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Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, leg 1: Community player ratings form

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The leg one 2-1 victory was powered by a lineup quite similar to those that beat KC and Dallas. Roman Torres did return to starting, while Nelson Haedo Valdez stayed as a starting forward. The Rapids goal came Kevin Doyle.

We need you to tell us who performed the best in the win, as we all prepare for leg two.

Nelson Haedo Valdez isn't transferring to Cerro Porteño

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At least not right now.

While Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño is interested in Seattle Sounders Designated Player Nelson Haedo Valdez, it is unlikely he is transferring in the near future. The 32-year-old Valdez is part of the Paraguay National Team, and of course clubs in his homeland would appreciate the lure of one of their greats.

Jordan Morris

Sounders take lead on Jordan Morris burst and goal

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Turning another fullback, the Mercer Island native sprinted onto goal finishing the shot with a brilliant right-footed shot. The 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute is not insurmountable, but gives the Seattle Sounders a shot at victory.

It was the third time that the Sounders tried to get Morris free through his speed and passing, and it worked.

Sounders injury updates: Erik Friberg out with MCL strain, no timetable for return

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Sounders' injury list is already getting too long

Seattle Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg had to come off after only 17 minutes against Real Salt Lake for what Sigi Schmid said today was an MCL strain: "we don't really know how severe, how long it might take" for Friberg to return to training.

Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match fourtneen

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FS1 has coverage starting at 4:30 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (El Rey 1360) with English radio on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

Sigi Schmid's 500th MLS game is a road trip out to Harrison, New Jersey to face the New York Red Bulls. Like the Sounders, Red Bull has seven losses and a draw.

United States starting XI stays same against Paraguay

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Clint Dempsey starts while the other Seattle Sounder DP forward, Nelson Haedo Valdez, is on the bench for his nation.

Jurgen Klinsmann is generally known to fiddle with lineups, but in Saturday's vital match against Paraguay the United States will start the same eleven that beat Costa Rica and lost to Colombia.

United States vs Paraguay, Copa America Group A: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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With a win in Saturday night's 4 PM (FoxSoccer1, Univision) match the United States will advance to the knockout rounds. If they draw with Paraguay there is a chance that their tournament ends. A loss would see the USA, as hosts, watch the rest of the Copa America from home. Nelson Haedo Valdez will be on the bench for Paraguay.

D.C. United versus Seattle Sounders FC preview: Behind Enemy Lines with Seattle blog Sounder at Heart

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We talk to Dave Clark to get the lowdown all on things rave green

With D.C. United's game tonight against Seattle Sounders FC, we reached out to Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart to get the lowdown on all things rave green. For my answers to Dave's questions, pop on over to Sounder at Heart.

B&RU: How much of the Sounders struggles to began the season have been the result of the late sale of Obafemi Martins?

Nos Audietis, Episode 218: Jeremiah gets to discuss a win. Finally.

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Jeremiah celebrates being able to talk about a victory on the podcast, as he and Aaron recap the 1-0 victory over Columbus Crew.

Jeremiah finally records a show this year following a win! He and Aaron recap Seattle Sounders FC's 1-0 victory against Columbus Crew SC as well as discuss Cristian Roldan, the midfield lineup, Nelson Haedo Valdez, Clint Dempsey and the forward position.

2016 Sounder at Heart staff predictions: Players

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It shouldn't be a surprise that the Sounders have high quality, but this is a good reminder.

Every year the staff of this here website thingy is polled about our predictions for the upcoming year. We are often bullish on the season and players. That's not unique, we're all fans of the team who pay more attention to Seattle than any other MLS side.

Consider this the first step toward understanding a painful offseason

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Big changes are on the way. Or, at least that's what the Seattle Sounders have been preparing us for. What that actually means is very much a "remains to be seen" issue, but given what we know, we figured we'd at least take a guess at the status of each player on the Sounders roster.

The Sounder at Heart staff classified each player as "keep," "drop" or "fence.


