Sounder at Heart Archives for January 2017

USA v. Brazil, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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After a shocking loss to Australia in Seattle, the US needs a win over Brazil to stay alive in their own tournament.

Last week in the Tournament of Nations opener in Seattle, head coach Jill Ellis sent out a B-team that — outside of Megan Rapinoe, who was her usual creative and dangerous self playing in front of her home crowd — looked uninspired and toothless against a game Australia side.

Cristian Roldan happy to be among three Gold Cup winning Sounders

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It was his second trophy win with Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey

For Cristian Roldan, the Gold Cup final was a special game. He wasn't on the field for the USA, but it was the culmination of his first international tournament as a part of the squad.

Roldan's Gold Cup went something like this: a solid 90 minute shift against Martinique in the group stage, sent home to make way for team stalwarts, watched from Seattle, and ultimately returned to the squad for the final match as a fan with benefits (such as getting a medal and partaking in celebrations on the field and in the locker room).

Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Our guys were better. Our guys were better than theirs. We were getting the cleaner chances." -Brian Schmetzer

With the 0-0 draw at StubHub Center, the Seattle Sounders move to 8-7-7 on the season (31 points, 1.41 PPG), keeping the Rave Green in a tie for fourth place with the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference (behind Portland in 5th place on tiebreakers).

Joevin Jones will join German club in January

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Sounders left back will finish this season before joining Darmstadt.

For months, rumors have been circulating about interest overseas in Joevin Jones' services. There was more truth to them that many of us thought.

Jones has signed a pre-contract with 2. Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98, the club announced on Sunday.

Sounders say a signing will be announced next week

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We don't know who, but we do know when.

With Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy on ESPN tonight, there's a chance for both front offices to talk to ESPN reporters. It should come as little surprise that they are. Julie Stewart-Binks says to expect a player announcement by Seattle next week.

Sounders GM Garth Lagerway tells me Seattle will announce a new player signing next week.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Road point bolsters playoff position

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Seattle now unbeaten in last six matches

A slogging chess match for most of the game, the Seattle Sounders were given the opportunity to play 11 v. 10 for the final few minutes when Jelle Van Damme cleared through Nicolas Lodeiro. It was Van Damme's second yellow of the night. Seattle could not take advantage of the weakened LA Galaxy, though, and settled for a 0-0 draw.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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ESPN is carrying the 7 PM match. Watch with us.

With Brian Schmetzer facing Sigi Schmid for the first time since LA blew out the A-League Sounders 5-1 in the 2002 US Open Cup the Saturday night match on ESPN will bump the LA Galaxy versus Seattle Sounders rivalry up just another notch. LA is already the measuring stick to which all teams in the league are appraised, but their 2017 is bad.

Sounders at LA Galaxy: Three Questions

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Saturday's ESPN game features many storylines, focus on these.

We didn't forget about Three Questions. You may have noticed there were a few large storylines down in LA this week. Let's get right into six key points to the match between the Seattle Sounders at LA Galaxy.

Mike from LAG Confidential answers Three Questions.

Seattle Sounders 2 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks: live stream, game time, and lineups

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This trip to Colorado will feature a more standard game of soccer unimpeded by snow.

The last time Seattle Sounders FC 2 traveled to Colorado Springs the weather was more suited for Ice Hockey than anything else. There was over 6-inches of snow on the day and at game time there were winds approaching 35 knots.

Derlis Gonzalez transfer to Sounders ‘90 percent’ done

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Paraguayan reporter gives positive update on Seattle-area radio program.

The Derlis Gonzalez transfer saga appears to be nearing an end, and all indications are that it will end with him joining the Seattle Sounders sometime next week. Paraguayan journalist Wilson Gonzalez joined Seattle-based Spanish-language radio show Somos Sounders on Saturday and suggested the deal was about 90 percent done with Dynamo Kiev had basically agreeing to transfer terms and only small details left to be worked out with the player.

What if they weren’t the Sounders?

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Alternate timelines show how the business could have gone way wrong.

Eight years into their MLS existence, the Seattle Sounders have embraced their heritage like few other teams have before. The Sounders unapologetically trace their history back to 1974, the year the NASL team was founded, even wearing uniforms meant as an homage to that original team.

Megan Rapinoe happy to play Tournament of Nations opener in front of Seattle fans

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The USWNT and Reign star lamented the result, but praised her city and the fans that supported her.

The USWNT's opening match of the Tournament of Nations might not have gone as planned, as they lost 1-0 to Australia on Thursday at CenturyLink Field. Seattle Reign's Megan Rapinoe was probably one of the lone bright spots for the USA, especially in the first half.

Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey will travel to Los Angeles

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In-form Sounders may fit one or more of their Gold Cup stars into starting XI against Galaxy

TUKWILA, Wash. — Just two days after the USMNT's epic win over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final--courtesy of Jordan Morris' late winner—the Seattle Sounders' US internationals returned to training with the club ahead of Saturday's away match against the LA Galaxy.

Major Link Soccer: LA Galaxy sign Jonathan dos Santos

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The Mexican midfielder will be LA's 3rd DP. LAFC bring in Bob Bradley. Jordan Morris should go to the World Cup.

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We already know it in our (Sounder at) hearts, but MLSSoccer.com's Andrew Wiebe agrees: Jordan Morris has proven he should make the roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Jonathan Dos Santos won’t be available for Galaxy vs. Sounders

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Galaxy's newest Designated Player is still waiting on his paperwork.

It's been quite a week for the LA Galaxy, who fired head coach Curt Onalfo, hired Sigi Schmid to replace him, and then added Mexican international Jonathan Dos Santos as their newest Designated Player - all on the same day.

Oalex Anderson targeting return for preseason 2018

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"They've been there for me," he says of Seattle Sounders.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Back on December 9, 2016 the Seattle Sounders were not MLS Cup champions. They were training for the biggest day in their short history in the league, and unfortunately Oalex Anderson went down with a significant knee injury.

Seattle Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC: player ratings

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Megan Rapinoe saves the day again in a wild 9-goal game.

On Saturday evening, Seattle Reign FC met Sky Blue FC at Memorial Stadium for the second time this season, and once again the game was a nail-biter, with Seattle holding on to win 5-4 after giving up four straight goals to let Sky Blue back into what was shaping up to be another Seattle rout.

You will hear us from the deep

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This is the leviathan

From a long slumber, awakened by loud noises, it comes to defend its seas and the lands them. It is the beast, the legend, the myth of ancients realized. This is no hydra regrowing heads. Leviathan is the mighty sea made into animal, swelling over its enemies, crashing in wave after wave.

Sounders’ game plan against Galaxy not affected by Sigi Schmid hiring

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It may fan the rivalry flames a bit, but it doesn't change how the Sounders want to play.

The news that Sigi Schmid was named head coach of the LA Galaxy may have surprised Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer as he planned for this weekend's match at the StubHub Center, but he stressed that it doesn't change how he wants his team to play.

Jordan Morris needs to bring USMNT form back to Seattle

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Sounders hope Morris brings scoring touch and incisiveness to his club play

TUKWILA, Wash. — The USMNT's big win in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup was obviously a big deal for American soccer fans everywhere, but those involved with and fans of the Seattle Sounders had a bit more stake than most.

Former Porto prospect linked to Sounders

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Ismael Diaz is without a team after scoring 15 goals for Portuguese giants' reserves in the past two seasons.

Another day, another player being linked to the Sounders. This time it's Panamanian forward Ismael Diaz, who has eight appearances with the senior national team and is still just 20 years old.

USA vs. Australia, Tournament of Nations Recap: USWNT suffers first loss to Aussies

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‘Pinoe is best United States player, but forwards can't finish the chances she creates.

SEATTLE — The Tournament of Nations kicked off on Thursday at CenturyLink Field, first between Japan and Brazil, then the USA and Australia. Of interest to all USWNT fans, but especially those that follow the Seattle Reign, leading NWSL scorer and Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe started for the USA on the left flank.

Gold Cup did wonders for Sounders’ confidence

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That goes for the players who participated as well as the ones who remained in Seattle.

Against all my expectations, the Seattle Sounders may turn out to have a debt of gratitude to pay to Bruce Arena. As much as anyone, I've decried the former LA Galaxy coach's decisions on how to use various Sounders.

USA v. Australia, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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It's a doubleheader at CenturyLink Field tonight, with four powerhouse teams in women's soccer.

On Thursday evening, fans will gather at CenturyLink Field to watch four powerhouse teams in women's international soccer face off in the inaugural Tournament of Nations. The doubleheader will begin with a match between Brazil and Japan at 4:15 PM PT, and conclude with the U.

Sounders at LA Galaxy: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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Sigi v Schmetzer on ESPN

The LA Galaxy v Seattle Sounders rivalry just got a boost as Sigi Schmid returns to coaching his first game against the team that won MLS Cup in the same season they let him go. ESPN is carrying the Saturday July 29 match at 7 PM Pacific.

LA is bad. That's why they fired Curt Onalfo.

Scouting Report: The Galaxy’s nucleus is falling victim to weak interaction forces

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Their half-life appears to have been much shorter than expected.

