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Garth Lagerwey

Sounders GM: Big names coming, but likely not until summer

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Depending on where you sit, the Seattle Sounders are either in desperate need of attacking talent or better off holding out for the perfect player, even if that means waiting until summer. A decent case can be made for either position, but it's looking like the Seattle Sounders may be more in the mind of waiting.

Real Monarchs offer snapshot of Garth Lagerwey's USL goals

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Tonight's 6 PM Pacific match between S2 and the Monarchs is more interesting for off-field reasons than those on the pitch.

When now Seattle Sounders President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey left Real Salt Lake they were in the process of setting up the Real Monarchs, their USL side. Since that time the Monarchs have signed a whopping 15 players from their Academy or last year's USL side.

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Major Link Soccer - Geiger Joins Copa America Centenario

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Questionable referee selection for Copa America, Ronaldo shows off a new skill set, and Abby Wambach turns pundit.

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Will they or won't they? With the trade deadline closing now in less than a week, that is the big question for the Seattle Sounders.

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Orlando City has suffered another setback with forward Pedro Ribeiro set to miss 'a few months' due to an unspecified back surgery.

Copa America-bound Sounders will miss at least two league games

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As many as five Sounders could miss time.

Turns out Copa America Centenario will affect the Seattle Sounders a bit more than originally thought. Although MLS will take a break during the group stage, the United States is playing a trio of friendlies beforehand. MLS players are expected to be excused from the first one against Puerto Rico on May 22, but will be expected to participate in matches against Ecuador (May 25) and Bolivia (May 28).

Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match eight

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The 1 PM game is on JOEtv (10/22/110) and ROOT Sports outside of the Greater Puget Sound.

Columbus Crew SC and Seattle Sounders FC will be forever connected. Seattle stole their coach and young midfielder Brad Evans (out this match). The Crew responded by winning the Supporters' Shield. The Crew lost the best defender to make MLS home (Chad Marshall) and then proceeded to start a new era of competitive soccer making the MLS Cup last year.

MLS Ticker: Hedges, Crew, Atlanta United and more

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Following Week 7 action in MLS, the team at the top of the standings has reportedly received some bad news.

FC Dallas could be without centerback Matt Hedges for five-to-six weeks due to a torn meniscus. A report claims Hedges started feeling the problem after playing on the Portland Timbers' artificial surface at Providence Park, and the defender then missed FCD's home win against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

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Erik Friberg's return is anchoring a resurgent Sounders attack

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The Sounders' new look midfield trio is anchored by Erik Friberg's return from injury

The first half of the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday was a microcosm of their season to date. A deep, and at times staunch defense, was paired with a high anemic attack that ultimately failed to give the defense breathing room and the chance to reset.

Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew: News, updates, analysis

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Two preseason MLS Cup contenders battle to get above the red line and right their currently flawed seasons. Saturday's day game starts at 1 PM on JOEtv (10/22/110) in the Greater Puget Sound and ROOT Sports in the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Columbus Crew SC are a single point ahead of Seattle with a 2-3-2 -2 record.

Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris' scoring form thanks to confidence and chemistry with teammates

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The hometown hero has scored three goals in as many games, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Despite not scoring his first goal until Week 6 of the MLS season, Seattle Sounders rookie forward Jordan Morris has been on a bit of a hot streak in the last few weeks. His goal against the Philadelphia Union flicked a switch in Morris' game, as he's scored goals in both matches since.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Jordan Morris

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Jordan Morris has been tabbed as one of the best American forwards despite being only a professional rookie, and he proved to be worthy of that label in April.

Morris struggled to find his footing in the league for the first few weeks, but he has blossomed this past month for the Seattle Sounders.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jordan Morris

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Jordan Morris has found his rhythm, and the Seattle Sounders earnedthree points this weekend because of it.

For the third straight week, Morris scored a goal to lead the Sounders and, for the third straight week, the Stanford product earned recognition as SBI MLS Rookie of the Week for his effort.

Sounders vs. Columbus - Aftermatch Aftermath: The Art of Stealing

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A home win. Another goal by Jordan Morris. Beating the bitter Crew. Nothing could dampen my mood, right?

On Saturday the Seattle Sounders beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 in a game that won't be saved for posterity. It wasn't the prettiest game, with both teams missing plenty of opportunities to score until Jordan Morris put the ball into the back of the net with minutes to play.

Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans make Copa America preliminary roster for United States

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Late May could see the Seattle Sounders without three of their best players. The preliminary Copa America roster for the United States includes Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans. Though Seattle avoided most international dates Jurgen Klinsmann is opening training camp on May 16th with the final 23-man roster announced on May 20th.

