks about two main subjects - respect and Clint Dempsey. They are intertwined in a lot of ways, because this is a United States soccer player on the day of their greatest match under the current coach. Argentina looms large. They are frighteningly good.

Major Link Soccer: Semifinal sellout in Houston

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The USMNT's Copa America run is reaching max hype as the world's best player stands in the way of American hopes of reaching the Final.

Seattle

This past weekend was the last chance to play on Cal Anderson Park's Bobby Morris field till August - the city will be installing a new experimental cork-filled artificial surface under increasing scrutiny over traditional crumb-rubber turf fields.

Tacoma News-Tribune cuts Sounders beat writer position

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Don Ruiz leaving paper after covering Sounders for all eight of their MLS seasons.

The Seattle Sounders community will lose their longest-serving beat reporter following Saturday's match against New York City FC, as Don Ruiz announced his departure from the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Sigh.

Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players in the 2-0 loss at Red Bull Arena

We saw another new lineup with changed spots for Andreas Ivanschitz and Joevin Jones. The Seattle Sounders gave the Red Bulls a run for their money, but ultimately failed to turn any of their 15 shots into goals. As always, it's time to rate the individual performances that made up the loss.

Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to score goals. It's a matter of continuing to go to the practice ground, continue to work on our finishing, but a lot of it is just the confidence of the players." -Sigi Schmid

In a match full of golden chances for the Seattle Sounders, their opponents were the ones who made their shots count.

Major Link Soccer: Pineda not impressed by USMNT

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The former Sounder poo-pooed the US' effort against Ecuador while also singing the praises of former teammate Clint Dempsey.

MLS

Us Sounders fans have seemed to get the short end of the stick from the referees this year (though Sunday's performance was all on the guys in green) but nothing they've encountered quite compares to this blown call in the FC Dallas-Sporting Kansas City match:

#SKCvFCD pic.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls, recap: Mike Grella's brace destroys plan

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Seattle loses 2-nil in a match where for the first sixty minutes they dominated all facets that aren't a goal.

With New York Red Bulls playing a high-press throughout the night there was the opportunity for the Seattle Sounders to get out on the counter. They did well, for the first 55 minutes or so.

Golden chances go begging in Reign's scoreless draw

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Seattle once again held defensively stout but failed to find the net, as the offense that ruled the NWSL roost for two years still can't get into gear

The Seattle Reign leave New Jersey with a road point in hand, thanks to a scoreless draw this afternoon against Sky Blue. Despite the lack of goals, there was no lack of chances.

Megan Rapinoe expected to be back in time for Olympics

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But the best-case scenario is that she plays in five regular-season Reign matches.

Megan Rapinoe is well on her to returning to competitive play. Unfortunately for Seattle Reign fans, it likely won't be before she leaves to join the United States women's national team ahead of the Summer Olympics.

Major League Standings: Copa America break is over

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Sounders don't lose too much on the West even with a loss

Seattle may not have found any points but at least most of the West didn't run away from them. Of course, the playoff door isn't shut but still sitting in 9th is a little dim. Only Colorado and KC found wins out West and Sporting's came at the expense of FC Dallas picking up zero points.

Joevin Jones starts as left wing against New York Red Bulls

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The forward line is Joevin, Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar as the Seattle Sounders face New York Red Bulls on FS1 at 4:30 PM.

Without Clint Dempsey Sigi Schmid will look to Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris to continue their goal scoring magic. Those two are listed as forwards in the 4-3-3 with Aaron Kovar on the right.

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match fourtneen

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FS1 has coverage starting at 4:30 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (El Rey 1360) with English radio on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

Sigi Schmid's 500th MLS game is a road trip out to Harrison, New Jersey to face the New York Red Bulls. Like the Sounders, Red Bull has seven losses and a draw.

Seattle Reign v. Sky Blue FC: Gamethread and how to watch

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Seattle looks for redemption after falling 2-1 to Sky Blue in the home opener.

Today at 3:00 p.m. PT, Seattle Reign FC (3-3-2) face off against Sky Blue FC (2-3-3), a team that foiled their record-setting home undefeated streak to kick off the 2016 season.

After a somewhat rocky start to the year, which has Seattle currently in sixth place, the Reign come into the match on the rise.

Seattle Reign v. Sky Blue FC: News, updates, and analysis

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Seattle looks for redemption after falling 2-1 to Sky Blue in the home opener.

Today at 3:00 p.m. PT, Seattle Reign FC (3-3-2) face off against Sky Blue FC (2-3-3), a team that foiled their record-setting home undefeated streak to kick off the 2016 season.

After a somewhat rocky start to the season, which has Seattle currently in sixth place, the Reign come into the match on the rise.

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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FoxSports continues their summer of soccer with a match between the Seattle Sounders and the New York Red Bulls. The 4:30 PM Pacific game on Sunday June 19th pits two teams with mid-table records against each other after a two week break for the Copa America. Clint Dempsey will not be present for Seattle.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Three Questions

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Sunday's return to MLS action for the Seattle Sounders offers another chance to show that their road win before the Copa break isn't an anomaly. New York Red Bulls offer a strong test.Red Bull has three wins in a row and are 5-2-0 at home. The Sounders are a paltry 1-4-1 away from Seattle. Both teams will be down a DP.

United States will play Lionel Messi and Argentina

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Tuesday June 21st match in Houston on Univision, FoxSports1 and Univision Deportes will be against the FIFA and Elo #1 team in the world.

When the United States beat Ecuador it was nearly certain that they would face Argentina. Argentina held serve today beating Venezuela 4-1. Lionel Messi scored his fourth goal of the tournament (current Golden Boot leader for the Copa).

New York Red Bulls Scouting Report: Do they have wings?

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New York will push up and their midfield will fly around but no, they don't have wings.

Energy drinks can pick you up and they usually do, but a crash always follows. New York started 1-6-0 before their Red Bull kicked in and oh my did it kick. Just three points in seven matches but then 16 points in the next seven going 5-1-1 in that stretch.

Argentina vs. Venezuela, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV Schedule and how to watch online

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A great Copa America Quarter Final Double Header starts with Lionel Messi and Argentina playing a motivated Venezuela team followed by Chicharito and Mexico taking on Alexis Sanchez and Chile in the marquee game of the day. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

  • A new TV channel debuts for Copa America, you are going to want to find FX on your TV dial.

Sounders, Reign helped forge Michael Bradley’s rainbow armband

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Local connections and previous experience helped make it happen on short notice.

Just days after the deadliest shooting in American history, Michael Bradley felt he needed to make some kind of public statement. The United States national team captain came up with the idea of wearing a rainbow armband, to honor the predominately LGBTQ victims.

