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Seattle Sounders

Sounders at FC Dallas: Three Questions

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This is Seattle's first match on their new local TV deals. That means JOEtv, Univision-Seattle and their YouTube TV contract (available in YouTube's Seattle and Spokane markets).

Coming off of a loss to Chivas Guadalajara that ended the Seattle Sounders CONCACAF Champions League run, and their only MLS game — also a loss, Brian Schmetzer's team is battered, weary and on the road.

A gift guide for each Sounder on your list

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Yes, we've fallen for the cliché...

We like to avoid clichés. But sometimes stories become clichés because they work. This is one of those times.

We assembled a gift guide for every player and first-team coach on the Seattle Sounders (we even included guys who are still free agents).

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.

Osvaldo Alonso injury update: Midfielder declares himself 90 minutes fit

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This could mark Alonso's first start since July 4.

Fresh off winning their fifth match in six games and running their unbeaten streak to eight matches, the Seattle Sounders could be getting even stronger. Captain Osvaldo Alonso has declared himself fully fit and appears ready to reclaim his starting spot.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players in the 1-0 home victory over their conference rivals.

The Seattle Sounders enjoyed some consistency and health in their lineup and put in a strong shift to earn a 1-0 victory at home against Sporting Kansas City Saturday. After moving into the lead in the 36th minute, Seattle held steady to keep the clean sheet.

Cristian Roldan credits national team experience for epic performance against San Jose

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The Sounders and USA midfielder said that adapting to the speed of international soccer boosted his confidence

SEATTLE — Thanks to international duty (and Osvaldo Alonso's injury), the last two Seattle Sounders matches looked rather dire as Brian Schmetzer was forced to experiment with his starting XI to compensate for the lack of players.

Brian Schmetzer is about to face tough lineup decisions

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"It's a good problem to have."

TUKWILA, Wash. — You may have noticed that the Seattle Sounders won a few games in a row despite losing several top players. When they play the LA Galaxy on Saturday July 29 (7 PM, ESPN) they'll have most of those players back. Only Osvaldo Alonso is a likely absence as Nicolas Lodeiro returns from suspension and Oniel Fisher, Clint Dempsey, and Jordan Morris return from the Gold Cup.

No fatigue issues, few injuries - it's nearly Ideal XI time

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Despite the many injury issues that have plagued Seattle this season, they should have most first-choice players back on Saturday

It's only a couple months into the 2017 MLS season, but the Seattle Sounders have already been put through the ringer in multiple ways. The injury bug started hitting players before the season even started, and it's been relentless ever since.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Community player ratings form

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A woeful road trip concludes with another multigoal loss. Ratings?

The days of snatching draws or victories with late heroics in front of Sporting Kansas City's fans seem very far away right now. The Seattle Sounders found another way to lose by multiple goals while playing quite well for the majority of a match.

Is Ozzie Alonso the dirtiest player in MLS?

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Anonymous survey of MLS players suggests it's at least a reasonably common perception.

There might not be a player in Seattle Sounders history more universally loved by the fan base, teammates, and front office than Osvaldo Alonso. It's not hard to understand why. Alonso's rare combination of hard tackling and slick passing have made him one of the top defensive midfielders throughout his MLS career.


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• De estar casi eliminados en agosto a la cima de la MLS en diciembre • Sin goles en 120 minutos, la final de la Copa MLS se decidió en tiros a penal • Stefan FREI le quitó un gol a Jozy ALTIDORE en el minuto 108 (video) • Román TORRES en el partido de su vida hizo el penal de la victoria (video) Hace .

WhoScored.com crowns Osvaldo Alonso best midfielder in 2016

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Only Sebastian Giovinco had a higher season-long rating.

We know the season just ended and the playoffs are around the corner, literally. Some websites are putting together their regular season awards and the Seattle Sounders have one player already named to a Best XI.

Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso has been named to WhoScored.

Osvaldo Alonso’s suspension will not be extended

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There was some talk that the Disciplinary Committee could add games to his suspension, but Alonso says that he's available against Real Salt Lake

After a tussle with Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin last week, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was sent off for violent conduct. Alonso served the automatic punishment for such an offense, a one-match ban, against FC Dallas last Sunday.