Who You'll Watch

After a two-game home stand that saw the Sounders take a maximum of six points out of six, they will now head to Carson, CA to take on the LA Galaxy. This is the second of three regular season meetings and will be the final one played in Carson.

We’re going to have wait a little longer on Derlis Gonzalez

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It looks like he'll remain with Dynamo Kiev at least until they finish their Champions League qualifying series.

Hopefully, you didn't think this whole Derlis Gonzalez saga was going to be simple. The Seattle Sounders may still get what seems to be their top transfer target, but it appears as if it will have to wait at least until next week.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Player ratings

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The young midfielder played his best match yet in Rave Green against San Jose.

I was mentally prepared for a tough game on Saturday when the Seattle Sounders faced a tough San Jose Earthquakes team that always gives them trouble, especially when we were missing all three DPs and more, so it didn't surprise me when the Earthquakes started the match by controlling much of the play.

Cristian Roldan is with the USMNT for Gold Cup Final

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While he won't play, US Soccer requested his release to honor his hard work at the beginning of the tournament

Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan is fresh off probably his best match ever in Rave Green this week, but he missed Wednesday's training session to be honored for a different role he recently played.

Fox Soccer REALLY wants Clint Dempsey to break USMNT scoring record tonight

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We do, too.

Clint Dempsey is one goal away from passing Landon Donovan on the all-time scoring leader for the United States national team. He can do it as soon as tonight, when the USA plays Jamaica in the Gold Cup final.

Fox Soccer, who's broadcasting the game, would seem to really appreciate it if Dempsey can go ahead and just take care of business now.

USA wins Gold Cup 2017 on Jordan Morris strike

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Dempsey "only" collects a game-winning assist.

The only United States player that appeared in every Gold Cup match, Jordan Morris pounced on a his opportunity to cap his tournament off. His 88' strike broke a 1-1 tie and gave the USMNT a sixth Gold Cup, as they beat Jamaica 2-1. Clint Dempsey assisted on the winner, his second third of the tournament.

Major Link Soccer: United States wins 2017 Gold Cup

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More transfer news, and is Clint Dempsey the greatest men's national team player that has ever suited up for the United States?

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Kurt Larson feels that Clint Dempsey is on the verge of being the greatest of all-time for the United States Men's national team. Who am I to argue?

Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe is having a heck of a last few days.

Sounders hope good form follows them to LA on Saturday

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Even though LA has the worst home record in the league, Seattle must improve over 90 minutes

There are plenty of interesting notes and stats about the Seattle Sounders' recent three-match winning streak, but something particularly notable about the latter two is that they played much better in both matches' second halves.

Sigi Schmid named LA Galaxy head coach, will face Sounders on Saturday

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Sounders will get a chance to welcome Sigi into his new home.

When the Sounders kickoff against the LA Galaxy this weekend they'll be facing a familiar face, Sigi Schmid. The former Seattle coach is replacing Curt Onalfo, the first year boss in LA.

The #LAGalaxy have fired coach Curt Onalfo.

We figured out why Roman Torres keeps wearing shirts with his face on them

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The centerback is about to launch his own brand

If you follow Roman Torres on social media you've seen him wear a couple shirts with his own face on them. Torres also has a tattoo of himself raising MLS Cup. It might just be part of who he is, but it's also more than that.

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USA vs. Jamaica, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup Final online

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The Gold Cup Final pits a favored United States team taking on Jamaica who are looking to follow up their upset of Mexico with a title

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States put together easily their best performance of the Gold Cup in their decisive 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semi-final.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders in their dominant home win over San Jose.

The Seattle Sounders exploded offensively in the second half of this match against San Jose Earthquakes, coming away with what turned out to be quite a comfortable win.

Thanks to several absences, Seattle lined up in yet another look for the starting XI, including Jordy Delem paired with Gustav Svensson in the defensive midfield, Cristian Roldan in a more free central attacking role, and the first start for new right back Kelvin Leerdam.

Megan Rapinoe voted NWSL Player of the Month

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Rapinoe's honor is the fifth for a Reign FC player.

Megan Rapinoe has been voted NWSL Player of the Month for July by the NWSL Media Association. Her five goals this month helped earn Seattle Reign FC 7 points from four matches.

Rapinoe bookended the month with a pair NWSL Player of the Week awards on her way to being named July's Player of the Month, stopping Sky Blue FC's Sam Kerr from winning the award for the third month in a row.

Some of the best women soccer players will be in Seattle

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Here are five reasons you should get to CenturyLink Field to watch them.

On Thursday, July 27, the Tournament of Nations kicks off at CenturyLink Field—a friendly tournament between some of the best women's soccer teams in the international game: United States (Ranked No. 1 by FIFA), Japan (No.

Nos Audietis, Episode 257: Roldan, Cristian, Roldan

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Sounders are suddenly looking pretty darn good.

This last week promised to tell us a lot about the Seattle Sounders. Facing a pair of winnable games at home, but missing several key players, the Sounders badly needed to claim maximum points if they were to solidify their spot in the standings.

La Liga attacking midfielder linked to Seattle Sounders

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Could the Sounders be adding a second player, or is this Plan B?

While most attention has been focused on Derlis Gonzalez, the Seattle Sounders have been linked to another attacking midfielder. Victor Rodriguez is a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who played last season with Sporting Gijon in La Liga.

Major Link Soccer: Dom Dwyer is joining Orlando City SC

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Dwyer switches jerseys and the other dos Santos brother joins the Galaxy.

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Green Lake is losing one of its skate parks after it was built illicitly. An attorney vies to defend it.

Not soccer but just as awesome, a solar eclipse is coming and there's only about a 70 mile stretch (north/south) in a band across the country to see the full eclipse.

With Ozzie Alonso out, deciding who wears captain’s armband is complicated

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Brad Evans is still in line to be a captain again, someday

TUKWILA, Wash. — Some clubs let the players pick the captain. Seattle Sounders have done this at times. In other cases it is the coach who assigns the largely ceremonial role. Sounders do this currently, and most often through their MLS history.

As Seattle heads on the road, Stefan Frei is grateful for the momentum

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The Sounders goalkeeper also discusses what it's like to watch the game unfold from the stands.

TUKWILA, Wash. — As the Seattle Sounders prepare for back-to-back road matches, goalkeeper Stefan Frei is grateful for the points the team picked up last week at home, and hopeful that momentum continues as the squad heads to California to take on the LA Galaxy.

S2 struggles continue in Sacramento but season remains successful

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The young USL side were not good Sunday night, but there is still a lot to be pleased with.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 were unable to stop the rot against Sacramento Republic FC late Sunday night in a 2-0 loss. It was the USL outfits least inspiring performance of the year. Besides Sam Fowler, who had an impressive 8 saves, everyone on the team played below what they are capable of.

Brian Schmetzer is about to face tough lineup decisions

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"It's a good problem to have."

TUKWILA, Wash. — You may have noticed that the Seattle Sounders won a few games in a row despite losing several top players. When they play the LA Galaxy on Saturday July 29 (7 PM, ESPN) they'll have most of those players back. Only Osvaldo Alonso is a likely absence as Nicolas Lodeiro returns from suspension and Oniel Fisher, Clint Dempsey, and Jordan Morris return from the Gold Cup.

Cristian Roldan credits national team experience for epic performance against San Jose

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The Sounders and USA midfielder said that adapting to the speed of international soccer boosted his confidence

SEATTLE — Thanks to international duty (and Osvaldo Alonso's injury), the last two Seattle Sounders matches looked rather dire as Brian Schmetzer was forced to experiment with his starting XI to compensate for the lack of players.

Major Link Soccer: MLS turned down billions to institute pro/rel

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The media deal was offered by Miami FC's owner, but MLS can't say anything till their current deal expires.

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Columbus Crew's homegrown defender Alex Crognale's grandfather turned 97, and for his birthday he got a special celebration at halftime.

Enjoy learning about the business of soccer?

Canada ruins playoff plan for U23 Sounders

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U23s fall to 1-5-0 in Canada in 2017

The Seattle Sounders U23s went into their last two matches looking to make the playoffs. Sadly, TSS Rovers and the Victoria Highlanders had other ideas. The U23s also needed help in other stadiums to get over that line, but that help did not come, even if they had helped themselves.

The shapeshifting role of leading Seattle's attack

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Without Seattle's stars, the creative responsibility turned into a team effort against San Jose.

When Clint Dempsey and Nicolas Lodeiro are both with the Seattle Sounders, the creative focus is on them. There is support from Osvaldo Alonso as well, who despite being a defensive midfielder carries much of the burden for passing and dribbling.

Cristian Roldan keeps unwrapping new layers of his game

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This is starting to look like a very deep team.

SEATTLE — Raise your hand if you saw that one coming. Now, put it down you filthy liars. Even the most enthusiastic Sounders fans surely didn't see a third straight three-goal outburst, especially in a game without Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro.

Cristian Roldan opens the scoring

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Midfielder gets Seattle on the board in the 54th

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It took nearly an hour, but the Sounders finally found the net in the 54th minute against San Jose thanks to Cristian Roldan.

Cristian Roldan grabs second in span of two minutes

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That's three goals in two games.