Major Link Soccer: Seahawks root for US Soccer

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More Copa Americas news, MLS returns to action and what to watch on TV today.

Seattle

Turns out that people love rooting for the United States, even if those people aren't often soccer fans. These people are also Seahawks, which means that lots of eyes were on them.

Nick Rimando came to Seattle just so he could coach the keepers if it went to penalties.

Did Gyasi Zardes poach Clint Dempsey’s goal vs. Ecuador?

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It's almost impossible to say, but we do know that it doesn't really matter.

Clint Dempsey saved his best performance of this Copa America for the United States' most important. Dempsey was easily the USMNT's best player during their 2-1 quarterfinal win over Ecuador, scoring one goal, assisting on another and nearly contributing to a couple others.

Peru vs. Colombia, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Peru are looking to capitalize on their fortuitous 'Hand of God II' play by making a third consecutive Copa America semifinal, while James looks to lead Colombia toward a major tourney final. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Peru (FIFA Rank 48) v Colombia (3)

Colombia had already secured advancement to the quarterfinals, so they made 10 changes to the lineup when they played Costa Rica and promptly lost the game 3-2 and finished second in the group.

USA victory exemplifies how Clint Dempsey and the Sounders 4-3-3 should have worked

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Sigi Schmid can take a lesson from the United States victory over Ecuador.

Throughout the offseason, the Sounders' repeated mantra was the switch away from Sigi Schmid's 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3. It was repeated often and frequently and came to define their play in impressive performances against Club America.

Seattle Reign at Sky Blue FC: Three Questions with Once a Metro

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Seattle looks for redemption after losing to Sky Blue in its home opener.

On Sunday, Seattle Reign FC travels across the country to take on the New Jersey squad that defeated them in the 2016 home opener, breaking Seattle's two-year home undefeated streak. The match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on YouTube.

Major Link Soccer: USA make the Semi's, but with casualties

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Have you heard about Federico Higuain's hernia? Did you see the shoes Zlatan was wearing? A Timbers USL affiliate in Boise?

Copa America Centenario

USA! USA! USA! All our coverage of the Copa America Quarterfinal that saw the USMNT defend their slim lead to defeat Ecuador is here in this convenient storystream.

Besler replaces Yedlin for the USMNT against Ecuador

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Jurgen Klinsmann hinted this week that he might be including Michael Orozco in his lineup for the suspended DeAndre Yedlin as the United States takes on Ecuador in their Copa America Centenario quarterfinal. That isn't the case, as Sporting KC center back Matt Besler gets the nod, likely slotting in at left-back -- this means that Fabian Johnson will move from left-back to right-back.

Nahomi Kawasumi Re-signs With Seattle Reign

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The 2014 NWSL Best XI midfielder and Japanese international is coming back to Seattle,

Seattle Reign FC announced Thursday evening that Japanese international Nahomi Kawasumi has re-signed with the team. She'll play her last match with INAC Kobe Leonessa on June 19, and then she'll be headed to Seattle in the next 10 days.

Clint Dempsey opens the scoring for the USA vs. Ecuador

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In the 22nd minute, USA's Bobby Wood dribbled his way into the box but couldn't find an opening, so he passed to Jermaine Jones, whose cross to the middle met the head of Clint Dempsey,who powered it into the net past Dominguez to put the USA up 1-0 in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal.

Jermaine Jones & Antonio Valencia sent off

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After a dangerous tackle by Ecuador's Antonio Valencia on the USA's Alejando Bedoya, a scuffle between the two teams ended with two red cards: one for Valencia's tackle (second yellow card), the other for Jermaine Jones, who apparently attempted to slap an opponent in the face (straight red). Jones would be suspended for the semi-finals if the USA were to win this match.

Gyasi Zardes makes it 2-0 to the United States

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A little over 10 minutes after the double sending off, Gyasi Zardes put the United States up 2-0 over Ecuador in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal after some great work by Clint Dempsey and Bobby Wood. By the looks of it, Dempsey probably could have claimed it had Zardes not touched the ball as it rolled towards the goal, but I doubt anybody will be complaining too much.

United States vs. Ecuador recap: Close 2-1 win sends the Yanks to the semis

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Clint Dempsey named man of the match after his goal and assist to lead the US into the semifinals

The United States came into Thursday's quarterfinal matchup with Ecuador hoping to continue the form they attained in the latter parts of the group stages, and Jurgen Klinsmann only made one change to the lineup he'd been using all tournament.

Sounders crowd impresses USMNT, breaks records

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As expected, the crowd at CenturyLink Field for the United States' 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the Copa America quarterfinals impressed spectators and players alike. The sheer size of the crowd of 47,322 was impressive on its own, but it created an excellent atmosphere that buoyed the team when they needed it most.

American Outlaws borrowed a Timbers tune, but for a good cause

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AO sang "You are my sunshine" at 62:00 to honor Orlando shooting victims

If you were watching Thursday's Copa America match on TV or anywhere within earshot of the Brougham End, you were probably a bit struck by a song that the American Outlaws started singing at 62:00. Yes, that was "You are my sunshine," a song that has become synonymous with Timbers Army, at least in soccer circles.

USA vs. Ecuador, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch quarterfinals online

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On Saturday the USMNT beat Paraguay to advance, then were given a gift when Costa Rica beat Colombia. Today we experience the Tico's gift with the USMNT playing a Copa America Quarterfinal in Seattle. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Ecuador (13) What to Watch For:
  • Who replaces Yedlin?

King County declares today U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team Day

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There's been no shortage of buzz surrounding today's Copa America quarterfinal, featuring the United States and Ecuador. Whether it be the constant updates on ticket sales, Fox Soccer moving their studio to Seattle or anticipation over the atmosphere, it seems like America's soccer eyes are fully trained on our fair city.

Jurgen Klinsmann excited for Seattle crowd, expects “50/50 game” vs Ecuador

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The US coach projects a cautious optimism as his team prepares for Copa America quarterfinal

As the soccer world descends on Seattle for Thursday night's Copa America Centenario quarterfinal clash between the United States and Ecuador, US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was feeling confident, if a bit cautious, about his team's chances in his final pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

U.S. Open Cup draw: Sounders will go on road for 5th round

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If they win they would remain on the road for the quarterfinals.

Thursday's regional draw for the 5th Round of the Open Cup first lumped the 14 remaining MLS sides and 2 NASL teams into geographic groups. Seattle Sounders FC were in the West with potential pairings of LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake.

Major Link Soccer - The LA Galaxy Keep It Classy

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Seattle advances in the US Open Cup, LA takes a cheap shot, and Lionel Messi needs a new razor.

