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Sounders getting healthier ahead of Chivas clash

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All but Jordan Morris, Victor Rodriguez and Osvaldo Alonso appear to be fully participating in training.

TUKWILA, Wash. — With a full week between matches, the Seattle Sounders are taking advantage of the time to heal up ahead of a decisive Concacaf Champions League matcha against Chivas on Wednesday.

Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez among Sounders who didn’t travel to El Salvador

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There will be at least five presumed starters unavailable for tonight's match.

Among the many challenges MLS teams face in the CONCACAF Champions League is dealing with a schedule that means some of the most important games are played before players are fully fit. That will be frustratingly illustrated when the Seattle Sounders starting lineup is revealed for Thursday's match against Santa Tecla.

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Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, MLS Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The final game is what matters most, and we didn't come to play." -Cristian Roldan

Match Recap


Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Toronto FC 2

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Venue: BMO Field

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Hanson

Fourth Official: Kevin Stott

VAR: David Gantar

Attendance: 30,584

Weather: Clear


TOR - Jozy Altidore (Sebastian Giovinco) 67'

TOR - Victor Vazquez 90'+4'


TOR - Victor Vazquez (caution) 90'+5'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Román Torres, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones (Nouhou 90+1'); Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson, Nicolás Lodeiro - captain, Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez (Jordan Morris 71'); Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Tyler Miller, Tony Alfaro, Harry Shipp, Lamar Neagle, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 7 (Dempsey, 4)

Shots on goal: 2 (Jones/Dempsey, 1)

Fouls: 9 (Svensson/Lodeiro, 2)

Offside: 1 (Dempsey, 1)

Corner-kicks: 3 (Lodeiro, 3)

Saves: 9 (Frei, 9)

Toronto FC - Alexander Bono; Steven Beitashour, Drew Moor, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow; Michael Bradley - captain, Marco Delgado (Benoit Cheyrou 90+3'), Jonathan Osorio (Armando Cooper 85'), Victor Vazquez; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore (Nick Hagglund 86')

Substitutes not used: Clint Irwin, Nicolas Hasler, Eriq Zavaleta, Tosaint Ricketts

Total shots: 22 (Giovinco, 7)

Shots on goal: 11 (Giovinco, 4)

Fouls: 3 (Beitashour, 2)

Offside: 1 (Morrow, 1)

Corner-kicks: 11 (Vazquez, 9)

Saves: 2 (Bono, 2)

Post-Match Quotes


It seemed like especially in the first half Toronto was first to everything.

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.

Three questions with Sounder At Heart

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We spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart SB Nation's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and Sounders.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) Seattle started slow but has lost only once in their last fifteen.

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.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders in their dominant home win over San Jose.

The Seattle Sounders exploded offensively in the second half of this match against San Jose Earthquakes, coming away with what turned out to be quite a comfortable win.

Thanks to several absences, Seattle lined up in yet another look for the starting XI, including Jordy Delem paired with Gustav Svensson in the defensive midfield, Cristian Roldan in a more free central attacking role, and the first start for new right back Kelvin Leerdam.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights, Stats and quotes

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"The psychological advantage comes not only from our place in the standings, but also the way we're winning games. Winning always helps your confidence." -Brian Schmetzer


Seattle Sounders FC 3 - San Jose Earthquakes 0

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Alan Kelly

Assistants: Jeremy Hanson, Jeffrey Hosking

Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance: 43,528

Weather: 72 degrees and sunny


SEA - Cristian Roldan (Gustav Svensson, Kelvin Leerdam) 54'

SEA - Cristian Roldan 56'

SEA - Kelvin Leerdam (Joevin Jones) 65'


SJ - Jackson Yueill (caution) 57'

SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 60'

SJ - Andres Imperiale (caution) 87'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam (Harry Shipp 84'), Román Torres - captain, Chad Marshall, Nouhou; Gustav Svensson, Jordy Delem, Brad Evans (Aaron Kovar 71'), Cristian Roldan, Joevin Jones (Tony Alfaro 86'); Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Tyler Miller, Seyi Adekoya, Henry Wingo, Zach Mathers