Cristian Roldan may not be known for his scoring prowess but that could be changing. The Sounders midfielder grabbed his second goal in two minutes and his third goal in two games, pouncing on a mishandled clearance and beating David Bingham to the far post.

Leerdam gets his first goal to put Seattle up 3-0

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The Sounders have scored three goals in 11 minutes

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— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) July 24, 2017

Just minutes after the Sounders' second goal from Cristian Roldan, new Sounders signing Kelvin Leerdam got his first goal in rave green after he knocked in Joevin Jones' corner kick in the 65th minute.

Sounders vs. Earthquakes, recap: Cristian Roldan brace paves way to victory

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Midfielder scores two goals just a couple minutes apart.

SEATTLE — Missing Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro, the Sounders knew they were going to need to get offense from someone new. It should possibly come as little surprise that it was Cristian Roldan who stepped up.

The Seattle Sounders midfielder — deployed in the No.

Major Link Soccer: The Roldanissance

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Like Matthew McConaughey before him, Cristian Roldan's star only continues to rise. Is a luxury car commercial next?

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Looking at the Sounders through the plus minus lens gleans a lot of insights, reiterating Jordan Morris' tough start to the season, as well as Nouhou's continued full sprint into our collective hearts.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights, Stats and quotes

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"The psychological advantage comes not only from our place in the standings, but also the way we're winning games. Winning always helps your confidence." -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 3 - San Jose Earthquakes 0

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Alan Kelly

Assistants: Jeremy Hanson, Jeffrey Hosking

Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance: 43,528

Weather: 72 degrees and sunny

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA - Cristian Roldan (Gustav Svensson, Kelvin Leerdam) 54'

SEA - Cristian Roldan 56'

SEA - Kelvin Leerdam (Joevin Jones) 65'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SJ - Jackson Yueill (caution) 57'

SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 60'

SJ - Andres Imperiale (caution) 87'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam (Harry Shipp 84'), Román Torres - captain, Chad Marshall, Nouhou; Gustav Svensson, Jordy Delem, Brad Evans (Aaron Kovar 71'), Cristian Roldan, Joevin Jones (Tony Alfaro 86'); Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Tyler Miller, Seyi Adekoya, Henry Wingo, Zach Mathers

Total shots: 19 (Roldan, 5)

Shots on goal: 5 (Roldan, 3)

Fouls: 5 (Five players, 1)

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 8 (Jones, 6)

Saves: 3 (Frei, 3)

San Jose Earthquakes - David Bingham; Andres Imperiale, Florian Jungwirth, Victor Bernardez; Nick Lima, Jackson Yueill, Jahmir Hyka (Quincy Amarikwa 80'), Anibal Godoy, Tommy Thompson (Shea Salinas 71'); Chris Wondolowski - captain, Danny Hoesen (Vako 62')

Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarbell, Cordell Cato, Fatai Alashe, Simon Dawkins

Total shots: 12 (Hoesen, 3)

Shots on goal: 3 (Three players, 1)

Fouls: 15 (Godoy, 4)

Offside: 2 (Wondolowski/Hoesen, 1)

Corner-kicks: 4 (Hyka, 4)

Saves: 2 (Bingham, 3)

POST-MATCH QUOTES:

SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

On the confidence of Cristian Roldan:

"You can tell when he came back from national team camp that that kind of energized him a little bit.

Derlis Gonzalez heading to Sounders, according to Paraguay media

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Assuming reports are accurate, this would be quite the signing.

Reports of the Derlis Gonzalez rumors' demise have been greatly exaggerated, it would appear. A couple weeks after the Seattle Sounders reportedly walked away from the negotiating table over Dynamo Kiev's transfer fee demands, reports are now surfacing throughout Paraguayan media that the move is very much back on.

Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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If you aren't at the stadium you can watch on JOEtv, Univision-Seattle and maybe even ROOT Sports.

One of the games where the Seattle Sounders didn't make a miracle comeback was way back during their first meeting with the San Jose Earthquakes. Then, as Chris Wondolowski is prone to do, the Quakes scored a last minute goal to save a home point.

Transfer Window Ship’s Log

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14 days in, the captain and crew aboard our ship grow weary and desperate. When will the transfer window bring news?

What follows is the ongoing account of the crew of the Orca and its voyage into the uncharted waters of the 2017 summer transfer window. As the journey of the Orca continues these stories will reveal themselves to them that ply the seas of green.

Mexico vs. Jamaica live stream: Time, TV channel and how to watch online

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The Gold Cup Semifinal round concludes with the winner playing the USMNT for the title

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have posts with information and commentary about the games. Today is the second semifinal, with the winner playing the USA on Wednesday in Santa Clara.

Landon Donovan playfully suggested he and Clint Dempsey just ‘share’ goal-scoring record

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This doesn't seem likely to happen.

No matter what Clint Dempsey does for the rest of his United States national team career, he's never going to completely wipe Landon Donovan from the record books. But with his goal on Saturday against Costa Rica, Dempsey did move one step closer to diminishing Donovan's place in history by tying the USMNT's all-time scoring record.

Documentary features rare footage of Cristian Roldan schooling fellow kids

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Kick does a great job with this.

By now you've probably heard Cristian Roldan's rather impressive personal story. The son of immigrants, he was a bit of soccer prodigy as a child, even appearing in an adidas commercial. He went on to be one of the top high school players in California, but didn't get any scholarship offers until the University of Washington came in late during his senior year.

Seattle Sounders vs. DC United: Player ratings

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OK. Catch your breath. If you didn't leave or turn off that game in the 50th minute you saw the greatest comeback in the history of the league. There aren't enough adjectives to describe how amazing it was to witness the 4-3 win against D.C. United on Wednesday. It was such a rollercoaster because the Sounders yet again allowed themselves to get into a huge goal deficit before roaring back to claim a home victory.

Sounders vs Earthquakes: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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JOEtv and Univision Seattle are carrying the Sunday July 23 match at 7:30 pm. Both teams will be impacted by the Gold Cup. Seattle Sounders are also without the suspended Nicolas Lodeiro. Only Osvaldo Alonso is listed as out injured, with Stefan Frei and Henry Wingo upgraded to questionable.

San Jose Earthquakes are 7th in the West with a 7-8-5 -8 record that puts them 14th in the Shield race.

Seattle Reign and Sky Blue FC combine for 9 goals, somehow Reign FC win

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Megan Rapinoe claims hat-trick in what Reign FC assistant coach Sam Laity called an absolutely ‘mental' game.

One of the treasures in life is the summer blockbuster movie. What the stereotypical summer blockbuster movie lacks in a plot that challenges the viewer in thinking what is going to happen next, is made up tenfold in spectacular action that often defies logic.

Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC: Photos

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Seattle Reign squeaks out with the 5-4 win over Sky Blue FC after blowing a 4 goal lead.

Photo Gallery: Sounders vs DC United

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Bad photoshop of the week (Hat tip to VikingLifeguard for the inspiration):

"Cristian Roldan greeting Jordan Morris at the airport"

Clint Dempsey ties USMNT scoring record

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No. 57 comes on a free kick.

Clint Dempsey has caught Landon Donovan for the all-time United States men's national team scoring record, and it could hardly have come at a more opportune time.

With the United States holding a 1-0 lead over Costa Rica in the second half — courtesy of a Dempsey assist — the Seattle Sounders forward stood over a free kick from about 22 yards out.

USA vs. Costa Rica, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup online

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USA versus Costa Rica, the Gold Cup gets down to the business end of the tournament with a great semifinal matchup.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Both the United States and Costa Rica have been accused of having lackluster Gold Cup performances so far. Each team has progressed to this stage fairly uneventfully but neither team has played the dominant open soccer that is to be expected by their respective supporters against some of the lesser teams in CONCACAF.

Seattle Reign v. Sky Blue: Preview, schedule, how to watch

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Two teams vying for an NWSL playoff spot face off this weekend, as Seattle Reign FC hosts Sky Blue FC on Saturday, July 22. The match, which kicks off at 7 p.m. PT, is the second of three meetings for the two teams this year. Seattle and Sky Blue played to a 2-2 draw in the opening game of the season.

Nicolas Lodeiro lucky he wasn’t suspended extra games

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MLS Disciplinary Committee judges no further punishment necessary for kickout.

Nicolas Lodeiro will not be suspended any additional games for his kick out on Marcelo Sarvas late in the Seattle Sounders' come-from-behind win over D.C. United on Wednesday. He was very lucky.

In case you needed a reminder, this was the play that got Lodeiro sent off.

Scouting Report: Dampening the San Jose Earthquakes

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Do it right, and they'll need Dionne Warwick to tell them how to get back home

Who You'll Watch

So much for the relaxation of the Gold Cup break. The Sounders will play their second game in four days when they host the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday night. This is the final regular season meeting between the two.

Merritt Mathias: The Disruptor

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"I came here because Laura wanted me here."

One of Laura Harvey's tenets is everyone on the field plays defense. Apply constant pressure to whoever has the ball and win it back. Revisit the 2014 and 2015 Reign FC teams and be amazed at whenever Seattle gave up the ball, how quickly they got it back.

Epic comebacks are cool, but not needing them is cooler

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Sounders are digging themselves too many holes.

