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Sounders’ backup defenders shine in LA victory

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Tony Alfaro and Jordy Delem have two clean sheets from two starts this season

When the Seattle Sounders headed down to LA to face the Galaxy last weekend, they were coming off of a tough away loss to Vancouver. In that match, former Sounder Fredy Montero scored twice against them, and the Sounders only pulled one back despite having stat advantages in possession and shots.

MLS Week 8: Nagbe’s show for Portland

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Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute.

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SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

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Week seven of the MLS season is wrapped up and it held good news for the Chicago Fire up front and Sporting Kansas City in the back.

The Fire's Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger make the cutfor this week's SBI MLS Best XI, as Nikolic's brace and Schweinsteiger's goal led to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to figure out ways to not let teams off the hook when we dominate them in some of the other stats that don't mean as much as the scoreline" -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Friday, April 14, 2017

Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field

Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Kevin Stott

Fourth Official: David Gantar

Attendance: 22,120

Weather: 50 degrees and mostly cloudy (indoors)

SCORING SUMMARY

VAN - Fredy Montero (Cristian Techera) 65'

VAN - Fredy Montero (Kendall Waston) 80'

SEA - Will Bruin (Nicolás Lodeiro) 89'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

VAN - Sheanon Williams (caution) 26'

SEA - Nico Lodeiro (caution) 37'

SEA - Harry Shipp (caution) 44'

VAN - Fredy Montero (caution) 53'

VAN - Tim Parker (caution) 90'+2'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Oniel Fisher (Henry Wingo 78'), Gustav Svensson, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso - captain, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Harry Shipp (Will Bruin 65'); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Alvaro Fernandez, Seyi Adekoya, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 15 (Dempsey, 7)

Shots on goal: 6 (Dempsey, 2)

Fouls: 10 (Alonso, 5)

Offside: 1 (Jones, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Lodeiro, 9)

Saves: 1 (Frei, 1)

HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

On what he said to Montero after the match:

"Good.

Montero's brace propels Whitecaps over Sounders

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From 2009 to 2012, Fredy Montero was leading the Seattle Sounders line netting 47 goals with the club in that span. On Friday evening, it was Montero'stwo goals that helped put away his old club in a Western Conference showdown.

The Vancouver Whitecaps earned their second victory of the Major League Soccer season, holding off Seattle 2-1 at BC Place.

Sounders at Vancouver Whitecaps, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Cascadia Cup round one starts at 7 PM Friday night on Q13 FOX.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are now able to focus on MLS play alone. But their CCL run cost them talented players, points on the table and their first week in purely league play is against their oldest rivals - the Seattle Sounders.

New-look Whitecaps not to be underestimated

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This includes Fredy Montero, who Brian Schmetzer calls a friend—except for 90 minutes on Friday

With just a few days to prepare for the next match, the first Cascadia matchup of the season away to Vancouver, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer downplayed any notions that their opponent would be an easy one.

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.

Back in MLS, Fredy Montero ready for pressure of being Whitecaps' go-to scorer

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Fredy Monteroscored his last MLS goal with the Seattle Sounders on Oct. 7, 2012. Fittingly, that match was against the Portland Timbers in a 3-0 win.

The loss eventually led to theTimbers missing out on the MLS playoffs, with the Sounders qualifying as third-place finishers in the Western Conference.

We deciphered Fredy Montero’s first interview as a Whitecap

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His mouth may have been saying one thing, but his heart was saying another.

Fredy Montero loves Seattle, there's no question about that. He married a local woman, moved his family here and even continues to own a home in Bellevue. In the past, he's indicated that he'd like to play for the Seattle Sounders again, someday.

Bayern thrashes Arsenal, Vancouver signs Fredy Montero: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/16/17

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If you're ready for some links, gimmie a HELL YEAH!

Philadelphia Union News

Union scrimmage Orlando City SC as second Clearwater camp opens
The Union arrived in Clearwater, Florida to open their second Sunshine State preseason camp yesterday, February 14. Following an evening training session, the team got back on the field Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door scrimmage against Orlando City SC.

MLS Ticker: Kljestan named Red Bulls captain, Davis to retire with Dynamo, and more

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The New York Red Bulls needed a replacement for Dax McCarty in the captain position, and it has been filled by one of his former midfield running mates.Sacha Kljestan was given the armband for the 2017 season on Wednesday.

Kljestan helped guide the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive season in 2016.

Vancouver signs Fredy Montero on season-long loan

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One of the most efficient scorers in Major League Soccer over the last decade is returning to the league, with a rival of the club that gave him his big break. The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Wednesday that they signed Fredy Montero on a season-long loan from Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League.

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Sounders fall 2-1 in first Cascadia Cup match of the year

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Seattle finds the back of the net late but fall to the ‘Caps after Montero finds the net twice.

