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Sounders rally, but still frustrated by falling behind

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SEATTLE On paper, Saturday night's match against the New England Revolution looked like a chance for the Seattle Sounders to build on last week's dominating 3-0 road win over the LA Galaxy.

The Revs missed the playoffs in 2016, managing only two road victories the entire year. They were off to a slow start this season as well, winless in four road matches and earning just two wins from eight games.

Sounders earn draw with wild rally against Revs

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SEATTLE Never underestimate the heart of, well, you know.

For 75 minutes on Saturday night the defending champion Seattle Sounders could not catch a break. They had bossed possession, controlling roughly75 percent of the ball for most of the night.

Sounders crush Galaxy from start to finish

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Call it a drubbing, a demolition, an annihilation or whatever word you choose.

The Seattle Sounders thrashed the LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at StubHub Center to jump back into the top six of the Western Conference. The attacking trio of Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro and Clint Dempsey had their way for the majority of the match against the porous Galaxy, who dropped their third home game of 2017.

Sounders at LA Galaxy: TV Scheduled, news, highlights, analysis

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Certain contests in MLS demand attention from both national and international audiences. With both the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy off to slow starts, their 1 PM Sunday (ESPN) remains interesting for many reasons. LA is in a rebuilding year, but they are still expected to compete for a trophy. Seattle are the reigning champions, finally wearing the star they've seen above the Galaxy crest so often.

Four MLS Clubs to Wear adidas x Parley Ocean Plastic Kits

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Today, adidas, Major League Soccer and Parley For The Oceans unite to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution with the unveiling of four adidas MLS Parley club jerseys. The kits—each made from technical yarns containing Parley Ocean Plastic™—will be seen on-pitch on Sunday, April 23rd when New York City FC host [.

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

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Week seven of the MLS season is wrapped up and it held good news for the Chicago Fire up front and Sporting Kansas City in the back.

The Fire's Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger make the cutfor this week's SBI MLS Best XI, as Nikolic's brace and Schweinsteiger's goal led to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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With week seven of the MLS season in the books, some surprising results headlined the action around the league.

New York City FC took down the struggling Philadelphia Union, 2-0, capped by a stunning 50-yard David Villa chip over Andre Blake.

Montero's brace propels Whitecaps over Sounders

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From 2009 to 2012, Fredy Montero was leading the Seattle Sounders line netting 47 goals with the club in that span. On Friday evening, it was Montero'stwo goals that helped put away his old club in a Western Conference showdown.

The Vancouver Whitecaps earned their second victory of the Major League Soccer season, holding off Seattle 2-1 at BC Place.

Best of MLS Week 6: Rusnak, Lodeiro, Sporting KC and more

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Saturday provided a chance for one of Major League Soccer's struggling sides to break out in fantastic fashion and end the league's longest winless run.

In addition to the standout performance in the snow from Real Salt Lake, a few other showings caught our eyes and were in contention for the best of MLS Week 6.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Earthquakes Notes: Advantage at Avaya, replacing suspended Bernardez, and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes endured a disappointing two-match road swing, suffering a pair of losses to offset a promising two wins to start the season.

Fortunately for the Earthquakes, they'll be back at home to take on Seattle on Saturday, and are 2-0 at Avaya Stadium this season.

Sounders, Atlanta United settle for scoreless draw

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SEATTLE On paper, it seemedlike this marquee matchup had lost some of its luster, as stars on both sides sat with injuries, or began the game on the bench after playing for their national teams during the week.

But the players that took the field for the Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United delivered a fully entertaining if scoreless match in front of 40,182 at CenturyLink Field on Friday night.

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Clint Dempsey expects Seattle to get even better this season

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Despite the relatively slow start, the Sounders' leading goalscorer is pleased with his team's progress.

The start to the 2017 MLS season might not have gone as well for the Seattle Sounders as they would have liked, but there have already been plenty of positives. Chief among those is the return of Clint Dempsey from his irregular heartbeat issue; he's played in all seven of the team's matches thus far.

Numbers agree, Clint Dempsey and Nico Lodeiro work magic together

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Their slow start to 2017 is nothing to get worked up about.

It doesn't take a tactical genius or a statistical whiz to suss out that the Seattle Sounders play really well when Nicolas Lodeiro and Clint Dempsey are on the field together. One need only look at the four times they suited up together last year to see what the fully operational battle station looks like.

Cristian Roldan continues to reset any expectations

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Ho-hum, just another outstanding performance for the midfielder.