Even in the context of what has already been a pretty wild season, the Seattle Sounders' literally historic come-from-behind win over D.C. United on Wednesday was off the charts. Through roughly 50 minutes, the Sounders played about as badly as they ever had before.

How to Watch MLS in Week 20, TV and Streaming Listings

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After a break for the Gold Cup, MLS is back with a full weekend of games. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. With eight MLS games being played on Wednesday and the Gold Cup knockout stages still involving a lot of MLS players, this weekend's games are going to be all about roster management.

Seattle Sounders vs. DC United: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players after the wild 4-3 comeback win over DC.

That was quite a game from the Seattle Sounders, and as we return to our rating ways, there is certainly no shortage of things to think about.

In this match we got to see the debut of new right back Kelvin Leerdam, Tyler Miller filling in between the posts, and an attacking quartet without Clint Dempsey or Jordan Morris, so there's plenty to think about.

Major Link Soccer: Chicharito makes the move to West Ham United

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It's back to England for the Mexican striker. Sue Bird talks about her relationship with ‘Pinoe. Pete Carroll is ready for robot football.

Seattle

Seahawk's coach Pete Carroll is a big proponent of the use of data and analytics in player and team management, and that's not the only technology he'd like to see leveraged for the benefit of the NFL.

Seattle Sounders 2 vs Swope Park Rangers: live stream, game time, and lineups

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Home for the second time this week, S2 look for a better result.

Tonight, the Sounders play their third of four home matches in a week, this time at Starfire. It will be the first meeting between Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Swope Park Rangers this season. Unfortunately, S2 come up against Swope Park while the are in their ascendancy.

Megan Rapinoe, Rumi Utsugi named to Tournament of Nation rosters

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The two Seattle Reign players will suit up for the U.S. and Japan.

During the FIFA international break, four women's national teams will head to the West Coast for a three-match Tournament of Nations: Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Two Seattle Reign FC players — Megan Rapinoe and Rumi Utsugi — have been called up for this tournament.

Gold Cup Quarterfinals: Canada vs. Jamaica and Mexico vs. Honduras

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The Gold Cup Quarterfinal round concludes with two great games in Arizona

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have posts with information and commentary about the games. Today we will set the semifinal bracket.

Seattle Reign FC vs. Boston Breakers: player ratings

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Christine Nairn pulled the strings to set Seattle up for goals, but the finishing was lacking this week.

Seattle Reign FC hosted the Boston Breakers on Saturday night, looking to make amends for their 3-0 defeat in Boston earlier this season, along with their equally disappointing 2-0 loss in North Carolina the week prior.

Yes, that was a giant championship star drifting over the fans

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You can thank ECS for sharing their display with many.

At various points during the game, if you looked up from the action on the field you may have noticed a giant "gold" star. It took up about half the width of a section and waved above fans in pricey charter seats as well as cheaper ones.

Seattle Sounders vs. DC United: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Some of those moments that are just indicative of this team never ever giving up, that is what makes me proud to be part of this franchise." -Brian Schmetzer

Yes, it really happened, no it wasn't a crazy fever dream. The Seattle Sounders went down 3-0 to DC United at home, only to score four straight goals in 28 minutes for the improbable comeback victory.

Clint Dempsey had beautiful assist in USMNT’s Gold Cup win

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Dempsey moves into tie for fourth all-time for USMNT assists.

Clint Dempsey remains stuck on 56 career goals for the United States national team, one behind Landon Donovan's record. But he still managed to provide the highlight of the evening in Wednesday's 2-0 win over El Salvador to put the USMNT through to the Gold Cup semifinals.

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United fans use Pulse tragedy as trash talk

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MLS is back, and the first half of the Gold Cup semifinals are set.

Seattle

In case you forgot already, the Sounders scored four goals in 27 minutes to come from three goals down to beat D.C. United 4-3.

Sadly, Nicolas Lodeiro will miss the next game because of the red card he picked up late in the game.

Will Bruin gets Seattle on the scoresheet

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The Sounders were already down 3-0 when Bruin scored in the 51st

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Just seconds after conceding their third goal of the night, the Sounders got right back in the match when Will Bruin headed in a Joevin Jones cross in the 51st minute against DC United.

Brad Evans makes it 3-2 in the 62nd

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Nouhou earned his first assist of the season with his brilliant cross

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It turns out that all the Sounders needed to get them up for a potential comeback was a first goal.

Gustav Svensson scores the equalizer in the 74th minute

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Sounders comeback culminates in Svensson's goal from Lodeiro's corner

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I think we all saw it coming, but Gustav Svensson made it happen by finding the Sounders' equalizer in the 74th minute from a Nicolas Lodeiro corner kick.

Sounders defeat DC United 4-3 after incredible second half comeback

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They might have been down 2-0 at half, but the Sounders still came out on top

SEATTLE — If ever three points were there for the taking, this was the match. Thanks to the Gold Cup and injuries, however, the Seattle Sounders came into Wednesday's home match against DC United with a depleted squad, and a last minute injury to goalkeeper Stefan Frei took another starter out of contention.

Sounders vs DC United, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Q13 is carrying the return of Sounders soccer. Watch with us.

It's good for Sounders soccer to be back, even with a reduced roster. Hosting the first match after the break gives Brian Schmetzer's side a boost from a crowd eager to get back to winning ways and ready to host nine of the final fifteen games in 2017.

Will Bruin gets Seattle on the scoresheet

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The Sounders were already down 3-0 when Bruin scored in the 51st

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Just seconds after conceding their third goal of the night, the Sounders got right back in the match when Will Bruin headed in a Joevin Jones cross in the 51st minute against DC United.

Brad Evans makes it 3-2 in the 62nd

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Nouhou earned his first assist of the season with his brilliant cross

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It turns out that all the Sounders needed to get them up for a potential comeback was a first goal.

Gustav Svensson scores the equalizer in the 74th minute

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Sounders comeback culminates in Svensson's goal from Lodeiro's corner

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I think we all saw it coming, but Gustav Svensson made it happen by finding the Sounders' equalizer in the 74th minute from a Nicolas Lodeiro corner kick.

Cristian Roldan scores go-ahead goal

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Sounders complete unlikely comeback to make it 4-3 after 78 minutes

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If you thought coming back from 3-0 down to tie up this match, the Seattle Sounders took their comeback one step further by going ahead in the 78th minute through Cristian Roldan, who beat a defender and slipped his shot past the keeper to make it 4-3.

Sounders are first team in MLS history to win a game after trailing 3-0

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They're also first team in MLS history to erase two three-goal deficits in a single season.

Through 50 minutes, the Seattle Sounders couldn't do anything right. Facing the worst team in the league at home, they were trailing 3-0 and had only managed to take four shots, none of which were on frame.

Sounders defeat DC United 4-3 after incredible second half comeback

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They might have been down 2-0 at half, but the Sounders still came out on top

If ever three points were there for the taking, this was the match. Thanks to the Gold Cup and injuries, however, the Seattle Sounders came into Wednesday's home match against DC United with a depleted squad, and a last minute injury to goalkeeper Stefan Frei took another starter out of contention.

USA vs. El Salvador, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup online

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The USMNT enters the Gold Cup knockout stage with six new players. Costa Rica v Panama opens todays doubleheader

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States had a lackluster group stage of the Gold Cup, so they called in the maximum six reinforcements. Gone are Cristian Roldan (he played 90 minutes against Martinique for his USMNT debut) and five others.

Sounders vs. DC United: Three Questions

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DCU's attack is completely broken, and more you should know.

Facing a weak team like D.C. United should give the Seattle Sounders an opportunity to regain their form. United—the original MLS version—is the third worst attack in the league by expected goals and worst in the league by goals scored.

Stefan Frei wants a different kind of All Star Game

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The Sounders goalkeeper was honored to make the roster, but wishes the format was very different.

TUKWILA, Wash. — After being named to his first ever MLS All Star Game roster, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei has mixed feelings about the competition. He's honored to be picked by coach Veljko Paunović, but Frei also recognizes that the format the game is played in is far from ideal for the league.

Haley Kopmeyer Is An Example Of Why You Trust The Process

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Haley Kopmeyer is having the best year of her 5 year career.

With 58 saves she is tied with Steph Labbe, and just two behind Kailen Sheridan, for the most saves in the league. Unlike in years past, where splitting time with Hope Solo was the norm, Kopmeyer has started every game for Seattle Reign FC this year, and with her current form it is going to be hard for backup Madalyn Schiffel to find time this season in any of the 24 regular season games.

Major Link Soccer: I quit. No wait, I’m staying.

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Former Italian International retires, then comes out of retirement hours later.

Seattle

Uber might need to become a branding partner of the Tacoma Rainiers after four members of the team couldn't get a flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque so they took a $683 ride together.

MLS

Greg Vanney may not have won a MLS Cup yet (though his side did get the more shots in one), but he was kept over hiring Jason Kreis for 2016 after being bounced from the 2015 playoffs.

Euro 2017 Group D time, and how to watch online

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Rachel Corsie and Scotland face off against England in their first international tournament.

The UEFA Women's European Championship is underway in the Netherlands, with 16 teams split into four groups for round-robin play during the group stage. Today, the first round of the group stage ends, as Group D competes in their opening matches of the tournament.

