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Jordan Morris

Sounders looking reasonably healthy ahead of Real Salt Lake match

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Jordan Morris and Brad Evans are both a ways off from returning, but everyone else is good to go.

Riding a 13-game unbeaten run, but also a four-game winless streak, the Seattle Sounders will head into Saturday's match at Real Salt Lake about as healthy as can be expected. Aside from the longer term injuries to Jordan Morris (hamstring) and Brad Evans (back), the Sounders are expected to have a full complement of players from whom to select.

United States beats Jamaica in final friendly of January camp

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Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.

Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.

As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.

Seattle Sounders

Major Link Soccer: The U.S. Open Cup Final is Here

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Also: big-hearted Brad Evans, another milestone for Messi, and Pulisic is a True Belieber.

Seattle

With the Sounders' big road match against Real Salt Lake looming this Saturday Sept. 23, get in the mood with the Sounders' "RLS v. SEA 101."

Week 29 officiating crew assignments from PRO are out, and Sorin Stoica will be the referee Saturday night.

Major Link Soccer: The U.S. Open Cup Final is Here

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Also: big-hearted Brad Evans, another milestone for Messi, and Pulisic is a True Belieber.

Seattle

With the Sounders' big road match against Real Salt Lake looming this Saturday Sept. 23, get in the mood with the Sounders' "RLS v. SEA 101."

Week 29 officiating crew assignments from PRO are out, and Sorin Stoica will be the referee Saturday night.

Sounders at FC Dallas: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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Coming off a three-match draw streak, the Seattle Sounders head to the road. Far from favorites, the opportunity for points exists as FC Dallas is running away from the MLS Cup Playoffs and into the dire lands below the red line. Seattle will be without Jordan Morris, Brad Evans, and Calum Mallace.

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.

Meet Henry Wingo, the next available right back

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A lot of players aren't available for the next two games.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Right back may be the Seattle Sounders version of the Spinal Tap drummer. Brad Evans was supposed to start the season there but injury, and now a red card, took him away quite often. Now, entering an Open Cup match against San Jose Earthquakes and a road game to Colorado Rapids head coach Brian Schmetzer will have to test a sixth, yes sixth, right back just halfway through the season.

Sounders vs Orlando City, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Flip on JOEtv if you can't make it down to the stadium.

Seattle Sounders resume play at CenturyLink Field with a 7:30 PM midweek match against Orlando City. This match starts just 20 minutes after the Seattle Mariners game against the Detroit Tigers so you should plan for difficult traffic and parking hassles.

No fatigue issues, few injuries - it's nearly Ideal XI time

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Despite the many injury issues that have plagued Seattle this season, they should have most first-choice players back on Saturday

It's only a couple months into the 2017 MLS season, but the Seattle Sounders have already been put through the ringer in multiple ways. The injury bug started hitting players before the season even started, and it's been relentless ever since.

Seattle Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes: TV schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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Saturday April 8 (7:30 PM, Q13 Fox & Univision-Seattle) the Seattle Sounders take their first trip down to Avaya Stadium of 2017. The San Jose Earthquakes are 5th in the West with a 2-2-0 +0 record. Seattle is 1-1-2 +1 and 6th in the conference. Victor Bernardez is suspended for the match. CenterLineSoccer is the SB Nation home for the 'Quakes.

Sounders health update: Oniel Fisher ruled out for Necaxa match

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No real updates on other players, though Aaron Kovar did do light fitness work for the first time on Friday

Despite only being a few weeks into the 2017 MLS season, the Seattle Sounders have already had to deal with a handful of injuries to first-team players. Brad Evans has yet to feature for the club this season after suffering a calf injury in training.

Seattle Sounders at Montreal: Lineup includes former Impact midfielder Harry Shipp

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Only one change from last week's loss to Houston.

