Sounder at Heart

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October 21, 2017 12:41 UTC
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ECS to Sounders ownership: ‘This is about trust’

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"It's not about saving that fanbase. We're writing to you today to save our ideals."

Chances are that if you've been rooting for any team in North America, it has been threatened with relocation, contraction, or something else that would have taken it away. The idea of this happening to an MLS team isn't even foreign, being that Chivas USA was contracted only a few years ago and the San Jose Earthquakes were relocated in 2005.

Major Link Soccer: Román Torres Stadium? It could happen in Panama

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I think they like him there. Also: The Crew's Precourt fails to clear things up in speaking to the press, and the USWNT defeat Korea.


A Panamanian politician has proposed naming a soccer/baseball stadium in Arraijan after Roman Torres, who has skyrocketed to hero status in his home country.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Player ratings

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Many Sounders impress, but Victor Rodriguez earns Realio's top spot.

A number of injuries changed the Sounders lineup again this week, so there was a predictable adjustment period at the start of this match. Seattle came out slow, and the spacing was a definite issue in the first 20 minutes.

Gustav Svensson ruled out for season finale

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Jordan Morris and Osvaldo Alonso are also unlikely to be available.

While the Seattle Sounders are going into the final game of their season treating it like a playoff game, that doesn't mean they are going to be rushing any of their injured players back onto the field.

Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer confirmed that Gustav Svensson won't be participating after an MRI revealed a "slight strain" in his left hamstring.

Don’t do to Columbus what the NBA did to Seattle

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It's not too late to stop the relocation madness.

Sometimes a community is blessed with a local owner, or an out-of-towner, who truly loves them. They don't just spend the money, but they live the culture that is captured when sports and cities connect. Seattle has been blessed with that at various times.

Major Link Soccer: Landon Donovan for US Soccer President?

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Also: Hamid is leaving DC United, and the goalposts have not been kind to Seattle this year


Steven Zakuani knew where he wanted to be as the 2009 MLS SuperDraft approached. He also learned to be happy one day at a time.


As more news comes out about Columbus Crew SC relocating, it's important to remember that teams moving in the United States is not unheard of (though that doesn't really make it any easier for the fans, of course).

This might be Clint Dempsey’s last chance to set Sounders’ franchise record for goals

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Sounders can finish as high as second or as low as fifth depending on how Decision Day plays out.

Season-finales can be a bit tricky, especially if a playoff spot has already been secured as is the case for the Seattle Sounders. The over-arching goal needs to be getting healthy, especially since the Sounders are already dealing with several injuries.

Sounders 2 moving to Tacoma for 2018 season

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S2 will play in Cheney Stadium as stadium quest continues.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2) is moving to Tacoma for the 2018 season, Sounder at Heart has learned from multiple sources familiar with the team's plans. The USL team will play in Cheney Stadium with the Tacoma Rainiers taking over the business operations while the Sounders run the technical side of things.

Major Link Soccer: End-of-Season MLS Drama

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Also: U.S. advances to U-17 World Cup Quarters


Well, it is almost here. The last game of the regular season against Colorado Rapids is Sunday. The stakes are still high. breaks down everything you need to know.

Gustav Svensson has been called up by Sweden in the last two windows, and, with a World Cup appearance on the line, the Sounders expect him to be called up for Sweden's critical matches against Italy scheduled for Nov 10 and 13.

Brad Evans out for 2017, future uncertain

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Herniated disk will force Evans to focus on 2018 return.

Brad Evans will not play again in 2017 and may have made his final appearance for the Seattle Sounders. After not suiting up since Aug. 5, the decision was made to focus on a 2018 return, Evans recently told Prost Amerika.

Although his back injury had previously been reported by Sounder at Heart about a month ago, Evans had been holding out some hope he would be able to return this season.

Nos Audietis, Episode 263: Nine is a pretty fine number

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Sounders qualify for a ninth straight postseason.

The Sounders are officially back in the playoffs, making it a perfect nine for nine. In fact, you can go back to the USL era and the Sounders have qualified for the playoffs in 11 straight seasons and have made it all but one year of the Adrian Hanauer-Brian Schmetzer era, which dates to 2002.

What the heck is Cristian Roldan showing Victor Rodriguez?!?

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We asked readers to help us out with a Photoshop Challenge.

After annihilating FC Dallas in a 4-0 shutout at home that (finally) secured our team a playoff spot, our boys had plenty to celebrate. But one particular photo taken in the happy aftermath seemed to be perfect fodder for my favorite type of social media challenge.

Major Link Soccer: Will Columbus become the Austin Crew?

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Also: player safety hits a new low, and Cork City need a good contractor


DC United was busy getting blown out by the Portland Timbers, but in the build to the final goal Steve Birnbaum was knocked unconcious in front of, and then ignored by, Mark Geiger. If PRO isn't careful players are going to get hurt if the refs don't start paying attention.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders on their convincing home display against FC Dallas.

As the regular season winds down, the Seattle Sounders officially clinched an MLS Cup Playoff berth with their win against FC Dallas. Aspects of the attack showed signs of clicking, as Will Bruin notched a brace and Nicolas Lodeiro exhibited his versatility.

Stefan Frei makes Sounders history in Dallas win

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Frei's 12 clean sheets in a season is a club record

The Seattle Sounders' epic 4-0 win over FC Dallas on Sunday was big for a lot of reasons. It clinched their trip to the MLS Cup playoffs for the ninth consecutive season, got forward Will Bruin back in scoring form, and it showed that the club is fully committed to defending their first Cup title.