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Roman Torres suspended for Red Bulls match

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Torres' kick out was deemed "violent conduct" by MLS Disciplinary Committee.

The Seattle Sounders will be without center back Roman Torres after the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended the center back one match and fined him an undisclosed amount for "violent conduct" in Saturday's 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact.

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.

Sounders’ injured trio still “day by day”

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Roman Torres, Andreas Ivanschitz, and Flaco Fernandez have not yet returned to full training with the club

The good news on the injury front for the Seattle Sounders is they didn't come out of their big 3-0 win over FC Dallas on Sunday with any new ones to report. The bad news is that of the injured starters who didn't play, none have returned to full training as of yet.

Roman Torres says his best is still to come this season

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Having been rested for the second match of the international break for Panama, Torres is ready to go for Seattle in San Jose

Seattle Sounders center back Roman Torres, who only recently returned from his long term knee injury, probably gave some fans a bit of a fright when he wasn't in Panama's match day squad for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

Return of Roman Torres complicates Brad Evans' positional future

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TUKWILA, Wash. When the Seattle Sounders signed Panamanian center back Roman Torres last summer, Brad Evansmade no secret of his initial displeasure.

"I'd like to be comfortable in one position," the team captain said, well aware he was about to find himself looking for a new one.

Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders at Montreal: Lineup includes former Impact midfielder Harry Shipp

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Only one change from last week's loss to Houston.

Brian Schmetzer's latest lineup features just one change for his Seattle Sounders FC. Harry Shipp is replacing Alvaro Fernandez in the starting lineup. Gustav Svensson continues as the right back option, with Brad Evans out and Oniel Fisher still with limited fitness.

Sounders at Houston Dynamo, recap: Road loss to begin season.

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Seattle remains winless in Houston.

Despite a late surge, the Seattle Sounders opened 2017 with a 2-1 loss. The Houston Dynamo dominated the first half. Their posture in the final forty-five gave Seattle hope. Sounders have yet to win in Houston. Clint Dempsey scored his first goal since 21 Aug 2016, but it was a goal for honor not a result.

Seattle Sounders at Houston Dynamo: Lineup includes Clint Dempsey

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Nine starters from the MLS Cup win, plus Clint Dempsey

In their first competitive match since winning the MLS Cup the Seattle Sounders have changes at right back and in the attacking band. Clint Dempsey is returning to the field. Gustav Svensson, as the third right back option, replaces now-Atlanta-United defender Tyrone Mears.

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.

Recapping final day of training before Sounders head to Arizona

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Clint Dempsey provides the highlight of the afternoon.

The last day of practice before heading off to Arizona to continue pre-season started off indoors. Originally using both fields, the MLS Cup Champion Sounders were soon ushered off of one field for what looked to be a girls U4 team. (Schmetzer's look was priceless.

Jordan Morris earns a USMNT call to play Mexico

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US-Mexico face off on November 11th, Jordan will be the lone Sounder on the roster this time.

MLS is giving clubs a week off between the conference semis and conference finals with FIFA holding World Cup qualifiers. Jordan Morris will join the list of players representing their national teams as non-US internationals Joevin Jones, Roman Torres, Nelson Valdez, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe and Nicholas Lodeiro received call-ups already.

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.

Copa America-bound Sounders will miss at least two league games

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As many as five Sounders could miss time.

Turns out Copa America Centenario will affect the Seattle Sounders a bit more than originally thought. Although MLS will take a break during the group stage, the United States is playing a trio of friendlies beforehand. MLS players are expected to be excused from the first one against Puerto Rico on May 22, but will be expected to participate in matches against Ecuador (May 25) and Bolivia (May 28).

Clint Dempsey, Roman Torres, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and Laura Harvey up for CONCACAF awards

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No city is more represented than Seattle in the CONCACAF awards for 2015. They're open for voting so stuff the ballot box.

CONCACAF opens its annual awards up to a vote, which is a fun little democratic ballot stuffing exercise. It's even more fun when five total players with Seattle ties are up for awards - both the Reign and Sounders are represented.

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.

Brad Evans

Sounders injury update: Roman Torres will travel

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But Alvaro Fernandez and Andreas Ivanschitz already ruled out.

The team that the Seattle Sounders put onto the field for Leg 2 of the Western Conference semifinals will likely look a lot like the one that beat FC Dallas 3-0 in the first leg.

Alvaro Fernandez and Andreas Ivanschitz have already been ruled out for the game, while Roman Torres has been deemed a game-time decision and Brad Evans is still something less than 100 percent fit.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes: Roman Torres starts while Cristian Roldan enters the attack

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Tyrone Mears gets the nod at right back as Brad Evans is out injured.

