Seattle Sounders

Sigi Schmid

Sounders prepare for a Revolution team with own question marks

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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.

Sounders set to face either Kitsap Pumas or Sacramento Republic FC in USOC

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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.

Chad Marshall, Nelson Valdez questionable for Saturday's match against Colorado

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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.

Is a strong Western Conference keeping the Sounders down?

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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.

Zakuani's Charity Game was masterclass in soccer as joyful poetry

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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.

Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match ten

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Q13's coverage starts at 6 PM

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.

Djimi Traore on European cup finals and what he's learned from Sigi Schmid

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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.

Sounders likely to avoid making a "bad investment," wait until Summer for transfers

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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.

Herculez Gomez on FOX Sports broadcast team for Copa America

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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.

Schmid praises "dangerous" Sounders against San Jose

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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.

Nelson Valdez still out of Sounders starting lineup vs. Earthquakes

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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.

Here's your #Sounders Starting XI, presented by our friends at @Delta!

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League-leading Rapids edge Sounders in Seattle

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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.

MLS Weekend, How to Watch MLS is Week 12. TV and Streaming Listings

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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:
  1. 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.

MLS Week 12: A Look Ahead

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MLS Rivalry Week is upon us, and some of the league's premier clashes headline the weekend's action.

One of the league's newer rivalries takes centerstage on Saturday as New York City FC hosts the New York Red Bulls following a sweep by the latter in 2015.

FC Dallas beats Sounders to stay unbeaten at home

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FC Dallas remained unbeaten at home on Saturday night, knocking off a familiar Western Conference foe at Toyota Stadium.

Mauro Diaz's penalty kick in the third minute of play proved to be the difference between Dallas and the Seattle Sounders, as the defending West champions defeated the Sigi Schmid's side, 2-0.

MLS Week 11: A Look Ahead

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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.

MLS Primary Transfer Window closes at 10 PM Pacific

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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.

Major Link Soccer: MLS primary transfer deadline looms

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Abby Wambach needs to hire a driver, and the downward spiral of Romeo Parkes' career continues.

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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.

Dempsey, Morris push Sounders past Earthquakes

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SEATTLE What goes around comes around.

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

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/19/16

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One more day before the Union's next match, pass the time with these links.

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Boca Juniors midfielder looking for US move, possibly to Sounders

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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.

FC Dallas

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Player ratings

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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.

Loss to Dallas continues a trend of poor performances in final third

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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.

Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We adjusted well once we realized that [Dallas' speed] was one of the issues. Still giving up two goals and coming up empty handed... It hurts." -Stefan Frei

A dominating road win over a top Western Conference foe would have gone a long way to calm worried minds among Seattle Sounders fans, but it wasn't meant to be.

Sounders at FC Dallas: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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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.

Ricardo Salazar

Postgame observations: It just wasn't good enough

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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.

Sounders surrender another somewhat soft penalty

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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.

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes player ratings: Friberg is MOTM

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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.

This Week in Sounders Gifs featuring Jose Rivera & Likkit P: Scoring from run of play is cool!

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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.

Jordan Morris

Major Link Soccer: US Open Cup Kicks off in Pacific Northwest

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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.

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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.

Copa America 2016: Nelson Valdez named to Paraguay's final roster

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As expected, Nelson Haedo Valdez has been named to Paraguay's final 23-man roster for the Copa America Centenario. The announcement was made on Monday.

⚪️ Ellos son los 23 #Albirrojos que defenderán nuestros colores en la @CA2016 #VamosParaguay pic.

Mas goles de Dempsey y Morris para frustrar al San Jose Earthquakes

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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 [...]

Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris power win

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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 scores an absolute bomb for his fourth goal in four games

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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.

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

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JOEtv (in Seattle market) and ROOT Sports (regionally outside of Seattle) coverage starts at 7 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (1360) and Spanish TV (Univision-Seattle).

In their final home game in over a month the Seattle Sounders host the team that made them look the worst in the 2016 season.

Nos Audietis, Episode 220: Interview with Sounders FC majority owner Adrian Hanauer

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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.

Sounders linked again to Universidad Católica striker David Llanos

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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.

United Way hosting charity softball game on Sunday

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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).

Sounders at FC Dallas: Three Questions

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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.

Potential Sounders targets on European relegation chopping block

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This weekend marks the grand finale for several top leagues across Europe wherein championships are crowned, and basement dwellers are relegated to a lower division.

Happy MLS Transfer Deadline Day! Or, MLSTDD! And how better to celebrate such an exciting occasion than by pointing out the misfortune of the few, the sad, the relegated!