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Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Live Stream, Preseason Match Thread [10:30]

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The Portland Timbers finish off their time in Tucson, AZ today with a preseason friendly against Real Salt Lake. In the wake of the Timbers' 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, a game that saw the Timbers' first team play sixty minutes as a unit, expect things to get switched up in this one as the second team gets a longer run out and different personnel potentially get a chance to work together.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-1 Win over Seattle

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The Portland Timbers won their first preseason game of 2015 on Saturday, logging a 2-1 win in Tucson over the Seattle Sounders. And coming off a strong first-half performance against the Houston Dynamo earlier in the week, a dominant performance by the Timbers starters came as little surprise on Saturday.

Portland Timbers Down Seattle Sounders 2-1 in Preseason

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The Portland Timbers went with their first team side for the first sixty minutes of tonight's match against the Seattle Sounders, but it was the second unit that produced the fireworks, scoring twice in the final half hour of the match to get the win.

For much of the first half the Timbers were in control, generating chance after chance but failing to find the back of the net with any of them.

Watch Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, preseason 2016: Time, schedule and live stream

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This standard 90-minute game should see Sigi run his 1st XI for 45 minutes, while Porter puts his own ideal XI out for sixty.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders Preseason Match Thread: How to Watch, Preview, Live Stream [6:00]

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The Portland Timbers' preseason continues tonight as the team takes on their arch-rivals, the Seattle Sounders, in their third match of 2016. There has never been a match between the Timbers and Sounders that has failed to capture the enmity between the two sides, so expect a bit of a spark in this one, no matter how far away the regular season might be.

Jordan Morris

Three things about Seattle's 2-1 defeat to Celaya FC

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It was a rough start, but there were hopeful signs.

One player comes out of the most recent loss in Arizona perfectly suited for Seattle Sounders new 4-3-3, plus Jordan Morris played his first Sounders game as a pro.

Joevin Jones

In his postgame presser, Sigi said that Joevin (like most of the team) struggled the first 20 minutes before buckling down and playing some good soccer.

Watch Seattle Sounders vs. Celaya FC, preseason 2016: Time, schedule and live stream

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At this time Celaya FC is Seattle's only Mexican opponent. This second division team will probably only send a few of its starters. The Sounders have some experience playing teams from south of the border, but it's been several months and they only get in a couple games a year.

This match is all about getting ready for Club America, a match that is just two weeks out.

Brad Evans just doing his part to make sure Jordan Morris' ego stays in check

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When Jordan Morris was signed with much fanfare, one of the reasons the Seattle Sounders said they weren't worried about it all going to the 21-year-old's head was that he was naturally humble. And if that wasn't enough, Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey joked, Morris' brother would be there to slap him back to earth.

Preseason Match Preview: Seattle Sounders Lineup Changes

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The Portland Timbers are back in preseason action today, taking on their hated rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Like the Timbers, the Sounders have strived to keep the core of their side intact over the offseason, but have made a few significant changes along the way.

The match will mark the fourth time that the two sides have met in the preseason since the Timbers joined MLS, starting with 2011's Cascadia Summit.

USMNT waits until late to secure a win against Canada

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USA wins 1-0, with Jozy Altidore scoring the game's lone goal in the 89th minute.

In a fairly tepid friendly, in which the United States Men's National Team had numerous chances against Canada but failed to capitalize on them until late on, Seattle Sounders' homegrown player Jordan Morris started and played nearly the entire match in Carson, California.

USA vs. Iceland, recap: Brad Evans leaves at halftime with hamstring injury

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Jordan Morris gets his first full cap as a profession as the United States wins 3-2.

Steve Birbaum scored the late winner over Iceland. The 3-2 win between two reduced sides was at times sloppy, but there were strong qualities from a couple of Seattle Sounders players. In the first half Brad Evans was probably the third best player.

Jordan Morris' heart was always in Seattle

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Amidst all the cameras clicking, all the microphones being shoved into his face and the questions being asked, Jordan Morris wore a calm smile. He joked about how he "used to be so bad at interviews," talked about how he'd be living with his family in their Mercer Island home for the immediate future, reminisced about following the Seattle Sounders in their USL days and spoke glowingly of the emotions and energy he felt when he attended the team's first-ever MLS match.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Sapong, NYCFC, Revolution and more

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While the Philadelphia Union were able to sign one of its key attackers to extension, New York City FC officially revealed its new kit on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Union have agreed to a three-year extension with forward C.J. Sapong. The 27-year old tallied nine goals and four assists in 27 games for the Union in 2015.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United, TFC-Galaxy, Timbers-Sounders and more

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The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.

