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Seattle Sounders staff shift from scouting to player negotiations

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The Brain Trust is spending their time in Tukwila and Seattle talking to each other, the coaches and everyone involved in their final targets' ambitions.

TUKWILA, Wash. — These days, practices at Starfire have Garth Lagerwey, Chris Henderson and Kurt Schmid observing, and chatting with coaches.

Sounders scouring the globe for DP midfielder

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With the transfer window closing on May 11th, Sounders FC's Designated Player search is in "overdrive."

According to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, the Seattle Sounders search for a new Designated Player is not confined to Sporting Director Chris Henderson and Head Scout Kurt Schmid. Wahl says that President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey is also on the hunt for a new DP.

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Villanova recruit signs USL contract with Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders announced the signing of Sam Rogers on Tuesday

Villanova University's loss is the Seattle Sounders gain.

Highly-rated center back Sam Rogers will forgo a partial scholarship to play college soccer at Villanova in order to sign a professional contract with Seattle Sounders FC 2.

Watching the NCAA Tournament Soccer

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Over the next few weeks the champion of Men's D1 soccer will be crowned. During that time fans of MLS teams, as well as scouts, will get to watch a plethora of matches as the field of 48 is whittled down to just one. Tournament play started today as unseeded teams attempt to qualify the 2012 powers.

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Major Link Soccer: ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce keen to coach USMNT

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Meanwhile, Brad Friedel will coach the Revs, Neymar is unhapy in Paris, and the paper airplane finally gets the recognition it deserves.


Longtime Tacoma-based sports writer and columnist for the News Tribune Larry LaRue has passed away in California at age 68.

After nine years in Seattle, Kurt Schmid made the move to LA Galaxy, joining his father Sigi.

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

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After being away from the pitch for 18 months due to a suffered concussion, Chris Rolfe has called time on his 14-year career.

Rolfe, 34, last played for D.C. United, but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Fire which he appeared for 178 and scored 48 goals.

The forward made 10 apperances for the U.

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.