Brian Schmetzer

Seattle Sounders

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

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"It was kind of a trap game in the sense of, ‘Are you going to get carried away thinking about last year?' The referee blows the whistle and all of a sudden you have to switch gears and say, ‘OK, we're 0-1-1.'" -Brian Schmetzer

Now it feels like the Seattle Sounders are getting into the higher gears.

This Sunday is for celebrating—but it’s also for winning

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Brian Schmetzer wants his players to soak in the home opener excitement—until the whistle blows

The Seattle Sounders are set for a historic home opener on Sunday at CenturyLink Field against the New York Red Bulls. The match is not only important because they get to unfurl their MLS Cup championship banner at home, but also because it mirrors their first ever MLS home opener exactly eight years later.

Brian Schmetzer keeps pressing the right buttons

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All three substitutes have positive influence on Sounders' come-from-behind draw.

It's tough to know what to make of a 2-2 road draw in which the Seattle Sounders needed a pair of late goals to pull out a point. On one hand, there were some frustrating defensive lapses and the Sounders got burned on the counter, again.

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

Seattle Sounders at Montreal Impact, recap: Something out of nothing

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Sounders create a miracle at the Big O and draw 2-2 in the 94th minute.

Will Bruin turned a nearly certain road loss into an incredible road draw. His goal in the 94th minute earned the Seattle Sounders their first point of 2016, securing a 2-2 draw. Seattle has yet to lead on the young year, has given up two goals before scoring in both games, and yet magic clearly exists.

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.

Expect Jordan Morris to start against Houston Dynamo

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Also, Chad Marshall is totally fine, you guys.

After missing a preseason match and having a few practice sessions reduced, Jordan Morris is confident he will travel to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo (Sat. March 4, 5:30 p.m., Q13 FOX). Asked directly about his ankle, the Seattle Sounders forward responded, "It feels really good.

Forecasting 2017, by the numbers

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The best of times; the worst of times.

The Seattle Sounders were not chasing the 2016 MLS Cup when the team parted ways with Sigi Schmid in July — at least neither players nor management could have reasonably expected, at the time, to win the league championship. Midseason coaching changes have a long and dismal history.

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.

Know Your Schmetzer

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You may think you know everything about Schmetz. And maybe you do. But come Feb. 28 and hear stories for the first time at Brian Schmetzer: This Is Your Life.

Although we know a lot about Brian Schmetzer, come Feb. 28 it's certain we will know a lot more.

That evening Washington State Legends of Soccer is presenting Brian Schmetzer: This Is Your Life at The Market Arms in Ballard, and the lineup of guests promises to reveal a few more ingredients to the Schmetz special sauce.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United, Carolina Challenge Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"It just wasn't a very pretty soccer match" -Brian Schmetzer

It started in the first minute and didn't get much better for the Seattle Sounders team on the field to start the 4-2 loss to Atlanta United in the Carolina Challenge Cup. Two big defensive mistakes by trialists gifted Atlanta two quick goals, and the Sounders failed to put up much of a fight with the third-string lineup on the field.

Brian Schmetzer will get 'This is your life' treatment

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Washington State Legends of Soccer will host 'Brian Schmetzer: This Is Your Life' on Feb. 28 at The Market Arms. Admission is free.

It's pretty obvious why producers created the original This Is Your Life program. Someone attending a wake or memorial wondered why all the good tales are told a tad too late for the honoree.

2016 Player Profile #11: Andreas Ivanschitz

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The 2016 MLS Cup was Ivanschitz' first major trophy.

When the Seattle Sounders season started, he was the central playmaker. By the end of the year, Brian Schmetzer used Andreas Ivanschitz as his left winger and set-piece service specialist. Ivanschitz is now with Victoria Plzen, and the 33-year-old continues to be one of Austria's greatest soccer players.

Cameroonian left back ready to learn

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Nouhou Tolo is good—but he wants to be even better.

Even though Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey noted offhand this week that S2's Nouhou Tolo would be on the first team roster this season, the club made Tolo's signing official today. The 19-year-old Cameroonian defender impressed the coaching staff enough in his 24 matches with S2 that they decided to promote him to the squad in order to back up Joevin Jones at left-back.

