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Seattle Sounders

Nos Audietis, Episode 68: Featuring Alex Caskey, Alan Hinton

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It's another exciting week in the world of Nos Audietis as the Seattle Sounders are coming off a nice win over Chivas USA and get ready for another Cascadia Cup showdown with the Portland Timbers. Joining us were Sounders midfielder Alex Caskey and former coach Alan Hinton.

The big talking point of the week was once again Eddie Johnson, who set a new Sounders record by scoring his 13th goal of the season.

Eddie Johnson Gamble has Paid Off for Seattle [Poll]

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In the 89th minute Saturday, Seattle Sounders striker Eddie Johnson streaked down the field and found space behind Rauwshan McKenzie before connecting with a bending cross from Freddy Montero, scoring the game winner against Chivas USA.

It was his second goal of the game and his second brace in a season in which he has scored 13 goals.

Upside: Partner

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Their Words "Our partner club, Earthquakes became the first team to clinch an MLS Cup play-off berth following Chivas USA's loss to Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Simon has been in fine form as the Earthquakes have stormed to the top of the Western Division of the MLS." from Tottenham Hotspur's official site.

MLS Notes: Thompson seeks trade, San Jose clinch playoff berth, and more

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Photo by ISIphotos.com

By JOEY SAMUEL

Wells Thompson has seen his playing time dwindle in a big way this season, and now he's looking to move on to greener pastures.

The Colorado Rapids announced on Sunday that the midfielder has requested to be traded to another team in Major League Soccer.

Sounders Use Unbalanced Shape To Open Passing Lanes

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During the last meeting with Chivas USA the Seattle Sounders had trouble defending them within the 18. That problem did not occur Saturday, in fact the defense held the Goats to just six shots and or passes in the penalty area. That defensive improvement held Chivas to just one goal. What may have gone unnoticed is that in the previous match with six goals for the Sounders they had 11 Key Passes plus Assists.

Weekend Recap: MLSers in World Cup Qualifiers

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MLS had nearly 50 players playing in World Cup qualifiers and friendlies over the weekend. Here is how they did:

Albania (3-1 win vs. Cyprus, WC qualifying)
F Hamdi Salihi (D.C. United) – started, played 81 minutes

Australia (3-0 win at Lebanon, friendly)
M Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) – started, played 51 minutes, scored one goal

Colombia (4-0 win vs.

Sounders Reserves 4-2 Chivas: Recap

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In a game that was really in their control throughout, the Sounders needed to come from behind to beat that other Chivas USA, after two set pieces had the home team down 2-1. But as the first team did on Saturday, so the reserves mimicked on Sunday, as Seattle picked up their second straight come-from-behind reserve win with a 4-2 victory.

Ex-Ajax FB George Ogararu Joins Sounders On Trial

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In what promised to be the Eidur Gudjohnsen showcase, another player with European pedigree entered the Seattle Sounders' roster picture. Romania international George Ogararu, 32, played right fullback in the second half of Sunday's 4-2 Reserve League win over Chivas USA and apparently could sign with the Sounders if all goes well.

Sounders Vs. Chivas USA: Photos, Highlights, Stats, Quotes

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All hail Eddie Johnson. The Seattle Sounders forward has now scored 13 league goals, setting a new team record with seven matches left to play.

The two he scored on Saturday were vintage Johnson, leading the Sounders to a 2-1 win over Chivas USA. The first was a matter of him out leaping three Chivas USA defenders and was very reminiscent of a goal he scored against the New England Revolution earlier this year.

Chivas USA suffers another heart-wrenching defeat to Seattle

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Seattle Sounders 2 Chivas USA 1 You get the feeling the soccer gods are punishing Chivas USA who are it seems watching the life drain out of another MLS season every time they step on the field. And you've got to feel too for coach Robin Fraser who conceded after

Sunday Afternoon Union Freekicks: A Quiet Weekend

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Union, MLS, and U.S. National team related news and notes...

USA Wins 2012 U-20 World Cup Beating Germany 1-0 [SoccerNation.com] - "Kealia Ohai scored a 44th-minute goal to end Germany's record shutout streak en route to the USA's third World Cup crown in this tournament's history.

Sounders Reserves vs Chivas: Gamethread

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The Seattle Sounders are set to play their second reserve match in two weeks as they welcome Chivas USA into the Starfire Sports Complex. Eidur Gudjohnsen is in the lineup, making the start at forward for the Sounders. It remains to be seen if this will be the first of many.

The clouds have returned to the region for the first time in months, creating an overcast situation along the river and tracks.