D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

MLS Ticker: Casillas, Whitecaps-Sounders, Fire and more

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While the first Cascadia clash of the new year was anything but friendly on Wednesday, a new report making the rounds has New York City FC linked to a high-profile Spanish goalkeeper.

NYCFC is reportedly interested in signing FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas as soon as possible. The 34-year-old Spanish netminder's current contract with the Portuguese side runs until 2017.

MLS Ticker: Palmer-Brown, Sounders, Red Bulls and more

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The U.S. Men's National Team's first game of 2016 garnered most of Sunday's attention, but a young American's potential move to Portugal headlines transfer news in MLS.

Erik Palmer-Brown has reportedly left Sporting Kansas City's training camp in Tucson, Arizona, and is heading across the Atlantic to join Portuguese club FC Porto on loan.

Caleb Porter Gets Long-Term Contract Extension

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In his three seasons with the Portland Timbers, head coach Caleb Porter has made the Timbers one of the most consistent teams in Major League Soccer, not to mention guiding the team to it's first MLS Cup win last season. In the wake of the team's triumph, it is not surprising that the Timbers announced today that Porter has been given a "long-term" contract extension.

MLS Ticker: Hall, Ramírez, Sporting KC and more

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One side is looking for depth at the goalkeeper position, while more signings have been made on a busy Tuesday around MLS.

Goalkeepers Tally Hall and Josh Ford are reportedly training with the Seattle Sounders. Hall appeared in over 20 matches in 2015 for Orlando City SC, while Ford spent last season with NASL side Carolina RailHawks.

Major Link Soccer: Yankees may be gearing up for NYCFC stadium buy

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DC United invents a new front office position while Orlando and NYCFC keep pushing towards stadium deals.


The Sounders U23s are having open tryouts on March 19th-20th in Sumner, WA.

It appears Seattle icon Bill Gates has picked a favorite club, and it isn't the Sounders.


The good guys made an appearance in ESPN's new app commercial, along with a bunch of soccer teams that play in baseball stadiums.

MLS in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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The 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals loom large for four MLS teams with the clear goal of finally winning the trophy. Read More

Seattle Sounders Sign Jordan Morris

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While New England Revolution fans are waiting for the naming of their recently signed Designated Player, the Seattle Sounders have been busy signing arguably the best American soccer player anywhere.

On Thursday the Sounders officially unveiled Jordan Morris, the 21-year-old reigning Hermann Trophy winner and U.

Every USMNT player’s situation is different

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Instead of using Jordan Morris's situation to support a big picture opinion about the USMNT program, consider his perspective. Read More

Jordan Morris officially joins the Seattle Sounders

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USMNT forward Jordan Morris officially became an MLS player on Thursday, with the Seattle Sounders introducing him at a media event. Read More

Seattle Sounders reveal Jordan Morris as latest Homegrown signing

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Jordan Morris has chosen MLS.

After weeks of speculation, forward Jordan Morris was revealed as the Seattle Sounders' latest Homegrown Player signing on Thursday.

The Sounders confirmed in November that they had offered the richest Homegrown contract in MLS history to Morris, and Goal USA reported in December that the contract is in the $250,000-$300,000 range.

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Sigi Schmid pleased with Sounders progress in new 4-3-3 look

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The Seattle Sounders' formational shiftis a work in progress, but so far so good.

The Sounders have switched things up this preseason, practicing in a 4-3-3 formation rather than the 4-4-2 that they have used in recent years. Part of the idea behind the tactical switch is to get more of the club's talented forwards on the field at once, which makes sense given that it boasts Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Nelson Haedo Valdez and Jordan Morris.

The Zach Scott Immortality Tour lives on another year

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Zach Scott will be back in a Seattle Sounders uniform for a 15th season, after all. The Sounders announced that the 35-year-old has been re-signed, a couple months after they had declined his option and it appeared as though the center back would retire. Scott is the Sounders' last remaining player from their USL days and one of just three players left from their inaugural MLS season.