Jordan Morris starting to play 'like a kid"

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SEATTLE In the locker room after Saturday's match, the difference in Jordan Morris was plain. He had scored the first game-winning goal ofhis young career some 40 minutes earlier an 88th-minute, left-footed slap that deflected off defender Michael Parkhurst before finding the back of the net.

Late Jordan Morris goal lifts Sounders over Crew

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SEATTLE With his club facing another disappointing result in a season that has seen its share of disappointing results, rookie Jordan Morris delivered a late goal for the Seattle Sounders, lifting his club to a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday afternoon.

Sounders vs. Columbus Crew, recap: Jordan Morris' late goal means three huge points

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Facing a talented but struggling Columbus Crew and having already dropped six points at home, the Seattle Sounders faced what was pretty close to a must-win game on Saturday. The first half was a bit of a struggle, as the Crew missed a couple great chances to take the lead. But the Sounders absolutely dominated the second half, bossing possession and putting the Crew on their back foot.

Clint Dempsey returns to short-handed Sounders lineup vs. Crew

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Clint Dempsey is back in the Seattle Sounders starting lineup after getting a week off to rest an injury, but Sigi Schmid is still rolling out a depleted group for Saturday's match against the Columbus Crew. In addition to the expected absences of Brad Evans (suspension) and Andreas Ivanschitz (illness), Erik Friberg and Nelson Haedo Valdez were also left out of the starting lineup.

Jordan Morris says he's feeling more comfortable

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"It helps to get the monkey off your back. There's a lot of pressure to get that first one, so that felt good."

Seattle Sounders rookie forward Jordan Morris scored his second goal of the season and of his professional career. His first, a week prior at CenturyLink Field against the Philadelphia Union, felt like a huge release of pressure for a player whose hype followed him every time he stepped onto the pitch.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jordan Morris

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Playing without Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez by his side, Jordan Morris showed he can carry the load for the Seattle Sounders with a second straight goal-scoring performance.

After netting his first professional goal in the prior game, Morris shined with another finish on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids, recap: Seattle crushed by Jermaine Jones, referees

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In another MLS match marred by horrific refereeing, the Seattle Sounders lose to the Colorado Rapids. The 3-1 scoreline ignores that Kevin Doyle scored from an offside position. Brad Evans was so outraged that he immediately earned a yellow card for dissent. Not seconds later he earned a second yellow card, also for dissent.

Major Link Soccer: Jordan Morris celebrates We Day in Seattle

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Jordan Morris celebrates WE day in Seattle, Alan Hinton is Seattle's Mr. Soccer, and Goals of the week.

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You can meet Clint Dempsey next week! Deuce will be at the Canvas in Sodo on Tuesday for a charity event, with proceeds going to The Melodic Caring Project.

Alan Hinton or "Mr Soccer" has a story to tell you, its one of tragedy, triumph, and perseverance.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jordan Morris

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The start of Jordan Morris' professional career hasn't gone as expected, but the Seattle Sounders rookie provided his first signature MLS moment on Saturday.

Morris netted what turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Sounders to lead the way in a 2-1 victory at CenturyLink Field.

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MLS Week 9: A Look Ahead

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Following a trio of midweek games, MLS returns with a full schedule and some intriguing matchups to headline the weekend.

Sunday's action features two marquee clashes as the Portland Timbers host Toronto FC, while the red-hot LA Galaxy take on a fellow Western Conference contender in Sporting KC.

Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Player ratings

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A Sounders team on an unbeaten streak takes on a tough Rapids side, fails miserably.

So much for streaks. So much for playing well. This week the mighty Seattle Sounders came crashing back down to earth after a promising stretch by losing on the road to the Colorado Rapids 1-3. This isn't the old Colorado team we are used to rolling over, though, this is a team that is 4-0 at home and has played strong attacking soccer all season.

Sigi Schmid confident Sounders can bounce back after Rapids loss

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"If we can continue to get 7 points every 4 games from here on out, we'll be in the playoffs."

Coming off the team's worst loss of the young MLS season, Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid was in a pretty positive mood on Monday after the team's first training session since Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rapids: "I think we've been in every game that we've played so far, and even though we lost the first three games I wasn't that disappointed in [the team].

Rapids topple Sounders to earn third straight win

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Led by another finish from Jermaine Jones, theColorado Rapids earned their third win in as many games by toppling a fellow Western Conference contender.