Major Link Soccer: Schmetzer goes Pro

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Coach Schmetzer is getting his Pro license, Dwyer is looking for USA love, and bikes galore in Goals of the Week.

Seattle

Seattle Sounder legend Alan Hinton caught up with BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis to discuss Seattle's championship, coach, and the city he loves.

¡¡¡SOUNDERS CAMPEONES!!!

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• De estar casi eliminados en agosto a la cima de la MLS en diciembre • Sin goles en 120 minutos, la final de la Copa MLS se decidió en tiros a penal • Stefan FREI le quitó un gol a Jozy ALTIDORE en el minuto 108 (video) • Román TORRES en el partido de su vida hizo el penal de la victoria (video) Hace .

LOS MOMENTOS QUE MARCARON EL CAMINO A LA FINAL DE LA COPA MLS

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Hablar sobre los Sounders FC en el mes de diciembre fue, hasta el año pasado, un justo ritual de resignación por otra temporada fallida y de esperanza por una nueva temporada. Hoy en la noche, casi a mitad de diciembre, bajo un intenso frío en el BMO Field de Toronto, la Furia Verde estará jugando su primer final de Copa MLS frente al equipo de .

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, leg 2: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"My first answer to that is we're not finished yet. My second answer is that I'm very proud of this franchise. The fans deserve that – they deserve it." -Brian Schmetzer

That was amazing.

The Seattle Sounders have won the Western Conference final and are moving on to MLS Cup for the first time.

Rookie star Morris lifts Sounders into MLS final

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Commerce City (United States) (AFP) Jordan Morris scored a second half goal on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 to reach their first MLS championship final in franchise history.

Morris scored in the 56th minute on a pass from Nelson Haedo Valdez as the Sounders took the semi-final series 3-1 in aggregate scoring.

Rookie star Morris lifts Sounders into MLS final

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Commerce City (United States) (AFP) Jordan Morris scored a second half goal on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 to reach their first MLS championship final in franchise history.

Morris scored in the 56th minute on a pass from Nelson Haedo Valdez as the Sounders took the semi-final series 3-1 in aggregate scoring.

Clint Dempsey

Harry Shipp already looks perfect for Seattle’s attack

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The midfielder brings yet another dynamic, creative presence to an already explosive attack

It took a couple matches for him to get there, but after Harry Shipp's performance in the Sounders' 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, the young midfielder is starting to look like the final piece to Seattle's attacking puzzle.

Sounders vs. Red Bulls recap: Celebrations all over

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What started with the MLS Cup banner reveal ended with a second-half full of goals.

Anyone still harboring concerns over the potency of the Seattle Sounders offense in this early part of the season can breathe a bit easier. An early penalty by Clint Dempsey was followed by second-half goals from Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp, as the Sounders earned a 3-1 victory over the previously undefeated New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Plenty of encouraging signs in Sounders’ season-opening loss

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Joevin Jones' starring performance and Clint Dempsey playing 90 minutes two huge positives.

Of all the ways the Seattle Sounders hoped to begin their title defense, I think it can safely be said that the first half of Saturday's game was not one of them. The Sounders were roundly outplayed, looked sluggish and frankly like a team that wasn't quite ready to play meaningful matches.

Montreal Impact

Watercolor Recap: the Bruin charge

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When a tie feels like a win

In last weekend's road match versus Montreal Impact, the Seattle Sounders came back from the half ready to go for broke for some points. Brian Schmetzer is bold and cunning, bringing on the bear for a center back (!) as the final sub.

With stoppage time coming to a close, best friends Jorstian Mordan create a super dangerous chance, and the new guy is there to clean it up nicely.

Seattle Sounders at Montreal Impact: Three Questions

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The two teams will play indoor soccer - in Stade Olympique - at 4:00 PM Saturday March 11.

Seattle Sounders FC continue their early season road trip with a journey to Quebec. The Montreal Impact and Olympic Stadium are hosting the Sounders at 4 PM on 11 March (JOEtv in Seattle, ROOT Sports outside of Seattle).

Colorado Rapids

Osvaldo Alonso expected to play in MLS Cup

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Brian Schmetzer thinks he'd have a hard time keeping Alonso off the field, anyway.

