Brian Schmetzer's latest lineup features just one change for his Seattle Sounders FC. Harry Shipp is replacing Alvaro Fernandez in the starting lineup. Gustav Svensson continues as the right back option, with Brad Evans out and Oniel Fisher still with limited fitness.
Sean Okoli led the USL in scoring for FC Cincinnati.
Former Seattle Sounders and Academy product Sean Okoli was announced as the 2016 USL MVP today. The Federal Way native is in his first year with FC Cincinnati after spending 2015 with the New England Revolution, following a trade that netted the Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller.
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.
Two of the released players will be trying out for the first team.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines forward pair Oalex Anderson and Myron Samuel both had options exercised by Seattle Sounders FC 2 and will return to the Starfire based team in 2016. Colombian National and former Whitecaps Academy and Kistap Pumas midfielder/forward Carlos Patino was also retained via the option mechanism.
It's starting to look likely. Also, lots of 2017 MLS kits to ogle, and can Atlanta United FC stop unwanted chants before they start?
Celebrating Brian Schmetzer is always a good idea in our opinion, and Washington State Legends of Soccer seems to agree. February 28 at the Market Arms in Ballard, you can attend "Brian Schmetzer: This is your life.
Hi guys, we have a lot of new and returning faces to the team lately. If you always wondered how to spell or pronounce a player's name, this is the article for you! As a bonus, I attempted to give some background including area of origin and some facts you might not be aware of about YOUR favorite Sounders players.
These six were all signed to USL contracts in 2016.
One of the promises of Sounders 2 was bringing players into the first team. A few players have earned their way from USL to MLS. They've done so as draftees (Tony Alfaro), Homegrown Players (Aaron Kovar) and international discoveries (Oalex Anderson).
S2's 2-1 win in Tukwila keeps their playoff hopes alive.
Since the 4th of July Sounders 2 surged. Their 6-2-2 record in the late season is powering the chance that they can make the USL Playoffs. That surge, and the 2-1 win Friday night over the Thundercaps, are powered by similar things - home games, Darwin Jones (all 6 of his goals are in that stretch), Tyler Miller and a central midfield that encapsulates S2's 2016 style.
Based on the group that traveled, the Seattle Sounders are going into Estadio Azteca prepared to give it their best shot. Among those present at Tuesday's open training session were all 11 starters from last week's first leg against Club America as well as just about every other key player.
Here's the full list of players at training according to photographer Max Aquino: Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey, Nelson Valdez, Darwin Jones, Joevin Jones, Osvaldo Alonso, Dylan Remick, Aaron Kovar, Tyler Miller, Charlie Lyon, Andreas Ivanschitz, Tyrone Mears, Brad Evans, Chad Marshall, Oneil Fisher, Stefan Frei, Erik Friberg, Oalex Anderson, Zach Scott, Cristian Roldan and Nathan Sturgis.
Jack McInerney scored a second half brace to power the Timbers to a preseason win.
Though Darwin Jones opened the scoring in the match, the Seattle Sounders again fell due to a second half brace. The Portland Timbers got the win due to newly acquired Jack McInerney. Both goals he scored were not on Tyler Miller, who now sits with four goals given up in just two halves of play.
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.
After a very promising first half, Sounders fall late to resurgent RSL
I saw much to like and many things to fix during the Sounders 1-2 loss to Real Salt Lake last Saturday. This year's squad already feels somewhat unlucky, with injuries piling up at multiple positions. We made a very strong start and at times were dangerous, but we're still prone to alarming mental errors and growing pains from young players.
Much of the conversation surrounding the deciding goal in the Seattle Sounders' 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake was focused on Jameson Olave's challenge of goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Did Olave unfairly use his arm to gain leverage and head the cross into the goal?
Instant Replay's Brian Dunseth didn't think so, pointing out that Olave tracked the ball the whole time and was unaware of Miller's position.
Con apenas dos partidos jugados en la temporada, los Sounders de Seattle ya estan bajo el peso y presión de dos derrotas consecutivas mas una serie de jugadores lesionados que ha abierto una crisis nunca antes vista en otros inicios de campañas. Los Sounders parecen haber patentizado un patrón sistemático de derrotas desde la mitad del 2015.
Rather than wash away the feeling of the opening home loss, Saturday's defeat further disappointed fans hoping for a turnaround in the early season. Just when it looked like points on the road were there for the taking, the Sounders seemed to run out of ideas and lose momentum. Still, while it's easy to point to a few individual mistakes from this match, there were some solid overall performances, especially in the first half.
The afternoon started off quite well for the Seattle Sounders. Through the first 30 or so minutes, they were the better team and were mostly dictating the tempo of the game. Osvaldo Alonso scored a goal off a nice buildup, the Sounders had another goal waved off and Tyler Miller had even made a good save in his debut.
The 2-1 loss is bad for the future, not for tactical reasons, but because three more starters went down injured.
Tyler Miller's first MLS start will be remembered for his misplay on Jamison Olave. Olave's header earned Real Salt Lake the 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC. That 86th minute goal gave Seattle little chance to earn the road draw in a game that will be remembered for the injuries more than the result.
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Much of the discussion at Peter Nowak's Wednesday press conference centered on the tinkering
with the lineup. Nowak made it clear that he believes it is wrong to call such moves shuffling.
"The term shuffling is an overhaul of the lineup from week-to-week and that's different than what
Like every 2016 Sounder, Tyler Miller is an MLS Cup champion.
At 23, Tyler Miller looks every bit like a future Seattle Sounders starting keeper - if he can keep earning time over 2017 addition Bryan Meredith. Miller was the bench keeper in MLS play in 2016, but may wind up the permanent S2 starter in 2017 to provide him more game reps.
Plenty of attacking chances mattered little, as the keepers defined the Tuesday matchup.
Offense continued to be a struggle for Sounders 2 on Tuesday night, but a solid defensive performance in Utah gave the club a point and a 0-0 result against Real Monarchs. There were plenty of chances to take three points from Rio Tinto Stadium, but a young trio of strikers struggled with decision-making all night long, often taking too long to make pass-shoot decisions and sometimes not making decisions at all.
That's three games, three losses for Sounders FC 2 after they gave up three goals to the brand-new, Spurs-backed San Antonio FC.
The Sounders came out flat, and two individual mistakes led to fairly easy goals for San Antonio forward Jason Johnson within the first 10 minutes. First, Oniel Fisher failed to pick up Johnson as he made a run into the box in the 3rd minute, and Tyler Miller was easily beaten to the far post.
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has been forced into making a change to his roster days before the team plays Colombia.
According to a release from U.S. Soccer, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller has replaced Zack Steffen on the U.S. roster to play the CONMEBOL nation in a two-legged Olympic qualifying playoff, which will take place on Friday and March 29.
Seattle Sounders will be without Clint Dempsey during their bye week. The forward is going to be with Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States National Team as they prepare and play two matches against Guatemala. Seattle is among the 14 teams respecting this international break.
After returning from Southern California the Seattle Sounders focus is on Club America and the shift to their version of the 4-3-3. This means that while most teams focused on roster decisions at this point of preseason Sigi Schmid and his assistants are concentrating on the XI and 18 for a near must-win on Tuesday.