Sounders injury update: Chad Marshall should be available against D.C. United

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The defender returned from his foot injury much quicker than anticipated.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders center back Chad Marshall gave fans quite the scare when he had to be substituted in the first half of their last MLS match on July 4 in Colorado, but it looks like he'll be available for selection against D.

Backline struggles doom Sounders 2 to loss against Orange County SC

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Vic Mansaray and Charles Renken put in good performances amidst team wide difficulties.

This was a rough game from Seattle Sounders FC 2. It should have been a game they could win; being at home, with a lot of the first choice lineup against a team low in the table. Unfortunately, the back 6 had a bad game.

Stefan Frei selected for MLS All-Star game against Real Madrid

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Frei was a coach's pick by Fire skipper Veljko Paunovic.

The Seattle Sounders almost escaped the MLS All-Star Game this year but coach Veljko Paunovic called on Stefan Frei to be the backup keeper in the "friendly" against Real Madrid. Frei will backup fan vote starter, Tim Howard, and likely will play the second half against the UEFA Champions League winners.

All of Clint Dempsey’s USMNT goals

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In anticipation of Dempsey becoming the all-time leading scorer in USMNT history, we've compiled some info on all the goals he's scored up until now, including video of each one.

Given Clint Dempsey's his recent goal-scoring form, it's entirely possible that he'll catch and pass Landon Donovan for the all-time scoring record during the Gold Cup.

Sounders vs DC United: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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nos audietis in somniis | You will hear us in your sleep

Seattle Sounders FC return to competitive action missing a few of their best players. Both injuries and international calls will impact the midweek match against D.C. United. Kick is shortly after 7:30 PM with Q13 carrying the game.

Major Link Soccer: Will Neymar go to PSG for a record fee?

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The Brazilian winger may move for north of €200m.

Seattle

Time is running out if you want to submit an Alliance Scarf design for the 2018 Sounders season ticket scarves; you've got till Thursday evening.

MLS

After having one of the best performances of any Gold Cup player, Kelyn Rowe was sent home, and the why is still fuzzy.

Clint Dempsey, gasp!, will wear a new number at Gold Cup

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Rules dictate that he and the other recent call-ins must wear Nos. 24-29.

Clint Dempsey is well known at the club level for wearing the No. 2 shirt. With the United States national team, he's almost always wearing the No. 8.

Well, he'll be sporting a new number when he takes the field for the knockout stages of this year's Gold Cup.

Cristian Roldan returns to Seattle with future USMNT caps in mind

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Because his hard work for the Sounders earned him his first call up, he doesn't plan on changing a thing

Fresh off his first cap for the United States national team, Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan has returned to his club after swapping spots with Clint Dempsey ahead of the Gold Cup knockout round.

Sounders 2 sign U16 Academy player Azriel Gonzalez

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The 16-year-old is the youngest player ever signed to a professional contract by the Sounders organization.

In a bit of a surprise move, Seattle Sounders FC 2 have signed attacking midfielder/forward Azriel Gonzalez to a professional contract. Not to say that the player doesn't deserve it, but at just 16 years old he is the youngest player ever signed by the Sounders (all eras), edging out Jeff Stock (NASL) and Victor Mansaray (MLS) who were both 17.

Scouting Report: breaking the DC United filibuster

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They haven't realized that proximity to power has deluded them into believing they wield it

Who You'll Watch

After a much needed two week break, the Sounders will welcome D.C. United to Seattle. This will be the lone meeting of the regular season between the two clubs.

Last season, Seattle went to the nation's capital and defeated United behind goals from Jordan Morris and Joevin Jones.

Major Link Soccer: Soccer world the latest to fall victim to fake news

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Also: Zlatan still hasn't made his big announcement, and should fans have more of an actual say in a team's operations?

MLS

After a circuitous journey back to MLS, former Colorado Rapid Deshorn Brown is taking full advantage of the Gold Cup break to get fully acquainted with his new club D.

Reign FC play Boston Breakers to a 1-1 draw

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A flat performance puts a damper on Laura Harvey's milestone.

The night started off festive as the Seattle Reign FC celebrated head coach and general manager Laura Harvey coaching in her 100th NWSL regular season match. Unfortunately the night did not end with a celebratory spirit as the Reign FC and Boston Breakers played to a 1-1 draw.

Reign vs. Breakers: Photos

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Seattle Reign FC and Boston Breakers end match in a 1-1 draw.

Seattle Sounders staff shift from scouting to player negotiations

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The Brain Trust is spending their time in Tukwila and Seattle talking to each other, the coaches and everyone involved in their final targets' ambitions.

TUKWILA, Wash. — These days, practices at Starfire have Garth Lagerwey, Chris Henderson and Kurt Schmid observing, and chatting with coaches.

Clint Dempsey replaces Cristian Roldan on Gold Cup roster

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Jordan Morris will remain with USMNT.

Well, it certainly could have been worse. That's probably the brightest spin the Seattle Sounders could put on Bruce Arena's roster decisions for the knockout stages of the Gold Cup.

As had been previously reported, Clint Dempsey was called up along with Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Tim Howard, Darlington Nagbe and Jesse Gonzalez.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs Orange County SC: live stream, game time, and lineups

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Home for the first time in almost a month, S2 look to get back to winning.

With the Open Cup, USSDA playoffs and midseason friendlies all done and dusted some lineup stability should return to Seattle Sounders FC 2. They will have close to a full selection of players for their Sunday meeting with Orange County Soccer Club.

Sounders again look to “next man up” mentality against DC United

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Despite a depleted roster to choose from, Sounders are as confident as ever after Gold Cup break

TUKWILA, Wash. — As the Seattle Sounders round the corner of their Gold Cup break, they've been back in training the last couple days to prepare for their next MLS match — at home against DC United next Wednesday.

Seattle Sounders U18 at LA Galaxy U18: live stream, game time, and lineups

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The U18s face of against the Galaxy in the USSDA national semifinals.

The Seattle Sounders U18 Academy team continue their run deep into the USSDA playoffs tonight against fellow MLS club LA Galaxy. The U18s got here with a hard fought 3-2 win over their in state rivals, Crossfire, which took a full 120'.

Clint Dempsey reportedly added to USMNT’s Gold Cup roster

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Dempsey one of five veterans who will join for the knockout stage.

Just as Clint Dempsey was finding his form for the Seattle Sounders, he'll be called away for the knockout stages of the Gold Cup, according to a report in Goal.com. The formal announcement is expected to come later Saturday with Dempsey one of the five veteran USMNT players called in.

USA vs. Nicaragua, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup online

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The USMNT finishes Gold Cup group play needing a result to win the group while Jordy Delem and Martinique can advance with a win against Panama

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States has had an underwhelming Gold Cup campaign to this point earning a tie with Panama and only a 3-2 win over Martinique because of some heroics from Jordan Morris who was named the CONCACAF Man of the Match after scoring two goals including the winner.

Seattle Reign celebrates Laura Harvey’s 100th NWSL match

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Shoutout to the legend.

This Saturday, when Seattle Reign FC kicks off against the Boston Breakers at Memorial Stadium, the team hopes to celebrate a win alongside another important milestone: head coach Laura Harvey's 100th NWSL regular season match.

As she nears the centennial mark, Reign FC put together a fantastic video that reflects on her first days with the club, and what they've accomplished since 2013.

Match preview: Seattle Reign v. Boston Breakers

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The Reign will be looking for redemption after getting trounced by Boston on the road.

After putting in their worst performance of the season against Boston on the road, Seattle Reign FC (5-3-5) will be looking for redemption this weekend when they host the Boston Breakers (3-6-4). The match kicks off at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, July 15 at 7 PM PT, and will stream on go90 and the NWSL website.

Gold Cup Group A time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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Canada goes for revenge against Honduras and Costa Rica play a Florent Malouda less French Guiana. This is your Sounder at Heart Gold Cup gamethread and preview. Watch with us.

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games.

Major Link Soccer: Keisuke Honda signs with Pachuca

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Once subject of Sounders rumors, now headed to Liga MX. Chuck Blazer leaves behind a complicated legacy. An NASL or USL team will host a USOC semifinal.

Seattle

The Seattle Sounders U18s will take on the LA Galaxy's in the semifinal of the USSDA Academy Championships on July 14 in Carson, California.

Jordan Morris’ performance was the shot of confidence he needed

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Now, let's bring that back to Seattle.

There are only so many lessons to be learned in any game against semi-professional competition. And let's get this out of the way immediately: That's basically what Martinique is, being that only a few players on the squad are full-time professionals.

Seen only through that lens, it's perfectly fair to consider the United States' 3-2 win on Wednesday disappointing.

Sounders internationals draw praise from coach, teammates

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Between Morris' brace and Roldan's debut, there was plenty of praise to go around

TUKWILA, Wash. — In the midst of the many narratives surrounding Wednesday night's Gold Cup win by the United States over Martinique, a handful of them are rather important to the Seattle Sounders. Both Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris started for the USA, and Jordy Delem started for Martinique.

Just as Brad Evans got healthy Sounders replaced him, again

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"But ultimately, I see myself as a right back now and in the future, until I stop playing."

