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The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

Sigi Schmid is out and Seattle moves on

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The Seattle Sounders decided it was time for their second coach in the team's MLS history, parting ways with Sigi Schmid.

The SBI View: Sounders should part ways with Sigi Schmid

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The Seattle Sounders are supposed to be competing for a championship, not the first round pick in the 2017 MLS Draft.

Yet it is the latter scenario that the Sounders frustratingly find themselves in through nearly two-thirds of the season.

Sporting KC relies on fitness against Sounders to continue playoff push

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Under harsh midday heat, Sporting Kansas City was prepared forSunday's match tobe a struggle. However, the Western Conference contender fell back into their comfort zone on Sunday afternoon while displaying a desire to defend their home turf.

Theywere at home, and played like it, as Dom Dwyer scored a brace in Sporting KC's 3-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at Children's Mercy Park.

Has the sun finally set on Seattle’s honeymoon?

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It was nice while it lasted for Seattle, but their run as a Western Conference power appears to have ended along with their Open Cup hopes.

This is how Portland stayed top in Cascadia

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The Portland Timbers stopped the Seattle Sounders momentum, winning at Providence Park in week 19 of the 2016 MLS season.

Valeri double guides Timbers past Sounders

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One of the league's greatestfeudscontinued on Sunday afternoon as the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders renewed their Cascadia rivalry at Providence Park.

A pair of Diego Valeri finishes gave the Timbers a 3-1 win over the Sounders, propelling the home side up to sixth in the Western Conference standings with 29 points through 21 matches.

Seattle needs wins and MLS needs Mario Balotelli

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The Seattle Sounders might be turning around their lackluster season and MLS should seriously consider going after Mario Balotelli.

Things change for Seattle

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The Seattle Sounders got a big win at home on Wednesday against FC Dallas and Vancouver shutout Real Salt Lake at BC Place.

Sounders thump reserve-heavy FC Dallas

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SEATTLE So fitting that if the Seattle Sounders are to redeem the 2016 season, the long road back to the red line begins against FC Dallas the speedy youngsters who exposed the Sounders as anything but in last season's playoffs.

The teams have gone in opposite directions since Dallas eliminated Seattle on penalty kicks in the Western Conference semifinals last fall.

MLS Week 19: A Midweek Look Ahead

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A busy Wednesday night around MLS sees six matches kick off Week 19.

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to continue its impressive recent form against the Chicago Fire, as Peter Vermes' side attempts to extend its unbeaten streak to six matches.

Sounders cruise past West Ham in friendly

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Seattle The match arrived at an inopportune time and was mostly played like a glorified training kickabout, but the Seattle Sounders will take any result these days. And a result is what they got on Tuesday night, besting West Ham United of the English Premier League 3-0 in an international friendly at CenturyLink Field.

Jordan Morris' latest goal gives Sounders road draw against TFC

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Although there was nothing to separate Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night, the teams did each provide a moment of brilliance less than a minute apart.

TFC held the Sounders to a 1-1 draw at BMO Field, after the home side's lead at the hour mark was quickly erased within seconds.

Does successful mean good in MLS?

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Statistically, Seattle played better soccer than the Red Bulls but it still ended up in a 2-0 loss for the Sounders at Red Bull Arena.

Red Bulls extend unbeaten run against Sounders

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The New York Red Bulls have become known for their efficient and often deadly attack, but Sunday night further proved just how good their defense is, after extending their shutout streak to 450 minutes across all competitions.

Jesse Marsch and the Red Bullsdefeated the Seattle Sounders, 2-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena behind Mike Grella's double.

U.S. Open Cup draw: Sounders will go on road for 5th round

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If they win they would remain on the road for the quarterfinals.

Thursday's regional draw for the 5th Round of the Open Cup first lumped the 14 remaining MLS sides and 2 NASL teams into geographic groups. Seattle Sounders FC were in the West with potential pairings of LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jordan Morris

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He may not have made the U.S. Copa America roster, but Jordan Morris is continuing to make his mark on the club level.

The Stanford product struck in the 79th minute, scoring the game's first goal to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 2-0 win vs. D.

2016 U.S. Open Cup

Second half surge lifts Galaxy past Sounders, into USOC semifinals

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Through 76 minutes, the Seattle Sounders were nurturing a one-goal lead with a U.S. Open Cup semifinal berth on the line. However, a late surge from the LA Galaxy added further misery to what has been a trying Sounders season.

Giovani dos Santos began the run before Sebastian Lletget added two of his own, as the Galaxy toppled the Sounders, 4-2, in Wednesday's USOC quarterfinal.

Jeff Attinella stones RSL, Sounders advance to Open Cup quarterfinals

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Just days after something resembling a historic nadir, the Seattle Sounders may have breathed more than a bit of life into their season. And they can thank a second-string, rookie goalkeeper for delivering a stunning performance in front of 17,087 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday night.

Clint Dempsey

Following red card, Schmid says Dempsey is targeted by opposition

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Clint Dempsey is a competitive guy, one who consistently brings a fiery personality to the field inevery game he plays. Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has seen that personality first-hand for nearly three years, and believes opposing teams are doing their best to take advantage of it.

Cinco goles al FC Dallas para aliviar presión

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El Seattle Sounders aprovechó la travesía del FC Dallas por el Noroeste para golearlos en el CenturyLink Field en partido de media semana que marcó el inició de la segunda mitad de la temporada para los Sounders, así como la esperanza de que el equipo retome el camino de la victoria y poder aspirar a los playoffs.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Three Questions

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Sunday's return to MLS action for the Seattle Sounders offers another chance to show that their road win before the Copa break isn't an anomaly. New York Red Bulls offer a strong test.Red Bull has three wins in a row and are 5-2-0 at home. The Sounders are a paltry 1-4-1 away from Seattle. Both teams will be down a DP.