Johnson brace lifts Seattle over Chivas USA

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE, Wash. - They play the games for a reason, and for 88 minutes Saturday afternoon swooning Chivas USA (7-12-7) looked like it might defy the odds and earn a draw with the Seattle Sounders (13-6-8).

But this late in the season there are also reasons why some teams are fighting for the Supporters' Shield while others watch their playoff hopes dwindle away.

Eddie Johnson Brace Leads Sounders Over Chivas USA

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The one thing missing from the Seattle Sounders' arsenal this year has been the ability to score a come-from-behind victory. Thanks to a pair of goals from Eddie Johnson, that's no longer an issue.

Johnson scored a brace, with the game-winner coming on a 89th minute header from a Fredy Montero assist, as the Sounders beat Chivas USA 2-1 on Saturday.

Saturday Soccer: Chivas USA (7-11-7) at Seattle Sounders (12-6-8)

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1 p.m. on Prime and KWHY. Given what happened the last time these two teams met, this could be another ugly game of potentially epic proportions for Chivas USA in what goalkeeper Dan Kennedy called a "brutal" slump. How many of you will dare watch? Here's more from the Sounders

Sounders v Chivas USA Again - Gamethread

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If you feel like you've seen enough of Chivas USA imagine being the players and coaches that watch that match tape to get ready for them. In many ways those past performances are not indications of much. Few teams in MLS have added so much talent during the season. It's certain that none have done that while not really getting better.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The weekend off for most league competition continues today, as most leagues are off throughout the weekend with 2014 World Cup qualifying taking place around the globe.

The marquee matchup today for international fans takes place in Glasgow today, as Scotland hosts Serbia, looking to qualify for their first World Cup since 1998.

Friday Five: Questions, Thoughts Going Into The Weekend

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This is something I am thinking of either doing from time to time or even on a weekly basis. Just some random thoughts, questions going into the weekend for the state of MLS and US Soccer. With a FIFA date upon us, a lot of MLS players are out with their respective countries, while some MLS teams either have games (one league game and a few friendlies are on the menu this weekend) or others are off completely hoping to get back in the swing of things for the playoff push.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 26

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The Columbus Crew are making some serious waves as the season reaches its most vital point on the calendar.

The Crew's second consecutive six-point week not only catapulted them into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but also up a couple of spots to eighth in SBI's MLS Power Rankings as they brace for another match Wednesday night against sputtering New England.

Bayern Munich youth striker headlines U.S. U-18 Sept. training camp roster

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Meet Julian Green, the latest German-American with a strong club pedigree to suit up for a U.S. youth national team.

Green, a Bayern Munich U-19 forward who was born in Tampa, Fla., and has represented Germany on the youth level, is among 20 players called in by coach Javier Perez for the U.

Sounders Among The Haves

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It's an odd thing for a Seattle sports fan. Despite odd votes that indicate East Coast proximity bias, or worse, among mainstream media in the United States and Canada, when it comes to players and agents around the game the Seattle Sounders are a have. No they are not the New York Red Bulls or the LA Galaxy (or Toronto FC if they were good), but they are a have.

Vancouver

Schellas Hyndman: Atiba Harris at His Best for Vancouver Right Now

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Atiba Harris wasn't with FC Dallas all that long, being acquired in a trade with Chivas USA in summer 2009 and the St. Kitts native spent all of the 2010 season with FCD before being taken in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft by expansion side Vancouver.

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Sounders v Chivas USA - Three Questions

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Is this facing Chivas USA thing getting a bit tiresome? Throw in an Open Cup match and suddenly the two sides are about to meet their fourth time. The Goats have transitioned quite a bit from that Open Cup meeting (Three Questions, Recap). They've added significant names to the roster but still got blown out by Seattle just a couple weeks ago (Three Questions, Recap).

Major League Soccer

Johnson named POTW

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Seattle forward Eddie Johnson was named Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 27, MLS announced on Monday. In a week with an abbreviated schedule due to international play, Johnson had both goals in Seattle's 2-1 win over Chivas USA.

San Jose Clinches Playoff Berth

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The San Jose Earthquakes have clinched the first berth in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

San Jose clinched today after Chivas USA dropped a 2-1 decision at Seattle.

Four clubs out of the nine-team Western Conference will be unable to match or overtake San Jose in regular season points, thus assuring the Earthquakes' position as one of five teams from their conference to make the playoffs.