TUKWILA, Wash. — When 2017 started, Brad Evans expected to be the starting right back. Brian Schmetzer and Garth Lagerwey expected it, too. Then came an injury. And another. And maybe one or two more.

Mexico vs. Jamaica: Gold Cup Group C time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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Oniel Fisher and Jamaica take on Mexico in a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup Final

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games. Today is Group C, Matchday 2.

El Salvador vs.

Sounders teammates had fun trolling Jorstian Mordan

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Tyler Miller didn't hold back at all.

Jordan Morris had arguably his best match ever for the United States, scoring a pair of goals and generally looking like the team's most dangerous player in a 3-2 win over Martinique on Wednesday. He also got to share it with one of his best friends, Cristian Roldan, who made his USMNT debut and played 90 minutes.

Major Link Soccer: Playing Florent Malouda was worth the risk

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MLS Transfer rumors, best USMNT kits and more.

Seattle

Seattle Sounders right back Jordy Delem is currently with Martinique for the Gold Cup. ESPN FC did a story about how Delem is a success story for Martinique.

Both Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan started and played all 90 minutes in the United States 3-2 win over Martinique.

Jordan Morris always finds time for fellow diabetics

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He's a good kid.

Jordan Morris is a pretty busy guy. I'm told that he routinely has media requests almost every day. Yet, he's constantly carving out time in his schedule to do things like this, where he meets with a 9-year-old named Aiden who has Type-1 diabetes. Morris, of course, has diabetes as well and rarely misses an opportunity to use his own story as motivation for others.

Jordan Morris leads USA to top of Group B

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Cristian Roldan plays a full 90 in 3-2 win over Martinque

Bruce Arena made eight changes from the team that drew with Panama. The biggest of those was the insertion of Jordan Morris as the second forward alongside Juan Agudelo. Cristian Roldan also started and is now only able to represent the United States.

USA vs. Martinique, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup online

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The USMNT plays group leader Martinique in today's featured Gold Cup match

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States had an underwhelming opener to the Gold Cup campaign when they tied Panama 1-1 in Nashville. Was it just the heat sapping their legs after an almost two week training camp leading up to the game?

Seattle Reign FC at North Carolina Courage: player ratings

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Carson Pickett was a rare bright spot on an otherwise dark and stormy night for the Reign.

Saturday was a game to forget for Seattle Reign FC, who visited the North Carolina Courage for the first time and lost 2-0 in a game that was delayed for nearly two hours due to inclement weather. The combination of cross-country travel, injuries, weather delays, and facing the top team in the league combined for what could have been a much worse outcome had the Courage been a bit more precise in their finishing.

Nos Audietis, Episode 256: Gold Cup runneth over

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Sounders in ok spot heading into break.

This has not been the season any of had hoped it would be. Yet, after beating the Colorado Rapids for their second road win of the season, the Seattle Sounders find themselves in the not-so-awful position of practically in playoff position. Despite their struggles, the Sounders are even on points for the final playoff spot and will finish out the season with nine of their last 15 at the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field.

Major Link Soccer: Where in MLS is Juan Quintero signing?

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The Colombian is rumored to MLS, but we're not sure where. Also some great stories about sports losses as a child.

Seattle

S2 has a time change coming up; their August match at T2 is moving from August 18th to 17th. It's probably related to the Timbers moving their August 20 match against the Red Bulls to the 18th.

Playoffs look close, but are actually far away for Sounders U23s

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Knock, knock, knockin' on playoffs' door

The past week has been interesting. It looked promising, then grim, and now promising again! The Sounders U23s needed four results to go their way. Needless to say hope was running at a premium in South Sound. Luckily the Rave Green did what they needed to do in their 4-1 victory over Victoria last week.

Sounders rest up in preparation for their playoff surge

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With several days off, team can prepare their minds and bodies for the second half.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Through the first half of the 2017 season, your Seattle Sounders have played 19 games with 11 of them on the road. The first half of the season has featured plenty of fixture congestion and long road trips.

Rating Alvaro Fernandez’ second stint as a Sounder

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He might not have been as flashy as before, but Flaco did exactly what was expected of him over the past year

Since he has officially parted ways with the Sounders, I thought now would be a good time to take an in-depth look at the polarizing figure of Alvaro Fernandez through the looking glass of my ratings posts.

Gold Cup Group A time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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The Gold Cup resumes with Group A as Canada and Costa Rica clash for group supremacy

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games. The Gold Cup is CONCACAF's Championship.

Dynamo Kiev not ready to send Derlis Gonzalez to Sounders, yet

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Sounders' track record suggests this isn't the last we've heard of the deal, however.

In case you forgot that there's no such thing as a stress-free transaction whenever a sizable transfer fee is involved, consider this your reminder. Despite the Seattle Sounders and Derlis Gonzalez basically agreeing to personal terms, Dynamo Kiev hasn't been able to settle on a transfer fee.

Transfer targets within MLS we think could help (not save) the Sounders

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Is the final piece of the Sounders roster puzzle already in MLS? Probably. It's not a pretty piece.

While the exciting signing, if it happens, would be another Designated Player or player requiring TAM money, there is a strong chance that the Seattle Sounders also acquire a player from within USA/Canada.

Academy impresses in S2 loss to Real Monarchs

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The scoreline wasn't great, but the performance, given the circumstances, was very, very good.

This past weekend was a busy one for non-First Team starters in the Sounders organization, which left Seattle Sounders FC 2 very shorthanded for their trip to Sandy, Utah. Not only did the First Team poach some S2 players for their friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt, but the Academy U18s played 120' in a USSDA national quarterfinal on Friday night.

Major Link Soccer: James Rodriguez needs a new home

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Where the Colombian will go is unclear, but I recommend Seattle.

Seattle

We brought you the winners of the WA beer festival before, but now the arguably more important US Open Beer Championships have been held, and - of course - some Puget Sound brewers picked up awards.

MLS

It's now officially MLS's summer silly season, so what does that mean?

Everything you need to know about the MLS Summer Transfer Window

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Yes, this should be an active one for the Sounders.

The MLS Summer Transfer Window officially opened today, meaning teams are now free to add players. The window will remain open until Aug. 9, and applies to incoming transfers as well as trades within the league.

Seattle Sounders fans should be well-versed in all of this by now — few teams have been more active during the so-called "secondary" transfer window — but we wanted to put together a primer of sorts for the uninitiated or those who may have forgotten some of the vagaries.

Seattle Sounders vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: Friendly postgame survey

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The final edition of our survey to gather your thoughts on the depth and reserve call-ups.

After their 1-1 friendly draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, The Seattle Sounders have played all the matches in 2017 in which they'll be able to sign S2 players to short-term contracts to participate. We'd like to gather your thoughts on The Future one more time before sharing all the results.

Major Link Soccer: U.S., Mexico and Canada make 2026 World Cup Bid Official

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The expected bid by the three North American nations is now a reality.

Seattle:

The Sounders Women and Sounders U-23 team both had successful victories, with 1-0 and 4-1 victories in a double header at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.

Read through the changes the Seattle Sounders Alliance Council have made to the alliance constitution here, which you can vote on via this ratification portal.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Player ratings

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Clint Dempsey's brace earns him MOTM.

There's a feeling that Seattle has turned the corner, and getting all three points in Colorado is more evidence that Sounders are playing better. This was a dominant performance for a majority of the match; however as fatigue and the effects of elevation set in, it took some magic to finish off the game strong.

Recap: Seattle Reign fall to the NC Courage on the road

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Seattle couldn't keep up with a relentless North Carolina attack.

After a lightning storm delayed the match for more than two hours, Seattle was unable to Let it Reign against the league-leading North Carolina Courage — falling 2-0 on the road in a tough match that had the Reign chasing for much of the game.

Four ways to remedy the blight of short benches

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The data shows it is rare for Seattle to only put out 17 players, as they did against Colorado.

During the last regular season game (a road win over the Rapids), the Seattle Sounders didn't have 18 healthy players. The combination of suspension, international duty, injury and a roster with unfilled spots meant that Brian Schmetzer's substitute options were limited.