Everyone in Seattle more than likely held their collective breaths when they all saw Colorado Rapids left back Marc Burch clatter clumsily into Osvaldo Alonso. You probably held your breath a little longer seeing Ozzie grab his knee.

Indetenibles. Los Sounders se coronan en el Oeste para jugar por primera vez una final de Copa MLS

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Finalmente. Después de intentarlo por ocho temporadas consecutivas, los Seattle Sounders FC jugarán una final de Copa MLS tras superar al Colorado Rapids 0 1 en el partido de vuelta de la final de la Conferencia Oeste. Jordan MORRIS necesitó solo dos toques a un balón que habilitó Nelson VALDEZ desde fuera del área y vencer la salida infructuosa del arquero Zac MacMATH.

After months of must-win games, Sounders prepared for task of taking on Rapids

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Throughout his time as Seattle Sounders head coach, Brian Schmetzer has instilled a mantra within the group. The coach wants his players to live in the moment, enjoying everything that comes with their success, but when tomorrow comes, it's time to get back to work.

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Playing out of the back is hallmark of Brian Schmetzer's Sounders

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It is one of the significant tactical changes the Seattle Sounders are undertaking this year.

Beating the New York Red Bulls' press is not easy. They want teams to clear the ball, or, even better for them, making a bad short to medium pass and turn it over. But the Seattle Sounders did not have those problems.

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

Sounders’ new kit is ode to history

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And you will all get stars

It is fitting that Brian Schmetzer is head coach when the Seattle Sounders reveal their first-ever throwback kit. The new secondary uniform, officially known as the Heritage Jersey, is based on the kit he wore during the NASL era. The design, white with classic ‘80s teal blue trim and just a hint of green, is a departure from the Rave Green, Sounders Blue and Cascade Shale of past primary and secondary kits during the MLS era.

Major Link Soccer: Pie Scandal hits FA Cup

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The Roly Poly Goalie ate a pie, Schmetzer has a burden to bare, and Goals of the Week.

Seattle

Seattle Sounder coach Brian Schmetzer has a burden to bear, repeating last year's unbelievable run. As good as the storybook ending of last season was, now can you take a younger team and do it again.

Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley continues talks with LAFC

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It's starting to look likely. Also, lots of 2017 MLS kits to ogle, and can Atlanta United FC stop unwanted chants before they start?

Seattle

Celebrating Brian Schmetzer is always a good idea in our opinion, and Washington State Legends of Soccer seems to agree. February 28 at the Market Arms in Ballard, you can attend "Brian Schmetzer: This is your life.

Major Link Soccer - Brad Guzan to Atlanta

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Also, Landon Donovan may be retired, Giovinco may be leaving, and the discussion of pro/rel in America may be complete.

Seattle

According to The Seattle Times, Brian Schmetzer's key enemy of this preseason is complacency. This is, understandably, seen as a constant threat in the wake of winning the MLS Cup.

2016 Sounder at Heart Moment of the Year

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We're ignoring past years' group stage and just jumping into the major events that defined Puget Sound soccer in 2016.

The Sounder at Heart Annual Awards wrap up with voting for the Moment of the Year in 2016. Past winners, in order from ‘09 to ‘15, are fans meeting the team after winning the Open Cup in DC, Nyassi brace to win the Open Cup repeat, Alonso's dagger to earn Open Cup three-peat, Zakuani returns to MLS play & exchanges jerseys with Mullan, Traore's goal to draw level with Tigres in CCL play, Pappa pickpockets Pinedo to secure Supporters' Shield, and the Red Card Wedding.

Mexican World Cup veteran joins Sounders coaching staff

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Gonzalo Pineda is the newest addition to the staff.

The first of what appears to be several open coaching spots will go to a former Seattle Sounders player, Gonzalo Pineda. With Ante Razov leaving for LA Galaxy and Brian Schmetzer moving from First Assistant to Head Coach the staff should have at least a couple openings.

Sounders “ready to get back at it” after refreshing weekend off

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The team was a little rusty after the break, but the team clearly needed it

With a full two weeks between the Sounders' last match against FC Dallas and the first leg of the conference semifinals, the players and staff were able to take the weekend off to get refreshed (and healed up, in some cases).