The Sounders coach praised the Revolution's attack, but believes that his team can come away with a win
As the Seattle Sounders head to the East Coast this weekend for their two-match road trip, head coach Sigi Schmid previewed the team's first match against the New England Revolution. He praised new signing Kei Kamara, a player that he had originally drafted when he was the manager of the Columbus Crew.
The fourth round US Open Cup match will be on July 15 at Starfire Sports, where the Sounders are 17-1-1 in the tournament
US Soccer announced on Thursday that the Seattle Sounders will face either Bremerton-based USL Premier side Kitsap Pumas or USL club Sacramento Republic FC in the fourth round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Marshall left Wednesday's training session early with unspecified injury, did not train on Thursday
Heading into Saturday's home match against the Colorado Rapids, the Seattle Sounders hope to earn a much different result than that of Week 7's 3-1 loss in Colorado. Head coach Sigi Schmid recognized the threat that the Rapids present to the Sounders: "I think it'll be a good game, obviously Colorado is on top of the table in the West.
Sigi Schmid says Sounders are "capable of winning every game we play"
In a league where it sometimes feels like anything can happen, it's hard to make broad judgment calls after just a couple months of play. But as the Seattle Sounders currently sit at 8th place in the Western Conference, 11 points off the top of the table, any explanation is worth exploring.
Sure, Steve Zakuani's blue team won 7-6. That wasn't the point.
In a couple months West Ham is going to play the Seattle Sounders in a friendly, but it's a game that still matters a bit. The EPL side will be in preseason training focusing fitness and tactical changes. Sigi Schmid will have a few players trying to prove that they are ready for league time.
Last year FC Dallas punished Seattle Sounders FC in the playoffs, ending the Oba-Dempsey era with penalty kicks on the road. Saturday night at 6 PM (Q13) Sigi Schmid can target revenge. FCD is still younger and faster than Seattle. But the Sounders added youth at left back, center forward and are giving Kovar more playing time in 2016.
The Sounders FC assistant praises Jurgen Klopp and Sigi Schmid, talks about how MLS can improve
For Seattle Sounders assistant coach Djimi Traore, soccer has always been about fighting for a purpose -- whether it's for a coach or a trophy or even for himself. "I've been at clubs where we were playing for the title, I've been at clubs where we were just trying to reach a cup final, and I've played at a club where we were fighting to not go down.
Sigi Schmid echoed GM Lagerwey's comments, suggesting that the Sounders won't make any deadline day moves
As the MLS Transfer Window looms on the horizon (literally--it closes at 10 PM tonight), the Seattle Sounders don't appear to be making any last-minute moves. General Manager Garth Lagerwey told 950 KJR last week that he expects to add "a couple" of big signings, but not until the second MLS transfer window that opens on July 3.
Sigi Schmid says that it shouldn't affect his time with the Sounders
FOX Sports has announced its lineup of talking heads and reporters for this summer's Copa America Centenario, including Seattle Sounders forward Herculez Gomez. It seems that Gomez's first action in this role will come in the very first match of the tournament on June 3, as he'll be part of the pre-match, halftime, and post-match commentary alongside Alexi Lalas, Fernando Fiore, Eric Wynalda and Aly Wagner for the United States' match against Colombia.
The Sounders coach singled out midfielder Erik Friberg's passing ability as key to team's victory
Between travel for this weekend's match against FC Dallas and an event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday, the Seattle Sounders had a light day at Starfire on Tuesday mostly composed of small games of soccer tennis, shooting practice, and other casual training activities.
There weren't too many big surprises when the Seattle Sounders announced their starting lineup for Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, save for possibly one. Although Nelson Valdez had been training in full most of the week, he'll be coming off the bench for a third straight week.
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The Seattle Soundershad won theirlast four home matches but on Saturday night in front of41,028 at CenturyLink Field, the Colorado Rapids went on the road and, like they have all season, found a way to get the result.
The visiting Rapids converted their only shot on goal and walked away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Axel Sjoberg's first-half header.
Rivalry week in MLS including a Cascadia match and the California Clásico. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your Week 11 MLS Gamethread
Three Big Storylines:
It is Rivalry Week in MLS. Apart from being a chance for MLS to sell the rights to a weekend to a corporate sponsor, that means that generally MLS schedules traditional rivals to play each other all in the same 10 match weekend.
The MLS schedule was heavy on midweek games, but league action returns over the weekend with a schedule of nine additional matches.
Headlining the proceedings is a rivalry clash that pits D.C. United against the New York Red Bulls. The meetingof Eastern Conference foes isn't the only rivalry matchon the docket, as Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Canadian clash.
It is also now the trade deadline, but that doesn't mean that if no one is added the team is stuck with their current roster.
Transfer windows are one of the things that make soccer different from "American" sports. The primary MLS transfer window closes tonight at 10 PM Pacific. As of last year, that also means intra-league trades and loans are also off limits until the secondary, or Summer, window opens on July 4th and closes on August 3rd.
Abby Wambach needs to hire a driver, and the downward spiral of Romeo Parkes' career continues.
Don't act like you haven't been counting down the days: the MLS primary transfer window closes Wednesday night (10pm PST), though deals may be announced afterwards so long as paperwork was filed in time.