Seattle Sounders vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, friendly: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"For the development of the players on S2 it's great, I think the atmosphere was great, and we want them to keep growing in this club" -Gonzalo Pineda

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Eintracht Frankfurt 1

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistants: Joshua Haimes, Seth Martin

Fourth Official: Chipalo Street

Attendance: 40,667

Weather: 70 degrees and sunny

SCORING SUMMARY

SGE - BranimirHrgota (Chandler) 29'

SEA - Clint Dempsey (Lodeiro) 44'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SGE - Max Besuschkow (caution) 39'

SGE - Andersson Ordónez (caustion) 53'

SGE - Daichi Kamada (caution) 67'

SGE - Gelson Fernandes (caution) 74'

SEA - Nouhou (caution) 86'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei (Bryan Meredith HT); Brain Nana-Sinkam, Román Torres (Rodrigue Ele HT), Tony Alfaro, Nouhou Tolo; Harry Shipp (Ray Saari 71'), Gustav Svensson (Francisco Narbon HT), Nicolas Lodeiro - captain (Irvin Parra 76'), Clint Dempsey (Zach Mathers HT), Aaron Kovar (Seyi Adekoya 82'); Will Bruin (Victor Mansaray 67')

Substitutes not used: Shandon Hopeau, Sam Rogers

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 15

Offside: 7

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 6

Eintrecht Frankfurt - Lukás Hrádecky; Taleb Tawatha (Jonathan De Guzman HT), Andersson Ordónez (Danny da Costa 60'), David Abraham - captain (Bastian Oczipka HT), Timothy Chandler (Noel Knothe 60'); Gelson Fernandes, Luka Jovic (Slobodan Medojevic HT), Nelson Mandela Mbouhom (Renat Dadashov HT), Max Besuschkow (Marco Russ HT), Daichi Kamada (Danny Blum 70'); Branimir Hrgota

Substitutes not used: Jan Zimmerman, Makoto Hasebe, Marc Stendera

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 16

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 3

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Acting Head Coach Gonzalo Pineda

Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith

Forward Victor Mansaray

Defender Brian Nana-Sinkam

Mexico vs. El Salvador: Gold Cup Group C time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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Mexico plays El Salvador in the night cap while Oniel Fisher and Jamaica look for revenge against Curacao in today's Gold Cup opener

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Real Monarchs SLC: live stream, game time, and lineups

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S2 head to Sandy to take on Western Conference leading Real Monarchs.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 will have an extremely limited lineup against the best team in the Western Conference, Real Monarchs SLC. The First Team friendly and yesterday's USSDA quarterfinals have robbed S2 of most of their starters.

Sounders draw Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 in midseason friendly

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Clint Dempsey scored Seattle's only goal, just before halftime

With Major League Soccer kicking off its break for the group stages of the Gold Cup, the Seattle Sounders played a friendly against German club Eintracht Frankfurt to keep players fresh and give fringe/S2 guys a chance to impress against a top opponent.

USA vs. Panama, Gold Cup Group B: time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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The USMNT opens Gold Cup play with their toughest match, followed by the rest of Group B

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The USMNT starts group play with easily their toughest opponent in the group stage in Panama. Expect Bruce Arena to go with mostly the same starting XI that beat Ghana 2-1 last weekend.

Sounders vs Eintracht Frankfurt, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Seattle's final friendly of 2017 is against a Bundesliga side. JOEtv and ROOT Sports are carrying the match.

At their best, friendlies are an opportunity to see new talents, try new styles of play, test youth, and maybe even convince a player to eventually join the Seattle Sounders. At their worst they are a money grabbing event with little sporting interest.

Sounders add seven S2 players to roster for Frankfurt friendly

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Ray Saari and Irvin Parra have each been called up four times.

As expected, the Seattle Sounders have signed a slew of S2 players to help fill out their roster for Saturday's friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt. This roster will include seven S2 players: Rodrigue Ele, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers and Irvin Parra.

Sounders to celebrate Frei citizenship during halftime of Eintracht Frankfurt friendly

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"I'm looking forward to being an American and doing American things."

TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei recently became an American citizen, just in time for him to play in Tuesday's 3-1 win in Colorado, which also happened to be the Fourth of July. The club are helping Frei celebrate his accomplishment with a special halftime "element" during Saturday's friendly at CenturyLink Field against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Sounders friendly vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: News, highlights, analysis

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As MLS heads into the Gold Cup break, the Sounders are taking the opportunity to entertain fans and give younger players a chance against a top club with a friendly match against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend.

Seattle are missing a handful of players to the Gold Cup, most notably Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris.

Seattle Reign v. North Carolina Courage: Preview, lineups, how to watch

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On the heels of a tough week, during which they played three matches in seven days, Seattle Reign FC (5-2-5) head on the road for a match against the league-leading North Carolina Courage (8-4-0). The match kicks off at 4:30 PM PT on Saturday, July 8, and can be streamed on go90 or NWSLSoccer.com.

Gold Cup Group A time, TV channel, and how to watch online

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The Gold Cup kicks off with Group A action featuring Canada and Costa Rica vying for supremacy.

Welcome to Sounder at Heart's daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games. The Gold Cup is CONCACAF's Championship.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Community player ratings form

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The Sounders earned a crucial away win, so let's rate the players.

It was the Will Bruin and Clint Dempsey show in Colorado, and the Seattle Sounders defense did a great job of keeping things locked up in the back, with one exception that led to a goal for the Rapids.

What did you think of the performance of the team that had to persevere through losing both Chad Marshall and Osvaldo Alonso to injury in the first half?

Major Link Soccer: The Gold Cup begins

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Power rankings, news and more about the CONCACAF tournament. LA Galaxy's worst week of all time? Lap dances in Italian stadiums?

Seattle

Buy your tickets now for the Reign's July 15th match against the Boston Breakers, because you'll be entered for a chance to win a team-signed Reign jersey.

Seattle Reign FC vs Portland Thorns FC: player ratings

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Megan Rapinoe's stellar week continued with another brace and MVP-caliber performance.

Seattle Reign FC versus Portland Thorns FC is always an exciting match-up, and Saturday's game was no exception as Megan Rapinoe scored her second brace of the week, leading Seattle to a 2-0 victory.

For years, Portland has focused most of their resources on a high-quality attack, relying on unrelenting pressure to wear down opponents and outscore them.

Scouting Report: Eintracht Frankfurt

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Defense first is the name of the game for Niko Kovac's Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt have long been one of the more enigmatic teams in German football. Despite hailing from a city of nearly 3 million people, the second largest in Germany and the major commerce center of Europe, the growth of the club has never matched the growth surrounding them.

Sounders rolling in Allocation Money

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According to Kristian Dyer they are one of the top two teams in MLS.

Through various trades and sales, the Seattle Sounders stockpiled Allocation Money (both Targeted Allocation and General Allocation). Those funds can be used to pay down the salary cap hit for signings and/or pay a player over their reported salary.

Gonzalo Pineda will serve as head coach against Eintracht Frankfurt

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Brian Schmetzer is at a coaching seminar this weekend and put Pineda in charge in his absence.

TUKWILA, Wash. — When Seattle Sounders assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda was first told by his boss, head coach Brian Schmetzer, that he was going to be leading the team out in this weekend's friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt, Pineda thought it was a prank.

There are no losers when everyone draws

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The results of the great watercolor wager are in.

Before our last game against the Portland Timbers, I was challenged to a creative wager of sorts. The artist whose team won would get to pick a player for the other artist to paint.

The game's result of a draw felt like a win with Dempsey scoring in the final moments, stealing a precious road point for the Sounders.

Trying to make sense of continued Roman Torres rumors

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The center back says he wants a contract extension, but hasn't been offered one.

If you've been paying attention to the rumor mill, you've probably noticed Roman Torres' name come up a few times. We've written about foreign interest in him as well as reports the Sounders slapped a $1 million transfer fee on him.

Osvaldo Alonso, Chad Marshall injuries not as serious as feared

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Both players were substituted out early in the first half against Colorado, but could be back as soon as D.C. United match.

The Seattle Sounders probably feared the worst on Tuesday in Commerce City when two of their most important players had to be substituted off due to injuries early in the first half.

National anthem has increased meaning for new US citizen Stefan Frei

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The "importance and weight of it [the anthem] shouldn't get lost."

A few weeks ago Stefan Frei swore an oath to become an American citizen. Tuesday's match against the Colorado Rapids was Frei's first time hearing his own National anthem on the Fourth of July, prior to a match.

For the Seattle Sounders keeper it was something special.

Major Link Soccer: Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona until 2021

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Messi also has a massive release clause in his new contract

Seattle

Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 11 after scoring four goals total during last week's play. She becomes the fourth Reign FC player to be honored this season.

If the NWSL Playoffs started today, the Reign would be in, as they currently sit in third place.

Clint Dempsey looks like he has his swagger back

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That's three goals in two games.

Although we're two games beyond the actual halfway point in the season, the Gold Cup break represents a sort of mental break. Now seems like a very appropriate time to assess where the Seattle Sounders are in their quest to defend the MLS Cup.

For all the frustrations, things aren't looking half bad.

Rapids vs. Sounders, recap: Clint Dempsey scores Deuce

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Beaten and battered, Sounders may have gotten the season-defining win they've been looking for.

In a match where they started with just 16 available players and lost their two best defenders to injury inside 22 minutes, the Seattle Sounders somehow managed to score what could turn out to be a season-defining win.

Sounders injury updates: Chad Marshall, Osvaldo Alonso are ‘tough kids’

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No, that doesn't give us much of a clue as to when they'll return.

For all the good feelings around the Seattle Sounders' 3-1 road win over the Colorado Rapids, there was some serious cause for concern after both Osvaldo Alonso and Chad Marshall were forced out of the first half with injuries.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The three points are a big push for us, I'm not going to complain about it. But I think more than the three points, it's the emotion, the attitude in there." -Brian Schmetzer

The Seattle Sounders put themselves in a position against the Colorado Rapids that has been rare for them this season: Playing with the lead for nearly the entire match after an early tally.

Major Link Soccer: Is Rooney’s time at Manchester United over?

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Will the Manchester United captain leave and to where?