Seattle 2 - Chivas USA 1

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In the only game of the weekend in Major League Soccer, Seattle held up at home in front of 38,944 fans in a comeback win over Chivas USA. The visitors opened the scoring with a Nick LaBrocca goal in the eighth minute. Eddie Johnson equalized for Seattle in the 28th minute and scored the winner in the 89th.

What's with Chivas USA?

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By Zac Lee Rigg - LOS ANGELES, CA (Sep 5, 2012) US Soccer Players -- The situation at Chivas USA is unclear at the moment. When Chivas de Guadalajara owner Jorge Vergara bought out co-owner Antonio Cue on Wednesday, it took a day for the Los Angeles Times to report that Vergara had dismissed general manager Jose Domene.

FC Dallas

Monday Morning Union Freekicks: Try It Again

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Union, MLS, and U.S. National team related news and notes...

Is Jurgen Klinsmann Capable Of Being More Tactically Flexible? [Ryan Rosenblatt, Stars and Stripes FC] - "Some have questioned whether the style that the U.

If Healthy, FCD Would Be Interested in Ramon Nunez

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It has been some time, five years and counting to be exact, since Ramon Nunez last played for FC Dallas. The former SMU player has since played for Chivas USA and then went on to play in his native Honduras and in Mexico before venturing across the pond to suit up for Leeds United in 2010.

The post If Healthy, FCD Would Be Interested in Ramon Nunez appeared first on 3rd Degree.

Home Depot Center

Sapling Snapshot: Rough Opener Edition

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The Portland Timbers U-17/18 squad fell in it's first competitive match on Saturday 5-0 at Chivas USA (the U-15/16 team drew 2-2, but further information is not currently available).

The Chivas ‘Kids' saw goals from Julio Chavez (11'), Michael Gonzalez (66'), Romario Lomell (53') and a brace from Daniel Moreno (19', 32').

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying resumes.

The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica Friday night, where the U.S. can claim sole possession of first place in its qualifying group with a win.

Colorado Rapids

Can't Miss September MLS Match-ups

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From a national perspective, only so many MLS teams are rocking their stadiums and showing off fun talent with highlight style goals.

It's hard to replicate the aura involved with rivalry matches. But, there needs to be a sufficient amount of marquee matches to rally around from week to week.

Rapids turn tables on Timbers, coast to home victory

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What a difference a few days made for the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers.

After Portland stifled the Rapids with a 1-0 result at Jeld-Wen Field last Friday to put the 2010 MLS Cup winners in last place in the Western Conference, the Rapids bounced back with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night.

Portland Timbers @ Colorado Rapids Links and Match Thread [6:00 pm]

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Round two of the Portland Timbers home and away saga against the Colorado Rapids kicks off tonight at 6:00 pm as the Timbers desperately look for both their first road win (much needed for morale) and three more points. If they do indeed win tonight it would see the Timbers leapfrog Chivas USA to become the 7th place team in the Western Conference and come within only three points of over taking FC Dallas with 2 games in hand.

The Rest

D.C. United Scouting Report: CD Chivas USA

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There was a time a few months back where D.C. United and Chivas USA were far and away the two MLS clubs in the worst situation. Both clubs were racking up hapless losses on the field, front office issues had left both fanbases angry, and there was at least some kind of threat to the very existence of both clubs as we know them.

Practice Report: Cascadia Cup Preparations, Scott On Twitter, Roster Freeze

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Today's practice was generally a light affair that concentrated on ball movement across wide spaces and finishing into one of three mini-goals. Christian Tiffert went through a very light session as he still carries the minor injury from the win over Chivas USA. David Estrada was back in full practice while Osvaldo Alonso and Mauro Rosales were protected.

Monday (Tuesday) After

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Thanks for your feedback on the poll. Based on our sample, Twitter and beIN Sport were the most popular avenues for following the match, with a fair number of you catching the game at a bar or other public venue. Keeping with the beIN Sport theme, the network announced that it will carry every match of South American World Cup qualifying live.

Sounders 2, Chivas USA 1: Match Highlights

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Want Tickets? Tell Your Travel Story

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One of our loyal readers has three tickets he's unable to use for Saturday's match as he's out of town. He'd like one of you to get them. All you have to do is share your favorite away travel story. Why away travel to win tickets to a home game? Because in this reader's case all games he attends are away games.

Around The League is now available – Ted’s big mouth is at it again – to find out what he said, all ways to listen are @CSRN

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The three stooges are back for another week of MLS action before the international break. We talk about how everyone does not make the playoffs, and Ted opens his big mouth with a guarantee. We will let you take a wild guess as to what it is. Correspondents include: DC, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Chivas USA, and Houston.