Nelson Haedo Valdez returns to play in 0-0 draw between Paraguay and Costa Rica

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The match was more well known for cards than attacking action the USA got the 0-0 result it needed.

After missing the past few matches with the Seattle Sounders Nelson Haedo Valdez returned to the field during Paraguay's first match in the Copa America. The forward entered in the 74th minute of the 0-0 game.

Eliminatorias 2014: Paraguay 1 Perú 0

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16.10.2012 - Con gol de Pablo Aguilar (´53), Paraguay venció (1-0) a Perú en Asunción por la 10º fecha de las Eliminatorias sudamericanas (2014), cortando una racha de 5 derrotas consecutivas pero sin llegar a salir del fondo de la tabla clasificatoria (7 pts).

Paraguay: Diego Barrero; Iván Piris, Pablo Aguilar, Paulo Da Silva y Miguel Samudio; Cristian Riveros, Fidencio Oviedo y Julio Dos Santos; José Núñez, Edgar Benítez y Nelson Haedo Valdez.

Nelson Haedo Valdez: "Sueño con la Copa"

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Paraguay dejó una grata sensación en Sudáfrica 2010. El delantero Nelson Haedo Valdez llega reconocido como el mejor jugador de su país en 2010 y va por su primer título con la Albirroja.

Artículo publicado en el Programa Oficial de la Copa América Argentina 2011

-No estuviste en la última Copa América: ¿Argentina 2011 será una revancha?

Obafemi Martins

With an open DP spot the Sounder at Heart staff shares some dream signings

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We polled our staff on who they'd like to see fill Martins' vacated Designated Player spot

In a similar vein to what Sounder at Heart did last year when the new rules concerning Targeted Allocation Money and Designated Players were announced, we decided to poll our staff again on who they would like to see fill the DP roster spot left open by Obafemi Martins' departure to China.

Nelson Haedo Valdez and Marco Pappa also called into international duty

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They join Obafemi Martins, Oalex Anderson and Myron Samuel as Sounders representing their nations during World Cup Qualifying.

Seattle Sounders FC will not get any benefit from the international break during the MLS Cup Playoffs, but several players are heading around the world to help their home nations qualify for World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Major League Soccer

Sounders GM says they've already spent new allocation funds

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In other words, don't expect a bunch of new starters this offseason.

Looks like we may have gotten a little ahead of ourselves when MLS announced an influx of Targeted Allocation Money last week. While it's true that the Seattle Sounders -- like every MLS team -- have about $2 million of new money to spend over the next couple seasons, it doesn't necessarily mean they'll be able to go out and sign a bunch of new players.

Sounders just got nearly $2M of new money to spend on players

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League injects $37 million into Targeted Allocation Money and Homegrown Player budgets

Just as it was looking as though the Seattle Sounders' hands were going to be somewhat tied this offseason, now comes some potential relief. Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday an infusion of nearly $2 million of off-cap money to be spent over the next two seasons.

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Eliminatorias 2014: Argentina 3 Paraguay 1

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07.09.2012 - Con goles de Angel Di María (´2), Gonzalo Higuaín (´30) y Lionel Messi (´63), Argentina venció (3-1) a Paraguay (Fabbro ´17 penal) en el Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes (Córdoba) por la 7º jornada de las Eliminatorias mundialistas 2014 y queda primera en la clasificación.

Listo el Paraguay vs Peru rumbo a Brasil 2014

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Los componentes del equipo nacional de Paraguay tuvieron una leve movilización en la mañana de este jueves en Ypané de cara al partido de eliminatorias ante Perú, el viernes en el Estadio Nacional de Lima, a las 22:15, hora de nuestro país.
La información que se dio a conocer antes de la partida de la delegación es que hubo una sugerencia por parte del Betis para que Roque Santa Cruz no juegue el partido ante Perú y tampoco lo haga ante Uruguay.

Seleçao share points with Paraguay

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Copa America 2011, Cordoba

Brazil 2:2 Paraguay
1-0 Jadson 38', 1-1 Santa Cruz 54', 1-2 Valdez 66', 2-2 Fred 89'.