Brian Schmetzer's latest lineup features just one change for his Seattle Sounders FC. Harry Shipp is replacing Alvaro Fernandez in the starting lineup. Gustav Svensson continues as the right back option, with Brad Evans out and Oniel Fisher still with limited fitness.

With Brad Evans out, who starts at right back?

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Even if Oniel Fisher passes concussion protocol by Saturday, he might not make the starting XI.

With just under a week left before the 2017 MLS season kicks off, the Seattle Sounders are faced with a selection dilemma that could put a wrench in Brian Schmetzer's plans to defend the club's first MLS Cup.

2016 Player Profile #10: Brad Evans

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The Sheriff holds eight major trophies after winning MLS Cup in 2016.

Brad Evans started 2016 as the captain of the Seattle Sounders. He was their centerback at that point. By the end of the year he was either injured or a bench player. His large option was picked up. The team clearly sees him as a valuable member, but how they will use him is one of the greatest mysteries of 2017.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake: Community player ratings form

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A little banged up, missing a DP, against some pretty long odds, the Sounders have made their way to the playoffs, and even earned a home knockout match. But this last match made things a little more nervy than they needed to be, thanks to an immediate tying goal early on gave RSL hope.

So how did the individual players fare in this one?

Seattle Sounders at LA Galaxy: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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With the Playoffs in sight, the Seattle Sounders travel to Carson, California to face their nemesis, the LA Galaxy. While this match will not break their chances at making the second season a win would go a long way towards that goal. LA is undefeated at home (8-0-7) and 11-4-15 +17 overall. Seattle is only 2-8-4 away from CenturyLink Field with a 10-13-5 -3 overall record.

Portland Timbers

Sounders vs Portland Timbers, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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FS1 is carrying the match at 7 PM. Watch with us.

Near where the Duwamish meets the Sound is a small stadium, holding up to 69,000 people. Today, CenturyLink Field will be over 50,000 voices strong, all trying to help power another win over the Portland Timbers. Both the team from the logging village and the Seattle Sounders can be first after this game.

Timbers vs. Sounders, recap: Clint Dempsey does it again

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94th minute equalizer saves point for Sounders.

PORTLAND, Ore. — There isn't a team in the world Clint Dempsey seems to take more joy in scoring against than the Portland Timbers. He did it again on Sunday, and this one may have stung the worst.

Dempsey's 94th minute header -- from a Roman Torres cross, no less — allowed the Seattle Sounders to escape with a point despite playing the entire second half down a man.

Major Link Soccer: This Zlatan-to-Galaxy rumor appears to have legs

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Meanwhile, Didier Drogba may not be so hot on joining Phoenix Rising.

Seattle

S2 won their first game of the year, keeping Portland Timbers 2 winless through their first three games and improving to 8-1-0 all-time against their southern rivals. We were particularly impressed with Academy player Sam Rogers and First Teamer Zach Mathers.

Osvaldo Alonso

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.

Alonso sees red against Houston

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Osvaldo Alonso, captain for the night in place of Brad Evans, was sent off against the Houston Dynamo in the 64th minute after a scuffle with Will Bruin. Replays showed that both players were taking swipes at each other, but the referee judged Alonso's actions as worthy of a red card and sending off.

Major League Soccer

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.

Evans berates MLS acquisition rules, Gomez and McCarty respond

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Brad Evans doesn't like MLS' convoluted acquisition rules, and isn't too shy to say so, as he took to twitter to state he'd never play for a rival team despite them.

The Seattle Sounders and U.S. Men's National Team defender's twitter was ablaze on Wednesday, as he sparked a storm with his comments lamenting MLS player acquisition rules while stating he would never play for a rival.

Zach Scott

Teams chosen for Zach Scott testimonial

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Coaches Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso held a live draft on Tuesday to select their squads

With just a little over a week until the Zach Scott testimonial match, we now know the rosters of the two teams that will battle it out for charity in honor of Mr. Sounder. The two team coaches, current Sounders Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso, held a live-streamed draft on the Sounders Facebook page on Tuesday to select their teams.

Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso to coach Zach Scott’s testimonial match

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This is shaping up to be quite the cast.

Players and coaches continue to line up for a chance to participate in Zach Scott's testimonial match on March 1 at Memorial Stadium.

The latest names to be added to the roster are Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso, who will serve as coaches. They are also the last two original MLS Sounders.

Major Link Soccer: Sounders stalwarts ready for MLS Cup

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It may have taken longer than they had hoped, but Ozzie Alonso, Brad Evans, and Zach Scott are enjoying every minute of their latest quest for an MLS Cup.

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While it may have taken longer than they all hoped for, the three remaining Sounders from the inaugural MLS side are being sure to soak up every moment leading up to their first Cup appearance.

The Rest

Rose City Forecast 19: SKC vs PTFC

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Well, that was brutal. Talk about draws that feel like losses. I won't rehash too many of the painful details, but know that last week, the rivalry match ended in a 2-2 draw with goals from Dempsey, Joevin Jones, Asprilla, and Adi. There was also a red card to Brad Evans.

Surprisingly, though many of you predicted a draw, there were no 2-2 predictions, only 3-3 or 1-1.

Brad Evans injury update: Defender making positives steps toward return

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This was the third time this week that Evans had trained and the second time he was fully involved

Going into this season, Brad Evans seemed to have the inside track on the starting right back job. After all, Tyrone Mears had been effectively traded to Atlanta United and Evans was highly thought of enough that he had been invited to the United States national team training camp.

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

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FoxSports 1 has the 7 PM match on TV. Kick will be later than that.

With the international break over the Seattle Sounders return to MLS action. They host Atlanta United at CenturyLink Field on FoxSports 1 (7 PM). A contest between a team that defined being an expansion side and one that is trying to redefine that will be slightly dampened by a few absences, but still features two strong offenses.

Seven more reasons to go to the game on Sunday

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Get there early. There will be the largest opening day crowd in Sounders history.

Finally, we get to see the Seattle Sounders play at home for the first time this season after they opened up with two games on the road. Prior to the game on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. against the New York Red Bulls, there will be tons of different things you can do to get ready.

Fredy Montero won’t celebrate if he scores against Sounders

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Montero also defends himself against Brad Evans' tweet.

Opinions have been pretty well split over Fredy Montero's signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

On one side, there's people — frankly, like myself — who think Montero has a right to return to MLS and be close to his family. Plus, the Whitecaps are not the Portland Timbers, or even the LA Galaxy, in terms of the intensity of the rivalry.

How do the Sounders stop Toronto’s strike duo?

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Brad Evans says that the key is containment of Giovinco and winning the physical battle with Altidore

Ahead of the Seattle Sounders' first ever appearance in an MLS Cup final this weekend, team captain Brad Evans says that even though Toronto FC have two of the best forwards in the league, the Sounders are more than capable of containing them.

Ivanschitz only change to Sounders starting XI for second leg

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Erik Friberg was a late scratch from the lineup due to a left calf sprain

The Sounders have nearly the exact same starting XI for the second leg of the Western Conference finals that they had for the first leg in Seattle last Tuesday, except for Andreas Ivanschitz, who gets the start over Erik Friberg.

Sounders injury update: Roman Torres will travel

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But Alvaro Fernandez and Andreas Ivanschitz already ruled out.

The team that the Seattle Sounders put onto the field for Leg 2 of the Western Conference semifinals will likely look a lot like the one that beat FC Dallas 3-0 in the first leg.

Alvaro Fernandez and Andreas Ivanschitz have already been ruled out for the game, while Roman Torres has been deemed a game-time decision and Brad Evans is still something less than 100 percent fit.

Brad Evans sent off in the 84th minute

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Just minutes after scoring the penalty to put his team in front, Sounders captain Brad Evans was sent off by referee Ricardo Salazar in the 84th minute for an apparent headbutt attempt.