Goals from Jermaine Jones, Luis Solignac and Kevin Doyle proved enough to overcome a second-half finish from Jordan Morris, as the Rapids earned a 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match seven

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The 6 PM game is on Q13 Fox (13/113) and Univision-Seattle (50/51/51.1).

Playing at a mile's worth of elevation can be rough. It's part of why teams in Denver tend to have great home records. It's also why the Colorado Rapids are better in the final 30 than their opponents (+1). Seattle Sounders FC will need to survive the 5280 with a reduced lineup.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids: News, highlights, analysis

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The Saturday 6 PM game between Western Conference foes is on Q13 FOX and Univision-Seattle. Colorado Rapids enter the match 4-2-1 +2 and are a perfect 3-0 at home this year. Seattle Sounders FC are 2-3-1 -1 and have yet to earn a road win. Former Sounder Marco Pappa is out injured. Both Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez are questionable in the game.

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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Both Real Salt Lake and the Montreal Impact have emerged as contenders in their respective conferences, but the two sides will face stiff tests this weekend.

RSL, the league's last remaining unbeaten, travels to StubHub Center to take on the LA Galaxy, while the Impact host Canadian rivals Toronto FC in a match-up that should pit superstars Didier Drogba andSebastian Giovinco against one another.

Sounders at Colorado Rapids: Three Questions

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The Saturday 6 PM game between Western Conference foes is on Q13 FOX and Univision-Seattle.

Off to a surprising start, the Colorado Rapids have 13 points in their seven games. They are all about stingy defense, grit and raw Pablo-monium. Even with a win the Seattle Sounders will not be above the red line.

Sigi Schmid

Sounders to focus on making better decisions against Columbus

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"Soccer is a very different sport, it's the beauty of the sport."

Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has been around the game for a long time, long enough to catch the minutiae and details that most people won't even notice upon close examination. For his team, Schmid stresses the importance of making strong decisions, because every single decision made on the pitch has repercussions that affect the outcome of a match.

Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez potentially out as team travels to Colorado

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Dempsey didn't train outside and Valdez went inside after feeling some tightness in his leg

The positive feeling that was hanging over Starfire in Tukwila on Thursday after Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid happily noted having an almost entirely healthy squad changed drastically on Friday.

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Steve Zakuani's post-playing career includes charity work and another book

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The former Sounders winger and current Sounders commentator had an engaging 30-minute conversation with our own Dave Clark. These excerpts focus on life outside of soccer and the 2016 Zakuani and Friends Charity Game.

Back when Nos Audietis hosted YachtCon15 Steve Zakuani said he still did not know what his future would hold.

Soccer News: Another Madrid derby in the Champions League

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The 2015-16 Champions League final is set in Thursday's soccer news update, with Real Madrid advancing to play their city rivals Atletico.

Who is David Llanos and will he join the Sounders?

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With just a week until the primary transfer window closes the Seattle Sounders have yet to add any talent during the season beyond Herculez Gomez. That may be changing as word out of Chile is that David Llanos of Universidad Católica is reportedly coming to the United States to sign with an MLS team.

Fredy Montero scores brace for Chinese Super League team

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Fredy Montero is on another one of his patented hot streaks. The former Seattle Sounders forward scored a brace in Tianjin Teda's most recent match, giving him four in his past five games.

Neither of the goals were especially pretty, but Montero showed a striker's instinct in getting on the end of a pair of left-footed efforts and finishing confidently both times.

Sounders 2 vs Oklahoma City Energy FC recap: Wasted performance

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S2 crash to a 1-1 draw in waning seconds wasting an impressive Victor Mansaray move and goal.

Despite a first half that showed the potency of what Seattle Sounders 2 can be and can do it was the second half that confirmed the result. Tyler Miller flubbed a routine two-handed grab on a shot, it dribbled down his leg and Oklahoma City Energy FC's Rideout slammed in the leveling goal.

Steve Birnbaum named to preliminary U.S. roster for Copa America

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Folks may have a Black-and-Red rooting interest in Red, White and Blue.

It was announced today that D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum has made the 40-man preliminary roster for the United States national team in advance of this summer's Copa America tournament. This serves as more evidence that Birnbaum's place within the USMNT is fairly solid.

Player rating results: Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders April 16th, 2016

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The Brotherly Game staff had a contentious debate over who was MVP of the match. The fan vote showed that Blake was yet again superior.

For the fourth time in six games, the Union fans selected Andre Blake as man of the match. Despite being caught off guard on Seattle's impressive second goal, Blake notched seven saves and his wizardry kept the Union in the game.