Group B could be becoming the group of death in this year's Copa America after a third consecutive draw.

Jadson, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder, gave Brazil a first-half lead with a long-range effort but a shock was soon on the cards after the break as Roque Santa Cruz equalised for Paraguay and then Nelson Haedo Valdez gave La Albirroja the lead in the 66th minute.

Copa América Argentina 2011 Lista oficial de convocados Selección de Paraguay

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Los guaraníes no hacen una semifinal desde el año 1983 en copa America incluso en la pasada fueron goleados por México 6 goles a 0, en esta ocasión llegan con mas brios, después de alcanzar por primera vez en su historia los cuartos de final en el Mundial de Sudáfrica 2010.

FC Barcelona

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Thursday 20th October 2011. White Hart Lane. Kick off 8.05pm. Channel 5.

Thursday night sees a top of the table clash in Group A of the Europa League. Visitors Rubin Kazan like Spurs have taken four points from their opening two games of the Group stages and are sure to provide the Lilywhites toughest test yet in the competition.

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings fro Jornada 23: Feb. 12 — Feb. 14

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Expo 2008 was held in the city of Zaragoza, and one of the striking structures built for the expo was the Torre del Agua, shaped to represent a droplet of water. Photo courtesy of Salvador Bru.

Round 23 of 38 might be a little too early to mention relegation six-pointers, but with teams twelfth to twentieth a within a slender five points of each other and the gap widening between these teams and the first eleven of La Liga, a three-point win should not be underestimated as time snowballs downward to the end of the campaign.

Spain: La Liga Weekend Review

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Barcelona were left stunned as Nelson Haedo Valdez struck twice to give promoted side Hercules a famous 2-0 win at the Nou Camp. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho enjoyed a winning home debut as Real Madrid got their campaign up and running with a narrow 1-0 victory over Osasuna. Centre-back Ricardo Carvalho netted the only goal of the game just after half-time to give Madrid the spoils in a match they dominated but struggled to finish off a battling Osasuna side.

Hercules, The Giant Slayer

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The mighty Hercules havearrived folks! Just a week or two back I joked about the new boys name and questioned whether or not they could live up to such a well respected title and also wondered if the club would have the staying power in La Liga this year. Well I think it is safe to say yes they can.

Video: Hércules 2 – FC Barcelona 0 (Spanish La Liga Highlights)

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Newly promoted Valencia side Hércules CF shocked defending league champions FC Barcelona 2-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday in Spanish La Liga action. New signing Paraguayan forward Nelson Haedo Valdez scored both of Hércules' goals when he found the back of the next after 26 and 58 minutes. The defeat is Barca's first home loss since [.

Giants suffer comprehensive defeats

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Champions League favorites Barcelona and AC Milan did little to prove their credentials ahead of the midweek's group stage openers when they both succumbed to 2-0 defeats against minnows Hercules and Cesena, respectively.

For the defending La Liga champions Barca, it was a frustrating evening away from home as the superstar pairing of Lionel Messi and David Villa combined to create a plethora of opportunities to no avail.

Mighty little Hercules!

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Nobody expects Barcelona to slip, at home, against smaller teams. Hercules are a newcomer to the Spanish 1st division, and in their second match in the top league, nobody awaited them to shake the mighty Catalans. But lo and behold! The beauty of football is that Hercules against all odds won 0-2 on two goals by the Paraguayan striker Nelson Haedo Valdez.


Jogo 0400/2011 - Amistoso - Paraguai 2x0 Romênia

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Mais um amistoso, foi disputado no dia 11/06/2011, na cidade de Assuncion-PAR, no Estadio Los Defensores del Chaco, onde jogaram as seleções do Paraguai (23º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Romênia (42º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

Mallorca climb to sixth after beating Malaga

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BARCELONA, Spain Hercules, Real Mallorca, Racing Santander, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad all claimed vital victories in the Primera Liga on Sunday. Athletic Bilbao edged a keenly-fought Basque derby with Osasuna, eventually emerging 1-0 winners. It took the hosts until deep into injury-time to find a way through, with both sides having dug deep [.