In 2015, the Seattle Sounders could not catch a break against the San Jose Earthquakes, losing all three meetings by a combined score of 8-4. To add insult to injury, center back Roman Torres tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the third and final match, a 2-0 road loss.
Nicolas Lodeiro linked to both Montreal Impact and Seattle Sounders, so far.
Uruguay National Team winger and attacking midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro is currently with Boca Juniors, but that could be changing just as he looks to head to the United States for the Copa America Cenetario. Lodeiro, recently injured and healed, is now connected with a move from Boca Juniors to MLS.
Seattle's road woes continue against an opportunistic Dallas team.
WHOMP. That's the sound of the wind being knocked out of the Seattle Sounders, who took a gut punch from Dallas with another dreadful start to a road match. Losing by a score line of 0-2 against FC Dallas was rough, but what's worse is the doubts that have plagued this team all season were back in full force following the loss.
Surprise, the Seattle Sounders still have problems. Saturday's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas highlighted issues on both sides of the ball and while the Sounders played well at times and crafted spells of good possession, their attack is still disjointed and their midfield still lacks a continuous identity.
Seattle Sounders return to the road where they are 0-2-1 -3. Their trip to Frisco, Texas against FC Dallas (6-4-2 -2 overall) kicks off a stretch of four road matches in five to play. Due to their slow start the Sounders will need to find a way to pick up road points now, as several players are about to leave for Copa America prep matches.
And just like that, it seems, the good feelings and positivity over the past couple weeks are gone. No, it wasn't anything as extreme as being played off the pitch. Rather, it was the simple act of the Seattle Sounders losing for the second time in their past seven. Confidence is a funny thing like that.
The Seattle Sounders find themselves trailing early after Chad Marshall was whistled for a penalty and Mauro Diaz converted. It wasn't exactly an egregious penalty, but Marshall made it tough on himself by grabbing Walker Zimmerman in plain view of referee Ricardo Salazar.
In a vacuum, it's the kind of penalty that is probably going to get called more often than it won't.
The Swede takes the top spot from Realio and the community in his return to the starting lineup.
There was a lot to like this weekend. A 2-0 win against a San Jose Earthquakes team that has really had our number, the return of more attacking play, dominant defense again earning a shutout (against a team that hadn't been shutout in 23 games), and a glimpse of what this team truly is working to be.
Having the Sounders beat San Jose 2-0 is really great but watching Chris Wondolowski choke twice means everything in the world. Relive the wonder through our gifs.
The Seattle Sounders FC shutout San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on goals by Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris. Jordan tied the MLS rookie consecutive scoring record of 4 goals in 4 games while Clint picked up his second goal of the campaign.
Seattle Sounders U23 kick off the 103rd edition of the US Open Cup tonight in Bonney Lake, Transfer deadline is here, and Goals of the Week.
The Seattle Sounders U23 team begin their quest for the US Open Cup today against Outbreak FC. The Outbreak are an older amateur team from California while the U23 Sounders are mostly college players home for the summer.
A dos meses de campaña y con nueve partidos encima, los Sounders de Seattle por fin pudieron demostrar de lo que son capaz y de lo que le debían a su fanaticada, con una victoria dominante de 2 0 sobre el San Jose Earthquakes frente a 39,570 personas en el CenturyLink Field. Eso, a [...]
All may not be right in the world of the Seattle Sounders, but things sure are looking a whole lot better. The Sounders closed out their two-game homestand with a second-consecutive win, this time beating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday. Even better, the Sounders got open-play goals from Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris.
Jordan Morris is on the run of his life. The Seattle Sounders rookie scored in his fourth straight match, this one a rip from nearly 30 yards out that easily beat David Bingham to the near post.
Osvaldo Alonso was credited with his first assist, but this was all Morris. The Homegrown Player -- who tied the Sounders rookie record for goals in a season and the MLS record for consecutive games with a goal by a rookie -- just wound up and smoked his shot.
It's a one-on-one interview ... until a very special guest drops by.
Jeremiah sits down with Sounders FC majority owner Adrian Hanauer to talk about several topics including his life as majority owner, the shifting culture of the brand, and the recently-announced stadium bag policy. Later on in the interview, Jeremiah and Adrian are pleasantly surprised by a special guest that pops in.
A report out of Chile says Seattle are competing with Mexico's Veracruz for the player's services.
As the MLS primary transfer window came to a close on May 11, it became clear that the Seattle Sounders were not making major roster moves until the summer. Rumors surrounding the impending addition of Chilean striker David Llanos turned out to be inaccurate, but reports today suggest they could just have been premature.
Another weekend, another exciting charity event for a good cause.
If you were looking for something fun to do this weekend, look no further. United Way of King County is putting on a charity softball match at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday May 22nd. The match which will feature Seattle Sounders players Zach Scott and Osvaldo Alonso, former Sounder Roger Levesque, and a number of other Seattle celebrities (Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans are hoping to make the game depending on their schedules).
Down in Frisco, Texas FC Dallas rushed to a tremendous start. They are second in the West/Shield and are undefeated at home. But there are holes in their resume. The defense is poor. Recent form is awful. Where the Seattle Sounders are second in MLS over their last six games, Dallas is just tied for ninth.