Total shots: 19 (Roldan, 5)

Shots on goal: 5 (Roldan, 3)

Fouls: 5 (Five players, 1)

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 8 (Jones, 6)

Saves: 3 (Frei, 3)

San Jose Earthquakes - David Bingham; Andres Imperiale, Florian Jungwirth, Victor Bernardez; Nick Lima, Jackson Yueill, Jahmir Hyka (Quincy Amarikwa 80'), Anibal Godoy, Tommy Thompson (Shea Salinas 71'); Chris Wondolowski - captain, Danny Hoesen (Vako 62')

Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarbell, Cordell Cato, Fatai Alashe, Simon Dawkins

Total shots: 12 (Hoesen, 3)

Shots on goal: 3 (Three players, 1)

Fouls: 15 (Godoy, 4)

Offside: 2 (Wondolowski/Hoesen, 1)

Corner-kicks: 4 (Hyka, 4)

Saves: 2 (Bingham, 3)



On the confidence of Cristian Roldan:

"You can tell when he came back from national team camp that that kind of energized him a little bit.

Sounders steamroll Earthquakes, win third straight

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It used to be the calling card of Bruce Arena's LA Galaxy, this easing into the season before finding your stride. But for the second season in a row the Seattle Sounders seem to be putting a slow start in the rearview mirror come late July. Last year the turnaround ended in an MLS Cup victory.

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Sounders vs. Earthquakes, recap: Cristian Roldan brace paves way to victory

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Midfielder scores two goals just a couple minutes apart.

SEATTLE — Missing Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro, the Sounders knew they were going to need to get offense from someone new. It should possibly come as little surprise that it was Cristian Roldan who stepped up.

The Seattle Sounders midfielder — deployed in the No.

Leerdam gets his first goal to put Seattle up 3-0

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The Sounders have scored three goals in 11 minutes

— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) July 24, 2017

Just minutes after the Sounders' second goal from Cristian Roldan, new Sounders signing Kelvin Leerdam got his first goal in rave green after he knocked in Joevin Jones' corner kick in the 65th minute.

The Rest

Postgame Pontifications: Not even close to good enough

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Injuries were a reason to fail to advance, but they don't explain away this performance.

Winning in Mexico is never easy, even under ideal circumstances. Even before they took the field, the Seattle Sounders were hardly playing under ideal circumstances with four surefire starters not even making the trip.

Brian Schmetzer saved his most potent players for Chivas de Guadalajara

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Leg two could even see both Kelvin Leerdam and Victor Rodriguez.

Injuries and squad rotation are near their end. Talking to Dave ‘Softy' Mahler on Sports Radio KJR, Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer made it clear that he rested top talent against LAFC because of the organization's goals.

Following tip from Matt Miazga, Kelvin Leerdam becoming rock in Sounders defense

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TORONTO When the Seattle Sounders declared serious interest in signing Kelvin Leerdam, a familiar face to American soccer fans helped put in a good word about the defending MLS Cup champions.

The 27-year-old joined the Sounders from Dutch side Vitesse in July and has settled into a role in the starting lineup.

Sounders added about $1.5 million to payroll over course of season

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Victor Rodriguez becomes Sounders' fourth millionaire on roster.

The final salary numbers are now in, and the Seattle Sounders will end the year spending about 5 percent less than they were at this time in 2016. Over the course of the year, they've added about $1.5 million in annual commitments, the bulk of which will go to Victor Rodriguez (about $1.

Newcastle Linked With In-Form Vitesse Defender

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There is some news today that Newcastle are interested in 23 year-old Vitesse defender Kelvin Leerdam, who can play at right back or anywhere across the back line, and also can play as a defensive midfielder. Kelvin Leerdam Vitesse defender/utility player Vitesse founded in 1892 same year as a very famous English club [.