Jordan Morris

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.

Osvaldo Alonso could be returning soon

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Victor Rodriguez, Gustav Svensson, and Jordan Morris seem less likely to play.

TUKWILA, Wash. -- There was a welcome sight at Thursday's training session: Osvaldo Alonso fully participating in drills and looking very likely to play his first minutes in almost exactly a month.

Alonso last played, coincidentally enough, in the Sounders' most recent meeting with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sept.

Clint Dempsey

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.

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

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Leg 2 of the Western Conference Semis is on FS1 at 7:30 PM. Watch with us.

The Seattle Sounders advance if they win. It's rather simple. If they lose to the Vancouver Whitecaps, or there is a goal-scoring draw then the 'Caps advance. Extra Time and possibly penalty kicks are only possible with a 0-0 draw.

Nos Audietis, Episode 264: Featuring Gonzalo Pineda

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It wasn't always pretty and it wasn't always good, but the Sounders secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Sounders actually managed to make the most out of their stretch run, winning 3 of 4, including their final two by a combined score of 7-0. The only problem is that they lost Clint Dempsey to a red card, which comes on the heels of losing Gustav Svensson in the penultimate game and Osvaldo Alonso the game before that.

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.

Clint Dempsey’s back and he looks great

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All signs point to the Sounders player getting back to his best.

Last year about this time we wondered about Osvaldo Alonso, especially after the Sounders actively shopped him in the offseason. This led me to write this about Alonso's fate at the time.

While not the same, this off-season had a lot of speculation about Clint Dempsey.

Second day practice observations

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Yes, we have your daily Clint Dempsey update too

Day two in Soundersville started out much the same as the first, except without the number of fans at Starfire. Warmups were done in lines and players' preferred groups began to emerge. It will be interesting to see what happens when the missing players return.

Sounders face tough choices in their 2017 DP strategy

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Here are three ways Seattle could work around Clint Dempsey's health status and Osvaldo Alonso's climbing salary as they look to bring in a new Designated Player.

The Sounders currently have three Designated Players on the roster: Clint Dempsey, Osvaldo Alonso, and Nicolas Lodeiro. Though it's possible only one of them will be a DP and/or on the roster by opening kick.

Brad Evans

Sounders expose Osvaldo Alonso to MLS Expansion Draft

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Joevin Jones is only starter from MLS Cup final to be unprotected.

Los Angeles FC will have a couple former captains to choose from the Seattle Sounders in the Dec. 12 Expansion Draft. Free agent Brad Evans being unprotected was expected. Slightly more surprising, but not entirely unexpected as seen in this year's protectinator results, is that Designated Player Osvaldo Alonso is also on Seattle's unprotected list.

Sounders vs Minnesota United Loons, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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FS1 starts coverage at 6:30 PM with kick at 7:05 PM Pacific.

Again, the goal is first place. This week's match against Minnesota United can result in the Seattle Sounders taking first in the West (a draw would mean second, a loss third) and possibly as high as fourth in the Supporters Shield standings.

Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso to coach Zach Scott’s testimonial match

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This is shaping up to be quite the cast.

Players and coaches continue to line up for a chance to participate in Zach Scott's testimonial match on March 1 at Memorial Stadium.

The latest names to be added to the roster are Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso, who will serve as coaches. They are also the last two original MLS Sounders.

Brian Schmetzer

Osvaldo Alonso ruled out of MLS Cup final

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Midfielder has only made one substitute appearance since the end of September.

Osvaldo Alonso has failed his physical and won't be available for Saturday's MLS Cup final, head coach Brian Schmetzer told the media on Thursday.

The news is a bit of a blow, but not entirely surprising. There had been hopes that Alonso would be available after he was able to get through at least one full training session on Nov.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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ESPN is carrying the 7 PM match. Watch with us.

With Brian Schmetzer facing Sigi Schmid for the first time since LA blew out the A-League Sounders 5-1 in the 2002 US Open Cup the Saturday night match on ESPN will bump the LA Galaxy versus Seattle Sounders rivalry up just another notch. LA is already the measuring stick to which all teams in the league are appraised, but their 2017 is bad.