In the most bittersweet way, Seattle fell to their Canadian rivals 2-1 at BC Place. Both goals came from former Sounder and Rave Green all-time leader in goals and assists, Fredy Montero. He just slipped away from defenders twice in the box to head it past Stefan Frei, breaking Seattle hearts.

Sounders insider predicts 'very different roster' in 2016

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Taylor Graham gave some strong hints that some significant change could be in the offing.

The last time the Seattle Sounders went out of the playoffs this early was 2013. Granted that was in far more spectacular fashion -- losing a pair of games and being thoroughly outclassed by their biggest rivals -- but it precluded the most dramatic rebuilding in the club's history.

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Fredy Montero appears close to joining Cascadia rivals

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Whitecaps are rumored to be interested in former Sounder.

Gross as it may be, there's some pretty plausible-sounding rumors that Fredy Montero could return to MLS with one of the Seattle Sounders' biggest rivals. Colombian paper El Heraldo is reporting that Montero is close to joining the Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS Ticker: Montero linked to Whitecaps, Crew sign young Brazilian and more

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Fredy Montero has been linked with a return to MLS with a surprising club named as the reported frontrunner.

According to El Heraldo, Montero is close to a move back to MLS as a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps. Montero, who played for the Seattle Sounders during his six-year MLS stay, currently plays for Tianjin Teda in China.

Fredy Montero scored a pair of insane goals this week

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One came off a volley, the other was a completely blind header.

Fredy Montero hasn't dominated the Chinese Super League to quite the degree we thought he might, but the former Seattle Sounders forward is having himself a pretty solid season with nine goals in 24 appearances.

Two of those goals came in Tianjin Teda's most recent game — a 4-1 win — and both were mighty impressive.

Obafemi Martins

Nelson Valdez ensured himself a proper place in Sounders lore

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The forward deserves to be remembered as more than a DP flop.

To say the Seattle Sounders have a somewhat spotty record when it comes to Designated Player signings is probably fair. For every Obafemi Martins, there's been a Christian Tiffert. For every Fredy Montero, a Shalrie Joseph.

By any reasonable metric, Nelson Valdez probably belongs in the "flop" bin.

Fredy Montero scores brace for Chinese Super League team

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Fredy Montero is on another one of his patented hot streaks. The former Seattle Sounders forward scored a brace in Tianjin Teda's most recent match, giving him four in his past five games.

Neither of the goals were especially pretty, but Montero showed a striker's instinct in getting on the end of a pair of left-footed efforts and finishing confidently both times.

Stats: Is Oba a Flat-Track Bully?

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After another playoff seasons without an Obagoal, we look at how top MLS forwards fare in general against better and worse teams.

One of the (unfortunately) consistent themes through the Sounders' annual playoff campaigns is our main striker's lack of postseason production. It began with Fredy Montero, who was considered a playoff underperformer for years before being shipped off to win hardware in Portugal.

2015 Sounder at Heart Offensive Player of the Year

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Which player most contributed to the attack in 2015?

Previous winners are not just forwards as the award is eligible to any player that scores goals or collects assists. This year's cutoff will be for any player with seven or more goals or assists. Previous winners were Fredy Montero (09, 10, 12), Mauro Rosales (11), Eddie Johnson (13) and Obafemi Martins (14).

Sporting CP

Sporting CP Update

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Sporting Clube de Portugal were able to maintain their lead for first place in the Portuguese Liga for another week following their 3-2 win over Academica. But as the scoreline suggests, the victory didn't come easy, as Sporting needed a late goal from Fredy Montero in the 84th minute to secure their latest trio of points after doing down early in the first half.

Fredy Montero is latest player to transfer from Europe to China

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It would appear as though Fredy Montero's game-winner on Saturday was a bit of a parting gift for Sporting CP. Reports out of Portugal and Colombia are independently claiming Montero has been transferred to Chinese club Tianjin Teda, a team that narrowly avoided relegation last season. The Chinese Super League's campaign roughly mirrors MLS, starting in March and ending in November.

Fredy Montero bags game-winner for Sporting CP

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Fredy Montero has had playing time tough to come by lately, logging just 531 minutes in league play for Sporting CP. But at least he's making the most of it. Montero scored an 84th minute game-winner on Saturday to push Sporting CP to five points clear of Benfica atop the Primeira Liga.

Fredy Montero's first goal in more than a month was a beauty

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This has not been a great year for Fredy Montero. The Sporting CP forward has found league minutes hard to come by, starting just five of 17 league games. Although he has scored three goals in Europa League action, the last one came about six weeks ago. Montero's last league goal came back in September.