SEATTLE — Even with a makeshift backline and Clint Dempsey starting on the bench, the Seattle Sounders probably went to bed following Friday's game feeling as though they dropped two points rather than won one. The reasons aren't difficult to suss out.

New England Revolution

Full health in attack opens up Brian Schmetzer’s tool box

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There are more attacking options than there are bench spots. That will help substitutes change the tactical structure of the team.

It took two months, but the Seattle Sounders attack is nearing full health. Long-ish injuries to both Aaron Kovar and Brad Evans are close to resolution. On Saturday against the New England Revolution, the club may have a full selection for the first time in 2017.

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.

Who You'll Watch

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.

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Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to figure out ways to not let teams off the hook when we dominate them in some of the other stats that don't mean as much as the scoreline" -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Friday, April 14, 2017

Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field

Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Kevin Stott

Fourth Official: David Gantar

Attendance: 22,120

Weather: 50 degrees and mostly cloudy (indoors)

SCORING SUMMARY

VAN - Fredy Montero (Cristian Techera) 65'

VAN - Fredy Montero (Kendall Waston) 80'

SEA - Will Bruin (Nicolás Lodeiro) 89'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

VAN - Sheanon Williams (caution) 26'

SEA - Nico Lodeiro (caution) 37'

SEA - Harry Shipp (caution) 44'

VAN - Fredy Montero (caution) 53'

VAN - Tim Parker (caution) 90'+2'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Oniel Fisher (Henry Wingo 78'), Gustav Svensson, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso - captain, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Harry Shipp (Will Bruin 65'); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Alvaro Fernandez, Seyi Adekoya, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 15 (Dempsey, 7)

Shots on goal: 6 (Dempsey, 2)

Fouls: 10 (Alonso, 5)

Offside: 1 (Jones, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Lodeiro, 9)

Saves: 1 (Frei, 1)

HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

On what he said to Montero after the match:

"Good.

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

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Cascadia Cup round one starts at 7 PM Friday night on Q13 FOX.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are now able to focus on MLS play alone. But their CCL run cost them talented players, points on the table and their first week in purely league play is against their oldest rivals - the Seattle Sounders.

New-look Whitecaps not to be underestimated

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This includes Fredy Montero, who Brian Schmetzer calls a friend—except for 90 minutes on Friday

With just a few days to prepare for the next match, the first Cascadia matchup of the season away to Vancouver, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer downplayed any notions that their opponent would be an easy one.

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Player ratings

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The fickle sports gods decided to frustrate me this week. Yes, a point in San Jose via a 1-1 tie might be considered an acceptable outcome, but man, something about the Earthquakes-Sounders games really drives me crazy. It's not just the results, which have been frustratingly in favor of the California team, but also the game flow – or lack thereof.

Sounders regret not coming away with road win at San Jose

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Nicolas Lodeiro's golazo that broke the scoreless deadlock in the 84th minute should've been it. In fact, the Seattle Soundersshould have walked out of Avaya Stadium with a road win and three important road points – especially against Western Conference rival San Jose Earthquakes.

But there were still more thanfive minutes left in the match.

Late Wondolowski equalizer salvages draw for Earthquakes against Sounders

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For 83 minutes, the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders played a rather lackluster match with few fireworks. The final seven minutes of regulation, and extra time, wound up offering much more.

Chris Wondolowski converted a Marco Urena pass in the 90th-minute for a last-ditch equalizer in what wound up finishing a 1-1 draw.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Nico Lodeiro’s golazo offset by Wondo’s late equalizer

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A thuggish San Jose ties the game late when Chris Wondolowski levels it at 1-1

If there is a lesson from the 1-1 draw between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders it is that one must always mark Chris Wondolowski. In MLS the man just scores goals. Today, he ended a match after Seattle looked likely to win.

Seattle Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes: TV schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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Saturday April 8 (7:30 PM, Q13 Fox & Univision-Seattle) the Seattle Sounders take their first trip down to Avaya Stadium of 2017. The San Jose Earthquakes are 5th in the West with a 2-2-0 +0 record. Seattle is 1-1-2 +1 and 6th in the conference. Victor Bernardez is suspended for the match. CenterLineSoccer is the SB Nation home for the 'Quakes.

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Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Player ratings

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There was a lot to consider when re-watching the Seattle Sounders' disappointing 0-0 draw with Atlanta United on Friday night. On one hand, Atlanta was the highest-scoring team in the league, and Seattle's backline had only one of its usual starters but still earned a clean sheet. On the other hand, while the Sounders created quality chances, they failed to put much of real substance on frame or take advantage of their superior play throughout most of the game.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Community player ratings form

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This high-profile match ended in a stalemate, but let's rate the individual performances.

With changes upon changes to the backline, the Seattle Sounders looked susceptible to the dangers of the high-flying Atlanta United FC offense. But AUFC had injury and fitness problems of their own, leading to a blunted attack.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"I think there were a few guys who might have been a little hesitant to pull the trigger – we can't micromanage what they do because they are such talented guys, but we need to get a few more shots on target." -Brian Schmetzer

A scoreless draw at home is never an ideal result, and head coach Brian Schmetzer didn't exactly look pleased post-match.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: TV Schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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FoxSports 1 returns to the Emerald City for this 7 PM showdown between Seattle Sounders FC and Atlanta United FC. Both teams will have diminished rosters due to recent international action by their best players. Sounders have 4 pts with a +1 goal differential and are 6th in the West. AUFC are 3rd in the East with 6 points and a +8 GD.

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Three Questions

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The best expansion team in history hosts the organization trying to take away the title.

Once upon a time, there was an expansion team that changed how American sports professionals thought about expansion teams. The Seattle Sounders did everything right in 2009. Atlanta United is doing all of that, and more, at least to start 2017.

The Rest

Sounders FC 2 backline wilts against Real Monarchs

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Saari continues to improve, but not much else went right.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 appear to have mired themselves into a rut of inconsistency. Coming into last Saturday's match their record in the last 4 matches was LWLW, an emerging pattern not changed by the 3-1 loss against Real Monarchs.

The first 25 or so minutes of the match were cagey at best.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

Seahawks schedule means no football lines, at least until the Playoffs

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Sharing CenturyLink Field is good (lots of space for fans, branding, downtown location), but sometimes it leads to NFL lines. In 2017 that shouldn't be too much of a problem until the postseason.

Since 2009, the Seattle Sounders have only played with NFL lines on three occasions. In 2017 they will only add to that total of the Sounders make the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Mentorship from UW coaches helping Henry Wingo adapt to the pro game

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Listed as a midfielder/defender by MLS, rookie Wingo has been all attack for the Sounders

Last year, Henry Wingo was usually a defensive or possession oriented midfielder for the University of Washington. With the Seattle Sounders in 2017 he's been a late attacking sub instructed with charging towards goal and creating chances for others.

Seattle Sounders 2 at LA Galaxy II: live stream, game time, and lineups

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#TheFuture looks to get back on track during first trip out of Cascadia.

Sounders FC 2 have switched states/provinces with the First Team as they spend this weekend down in California hoping to shake off memories of their 3-0 loss in British Columbia. Both Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo were on the bench for the First Team last night so S2 are going to need to find a bit of speed elsewhere.

The Seattle Sounders have an anemic attack with lots of unanswered questions

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The Sounders might be the best in MLS at building attacks, but just like last season they struggle to put the ball on frame.

As far as Cascadia Cup matches go, BC Place doesn't have quite the same sense of foreboding intimidation that Providence Park carries, but the Sounders nevertheless can't seem to stop dropping the ball when they visit their Cascadia rivals to the north.

Jordan Morris pleased with sophomore season so far, but wants to improve

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He's got one goal and his chemistry with his teammates improves every week. What will he do next?

It's safe to say that Jordan Morris' rookie season with the Seattle Sounders didn't exactly start out as planned. The team lost three straight games to open the year, and Morris was struggling to put the ball in the back of the net.

New CCL rules keep the Sounders spot in 2018

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We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament.

We finally have a little clarity on when and how the Seattle Sounders will participate in CONCACAF Champions League. After winning MLS Cup, the Sounders received one of the four automatic bids. They will be joined by FC Dallas (US Open Cup), Colorado Rapids (Supporters' Shield runner-up) and the New York Red Bulls (best record in the East).

Seattle Sounders 2 vs Portland Timbers 2: live stream, game time, and lineups

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The club is streaming today's opening Cascadia 2 clash via YouTube.

Sounders FC 2 face Timbers 2 in the opening Cascadia 2 match of the 2017 season. S2 are looking for their first points of the season after surrounding to goals late to Sacramento Republic. T2 pulled off a 3-2 win over Arizona United last week and include former Sounders draft pick Kyle Bjornethun.