MLS

Portland can't catch a break and, while you don't want a player injured, the Timbers having defense problems is cool. Liam Ridgewell is out six to eight more weeks after a setback in his recovery.

New England Revolution and Federal Way native forward Kelyn Rowe has to commute just like everyone else, except most of us don't commute with a Boston Globe writer noting everything we do.

Reign FC Original: Megan Rapinoe

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"It's been kind of a wild ride."

In 2012, it was announced that Seattle would be one of the cities with a team for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League. That team would go on to be called the Seattle Reign FC, and like most teams being built from scratch and set to create a new identity, stars are needed to build the foundation.

Fake news and real facts about why Clint Dempsey dominates on the road

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Six of his seven goals are on the road.

Most players do better at home. It's just a fact. But Clint Dempsey, as he do, breaks the mold. He has six road goals and only one at home in 2017. If that seems extreme, it is. Dempsey is tied for the league lead in road goals. Romain Alessandrini also has six away with two at home.

Sounders U23s running out of time in race to make playoffs

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The PDL Northwest playoff race gets tighter and the Sumner-based Sounders need help to extend their season.

An eventful week almost doomed the Sounders U23s. The U23s played Saturday night knowing a draw or loss would basically crush any playoff hopes. It was Canada Day, and the visiting TSS Rovers wanted to celebrate, but the Sounders would have none of it.

Major Link Soccer: Happy Independence Day

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New Premier League jerseys are out and Honda may be going to LAFC.

Happy Independence Day!

MLS

One of the many good players for Atlanta this season, Yamil Asad, is only there on loan, but ATL United has the option to purchase. Unfortunately, Gerardo Martino isn't confirming if the club has paid up yet.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids: Three Questions

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In between grilling and fireworks turn on Q13 and get some soccer in your Independence Day.

A few months ago the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids met in the Western Conference Finals. Since then a few things have happened — Seattle won the MLS Cup and both teams are in dire situations in 2017.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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Q13 Fox is broadcasting Tuesday's match between the Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders. The 6 PM game is perfectly timed to be between your grilling and fireworks.

There are recent updates to injuries to three Seattle players. Seyi Adekoya's lingering ankle injury now has him listed as out.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Q13 is showing the Fourth of July game at 6 PM.

The Colorado Rapids are a potent 6-3-1 +5 at home. They've scored two or more goals in five of their 10 home games. This will be a tough test for a Seattle Sounders team that has three road disasters leading to a poor 1-6-3 -9 away record. Only twice have they kept a team to fewer than two goals on the road.

All we know about Sounders’ newest signing Kelvin Leerdam

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It's not often that a 27-year-old Eredivisie starter comes to MLS.

There's a reasonably well established soccer pipeline between the United States and the Netherlands. At least 19 Americans have played in the Eredivisie, most notably the likes of USMNT stalwarts like Peter Vermes, Earnie Stewart, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.

Kelvin Leerdam signs with Seattle Sounders: News, analysis

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The Eredivisie veteran left Vitesse for Seattle Sounders FC. He is the club's first use of Targeted Allocation money at a fullback spot. The right back will wear no. 18 and is first available against D.C. United on July 19.

Leerdam is 27. He now joins his third professional side after playing for Feyenoord for his first five seasons, then Vitesse and now the Sounders.

WFC2 assault fails as S2 dominate overly physical match

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A stout defense and moments of quality prove too much for Whitecaps 2 in Langley.

With a close to first choice lineup Seattle Sounders FC 2 headed to Canada Saturday to face a struggling, though Cascadia dominant, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. From the very start WFC2's game plan was clear; they were going to try and bully S2 off of the pitch.

The internet loved Marshawn Lynch’s cameo soccer appearance

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BeastMode only played about 15 seconds, but his "goal" was all anyone seemed to be talking about.

Chances are, you've already seen the video of Marshawn Lynch entering the Zakuani & Friends Charity Soccer Match wearing socks and sandles, lumbering down the field, picking up a pass from Eddie Johnson — with his hands — running the ball into the goal, getting red-carded, tossing the red card into the air, kicking the ball away "in protest" and then taking the red card back to Steve Zakuani who signed it.

Kelvin Leerdham’s new number a tribute to his father

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Sounders' newest signing will be wearing No. 18.

Kelvin Leerdam has chosen a number, and it will be the number his father once wore, according to a Seattle Sounders spokesperson.

The Sounders' newest signing will wear the No. 18 shirt, a number most notably worn by Kasey Keller from 2009-2011.

Scouting Report: Yachting the Colorado Rapids

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A depleted Seattle Sounders roster faces a bad team likely missing its best players

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders will travel to Commerce, Colorado to take on the Colorado Rapids on July 4. This is the first time these two have seen each other since leg two of the Western Conference Finals and the first of two regular season meetings this year.

Major Link Soccer: Germany wins the Confederations Cup

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Germany tunes up their next generation of players by capturing the World Cup tune-up tournament crown.

Seattle

The Sounders have moved to 12th in RSL Soapbox's Power Ranking Averages, while Toronto remains at the top of the Week 17 list.

A struggling Sounders attack has left many dreaming of Derlis Gonzalez - and its hard to blame them.

Zakuani & Friends charity game, live stream: How to watch

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Sounders FC is streaming this via YouTube. Watch with us.

If you didn't get down to Starfire for the Zakuani & Friends charity game you can still watch with us. This event is being streamed by the Seattle Sounders as Steve Zakuani gathered huge names in soccer (DeRo, EJ, Brian Ching and others) with two NFL greats (Marshawn Lynch and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson) to help raise money for his foundation.

Yes, Marshawn Lynch played in the Zakuani & Friends charity game

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And he kind of scored, but not really.

When Steve Zakuani announced that Marshawn Lynch would play in the third annual Zakuani & Friends charity game Beast Mode was retired. Since then Lynch unretired and joined the Oakland Raiders. Lynch still came to the game, and "played."

In the first half Marshawn strolled the sideline, chatting with people creating and giving big smiles.

Kelvin Leerdam’s first training

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Seattle Sounders' new signing Kelvin Leerdam attended his first training at Starfire.

Germany vs Chile; Confederations Cup Final: Streaming and how to watch

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Germany hopes to grab a few goals and find the attack they didn't have the first time they played Chile.

Only two more games remain in the Confederations Cup, the final and a more than purely academic third place match. Mexico got walloped by Germany and Portugal collapsed in penalties to Germany to slide into the 5am kickoff.

Seattle Reign recap: Pinoe-powered goals take down Portland

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Megan Rapinoe played on another level against the Portland Thorns.

SEATTLE — It is often a bit of a sports cliche to say that a player "took over the match," but that is exactly what Megan Rapinoe did for Seattle Reign FC on Saturday evening. Facing the Portland Thorns — in the team's third match in seven days — Rapinoe's two goals and relentless pressure earned a critical 2-0 victory for Seattle.

Reign vs. Thorns: Photos

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Megan Rapinoe does it again! She scored a brace in her second match in a row, leading the Seattle Reign to a 2-0 win over the Portland Thorns.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: Player ratings

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Chad Marshall brings in Man of the Match honors.

I'll be honest: I don't care much for the Sounders/Timbers rivalry. It's played a lot, the fans are even more vitriolic, and the games just seem to bring out the worst in people. Add to that triple-digit temperatures and you had a recipe for disaster.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Whitecaps FC 2: live stream, game time, and lineups

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S2 travel to Canada for the 2nd time this season looking to avenge a 3-0 defeat.

Off the back of two absolutely wild matches, Seattle Sounders FC 2 make a brief return to Cascadia most likely hoping for a less dramatic win. S2 should have a more complete set of players available to choose from this week, though Irvin Parra, Ray Saari and Sam Rogers played down a man for 55 minutes on Wednesday so they may be limited.

USA vs. Ghana, live stream: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch the international friendly online

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A busy summer of Gold Cup action for Jordan Morris, Christian Roldan and the USMNT kicks off today with a friendly versus Ghana

Three Big Storylines:
  1. You may be asking why the USMNT is playing this game? It is the lone warm up match before the Gold Cup starts. The USMNT will be trying to win CONCACAF's championship in July and their group game are Panama (July 8 in Nashville), Martinique (July 12 in Tampa) and Nicaragua (July 15 in Cleveland).

Seattle Reign v. Portland Thorns: Preview, schedule, how to watch

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"We hate them. They hate us."

That's how Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe described the relationship between the Reign and their rivals down south, the Portland Thorns. The best rivalry in NWSL soccer will be on display this weekend, as Seattle (4-2-5) and Portland (5-3-3) will face off on Saturday, July 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Highly experienced Dutch right back joins Sounders

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Kelvin Leerdam is the first of what is expected to be several summer signings.

In the first of what is expected to be several summer signings, the Seattle Sounders will formally unveil right back Kelvin Leerdam at Saturday's training session. The Seattle Times was first to report the signing.

Clint Dempsey’s goal in Spanish, because why not?

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Richard Mendez's goal was just about perfect.

We've all watched Clint Dempsey's equalizing goal against the Timbers multiple times. One more time, especially in Spanish, is probably worth a shot.

Here it is (sorry, couldn't help that little chuckle) via ESPN3's Richard Mendez: