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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Game Info

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws against Seattle Sounders
  • Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

There is no Ideal XI

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Trying to figure out the perfect starting lineup for the rest of the season ignores that it will change every game.

The concept of the Ideal XI is platonic. It's like a perfect triangle. It only exists in our thoughts, our minds. As we so carefully craft strawmen as simulacrums of real conversation, we continue to ignore that the Seattle Sounders have more playoff-quality starters than they do positions on the field.

Dempsey and Lodeiro named to Team of the Week

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Dempsey had a brace and assist in Seattle's 4-0 win over Minnesota United

While it was a team effort by the Seattle Sounders in their 4-0 win away to Minnesota United, two performances were deemed to be a cut above the rest. Major League Soccer named both Clint Dempsey and Nicolas Lodeiro to their latest Team of the Week, after the former bagged a brace and an assist, while the latter also had an assist in an all-around excellent showing in Minnesota on Saturday.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: Player ratings

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Chad Marshall brings in Man of the Match honors.

I'll be honest: I don't care much for the Sounders/Timbers rivalry. It's played a lot, the fans are even more vitriolic, and the games just seem to bring out the worst in people. Add to that triple-digit temperatures and you had a recipe for disaster.

Sounders at Columbus Crew, recap: This is a bad road team

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Crew win 3-nil after goals by Higuain, Meram and Ola Kamara

In their past three road games, the Seattle Sounders lost all three with a -9 goal differential. Wednesday's loss was partially due to call-ups, injuries and a lineup gamble that failed. Columbus Crew SC exploited the spaces where Jordy Delem and Oniel Fisher played in scoring their first two goals, and then coasted to a 3-nil win.

Sounders at Columbus Crew: Three Questions

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Prepare for tonight's match at 4:30 PM on Q13.

Over the life of this one-way rivalry (it's HatWeek for a reason), the Seattle Sounders have dominated Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium (3-1-1, +5). Due to a series of injuries and national team call-ups, it will be difficult for Brian Schmetzer to extend that dominance another season.

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.

Seattle Sounders at Houston Dynamo: Lineup includes Clint Dempsey

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Nine starters from the MLS Cup win, plus Clint Dempsey

In their first competitive match since winning the MLS Cup the Seattle Sounders have changes at right back and in the attacking band. Clint Dempsey is returning to the field. Gustav Svensson, as the third right back option, replaces now-Atlanta-United defender Tyrone Mears.

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.

Brad Evans cleared to play against D.C. United

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Sounders center back cleared concussion protocol.

Brad Evans has cleared the concussion protocol and will be available for Wednesday's game against D.C. United, Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid told reporters on Tuesday.

Evans' availability was cast into doubt when he was struck in the side of the head by a close-range Kei Kamara shot during Saturday's game against the New England Revolution.

Chad Marshall, Nelson Valdez questionable for Saturday's match against Colorado

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Marshall left Wednesday's training session early with unspecified injury, did not train on Thursday

Heading into Saturday's home match against the Colorado Rapids, the Seattle Sounders hope to earn a much different result than that of Week 7's 3-1 loss in Colorado. Head coach Sigi Schmid recognized the threat that the Rapids present to the Sounders: "I think it'll be a good game, obviously Colorado is on top of the table in the West.

Postgame observations: It just wasn't good enough

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And just like that, it seems, the good feelings and positivity over the past couple weeks are gone. No, it wasn't anything as extreme as being played off the pitch. Rather, it was the simple act of the Seattle Sounders losing for the second time in their past seven. Confidence is a funny thing like that.

Sounders surrender another somewhat soft penalty

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The Seattle Sounders find themselves trailing early after Chad Marshall was whistled for a penalty and Mauro Diaz converted. It wasn't exactly an egregious penalty, but Marshall made it tough on himself by grabbing Walker Zimmerman in plain view of referee Ricardo Salazar.

In a vacuum, it's the kind of penalty that is probably going to get called more often than it won't.

Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match eight

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The 1 PM game is on JOEtv (10/22/110) and ROOT Sports outside of the Greater Puget Sound.

Columbus Crew SC and Seattle Sounders FC will be forever connected. Seattle stole their coach and young midfielder Brad Evans (out this match). The Crew responded by winning the Supporters' Shield. The Crew lost the best defender to make MLS home (Chad Marshall) and then proceeded to start a new era of competitive soccer making the MLS Cup last year.

Monday Morning Game Changers: Pacific North Red

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The Philadelphia Union played admirably, however a red card was again their undoing - this time against the Seattle Sounders.

1.) Clint Dempsey gets an assist on Chad Marshall's goal. While it doesn't show in the scoresheet, Deuce certainly should get some credit for Marshall's goal.

Brad Evans

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.

Supersized Sounders enter neighborhoods in latest ad campaign

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In an ad campaign in some ways similar to Scarf Seattle in '08/09 the Seattle Sounders have re-entered Seattle's neighborhoods with a poster campaign unique to each community.

The players are literally giants in the community. The towering figures of Jordan Morris, Chad Marshall, Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey are running through neighborhoods with a ball at their feet, storm clouds on the horizon and call to lose your voice, but not your passion.

2016 MLS All-Star fan voting kicks off today

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Fans can vote on the MLS website, or by playing FIFA 16

Major League Soccer announced that the fan voting portion of the MLS All-Star team selection process begins on Thursday, May 26 and lasts until July 4.

To vote online, fans should head to the All-Star page on the MLS website, where they can vote for 10 players -- a goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards.

Clint Dempsey

Major Link Soccer: FC Cincinnati are on the cusp

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Also, Dortmund's latest phenom is 12, and the Premier League is making some big changes

Seattle

The Sounders FC site took a look at just how dominant Clint Dempsey has been of late. With six goals and two assists in his last five games, he's hitting his stride at the right time.

Chad Marshall was the only Sounder selected this week to the MLS Team of the Week XI.

Clint Dempsey doubles Seattle’s lead

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Chad Marshall also earned his second assist of the season for his part in the set piece goal

Less than 10 minutes after the Sounders' opening goal, Seattle again punished Minnesota United's defense when Gustav Svensson picked up a short corner from Nicolas Lodeiro and fired it into the United box.

Starting XI against Crew is near full strength

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Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey all among questionable players that start.

There are only two less-than-ideal starters in Saturday's lineup against the Columbus Crew SC. Gustav Svensson is filling in for the still-injured Brad Evans and Will Bruin is in for Jordan Morris, who is out with a minor ankle sprain described as not "serious or long-term.

Sounders vs. Revolution, starting lineups: Morris spells Dempsey

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Morris will be the Sounder closest to goal in today's formation

With Clint Dempsey away with the US Men's National Team, the task of leading the Seattle Sounders attack falls to the forward trio of Herculez Gomez, Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar.

The only unit that comes into this match entirely healthy is the midfield, but what a midfield it is: Andreas Ivanschitz, Osvaldo Alonso and Erik Friberg are three names that can make some beautiful music together.

Oalex Anderson's injury will leave Sounders' attack extra short-handed

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The Sounders will be without three first-team attackers for the upcoming two-match stretch, but Chad Marshall is expected to make the trip.

Having come off two deflating losses to the most in-form teams in all of MLS, the Seattle Sounders will be hoping to turn their fortunes around on their two-game East Coast trip that starts at the New England Revolution on Saturday.

Gustav Svensson

Sounders vs. Houston Dyanmo: Player Ratings

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Seattle won 1-nil, with defensive midfielder Gustav Svensson earning the Man of the Match from SaH player rater Realio. Chad Marshall earned the nod from the community.

The home game last Sunday night ended 1-0 to the good guys, and the Seattle Sounders dominated play for much of the game. The Houston Dynamo were contained by a strong Seattle defense that limited opportunities for the away side while creating its own chances throughout the game.

Atlanta United’s leading scorer will miss Sounders match

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Injury will keep the Josef Martinez out of action for over a month.

The Seattle Sounders have caught a bit of a break when it comes to slowing down Atlanta United's vaunted attack, as the timetable for Josef Martinez's return is weeks not days. The Venezuelan striker's left quad injury will hold him out four to six weeks, which of course rules him out for this weekend's match against Seattle.

Chicago Fire

Fire v Crew match preview

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What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC

It is now mathematically official. With the Chicago Fire's midweek loss to Seattle and DC United's win over Columbus, the Fire cannot possibly make the playoffs. With four matches to spare the feat comes later in the season than last year but that is not much of a consolation.

Sounders vs. Chicago Fire recap: Chad Marshall puts Seattle into playoff position

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Sounders aren't particularly convincing, but they get job done.

SEATTLE — It was a long climb — and isn't finished yet — but the Seattle Sounders have finally found themselves in playoff position.

They have Chad Marshall's head and Andreas Ivanschitz's service to thank, as they combined for the game's only goal in a somewhat ugly 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

Zach Scott

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Community player ratings form

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It's always frustrating when many good performances don't add up to a win, or even a goal. These players know the fans expect more, but it's hard to point to a really bad outing for any of the Sounders in their loss to Colorado. While no Sounder made your jaw drop, there was plenty of attacking play to be excited about, and Jermaine Jones was effectively contained in the midfield.

Sounders vs. Rapids, starting lineups: Chad Marshall sits with injury

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Chad Marshall will miss his first game of the season after suffering a right hamstring strain in training this week. In his place will be Zach Scott, who will get his fourth start of the season. We'll also see Clint Dempsey and Erik Friberg in the midfield together for the first time this season.

Although the lineup is listed as a 4-3-3, with Aaron Kovar and Andreas Ivanschitz in the forward band it will more likely play like a 4-2-3-1 or possibly even a 4-4-2 with Dempsey effectively slotting in as a withdrawn striker.

The Rest

Sounders injury update: Chad Marshall should be available against D.C. United

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The defender returned from his foot injury much quicker than anticipated.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders center back Chad Marshall gave fans quite the scare when he had to be substituted in the first half of their last MLS match on July 4 in Colorado, but it looks like he'll be available for selection against D.

Rose City Forecast 14: PTFC vs San Jose

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Welcome back to the forecast after the another disappointing week. A loss in Seattle extends the Timbers' winless streak to five games and leaves them only two points clear of the red line. Seattle got on the board in the first five minutes from a corner kick when Chad Marshall flicked the ball onward, and it then struck an unsuspecting Cristian Roldan to deflect past Gleeson into goal.

2016 Player Profile #5: Chad Marshall

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The Air Marshall has many trophies - three Defender of the Year awards, three Best XIs, four Supporters' Shield, one US Open Cup and now two MLS Cup.

If one were to look up MLS centerback in the dictionary they should find Chad Marshall. The Seattle Sounders have thrived with him there both in their up-tempo Supporters' Shield winning season as well as the gritty 2017 MLS Cup.

Chad Marshall, Seattle’s Humble Prankster

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The Sounders defender leads one way on the field, and another way in the locker room

Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall is no shrinking violet on the pitch—he's loud, he's tough, and he'll fight for every single tackle for 90 minutes straight. Teammate Herculez Gomez said that Marshall has a "nasty" side, but it's only ever seen on the pitch.

MLS Award finalists include three Sounders

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Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro and Chad Marshall are the only Seattle players short listed.

No Seattle Sounders are nominated for the prestigious awards of MVP, Defender of the Year or Keeper of the Year. Instead, the team itself and Chad Marshall are each short-listed for the "Fair Play Award", with just half a season Nicolas Lodeiro still earned a nod as potential Newcomer of the Year, and Jordan Morris joins Keegan Rosenberry as the Rookie of the Year favorites.

Center-Halves And Full of Goals

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Chad Marshall's fourth goal elevated him into an elite group of Seattle goal-scoring central defenders, including one who led Sounders in scoring.

Down through the years, Seattle certainly can claim its share of goal-scoring central defenders. Beginning with David Gillett driving home a corner kick in '74 and renewed through Chad Marshall's flick to the far corner versus Chicago, the big backline boys have often proven the difference between victory and defeat, at both ends of the pitch.

Sounders level to 1-1 behind Jelle Van Damme Own Goal

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Seattle Sounders are creating chances via set-pieces. Eventually they were going to get a goal from them, if only via forcing an LA Galaxy error. Jelle Van Damme loses his mark on Chad Marshall, and instead heads the ball into his own goal tying the match at 1-1 in the 35th minute.

With Torres, Fernandez and Marshall as targets Seattle should be able to earn more opportunities from similar schemes later.

Pencil Chad Marshall into the 2017 back line

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The CB quietly signed an extension this year.

A fan simply asked Lagerwey about the rumors regarding the backline - upcoming retirements or free agency.

Laughing, Lagerwey indicated that the "cat's out of the bag" on Zach Scott. He's retiring and not part of the 2017 plan. Then he offered this nugget on Chad Marshall.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [1:30]

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The Portland Timbers are hosting their first Cascadia Cup match of the season today as the streaking Vancouver Whitecaps comes to town.

With the Timbers having lost their last three matches and the Whitecaps having won theirs, including a 2-1 win over the Timbers in Vancouver, it is clear who the team on form is in this match.