Soccer Politics

Soccer News: The Sounders have big plans for Jordan Morris

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The Seattle Sounders are already heavily promoting new signing Jordan Morris and CONMEBOL elects a president in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer News: Bill Hamid out with knee injury

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Bill Hamid could miss up to six months as he recovers from knee surgery and Jordan Morris is a big deal in Seattle in the soccer news. Read More

The Rest

Five things we learned from single-game tickets going on sale

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It was pretty easy to miss, what with all the attention being paid to the Seattle Sounders' new announcers, but single-game tickets also went on sale Wednesday. Usually, this is a pretty unremarkable event. This year, though, there were a handful of interesting bits.

1. Welcome to dynamic pricing

In years past, tickets cost what they cost no matter what and it didn't really matter who the Sounders were playing.

CenturyLink Field's new turf is now installed

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With about two weeks left until the Seattle Sounders play their first competitive match of the year, it appears as though CenturyLink Field's new FieldTurf has been installed. There are likely still finishing touches to be made, but this photo appears to show a glistening new turf that's just about ready to use.

Sounders will split radio, TV play-by-play duties

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This will be the first time in the Sounders' MLS history that they'll have a dedicated radio voice.

There will be at least two new announcers joining the Seattle Sounders broadcast team this year as the decision has been made to split play-by-play duties between TV and radio, Sounder at Heart has learned through sources familiar with the Seattle radio scene.

Major Link Soccer: Seattle Sounders kick off the Desert Diamond Cup

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The Seattle Sounders kick off the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup today against their old foe the Vancouver Whitecaps.


The Seattle Sounders kickoff the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup tonight at 4pm against Cascadia rivals Vancouver Whitecaps.

In January local youth club Seattle United partnered with the Seattle Reign FC to form an elite level female soccer academy for girls between 13-18.

Somehow the Marco Pappa stabbing story keeps getting weirder

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As if the whole Marco Pappa-was-stabbed-by-a-beauty-queen story couldn't get any weirder, TMZ has now managed to get photos and a copy of the 9-1-1 call that surrounded the former Seattle Sounders midfielder's trip to the hospital. Notably, the report confirms the stabbing incident occurred on Dec.

Major Link Soccer: Matt Miazga to Chelsea?

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Landon Donovan has a baby, Caleb Porter gets an extension, and Juan Carlos Osorio has a problem with MLS.


Nos Audietis is no longer alone in the world of Sounders Podcasting. The team has released the first episode of their new official show, the "Sound of Soccer".

Clint Dempsey is entering his third full season with the Seattle Sounders, but this will be his first full off-season.

The Bull And Its Horns: USL Schedule Released, First Up: A Visit To Tulsa

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The USL's 2016 schedule was officially released today. With heavy rivalry matches, a 4 game road trip to start and more, the Toros will have an exciting inaugural campaign.

It's finally here! The Houston Dynamo hybrid affiliate RGVFC's 2016 schedule is now out. The road will not by easy as the Toros start out with four road contests before finally hosting LA Galaxy II at home on 4/30, most likely to ensure the new stadium will be ready to go for the home opener.

2015 Player Profile #21: Román Torres

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The massive Panamanian centerback didn't have time to show much, but what he showed was impressive.

It happened right as the secondary transfer window was closing. It took a couple days after the window closed, but eventually Roman Torres was a Sounder. The club got their man. He seemed a bit of an extra as Seattle Sounders already had three-time Defender of the Year Chad Marshall and fringe USMNT CB Brad Evans.

Aaron Kovar repeats as beep-test champion

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Winner winner! Way to go, @aokovar

— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) January 25, 2016

Aaron Kovar is the winner of this year's Seattle Sounders beep test, repeating a feat he shared with former S2 player Duncan McCormick last year.

The 2015-16 offseason at a glance

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Competitive games start in just five weeks. This is your cheat sheet to how Garth Lagerwey reloaded for the 2016 season.

It seems like a long, long time since the Seattle Sounders failed to advance past a plucky FC Dallas team in the Western Conference semifinals. Besting the LA Galaxy in those playoffs was a long time coming for Seattle, but it didn't do anything to satisfy the singular stated goal of the front office since taking home the Supporters' Shield in 2014: Win the MLS Cup.

Michael Farfan is low-cost midfield depth Seattle needs

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In Michael Farfan, the Seattle Sounders find low-cost depth in the attacking midfield. A tendency for fouling limits his adaptability to deeper, defensive roles than he has played in the past.

Fan concepts of "dirty" and "clean" players often reflect perception bias. Fouls and cards mostly occur in place of defensive actions - either a duel crosses the line or the duel loser retaliates.