La Liga Jornada 5 Review: Deportivo La Coruña Sinks Into the Relegation Zone

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Depor could definitely use their former left back Filipe Luís Kasmirski at this dire moment.

Flashback ten years ago to the year 2000. Â La Liga rose to the top spot of the UEFA coefficient rankings for the first time since 1966. Â The final of the UEFA Champions League featured two Spanish teams with Real Madrid defeating Valencia 3-0 at the Stade de France.

David Trezeguet rolls back the years as his brace claims yet another scalp for Spanish minnows

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French veteran David Trezeguet rolled back the years as he bagged a brace for his new club Hercules as they claimed yet another monumental scalp.

Sevilla are the latest casualties of the minnow's crusade to slay the giants of Spanish football. The newly promoted side sent ripples all across Europe two weeks ago as they defeated league champions Barcelona 2-0 at the Camp Nou – ending the Catalans' 17 game unbeaten streak.

The Rest

2016 Player Profile #14: Nelson Haedo Valdez

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The 2016 MLS Cup was Valdez' sixth major trophy.

Nelson Haedo Valdez turned 33 just prior to winning MLS Cup with the Seattle Sounders FC. In 2016 he was an all-effort forward who had difficulty scoring. Valdez left the Sounders to join Cerro Porteño, enabling Seattle to possibly sign a new DP.

Sounders at Houston Dynamo: News, updates, analysis

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Owen Coyle's Houston Dynamo host the Seattle Sounders in a Western Conference match. ESPN, not the deuce, has the 1 PM game on Sunday April 10th. Nelson Haedo Valdez will not start, which increases the chance that recent signing Herculez Gomez earns his first minutes for Seattle.

Houston is a curious side this year.

Sounders v Club America, recap: Champions League fun while it lasted

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In a sad repeat of the first leg, the Sounders got the first goal, but could not win. Club America was the stronger side through the match in Azteca. When the final whistle blew they took a 3-1 (5-3 aggregate) win with them. Seattle Sounders FC's CONCACAF Champions League run ends.

Only one minute after Osvaldo Alonso crossed it to Nelson Haedo Valdez, who looked to flick it into a Club America player's butt for the goal (ruled on own goal for now) Club America struck.

Roberto Chen in Seattle for physical prior to signing

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President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey seems to be completing another transfer that started years ago.

The latest report out of Panama is that the former Malaga centerback is already in Seattle. Supposedly the contract is nearly finished, with a physical on Sunday being all that stands between Seattle Sounders FC and another national team quality centerback.

It's Nelson Haedo Valdez turn to squash rumors

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Today, the Twitter was alive with rumors that the Paraguay national was headed to Deportivo Independiente Medellín (DIM). People can now calm down.

Several hours ago the rumor cycle exploded when rumor started that Deportivo Independiente Medellín was signing Nelson Haedo Valdez. People stated that he was on a plane to meet them in Colombia (they're in Miami right now).

Jogo 0687/2010 - Amistoso - Nova Zelândia 0x2 Paraguai

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi realizado em 12/10/2010, na cidade de Wellington-NZL, no Westpac Stadium, jogaram as seleções da Nova Zelândia (59º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Paraguai (23º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2010Polokwane 24/06/2010 PAR0:0NZL First stage
1995Santiago De Chile 22/06/1995 NZL2:3 (0:2)PAR

O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Jamie Cross-NZL

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Nelson Haedo Valdez, aos 22 minutos do primeiro tempo, de penalti, jogador do Hércules-ESP, que marcou seu 10º gol pela seleção paraguaia.

Hércules CF Nike 2010/11 Home and Away Kit / Camisetas

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Modest Valencia club Hércules CF shocked the world last weekend when they defeated Spanish La Liga champions 2-0 at the latter's storied Nou Camp. The newly promoted club has also been in the news lately for signing Paraguayan forward Nelson Haedo Valdez and France World Cup winner David Trezeguet. Hércules CF recently launched their Nike 2010/11 [.