The good news is that Roman Torres is getting his first Sounders start since his injury, against the San Jose Earthquakes. As Brad Evans is out injured Osvaldo Alonso takes the captain's armband and Tyrone Mears remains the starting right back.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer - Zardes Out for Season

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Also, MLS suggest to Nigel De Jong that he not to let the door hit him on his way out.

Seattle

Despite our most recent result Lodeiro's impact on the team has still been enormous. Four Four Two goes as far as to describe it as historic in the context of MLS midseason signings.

The official Sounders site asks the (presumably rhetorical) question of if the Sounders defensive line will see a shakeup during this break.

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.

Sigi Schmid

Seattle Sounders vs Kitsap Pumas: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for US Open Cup 4th Round

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SoundersFC.com will carry video with 97.3 FM Seattle and El Rey 1360 carrying it in Spanish.

5eattle starts on June 15th this year. Already holding four Dewar Trophies (the official name of the Open Cup cup) the Seattle Sounders start with a local PDL squad, the Kitsap Pumas. Two Kitsap players came through the Sounders Academy, so they will have a bit more energy.

Sounders president looking to youth, DP to bolster playoff hopes

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At halftime Keith Costigan and Kasey Keller spoke to the Seattle Sounders President of Soccer. It's clear that Garth Lagerwey is still trying to craft his own vision with the roster.

While Sigi Schmid was giving halftime instructions to a Seattle Sounders team that would win 2-nil, President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey chatted with play-by-play man Keith Costigan and color commentator Kasey Keller.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, USL prez hopes for D2 status in 2017, more FIFA corruption charges coming

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Union news bits. USL president says Division II application will be submitted by year's end, hopes for new status for 2017. Loretta Lynch says more FIFA corruption charges coming. More news.

“Couldn’t be prouder”: Recaps and reaction to Union’s USOC semifinal win, Drogba, more news

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Recaps from Union's semifinal win. Montreal says Drogba will debut against the Union on Aug. 22. More news.

First preseason game announced, on the Academy, Valdes, Sony to end FIFA sponsorship, more

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Union announce preseason game in Jacksonville. On the Union Academy. Millonarios boss acknowledges interest in Valdes and others. More.

The Rest

A very brave person pie-faced Roman Torres on his birthday

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We're amazed anyone lived to tell about this.

Roman Torres, in case you hadn't noticed, is a very big man. Yes, he appears to be a big cuddly teddy bear — at least in the locker room — but he also doesn't seem like the kind of guy whose bad side you want to be on.

That didn't stop is Panamanian teammates from pie-facing him after singing him happy birthday on Monday.

Roman Torres steals the show in Panama’s mannequin challenge

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The Sounders center back did his trademark "bunny pose."

The mannequin challenge is getting perilously close to being completely played out, but it can still be pretty amusing to see sports teams doing it. One of the latest entries was turned in by Panama's national team.

Maniquí Challenge de la selección Vamos con todo #mannequinchallenge

A video posted by Blas Pérez (@elraton7) on Nov 14, 2016 at 5:58pm PST

While Blas Perez may have the oddest pose, the one that is most likely to make you chuckle was turned in by Roman Torres, who's doing a bunny pose.

Sounders starting XI unchanged from first leg, Torres returns to bench

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As was expected, the Sounders have the same starting XI from last week's 3-0 first leg win in Seattle. Roman Torres, who was totally out last week with a hamstring issue, is fit enough to make the bench for the Sounders. He replaces Michael Farfan, who was an unused sub in the first leg.

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Roman Torres perfectly happy to dance to a capella music

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Four straight wins have the Sounders' locker room feeling like a very happy place.

It would appear that the full-blown dance party we've been greeted by in recent weeks was put on hiatus after the Seattle Sounders' fourth straight win, but we did get a new twist: Roman Torres dancing to "Sounders win away.

Roman Torres appears to have started a new post-victory tradition

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But seriously, how much fun are the Sounders having right now?

They were singing and dancing in the Seattle Sounders' postgame locker room, again. Not only has the long-time tradition of singing "Sounders win away" apparently remained — something Nelson Valdez's Instagram documented — but Roman Torres appears to have instituted a new ritual: a postgame dance party.

Montreal Impact get Panamanian midfielder Jeanine, beating out Sounders and Saprissa

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Sounders lose out on Jeanine as Montreal get their man.

Seattle has been tied with multiple Panamanian players the past few seasons but most recently to Pedro Jeanine of San Francisco FC in Panama. The midfield was tied to the Rave Green in August as signing with the club in the winter and the fire was fueled by Jeanine being at Roberto Brown's, Roman Torres' agent, combine.

USMNT: Champions in Chicago

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Well Done, Captain (photo: sports.terra.com)

OTF's Gold Cup coverage concludes with Austin Fido's summation of USMNT's 1-0 win over Panama, and a hymn to DMB...

When DaMarcus Beasley retires from professional sport, it is assumed he will devote himself full-time to the production of jewelry.