Osvaldo Alonso expected to play in MLS Cup

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Brian Schmetzer thinks he'd have a hard time keeping Alonso off the field, anyway.

Everyone in Seattle more than likely held their collective breaths when they all saw Colorado Rapids left back Marc Burch clatter clumsily into Osvaldo Alonso. You probably held your breath a little longer seeing Ozzie grab his knee.

Schmetzer denies telling Vermes that Alonso should have been sent off

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Vermes was quoted as saying that Schmetzer told him post-match that Ozzie deserved a second yellow

After Peter Vermes' Sporting Kansas City were defeated 1-0 by the Seattle Sounders on Thursday, he had a few choice words for the referee crew about their performance. But on Friday, Vermes expanded on his fury to The Kansas City Star:

"Every day in the regular season, that's a card (on Osvaldo Alonso).

Will Bruin

Alonso completes Seattle comeback with late equalizer

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With just minutes to go, captain Ozzie made it 3-3

Just minutes after Will Bruin made it 3-2, the Sounders charged down the pitch and continued their relentless attack. Nicolas Lodeiro curled the ball in from the right flank and Osvaldo Alonso headed it down and past Cody Cropper to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.

Once at each other's throats, Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin now sharing embraces

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Badger makes peace with bear.

Osvaldo Alonso has one red card over the last three seasons. It came in a match against the Houston Dynamo in which Alonso got himself ejected after literally going after Will Bruin's throat following a questionable tackle.

The two players are, of course, now teammates and it was interesting to see one of the first players to embrace Bruin after his equalizing goal on Saturday was none other than Alonso.

FC Dallas

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.

Ozzie returns to the starting XI for Decision Day

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Even though it's no surprise, Osvaldo Alonso's return to the Sounders' starting XI for the final match of the regular season is absolutely crucial. His red card against the Houston Dynamo meant that he served a one match suspension against FC Dallas last weekend. Other than Alonso, the rest of the starting lineup is the same as it was in Dallas.

The Rest

Sounders vs Los Angeles FC: Full coverage

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Everything you need to know about match 1 of the 2018 MLS season.

Seattle Sounders FC are 5-4-0 in home openers to start the season. In 2018 they look to expand on that while hosting Los Angeles FC. LAFC is coached by former Fire and USMNT coach Bob Bradley. Brian Schmetzer's team was 11-1-5 +20 at CenturyLink Field in 2017.

Missing Osvaldo Alonso isn’t the disaster it used to be

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Sounders have gone 2-0-1 without their captain.

Expectations are a funny thing. It wasn't so long ago that getting a point from a road game against the LA Galaxy was one of those things you accepted, no questions asked. Prior to last season, the Seattle Sounders had only beaten the Galaxy on the road once— back in 2009 — and only earned three ties.

Major Link Soccer: Sounders-Timbers to be broadcast on Fox following the FA Cup Final

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May 27 is shaping up to be quite a Saturday.


The Sounders-Timbers match will have quite the lead-up on May 27, with FOX set to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final live prior to the first kick of Sounders-Timbers.

Osvaldo Alonso has cemented his place in the pantheon of MLS defensive midfielders, and, so far this season, has continued to stave off father time.

Ozzie Alonso on player survey: ‘I don’t care what people say’

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Seattle's beloved midfielder says he'll simply continue to play his game as he always has.

ESPN FC recently published an anonymous survey of MLS players regarding a variety of league-related questions. One notable response for Sounders fans was to the question "which player crosses the line in terms of discipline more than any other?

Osvaldo Alonso excited to be back in Charleston

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The honey badger played one season with Charleston Battery before coming to the Sounders.

The Sounders will take part in the Carolina Challenge Cup starting this Saturday, when they take on the Charleston Battery at 4:00 pm PT. This will be the final "tune up" before the Sounders head to Houston to take on the Dynamo on March 4.

Bruce Arena hints that Cristian Roldan could get USMNT call-up

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New USA head coach name-checks two Sounders during FS1 interview.

By now, Seattle Sounders fans are well aware of the breakout season Cristian Roldan has enjoyed. The 21-year-old product of the University of Washington scored four goals and added three assists in his second season, but those stats only scratch the surface of how well he has done.