Sounder at Heart

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Sounders bringing Victor Rodriguez along slowly

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TAM signing has yet to make appearance after making bench last two games.

When the Seattle Sounders were first linked with Victor Rodriguez, it seemed to go largely overlooked. At the time, they were still pursuing Derlis Gonzalez and Rodriguez was considered more of an insurance.

While Gonzalez's signing never materialized, Rodriguez officially joined the team on Aug.

Joevin Jones’ Sounders future is suddenly in doubt

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Jones leaves club to join Trinidad & Tobago, reportedly without permission, leading to speculation he won't return.

Heading into two massive games against Western Conference and regional rivals, the Seattle Sounders will be unexpectedly missing one of their key contributors.

Joevin Jones has apparently taken it upon himself to join Trinidad & Tobago before the opening of the FIFA-mandated window with the intention of playing in a pre-World Cup qualifier friendly against Jamaica on Thursday.

Photo Gallery: Sounders vs Minnesota United

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Scouting Report: Melting the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Or, how to calve the glaciers and put icebergs in the Salish Sea.

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders hit the road for a midweek clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps. It's the second of three games this season against Vancouver, and their final away trip to BC this season (barring playoffs).

Major Link Soccer: MLS rivalry week is back

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Almost every team has a "rivalry". match this week; Seattle has two against actual rivals.

Hopefully you were able to catch some of the solar eclipse, partial or total, but in case you missed it or just want to see more photos, here's a NYT gathering of photos from across the country.


If you think Sounders have the best culture in MLS, you aren't alone.

Seattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players in their 2-1 home victory over the Loons.

It took a last-minute PK from Clint Dempsey, but the Seattle Sounders defeated Minnesota United for the second time in just a few weeks. This was a very different performance from both sides than the last time out, though.

What did you think of Cristian Roldan in his new role, and the performances of Gustav Svensson and Osvaldo Alonso in the band of two?

Cascadia Week is chance for kings to claim crowns

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Titles are on the line, and Seattle is perfectly set up to take them.

It's MLS Rivalry Week™. And, this time it features two of Seattle Sounders greatest rivals — the Vancouver Whitecaps (Wed. Aug. 23 at 7 PM on JOEtv) and the Portland Timbers (Sun. Aug 27 at 6:30 PM on FS1). This isn't just a Heineken sponsored rivalry.

Can we please leave Cristian Roldan in the middle?

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Clint Dempsey comes through when he's needed most.

SEATTLE — Trap games don't get much trappier than Sunday's. The Seattle Sounders were riding an eight match unbeaten run, hadn't given up a goal in 400 minutes, were coming off a win over first-place Sporting Kansas City and were facing last-place Minnesota United at home, a team they'd just beaten 4-0 on the road a couple weeks ago.

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

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"That was one of the hallmarks of the team last year: They found different ways to win different games. And that mindset hasn't been lost on this group." -Brian Schmetzer

With a strong but altered lineup and looking to continue a clean sheet and victory streak, the Seattle Sounders conceded first to Minnesota United FC and only claimed victory after a last-second penalty call from referee Ismail Elfath.

Major Link Soccer: Chelsea Agree to Diego Costa Transfer Fee

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The Brazilian striker is one step closer to getting his preferred return to Madrid, thanks in part to his hold-out there.


Yahoo! Sports puts Seattle at number 5 in a Ranking of potential stadium sites for the USA/Canada/Mexico joint World Cup 2026 bid, citing it as a "good bet" to host matches if the bid were to be successful.

Sounders vs. Minnesota United recap: Clint Dempsey wins it on last-minute penalty

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Sounders nearly fell into Minnesota's trap.

SEATTLE — They made it a bit more interested than they probably needed to, but the Seattle Sounders ultimately found a way to get full points and move into first place in the Western Conference.

Clint Dempsey's 94th minute penalty gave the Sounders a 2-1 win over Minnesota United on Sunday, allowing them to overcome an early 1-0 deficit and avoid falling into what would have been a very frustrating trap.

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

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FS1 starts coverage at 6:30 PM with kick at 7:05 PM Pacific.

Again, the goal is first place. This week's match against Minnesota United can result in the Seattle Sounders taking first in the West (a draw would mean second, a loss third) and possibly as high as fourth in the Supporters Shield standings.

Brian Schmetzer warns against overlooking Loons

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Sounders head coach well aware of personnel changes but wants players focusing on themselves.

The Sounders have been riding high and are full of confidence going into tonight's home match against Minnesota United, having just handed the Loons a 4-0 thumping in their house just two weeks ago to briefly claim first place in the West.

Seattle Reign defense falls apart in loss to Sky Blue

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Sam Kerr scores 4 second-half goals en route to a 5-4 Sky Blue win.

It was a tale of two halves on Saturday evening, and Seattle Reign FC unfortunately came out on the wrong end of this story — falling 5-4 on the road to Sky Blue FC thanks to the second-half heroics of Sam Kerr.

Sky Blue entered the match just days after losing their head coach Christy Holly, who stepped down unexpectedly, and captain Christie Pearce, who took the rest of the season off to recover from nagging injuries.

Sounders vs Minnesota United: Three Questions

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FS1 joins the Loons in coming to Seattle on a perfect summer Sunday.

It was just two short weeks ago when the Seattle Sounders went to Minnesota and beat the Loons. That 4-nil drubbing was great on the score sheet, but also not necessarily indicative of Minnesota United's strength as a team.