Seattle

Happy Copa day everybody! The big news is obviously that the US will be playing Ecuador tonight right here in CenturyLink. Unfortunately, Deandre's one and only red card in his time with the USMNT means that he will be missing the opportunity to play here at home.

S2 midfielder signed to short-term Sounders contract for Open Cup match

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Zach Mathers will be available against the Kitsap Pumas.

The Sounders depth at midfield will get a boost for their fourth-round matchup with Kitsap Pumas as they begin their quest for their fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy. The team announced that Sounders FC 2 rookie Zach Mathers has been signed to a short-term contract with the first team in order to be available against the Pumas.

Seattle Sounders vs Kitsap Pumas: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for US Open Cup 4th Round

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SoundersFC.com will carry video with 97.3 FM Seattle and El Rey 1360 carrying it in Spanish.

5eattle starts on June 15th this year. Already holding four Dewar Trophies (the official name of the Open Cup cup) the Seattle Sounders start with a local PDL squad, the Kitsap Pumas. Two Kitsap players came through the Sounders Academy, so they will have a bit more energy.

NWSL shifts transfer window; here come the internationals

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FIFA has allowed the league to move the transfer window up a few weeks, expediting the Thorns' new French look.

This week the NWSL announced that it has asked FIFA for — and been granted — an adjustment of its upcoming international transfer window, which had previously been scheduled for July 4th to August 3rd, but has been moved forward to June 15th (which is today) to July 14th.

Sounders score twice in the second half to defeat Kitsap Pumas in US Open Cup

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Cristian Roldan and Joevin Jones were the goalscorers as Sounders exorcise their 2015 Open Cup demons

Despite the looming specter of last season's "Red Card Wedding," the Seattle Sounders kicked off their 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup season with a decisive 2-0 win over local PDL side Kitsap Pumas.

Sounders vs Kitsap Pumas US Open Cup 4th Round: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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Wednesday night the Seattle Sounders FC being their quest for their 5th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup title. Their fourth round opponent is the Kitsap Pumas of the PDL (NW Division). The 7:30 PM match at Starfire Sports will be steamed on YouTube, SoundersFC.com with radio play-by-play on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

It's inevitable, there will be fish throwing on national TV tomorrow night

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Here's hoping DeAndre Yedlin took his USA teammates to less cliche spots, too.

DeAndre Yedlin is about as Seattle as they come. He was born here, grew up here, went to high school here, played for his youth soccer here and, of course, got his professional start with the Seattle Sounders. Unfortunately, he picked up a red card and won't be available to play in Thursday's Copa America quarterfinal, but that hasn't stopped him from taking in the town with his United States national teammates.

Predicting Sounders’ Open Cup lineup harder than ever

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Predicting U.S. Open Cup lineups is always tough. But what makes this one a bit more complicated is that the Seattle Sounders are coming off a full two-week break between competitive matches, only to be followed by a league match across the country three days later.

The Sounder at Heart staff discussed Sigi Schmid's likely mindset and we couldn't come close to anything resembling a consensus, as a good argument could be made for any number of lineups.

Herculez Gomez came to Seattle for the bantz

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When the former USMNT player was waived by Toronto his agent called him "and he said, 'give me some teams you wouldn't mind going to.' I said, 'Seattle.' He goes 'That's good news because they are literally the only team that's interested in you.'"

Getting the most from the current roster

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This Ideal XI strengthens the squad without adding another player.

Hey guys, I know we are right in the middle of Copa/OpenCup excitement, but I have taken a look at how ratings compare to expectations over the first two-fifths of the season.

The Team:

As a team, Sounders' average overall score is 5.

Major Link Soccer: Seattle's drive for no.5

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The Seattle Sounders start their quest for a fifth U.S. Open cup title tonight against the Kitsap Pumas.

Seattle/US Open Cup

In case you are unfamiliar with the US Open Cup, here is everything you need to know about the 103rd edition. Side note, if the Seattle Sounders are able to win the tournament this year they will tie Bethlehem Steel FC and Maccabi Los Angeles for the most titles in Open Cup history.

Kitsap Pumas "Realize the realities of what we are up against"

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Facing the Seattle Sounders will be Kitsap's toughest test of 2016.

The Kitsap Pumas are already the best PDL team in the 2016 US Open Cup, but their goal is to do more than take that $15,000 prize. Up next are the Seattle Sounders FC, a team just across the Puget Sound from the pro PDL team that features two former Sounder Academy players and a former S2 player.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Timbers 2, Recap: 2-1 over Portland

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Missing two key starters, S2 manage to defeat their Cascadia rivals to the south.

Coming off their second victory of the season, Sounders FC 2 needed show that good results wouldn't just come in fluke matches. They made a strong case for that in today's 2-1 victory against Timbers 2, scoring two goals and managing to hold the Timbers offense to one shot in the first 45 minutes, but unfortunately letting play get a little wild in the second half.

Argentina may have beaten Bolivia 3-0, but the fans just wanted Messi

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Argentina's dominance overshadowed by the presence of Messi

The dominance of La Albiceleste was apparent from the first minute of the final group game of the Copa America Centenario. Argentina may have been slowed by traffic on I-90, but their speed and skill was on display as soon as they took to the pitch.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Timbers FC 2: Live stream and gamethread

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Seattle's Greatest Ever Soccer Week continues with a Cascadia derby for the USL squads.

Sounders FC 2 will look to tack a third win on their struggling season as they pay a visit to their other Cascadian rivals in Portland. Last match they showed they can beat a top Western Conference squad in Vancouver Whitecaps 2 on a good day.

Decent, but not spectacular crowd awaits USA for Seattle Copa America quarterfinal

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It will top 2013's World Cup Qualifier against Panama.

Starting with a baseline of about 20,000 tickets sold (the number for Peru vs Haiti) the sales for the United States vs. Ecuador Copa America quarterfinal are up to 42,000. It's a good crowd, one that passes the 2013 World Cup Qualifier against Panama (40,847), but it also suggests there are about 25,000 or so unsold seats at CenturyLink Field.

Argentina vs. Bolivia, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The Messi experience comes to Seattle as Argentina look to wrap up Group D while Chile and Panama play for one spot in the quarterfinals of Copa America. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Chile (FIFA Rank 5) v Panama (56)

Chile and Panama both enter this match on three points, the winner of this game advances to the quarterfinals and the loser goes home.

Klinsmann: Seattle fans, Dempsey can spur USA to victory in Copa America Quarterfinal

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Jurgen Klinsmann predicts a "nail-biter" of a Copa América quarterfinal matchup with Ecuador on Thursday, but he tells SoundersFC.com the team is looking forward to the "tremendous support" they've come to expect at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

With the Hawk's Nest, American flags and part of the skyline behind him, the US Men's National Team coach dishes out praise for the atmosphere:

"We had the World Cup Qualifier [here], which was a tremendous atmosphere, tremendous support.

Watch Iceland score in their major tournament debut

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One of the more interesting stories going on at Euro 2016 is the presence of Iceland, a country with a population of just about 330,000 people. This is the first major tournament that the island nation has every participated in, and supposedly about 30,000 of its residents have made the trip to France to support their team.

Nos Audietis, Episode 222: Live with Richard Farley talking Copa America Centenario

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Jeremiah, Aaron and Richard Farley got together for a live recording to talk about the Copa America Centenario as well as eat some assorted tacos with really hot salsa.

Since friend of the show Richard Farley was in town to cover the Copa America Centenario games in Seattle, we decided to due an impromptu live recording at El Legendario Mexican restaurant in Fremont.

Major Link Soccer: Euro Street Hooligans

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English fans feel justified in victory while Russian leaders egg their fans on.

USA

PRO may be in some legal trouble, as the union that reprents referees in the USA and Canada, the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA), is claiming that PRO violated their CBA by privately negotiating greater compensation with current MLS Referee of the Year Alan Kelly out of fear that he could have chosen to leave the US and return home to Ireland.

Fox Soccer moving studio show to Seattle for Copa America quarterfinal

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If it seems like the soccer community is a little extra excited about having the United States play their Copa America Centenario quarterfinal in Seattle, it's for good reason. Ever since The USMNT clinched the top spot in Group A there's been a palpable buzz about the unexpected date to the degree that Fox Soccer has called an audible and is moving their studio show for the match.

Mexico vs. Venezuela, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Mexico plays Venezuela for first place in Group C and a favorable path to the final, while Uruguay and Jamaica finish the night and their tournaments in Santa Clara. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Mexico (FIFA Rank 16) v Venezuela (77)

Both Mexico and tournament surprise team Venezuela have already advanced to the quarterfinals.

United States vs Ecuador Copa America 2016 quarterfinals: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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The biggest soccer match in Seattle's history features the United States of America (Group A winners) against Ecuador (Group B runner-up) in Copa America action. The winner will play one of Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela or Chile depending on how Groups C & D go, as well as who wins the D1 v C2 quarterfinal.

Major Link Soccer: Hand of Raul

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A handball knocked Brazil out of the Copa America Centenario after the world soccer power couldn't muster a goal of their own for 90 minutes.

Seattle

As a long-time Seattle Mariners torture victim fan, even I found a lot of new information in this excellent video chronicling Nintendo's ownership of Seattle's second MLB team.

Copa America Centenario: Ecuador will play the USMNT in Seattle in the quarterfinals

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Ecuador beats Haiti 4-nil but settles for second in the group. They will come play the USA in Seattle.

It is official, no matter the result of Peru vs Brazil, the United States will be playing Ecuador in the Copa America Quarterfinals at CenturyLink Field. On Thursday the 16th, it'll be the 13th ranked side in the world suiting up against the United States.

Reign FC Get Back In Win Column, Beat Houston Dash 1-0

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Hello, my name is Havana Solaun.

The Seattle Reign FC returned to league play Sunday, hosting Houston Dash at Memorial Stadium. Under a scenic clear skies and bright sun, 4,682 were witness to - at last - the arrival of Havana Solaun.

Solaun was Seattle's 2015 2nd round pick, though she would not see the field that season after a pre-season match against the University of Washington in which she suffered a broken ankle.

Sounders place transfer bid on Argentinian playmaker

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With Nicolas Lodeiro's potential transfer suddenly looking less than assured, it appears the Seattle Sounders are remaining active on the market. The most recent name to surface in the Sounders' search for a playmaking midfielder is Sebastian Blanco, according to Argentina's Ole.

The Sounders have reportedly already put in a bid -- perhaps in the $2 million range — but his club is looking for a bit more.

Reign vs Dash: Stream and Game Thread

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Seattle Soccer Week kicks off with Jess Fishlock's first league appearance in Memorial since her injury, as the Reign host the struggling Houston Dash, who will be without Carli Lloyd.

After a brief pause from local soccer thanks to the international breaks, Seattle wakes up to its greatest week of soccer ever, as the city hosts the US Open Cup, the Copa America group stage and quarterfinals, and regular season matches in leagues up and down the Sound.

Ecuador vs. Haiti, Copa America 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT will find out their Seattle bound opponent for Thursday's Quarterfinal as Brazil take on Peru preceded by Ecuador vs. Haiti in the final day of Group B Copa America play. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

The winner of today's Group B will go to New Jersey to play Colombia on Friday while the runner up will be in Seattle on Thursday to play the USMNT.

Drop everything, this is Seattle's greatest ever soccer week

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It is bookended with the Seattle Reign, includes the Seattle Sounders in Open Cup and MLS action and includes visits from Messi and the United States Men's National Team. BEST WEEK EVER.

There's a lot of soccer history in the Greater Puget Sound. But no week is as good as this week. Just counting the highest level pro sides and the Copa America there are six games in eight days.

Copa America 2016 quarterfinal scenarios: Who will face USA?

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The fourth tiebreaker is the drawing of lots. That's the least likely thing to happen. One of Brazil, Ecuador or Peru will face the United States on Thursday.

Let's fill in the blank for this Thursday's Copa America match between USMNT and [____], at CenturyLink Field in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON at 6:30 PM PDT.

Copa America 2016 score update: Clint Dempsey gives USA 1-0 lead over Paraguay

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It's been said that this game is as much a referendum on Clint Dempsey as it is one on Jurgen Klinsmann and the current state of the United States national team (by me, at least). Well, Dempsey is taking advantage.

Dempsey scored his 51st international goal in the 27th minute, slamming home a cross from Gyasi Zardes after making a delayed run into the box.

USA vs. Paraguay, update: DeAndre Yedlin picks up two yellows about a minute apart

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DeAndre Yedlin has only picked up one red card since turning pro in 2013. It came during a road match against the Philadelphia Union. It would appear, something about Philadelphia brings out the worst in him.

The Seattle native was sent off from Saturday's Copa America Centenario match against Paraguay after picking up two yellow cards within the first three minutes of the second half.

USA vs Paraguay Copa America 2016, recap: 1-nil victory sends America onward

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Clint Dempsey scored the only goal, but it was John Brooks and Brad Guzan that earned the win.

Clint Dempsey gave the United States the one-goal lead in the 27th minute after Gyasi Zardes crossed the ball. The 1-nil win gives the Americans a chance to win the group. Paraguay's Copa America 2016 ends with the loss.

Colombia vs. Costa Rica, score update: Ticos take two-goal lead

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Heading into Saturday's Copa America Centenario action, it seemed like the advancement scenarios were reasonably well set: If Colombia and the United States simply secured a single point apiece, they'd go in as the Group A winner and runners-up, respectively. The United States took care of their part, beating Paraguay.

Copa America Quarterfinals in Seattle will feature United States

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Thank you Costa Rica.

After Costa Rica beat Colombia 3-2 in the other Group A match and the United States beat Paraguay 1-nil it means that US Soccer is coming back to Seattle for a competitive match. The possible opponents for Thursday's match are not yet known as any of Brazil, Peru and Ecuador could finish second in Group B.

Seattle Reign v. Houston Dash: Three Questions

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After taking a week off, the Reign are back in action at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, June 12. Get to know their opponent, the Houston Dash.

Seattle Reign FC hasn't started off the season in as dominant of fashion as the team would have liked, going 2-3-2 and scoring just seven goals in seven matches and sitting in seventh place.

Seattle Reign v. Houston Dash: News, highlights, analysis

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After taking a week off, the Reign are back in action at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, June 12. The match kicks off at 4:00 p.m. PT.

Seattle Reign FC hasn't started off the season in as dominant of fashion as the team would have liked, going 2-3-2 and scoring just seven goals in seven matches and sitting in seventh place.

Treasures Around Town

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Some of the oldest surviving relics of Washington soccer's early history are shiny and may be hiding in plain sight around Puget Sound.

At the ripe old age of 90, Mr. Lipton stands up straight, and though he shows signs of obvious wear there is a gleam to his appearance. Women with flowing hair, goddesses perhaps, flank him on either side.

United States starting XI stays same against Paraguay

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Clint Dempsey starts while the other Seattle Sounder DP forward, Nelson Haedo Valdez, is on the bench for his nation.

Jurgen Klinsmann is generally known to fiddle with lineups, but in Saturday's vital match against Paraguay the United States will start the same eleven that beat Costa Rica and lost to Colombia.

USA vs. Paraguay, Copa America 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT plays Paraguay with both nations Copa America fate on the line. It's win (or draw) or go home for the host nation. Colombia takes on Costa Rica to finish the day's action. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Paraguay (44) What to Watch For:
  • Winner Advances to the Quarterfinals.

Supersized Sounders enter neighborhoods in latest ad campaign

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In an ad campaign in some ways similar to Scarf Seattle in '08/09 the Seattle Sounders have re-entered Seattle's neighborhoods with a poster campaign unique to each community.

The players are literally giants in the community. The towering figures of Jordan Morris, Chad Marshall, Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey are running through neighborhoods with a ball at their feet, storm clouds on the horizon and call to lose your voice, but not your passion.

United States vs Paraguay, Copa America Group A: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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With a win in Saturday night's 4 PM (FoxSoccer1, Univision) match the United States will advance to the knockout rounds. If they draw with Paraguay there is a chance that their tournament ends. A loss would see the USA, as hosts, watch the rest of the Copa America from home. Nelson Haedo Valdez will be on the bench for Paraguay.

Major Link Soccer: France kicks off Euros by Payet forward

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The Tournament got off to a solid start last night, with Dimitri Payet's heroics saving three points for the host nation.

Euro 2016:

The tournament kicked off yesterday with host nation France squaring off against Romania, pulling out the three points thanks to a late winner from Dimitri Payet.

Clint Dempsey needs this win as bad as USMNT

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Fair or not, USMNT needs to advance to secure Dempsey's place in the team.

Clint Dempsey calmly approached, took a quick stutter step and buried his penalty. It was his 50th career United States national team goal and set the tone for Tuesday's 4-0 win over Costa Rica.

He and Landon Donovan (57) are the only Americans with as many as 35 career international goals.

Copa America Day 8: Argentina vs. Panama and Chile vs. Bolivia. TV and Streaming Listings

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Copa America Day 8: Messi joins the party. Chile will look to avoid another early exit, goodbye Uruguay we hardly knew you, against Bolivia before the main event when Argentina play Panama. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

After a tepid start to Copa America, the tournament has really kicked off.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Whitecaps FC 2, Gamethread and live stream

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S2 get a visit from Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, who currently sit at second place in the Western Conference.

S2 return home to Starfire after two less than satisfying results on the road. They will be looking for their second victory of the season, while WFC2 will be looking to bounce back after losing their first match last week.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Whitecaps FC 2, Recap: Excitement!

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S2 earn their second victory of the season in a thrilling match against Whitecaps 2.

After a rough pair of road games, and frankly a rough start to the season, Seattle Sounders FC 2 came out strong against their Cascadia rivals. In the match's first half the Rave Green controlled much of the possession, preventing the Whitecaps from building through the center of the park, and instead forcing the them into long-distance shots and play on the wings.

Major Link Soccer: Venezuela take down Uruguay, El Tri cruise past Jamaica

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El Tri dispatch Jamaica with relative ease. Gyasi Zardes' first touch is so good it needed a highlight video. Atlanta United are hot in pursuit of Andres Guardado.

Copa América Centenario

Venezuela made a first-half goal Saloman Rondon hold up for a 1-0 win over Uruguay. That makes two straight victories for La Vinotinto, who are sitting pretty at the top of Group C.

Mapping out the Sounders' path to an eighth straight postseason

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We looked at the rest of the schedule to see where the Sounders need wins and where they can afford to drop points.

Looking at the standings has not been much fun this year. The Seattle Sounders lost their season opener, lost two more after that and have been looking up from at or near the bottom ever since.

Infrequently Asked Questions: We're On A Break Edition

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With the Seattle Sounders enjoying an extended break thanks to Copa America, the oft loved, rarely maligned iFAQ series makes its triumphant return.

Oh my goodness, it's time for another Infrequently Asked Questions. If there exist any questions that you may have and I have not provided an answer to them, then by all means, leave a comment below and I'll address your question to the best of my abilities.

Copa America Day 7: Mexico vs. Jamaica and Uruguay vs. Venezuela. TV and Streaming Listings

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A Gold Cup Final rematch highlights Day 7 of Copa America Centenario as Mexico will take over the Rose Bowl to host Jamaica with Uruguay facing a must win match against Venezuela to open the day. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Uruguay (FIFA Rank 9) v Venezuela (77)

Uruguay face a must win match after losing their opener to Mexico 3-1.

Major Link Soccer: Another Brazil Match Ends 7-1

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Probably doesn't make up for that other one, though

Seattle

Stefan Frei has penned an emotional thank you letter to Sounders fans in the players tribune.

Hope Solo has lost in her latest attempt to have domestic violence charges thrown out. The case will proceed unless Solo appeals again to the supreme court.

D.C. United vs. Sounders, player ratings: Osvaldo Alonso is MOTM

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What a difference a few days makes. After playing a struggling New England Revolution and looking very defeated for much of it, an entirely different team showed up to play DC United on a short rest midweek game. I give the staff a lot of credit for keeping this team mentally prepared, after an incredibly demoralizing prior result.

State of MLS: A League-wide review of Designated Players

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With MLS action on pause and the summer transfer window on the horizon, let us now take a moment to review the state of MLS rosters as they stand today. Specifically, focusing on designated players. Which clubs have already met their DP capacity? Which clubs have open DP slots?

The dust has settled on the first 16 weeks of MLS matches.

Copa America Day 6: Brazil vs. Haiti and Ecuador vs Peru. TV and Streaming Listings

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Group B takes center stage today as Brazil plays a historic game against Haiti and Peru look to secure a Quarterfinal berth after only two matches at the expense of Ecuador. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Brazil (FIFA Rank 7) v Haiti (74)

Brazil drew their opener 0-0 with Ecuador only after a fortuitous out of bounds call kept Brazil from giving up an embarrassing own goal, they will be looking to use this game to get back on track after a rough start.

Major Link Soccer: Calm, Cool, and Collected

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The USMNT remained Calm under the pressure of a must win game, U.S. veterans played it Cool and with style, and the U.S. Collected a much needed win.

Copa América

The U.S. needed a win Tuesday night and the veterans came through with Clint Dempsey leading the charge by notching his 50th goal for the red, white, and blue.

Clint Dempsey scores a penalty to put the USA up 1-0 against Costa Rica

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The USA started the game fairly brightly after a brief attacking spell by Costa Rica, and after a few mild chances, the USA were handed a penalty after Bobby Wood was pushed in the box by a Costa Rica defender as he attempted to meet DeAndre Yedlin's cross. Clint Dempsey stepped up to the penalty spot and left no doubt, scoring the USA's first goal of the tournament and putting them up 1-0 early in this must-win group match.

Jermaine Jones adds another goal for USMNT vs. Costa Rica

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After Jermaine Jones snagged the ball from the Costa Rica defense, Clint Dempsey made an excellent run towards goal only to lose the ball near the edge of the box thanks to a heavy touch. Luckily, Jones had made the run with Dempsey, picked up the loose ball, and smashed it into the net from outside the box.

Bobby Wood makes it 3-0 for the USMNT against Costa Rica thanks to Dempsey assist

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Just minutes after Jermaine Jones scored the USA's second, Clint Dempsey beat the Costa Rica defense at the corner of the box to pass to Bobby Wood, who turned and fired past Pemberton to make it 3-0. Dempsey's skill at keeping the ball and finding the perfect pass highlight this goal, as well as Wood's excellent first touch and turn to fake out the Costa Rica defense.

United States vs Costa Rica Copa America 2016, recap: Clint Dempsey leads the victory

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Big players step up in big games, and Clint Dempsey stepped all the way up. The United States needed a big result if it wanted a chance to win the group, and any result to advance. The Sounders forward midfielder is a huge reason why the USA beat Costa Rica 4-nil taking part in three of the goals.

Don't give up on Sounders' pursuit of Nicolas Lodeiro just yet

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Unclear if there's really anything new in the Argentinian report that Boca Juniors rejected Sounders' transfer offer.

Boca Juniors have rejected the Seattle Sounders' latest offer for Nicolas Lodeiro, according to an Argentinian publication. That news may come as a bit of a blow to anyone who had visions of Lodeiro dancing through MLS defenders and piling up assists for a resurgent Sounders attack.

USA vs. Costa Rica: Copa America 2016 scores, highlights, updates

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The USMNT hosts Costa Rica, with the hopes of getting 3 points in their quest to advance to the Quarterfinals. The amtch kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PT on FS1. This is your place for scores, highlights, updates and analysis.

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Costa Rica (23) What to Watch For:
  • Will Jurgen Klinsmann make lineup changes?

No changes to USMNT lineup against Costa Rica

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Clint Dempsey starts up top again for the USA

Despite going down 2-0 to Colombia in the Copa America Centenario opener, Jurgen Klinsmann is sending out the exact same lineup against Costa Rica. Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, arguably the USA's biggest attacking threat in the last match, starts at center forward again.

USA vs. Costa Rica, Copa America 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT hosts Costa Rica followed by Colombia v Paraguay as Copa America Centenario enters the second round of games. All sixteen teams have played a feeling out game, now is the time to survive and advance to the Quarterfinals. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Costa Rica (23) What to Watch For:
  • Will Jurgen Klinsmann make lineup changes?

Copa America attendance struggles are overblown

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Tickets are too expensive and half-empty stadiums look bad, but organizers appear to be getting most of what they wanted: money.

With the first round of matches complete in the Copa America, rumors of a potential attendance issue have begun to circulate. With each team having played once, we are able to take a look at just how each stadium has fared so far.

Major Link Soccer: Copa América and Gold Cup to merge

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Anybody care to say whether this is a good or bad thing?

MLS

Good news: A charity 5K Fun Run/Walk at RFK Stadium was canceled! That means DC United's match against the Revs this month was moved from a Wednesday to a Saturday, surely boosting the club's attendance figures into the stratosphere.

Copa America Day 4: Argentina vs. Chile and Panama vs Bolivia. TV and Streaming Listings

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A rematch of the Copa America 2015 Final, Argentina v Chile headline Day 4 of Copa America Centenario with Panama v Bolivia in the opener. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, Preview and How to Watch

Panamá (FIFA Rank 52) v Bolivia (79)

Blas Pérez is still Panama's most important attacking force.

FIFA 17 teaser shows off some sexy new graphics

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While there's not much to be gleaned in terms of gameplay, players promise to look more realistic than ever.

EA sports released the teaser of FIFA 17 on Monday, with the most notable update coming in the form of the Frostbite engine and the graphical upgrade to follow. The teaser even takes the time to recall many of the past iterations of FIFA, showing how the series has evolved.

Major Link Soccer: Stolen goal leads to referee lambasting

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With a potentially winning goal ripped away by the officials, one Ecuadorian player let them have it.

Copa America

Already down a loss to a tournament favorite, Clint Dempsey is calling the USA's next Copa America match a "must-win." Indeed, if they fall short against Costa Rica on home turf then that'll be it.

Major League Standings- At the Copa America break

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Seattle is still on the outside looking in but there's hope and a way in without any other teams dropping points, thanks to Vancouver.

The Sounders won a game. On the road. I know it's crazy but it happen and to make things better, most of the West lent a hand in the Sounders quest to close the gap between them and playoffs.

Nicolas Lodeiro expected to start for Uruguay in Copa America opener

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Nicolas Lodeiro isn't just recovered from an injury scare late last week, he's apparently expected to start in Uruguay's Copa America Centenario opener against Mexico on Sunday. Uruguay media is reporting that Lodeiro has beaten out Gaston Ramirez, a Southampton midfielder who spent last season on loan with recently promoted Middlesbrough.

Sounders vs. DC United: Community player ratings form

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The win feel great, all Sounders fans can agree on that, but how did they get there? How did this Dempsey-less lineup perform? Tony Alfaro again had to step in and did so ably, helping to earn the shutout. What score did the youngster earn this week?

Lets revel in the victory a little longer and rate the players.

Copa America Day 3: Mexico vs. Uruguay and Jamaica vs. Venezuela. TV and Streaming Listings

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Mexico v Uruguay headline Day 3 of Copa America Centenario with Jamaica v Venezuela in the opener. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, Preview and How to Watch

Jamaica (FIFA Rank 55) v Venezuela (74)

Jamaica is hoping to upset one of the top two teams in Group C (Mexico and Uruguay) and make it into the knockout round.

USA v. Japan: Schedule, lineups, and how to watch the international friendly

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After an exciting 3-3 draw against Japan on Thursday, which saw the Nadeshiko equalize in the waning seconds of stoppage time, the U.S. Women's National Team again faces the technical Japanese side in a second international friendly today. The game kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT and airs on ESPN2.

In the first match, Japan surprised the U.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Orange County Blues FC 2016: Gamethread and live stream

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S2 enter their twelfth match of the season at last place in the Western Conference.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 continue their trip down the west coast today with a game against the OC Blues in Irvine, California. S2 are winless in six matches, and a victory here would be their first on the road all season.

Nelson Haedo Valdez returns to play in 0-0 draw between Paraguay and Costa Rica

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The match was more well known for cards than attacking action the USA got the 0-0 result it needed.

After missing the past few matches with the Seattle Sounders Nelson Haedo Valdez returned to the field during Paraguay's first match in the Copa America. The forward entered in the 74th minute of the 0-0 game.

Sounders 2 vs. OC Blues, Recap: What just happened?

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An energetic Orange County set aside Seattle Sounders FC 2 by a resounding 5-2 margin.

It all seemed so hopeful. After a soporific showing in the first half, S2 were on the front foot. Andy Craven, Carlos Patino, and Victor Mansaray were moving fluidly in front of Orange County's back line.

Sounders cross too much, even compared to peers

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MLS is a strange league. When judging Seattle Sounders' tactics it is best to compare them not to some platonic ideal, but to their peers.

There's a pause in MLS action, which is fine time to assess what the tactics around MLS are, and how the Seattle Sounders fit into the styles of 2016. Today, let's look at passing styles.

Copa America Day 2: Brazil vs. Ecuador headlines a packed day. TV and Streaming Listings

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It is a Copa America Bonus Day! The only day of the tournament with three games scheduled including the first of three games in Seattle. Costa Rica v Paraguay followed by Haiti v Peru and capped off with Brazil v Ecuador. This is your Sounder at Heart Gametrhead and How to Watch

Costa Rica (FIFA Rank 25) v Paraguay (39)

Costa Rica is in the midst of their 'Golden Generation' and expectations are high after making it to the Quarterfinals of Brazil 2014.

Major Link Soccer: USMNT falls to Colombia 2-0

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A tough start for the United States hopes to progress beyond the group stage.

Copa America:

The Copa America being hosted in the Untied States is a beautiful thing to see, but the USMNT's start has dulled the proceedings, losing 2-0 to Colombia. Despite the rough start to the tournament (and an unfortunate handball call on his part), the USMNT Copa roster has noted an incredible amount of growth in Deandre Yedlin year over year.

USA vs. Colombia, Copa America Centenario: Score, highlights and updates

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Copa America Centenario is upon us as the USMNT host James Rodriguez and group favorites Colombia in a crucial opening match. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

It has been 100 years in the making and tonight the United States Men's National Team will host Colombia in the opening game of Copa America Centenario in Levi's Stadium from Santa Clara, California.

Sorry, that definitely hit DeAndre Yedlin's hand

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The United States goes into halftime down 2-0 to Colombia. The second goal came on a penalty, which was awarded after DeAndre Yedlin was called for a handball. Yedlin was turning away, but left his arm up. You can argue it was harsh. You can argue that this is almost always called. But it's pretty hard to argue that it didn't hit his hand.

USA vs. Colombia Copa America, recap: Tourney hosts open with loss

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Starting off with their toughest match of the Group Stage, the Americans fell to a team that was better at set pieces, more physical and faster. Both of the goals in the 2-0 result came from dead balls -- a corner and a penalty.

Little went right for the United States in their opening match.

USA vs. Colombia 2016 live stream: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch Copa America Centenario

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Copa America Centenario is upon us as the USMNT host James Rodriguez and group favorites Colombia in a crucial opening match. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

It has been 100 years in the making and tonight the United States Men's National Team will host Colombia in the opening game of Copa America Centenario in Levi's Stadium from Santa Clara, California.

Klinsmann thinks Jordan Morris has much to improve upon

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By most accounts, Jordan Morris has handled his first professional season reasonably well. He's already set the Seattle Sounders rookie record for goals in a season with five and has been the team's most consistent goal-scoring threat.

But to the surprise of many, he was left off the United States Copa America team.

Major Link Soccer: USA begins Copa América journey against Colombia

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A special Copa edition of the daily links. Get ready for the biggest tournament on US soil in decades.

Copa América Centenario

It all kicks off today! Jurgen Klinsmann minced no words with the Wall Street Journal about the state of the US team, his goals for the Copa, and how his young players need to do better in their club teams to earn roster spots.

Sounders vs. DC United - Aftermatch Aftermath: A New Dawn Rises

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When the Sounders win, the fans get happy, and when the fans get happy, well, you're welcome maternity wards 9 months from now.

Following the disheartening loss over the weekend, when the Seattle Sounders traveled to America's capital to face D.C. United on short rest, few expected anything more than another disappointing result from a match on the road.

MLS named as trial league for Video Assistant Referee system

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MLS joins leagues from Brazil, Germany and Australia in testing process.

Progress towards the use of a FIFA-sanctioned, real-time video review system for referees slowly continues. Major League Soccer announced Thursday that the league will be working with the International Football Association Board in the next phase of testing for the Video Assistant Referee project.

USA v. Japan: lineups, schedule, how to watch on TV and online

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Hope Solo looks for her 99th career shutout

Tonight marks the first of four matches for the U.S. Women's National Team before the players head to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics. It's also the first of two games that will see the USWNT face off against Japan, the first encounters between the two countries since the 2015 Women's World Cup Final.

Seattle Reign sign Japanese midfielder Rumi Utsugi

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Seattle Reign FC have added Japanese midfielder/defender Rumi Utsugi, the team announced today. Utsugi will arrive in Seattle upon completion of her current contract with French side Montpellier HSC. Her first match, pending the receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC), should be against the Western New York Flash on July 9.

Sounders vs. DC United: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"What's important about the win is just for our guys...There's been games where we've played really well and came away with nothing. It's important for our guys to understand and believe in what we're doing." -Sigi Schmid

With their cathartic and timely 2-0 victory, the Seattle Sounders enter the international break in a less-dire position than before.

Sounders to face Kitsap Pumas in fourth round of US Open Cup

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Seattle's first Open Cup opponents of the year won't have to travel very far after beating the Sacramento Republic on the road.

While the date and location for the Seattle Sounders' first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match of the season was set weeks ago, their opponent was not revealed until Wednesday, when the Kitsap Pumas knocked Sacramento Republic FC out of the tournament with a 3-1 win in Sacramento.

Major Link Soccer - Countdown to Copa America

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The third round of the US Open Cup is done, Copa America is imminent, and Seattle finally won on the road

Seattle

We've already published our standard array of stories covering last night's win. If you are looking for another point of view, you can check out Black and Red United.

MLS

Future MLS side Minnesota United has run into an early snag with their planned stadium.

Jordan Morris breaks the deadlock and puts the Sounders up 1-0

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After 79 relatively uneventful minutes in DC, Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris finally put his team on the scoresheet after a Joevin Jones cross was parried by Bill Hamid and poorly cleared by Bobby Boswell. Morris pounced on the opportunity and finished well between the defenders.

Sounders quickly go up 2-0 thanks to Joevin Jones

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Just minutes after Jordan Morris' opener, the Seattle Sounders made it 2-0 thanks to substitute Joevin Jones' well-taken goal. Osvaldo Alonso put Jones through on goal, and the defender-turned-winger beat his opponents well and lightly chipped the ball into the net over a sliding Bill Hamid.

Sounders at D.C. United 2016, recap: Seattle enters break on a win

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Sounders earn a 2-nil win behind Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris. It is their first away win of 2016.

Seattle Sounders FC enter the Copa America break with a strong 2-nil road win. It was the tactical and player shifts of the second half that anchored the win. With only two subs available Sigi Schmid inserted Joevin Jones for a bit of attacking flash.

Sounders president looking to youth, DP to bolster playoff hopes

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At halftime Keith Costigan and Kasey Keller spoke to the Seattle Sounders President of Soccer. It's clear that Garth Lagerwey is still trying to craft his own vision with the roster.

While Sigi Schmid was giving halftime instructions to a Seattle Sounders team that would win 2-nil, President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey chatted with play-by-play man Keith Costigan and color commentator Kasey Keller.

Seattle Sounders at D.C. United: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match thirteen

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Q13 Fox has coverage starting at 5 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (1360) with English audio on SoundersFC.com.

Avoid the disaster that is Seattle traffic and watch a 5 PM game between the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United. Even though the Sounders have a poor 4-7-1 record the game will be better than rush hour traffic.

D.C. United vs. Sounders, lineups: Brad Evans returns to lineup

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Apparently Brad Evans is a fast healer. Just a few days after a shot to the side of the head sent him to the locker room and cast his future availability into doubt, the Seattle Sounders captain is back in the starting lineup for a pivotal match against D.C. United.

The boys are ready!

There's now a Sounders shirt in Sonics colors

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Is it "too soon"?

Fashion-minded soccer fans are surely well aware of Mitchell & Ness. They're a clothing maker who specialize is "nostalgia" style. You've probably seen a few of their pieces being warn by the likes of Stefan Frei.

While their past offerings have been nice enough, their latest are sure to get some attention, for better or worse.

Sounders at D.C. United: Three Questions

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Guessing the lineup for this midweek 5 PM game on Q13 prior to a two week break is nearly impossible. We try to do it anyway.

Wednesday evening's match between D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders ends the first portion of the season. With a short break for the Copa America granting teams a couple weeks to train and re-evaluate their progress the 5 PM game offers a final chance to get three points without their best players, recover from injuries and for players to show their coaches that they deserve minutes.

Will Chris Henderson discover the Sounders' next new player in Rome?

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Chris Henderson, International Man of Mystery is back to his old tricks: traveling to exotic locations, meeting with high profile soccer personnel on the Sounders behalf, and trolling the local fanbase with social media teasers.

It looks as though Sounders Sporting Director/head scout Chris Henderon is on the move again.

Sounders vs. New England Revolution: Player Ratings

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Bleh.

I've been generally positive about the Sounders this season. We've been the better team in many games, but failed to get results. We've also been victims of poor refereeing but then unable to shake it off. This again was the theme of the night; after a completely dreadful call to give the New England Revolution a ridiculous PK, the fragile Sounders lost composure and chased the game.

Sounders' midfield was neatly eviscerated by Revolution

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This was bad.

The Seattle Sounders reached a new low in their 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution. They were resoundingly dominated in attack, defense, and had zero ideas in transition play or possession. With most of their best, ie dynamic, attacking threats all unavailable until after the Copa America Centenario, there's not much of a bright side right now for the Sounders.

Instant Replay: Dunseth breaks down the unfortunate Erik Friberg PK call in New England

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Dunseth gives his view on if Fotis Bazakos was right or wrong on the PK call, I promise I won't spoil it.

Brian Dunseth broke down the controversial calls from the weekend's games and shockingly decided to include the questionable PK call that had roughly zero impact on the Sounders - Revolution match.

Sounders at D.C. United: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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Seattle Sounders FC have one more game before the Copa America break in which they can correct their dismal 4-7-1 -4 record. To do so they must beat a D.C. United team that is 3-3-1 at home, 4-5-4 overall. Both sides are diminished by injury and international callup. Q13 Fox is carrying the Wednesday afternoon 4:30 PM match.

Major Link Soccer: If you're good enough you're old enough

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A youth movement is taking place in the USMNT, The Seattle Sounders hope history repeats, and Goals of the Week.

US Soccer

Starting Friday, the United States will stage one of international soccer's most famous tournaments: The Copa America. To celebrate its 100th anniversary and unite the Americas, the crown jewel of South American futbol has ventured beyond continental borders for the first time, here is everything you need to know about it with group previews.