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D.C. United

Scouting Report: breaking the DC United filibuster

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They haven't realized that proximity to power has deluded them into believing they wield it

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After a much needed two week break, the Sounders will welcome D.C. United to Seattle. This will be the lone meeting of the regular season between the two clubs.

Last season, Seattle went to the nation's capital and defeated United behind goals from Jordan Morris and Joevin Jones.

Scouting Report: DC United without Saborío

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DC is generally quiet on offense, and without Saborío they're much worse

DC United started as one of the worst squads in MLS, with only two wins in eight matches. But they have two in their last three, including their recent win at Kansas City. The club is without two of their best starters with Alvaro Saborío and Steve Birnbaum away with their respective national teams.

Seattle Sounders

Scouting Report: Shaking the San Jose Earthquakes

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The march to a fifth Open Cup trophy continues

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The Seattle Sounders get only a couple of days to relax before they hit the pitch again. This time around it's Round of 16 action of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup against the San Jose Earthquakes.

To get here, the Sounders defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the fourth round a few weeks ago, while the Earthquakes knocked off the San Francisco Deltas with two quick goals within the first six minutes of the match.

Scouting Report: How to give tissues to the Portland Timbers

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Your first Memorial Day weekend bonfire is at noon at CenturyLink Field (or on FOX)

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The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will play the first of three games regular season games this Saturday. This will be the first meeting since Seattle won MLS Cup. This will also be the first time that both teams will square off with a star above their crest.

Scouting Report: How to depose Real Salt Lake

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They're not our kings, we didn't vote for them. Who do they think they are?

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The Seattle Sounders return home after a rough two-game road trip that saw them concede seven goals while only scoring one. The Sounders are in need of some serious home cooking as they welcome Real Salt Lake.

Scouting Report: De-mystifying Sporting KC

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There's no magic in these former wizards, only out of control brooms

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The Seattle Sounders will be playing their second game in four days when they travel to Children's Mercy Park to take on Sporting Kansas City. This is the first of of two regular season meetings and the only one that will take place in Kansas City this year.

Scouting Report: Snuffing out the Chicago Fire

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How Seattle can keep the Fire to a 2-alarm or less.

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The Seattle Sounders head back out on the road for two games in four days. First up, they travel to Bridgeview, IL to take on the Chicago Fire. This game is the last in a string of three straight games against Eastern Conference opponents, and will be the lone regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Scouting Report: Suppressing the New England Revolution

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This Revolution will be televised, but the good guys are here to quash it.

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The Seattle Sounders finally return home from a three-game road trip that saw them go up and down the West Coast and brought home four points out of a possible nine. This week, they welcome the New England Revolution to CenturyLink Field.

Scouting Report: Absorbing the Montreal Impact

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After a rough start to the season, our gold star crosses the border in search of it's first points of the year

The Seattle Sounders are heading on the road for the second straight week and are looking to bounce back from the season opening 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. This week, the Sounders are headed north of the border as they take on the Montreal Impact.

Scouting Report: Joevin Jones

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Chicago Fire blog Hot Time In Old Town predicts that their former left back will be in the MLS Best XI as a Sounder.

Let's use the power of the SB Nation network to check in with Hot Time In Old Town to see what they think about losing their former left back to the Seattle Sounders. Sean is their former manager and still a writer there.

New York City FC

Scouting report: Taking a bite out of New York City FC

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How to beat the Manchester City youth squad/NYCFC

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The Sounders will travel clear across the country to take on New York City FC this Saturday. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 am PT (yeah, that's right). This is the one and only regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Scouting report: Taking a bite out of New York City FC

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How to beat the Manchester City youth squad/NYCFC

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The Sounders will travel clear across the country to take on New York City FC this Saturday. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 am PT (yeah, that's right). This is the one and only regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Real Salt Lake

Scouting Report: How to short-circuit the Houston Dynamo

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On Sunday (7 PM, JOEtv) the Sounders host the best team in the West.

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The first place team in the Western Conference, Houston Dynamo (ed. note: what did I just read.), will be welcomed to CenturyLink Field by the Seattle Sounders this Sunday night. This is the second and final regular season meeting between the two teams.

Scouting Report: Sporting Kansas City

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The Sounders face a very familiar foe in this year's knockout round match

After their Decision Day victory of Real Salt Lake, the Seattle Sounders face Sporting Kansas City in their first match of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. This is a knockout round, which means there is no second leg, and the winner progresses to the conference semi-finals.

Scouting Report: Real Salt Lake is all about midfield dominance

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Seattle faces a crushed RSL team that blew a two goal lead in stoppage time, midfield dominance will be key.

Well there is not a better week to play Real Salt Lake, or they may be out for blood...So in case you missed it, last week Real Salt Lake had a momentous game. Demar Phillips earned two yellows in the first 20 minutes, bringing the team down a man.

Handheld Games

Product Review of Football Manager 2015 and FM 2015 Handheld Games

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In playing Football Manager 15, it's sometimes hard to imagine how Sega and Sports Interactive can still come up with a yearly iterationthat'sfresh and interesting, which is no less true with other annualsports franchises such as Madden and FIFA. Somehow, though, they've pulled it off. I haven't played Football Manager for the last 2 years, so I can really see how it's improved.

Product Review of Football Manager 2015 and FM 2015 Handheld Games

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In playing Football Manager 15, it's sometimes hard to imagine how Sega and Sports Interactive can still come up with a yearly iterationthat'sfresh and interesting, which is no less true with other annualsports franchises such as Madden and FIFA. Somehow, though, they've pulled it off. I haven't played Football Manager for the last 2 years, so I can really see how it's improved.

The Rest

Scouting Report: How to cut the Timbers down to size

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Returning players mean Portland gets a lot more threatening this time around

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For the second time in a month, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will square off in MLS play. This will be the Sounders only trip to Providence Park this season in regular season play.

During Memorial Day weekend, the Sounders came out on top of the Timbers on a fourth minute goal from Cristian Roldan.

Scouting Report: Sounders-Timbers Open Cup

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It's time to add another trophy to the case.

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For the second time in three years, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will meet in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Only three words need be uttered when referring to the last time these two faced off in the Open Cup — Red Card Wedding.

Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo: Scouting Report

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The offense runs through Mauro Manotas. He's less than average when not facing Portland in Houston.

In each of the last two matchups (both on the road) Houston held a one-goal lead until late in the match, when the Seattle Sounders managed a pair of tying stoppage-time goals. Now, the Worst in the West will visit the Emerald City, eliminated from playoff contention and with an interim coach at the helm.

Scouting Report: New England Revolution are they Kei Kamara's now?

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Seattle should be able to get down their left side but a counter down Seattle's right will have to be stopped. Can do they do it?

New England hasn't really changed its attacking model with the addition of Kei Kamara but they mortgaged their future on the 31 year old striker. 13 points in 13 games is a pretty poor record and somehow worse than ours (same points, more matches) and with only two wins on the season.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Sporting Kansas City

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How set pieces, long balls, and attacking down the left will help United get another win at RFK tonight.

By now, our longtime readers have come to expect a certain pattern when it comes to a piece like this. Normally a scouting report involving Sporting Kansas City would involve a lot of talk about pressure to start.