DEMPSEY HACE OTRO GOL Y ESTADOS UNIDOS GANA SU GRUPO

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●Dempsey anotó al minuto 27 el único tanto del partido para eliminar a Paraguay ●Estados Unidos toma vuelo a Seattle para jugar cuartos de finales el jueves ●Yedlin sale expulsado y echa a perder su regreso a casa Clint DEMPSEY esta indetenible. Volvió a marcar otro gol en Copa América Centenario, esta vez para darle el triunfo a Estados Unidos 1-0 sobre Paraguay en el .

¡Con esencia Dempsey!

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ESTADOS UNIDOS APLASTÓ 4 0 A COSTA RICA EN CHICAGO. EL DELANTERO SOUNDERS CLINT DEMPSEY HIZO EL PRIMERO Y GENERÓ DOS MAS. El Clint DEMPSEY que poco ha lucido en los Seattle Sounders esta temporada se ha volcado a otra dimensión con la selección de Estados Unidos desde el viernes pasado contra Colombia y hoy al enfrentar a Costa Rica en busca de solo .

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Sounders' season-long scoring woes continue in loss to Red Bulls

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The Seattle Sounders might havetheir share ofattacking talent, but their scoring woes refuse to go away.

The Sounders suffered their latest loss in their return from MLS's brief summer break, as they were blanked, 2-0, on the road againstthe New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

Video: Jordan Morris marches with American Outlaws ahead of USMNT-Ecuador

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Jordan Morris won't be on the field for Thursday's U.S. Men's National Team match against Ecuador, but the young forward has made his presence known prior to Thursday's Copa America quarterfinal.

Morris, who was left off the USMNT's final roster ahead of the tournament, joined the American Outlaws for the group's pre-game march to CenturyLink Field.

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Sounders FC 2 vs. Timbers FC 2: Live stream and gamethread

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Seattle's Greatest Ever Soccer Week continues with a Cascadia derby for the USL squads.

Sounders FC 2 will look to tack a third win on their struggling season as they pay a visit to their other Cascadian rivals in Portland. Last match they showed they can beat a top Western Conference squad in Vancouver Whitecaps 2 on a good day.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Whitecaps FC 2, Recap: Excitement!

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S2 earn their second victory of the season in a thrilling match against Whitecaps 2.

After a rough pair of road games, and frankly a rough start to the season, Seattle Sounders FC 2 came out strong against their Cascadia rivals. In the match's first half the Rave Green controlled much of the possession, preventing the Whitecaps from building through the center of the park, and instead forcing the them into long-distance shots and play on the wings.

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Sounders unveil signing of Uruguayan international Lodeiro

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The Seattle Sounders are in a period of transition following the dismissal of Sigi Schmid, but the club's future got a big brighter on Wednesday with the signing of an impact attacking player.

Uruguayan international Nicolas Lodeiro has officially joined the club on a multi-year Designated Player contract.

Sounders fire head coach Sigi Schmid

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The Seattle Sounders have only known one head coach since joining MLS in 2009, however, that is about the change.

On Tuesday, the Sounders announced that the club has mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Sigi Schmid after spending the last eight seasons with the Western Conference side.

Dwyer brace brings Sporting KC valuable points against Sounders

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A Dom Dwyer brace and a strike from Jacob Peterson defeated a lifeless Seattle Sounders team Sunday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting KC continued to creep toward playoff contention with the 3-0 win over the Sounders Sunday at Children's Mercy Park.

Robbie Keane does it again as Galaxy top Sounders

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SEATTLE Some things never change. Robbie Keane takes the field against the Seattle Sounders and scores. The calendar turns to July, and Bruce Arena's LA Galaxy start racking up wins. The Sounders get shut out.

Keane provided all the scoring the Galaxy needed on Saturday afternoon in just the 15th minute,beating defender Joevin Jones to a short cross from a softly-marked Gyasi Zardes and poking a shot off the crossbar and past goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Soccer News: The club touring season

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Seattle had no trouble with a preseason version of West Ham United as the club friendly season starts in North American soccer.

Lampard scores controversial goal as NYCFC tops reeling Sounders

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SEATTLE How times have changed.

Last season the Seattle Sounders casually disposed of New York City FC 3-1 on the road, with Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey scoring all three Seattle goals. Martins is in China now, Dempsey is with the United States Men's National Team, and NYCFC posted a convincing 2-0 win in front of47,537 at CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon.

Tacoma News-Tribune cuts Sounders beat writer position

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Don Ruiz leaving paper after covering Sounders for all eight of their MLS seasons.

The Seattle Sounders community will lose their longest-serving beat reporter following Saturday's match against New York City FC, as Don Ruiz announced his departure from the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Sigh.

Drop everything, this is Seattle's greatest ever soccer week

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It is bookended with the Seattle Reign, includes the Seattle Sounders in Open Cup and MLS action and includes visits from Messi and the United States Men's National Team. BEST WEEK EVER.

There's a lot of soccer history in the Greater Puget Sound. But no week is as good as this week. Just counting the highest level pro sides and the Copa America there are six games in eight days.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Whitecaps FC 2, Gamethread and live stream

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S2 get a visit from Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, who currently sit at second place in the Western Conference.

S2 return home to Starfire after two less than satisfying results on the road. They will be looking for their second victory of the season, while WFC2 will be looking to bounce back after losing their first match last week.

Sounders FC 2 vs. Orange County Blues FC 2016: Gamethread and live stream

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S2 enter their twelfth match of the season at last place in the Western Conference.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 continue their trip down the west coast today with a game against the OC Blues in Irvine, California. S2 are winless in six matches, and a victory here would be their first on the road all season.