Fredy Montero named Europa League Player of the Week

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Playing time has been a bit hard to come by for Fredy Montero this season, and the bulk of it has come during Sporting CP's Europa League campaign. One such opportunity came on Thursday and the former Seattle Sounders Designated Player made of the most of it, scoring a goal and picking up two assists to lead Sporting CP to a 4-2 win on the road against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Major Link Soccer: Black Friday Special Edition

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This Major Link Soccer post is available for 35% off for the first 50 viewers. Makes a great holiday gift. David Beckham is cruising Black Friday sales for a soccer stadium deal.

Seattle

Sean Ugo Okoli was one of Seattle Sounders FC's first home grown signings, but it wasn't long before he was off to greener (less green?

Fredy Montero scores first goal in about a month

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It has been an uneven start to the season for Fredy Montero, as he's found playing time harder to come by and most of his minutes have come in Europa League action. Well, Montero started on Thursday in Sporting CP's group stage match against Lokomotiv Moscow and scored his third goal of the tournament.

Sporting Wins Portuguese Cup on PKs

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Sporting Lisbon finished the 2014/15 season on a high note after it claimed the Portuguese Cup in dramatic fashion against Braga on Sunday.

Despite a 25th minute red card to Cedric Alves, and a two-goal deficit, Sporting clawed back to win it on penalties by the score of 2-2 (3-1 PKs).

Braga immediately took advantage of Alves' dismissal as Eder opened the account in the 16th minute.

Sporting CP Update 5/4

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After smashing Moreirense last Monday 4-1 thanks to the two-goal, two-assist effort from former Seattle Sounder Fredy Montero Sporting were home to Nacional da Madeira on Saturday.

Last week, Sporting manager Marco Silva went with two strikers in a 4-4-2 instead of the typical 4-5-1 formation, with Montero and Junya Tanaka as the forward pairings.

Sporting CP Update 4/27

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Sporting Lisbon were away this week to Moreirense for league action. For Monday's match, manager Marco Silva went with a 4-4-2 lineup instead of the usual 4-3-3, and instead of one striker, he went with two, Junya Tanaka and former Seattle Sounder Fredy Montero.

With the exception of a few defensive hiccups, Sporting put together a very good display, and easily rolled over Moreirense 4-1.

Sporting CP Update: 2/23

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It was a busy week for both the senior and B teams of Sporting CP.

Let's start with the senior side, who traveled to Germany on Thursday for Europa League action vs Wolfsburg, in the first leg of the final 32 knockout stage. Sporting's record against German teams is terrible, with just two wins in 20 total games.

The Rest

Your 2017 SaH contributor squad

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and their favorite goals.

As a new season begins, the Sounder at Heart team is ready and as excited as you are to see the Sounders take the pitch again as depending champions! As such, here is an introduction to our team by way of our favorite goals that we've ever witnessed in person. We've listed our role within SaH and some chose to share twitter handles and personal information too.

News roundup: USMNT uniform drop, Ayuk’s future, Union scrimmage, more

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Eric Ayuk falling down the depth chart, new red USMNT jersey introduced, Vancouver and NYC announce big signings, more news.

Fredy Montero’s in Seattle, but don’t expect an announcement

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Alternate headline: Local man visits family.

I'm not going to lie, writing this story feels a bit weird. It was only a few days ago that I wrote about how I wasn't really buying the Fredy Montero-to-Sounders rumors. But I find myself revisiting this after Montero himself Tweeted out a photo of he and his family hanging out at the Seattle Roastery with a not-so-subtle message:

Wow .

Talking through this Fredy Montero rumor

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Some Twitter account says he's leaving China and possibly heading for the Sounders.

Fredy Montero was, undeniably, one of the most talented players to ever wear a Seattle Sounders uniform. His 47 goals and 34 assists still rank as franchise records, despite his having not played a game here since 2012.

Open Flavor Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving

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Talk among yourselves, avoid family political arguments.

On this Thanksgiving Sounder at Heart offers you 11 ways to change the subject from politics to soccer family table.

  1. Ask them if Nicolas Lodeiro is the best #10 in Sounders history. Most have forgotten Freddie Ljungberg, so prepare to remind them about his Best XI performance in 2009.

Osvaldo Alonso reaches 250 matches played

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Alonso becomes Seattle's first to reach the milestone at top flight and is still going strong

Beyond the spectacle of it all–the crowd, the goals, the unlikely outcome–many of us came away from then-Qwest Field that brisk March night seven years ago believing we had found our next Mr. Sounder.

Nelson Valdez turned down Chinese payday to remain in Seattle

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Perhaps the biggest story of this transfer season has been the influence of the Chinese Super League, now flush with cash after a $1 billion TV deal and only allowed to have four foreigners on their roster. Fredy Montero is among a litany of relatively young European-based players who have accepted well over-market-rate salaries and transfers to make the move.