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Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"For the guys that put in all of that effort and all of that work – it stings a little bit. But it gives them some good incentive for the next game." -Brian Schmetzer

Match Data


Sporting Kansas City 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 2

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Venue: Children's Mercy Park

Referee: Drew Fisher

Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Jeffrey Greeson

Fourth Official: Dave Gantar

VAR: Geoff Gamble

Attendance: 18,508

Weather: 30 degrees and clear


SKC - Ille Sanchez (penalty) 34'

SEA - Will Bruin (Chad Marshall, Nicolás Lodeiro) 45'+3'

SEA - Cristian Roldan (Will Bruin, Alex Roldan) 73'

SKC - Graham Zusi (Jimmy Medranda) 78'


SEA - Jordan McCrary (caution) 24'

SEA - Cristian Roldan (caution) 44'

SKC - Roger Espinoza (caution) 53'

SEA - Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 85'

SKC - Jimmy Medranda (caution) 90'+7'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Jordan McCrary, Román Torres, Chad Marshall, Nouhou; Gustav Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Alex Roldan (Magnus Wolff Eikrem 88'), Nicolás Lodeiro - captain, Handwalla Bwana (Osvaldo Alonso 68'); Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem, Lamar Neagle, Henry Wingo

Total shots: 10 (Bruin, 4)

Shots on goal: 3 (Bruin, 2)

Fouls: 7 (Tolo / Svensson, 2)

Offside: 5 (Bruin, 3)

Corner-kicks: 0

Saves: 6 (Frei, 6)

Sporting Kansas City - Tim Melia; Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler - captain, Jimmy Medranda; Roger Espinoza, Ile Sánchez, Yohan Croizet (Cristian Lobato 74'); Johnny Russell (Gerso Fernandes), Khiry Shelton, Daniel Sallói

Substitutes not used: Adrián Zendejas, Seth Sinovic, Emiliano Amor, Jaylin Lindsey, Diego Rubio

Total shots: 11 (Three players, 2)

Shots on goal: 8 (Zusi / Sanchez, 2)

Fouls: 13 (Espinoza, 4)

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 3 (Russell, 2)

Saves: 1 (Melia, 1)

Post-Match Quotes

Seattle Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer

Thoughts on the match.

Will Bruin opens the scoring against Houston

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In his first game back from injury, Bruin finally found the net

It took until the 69th minute, but the Sounders finally notched the first goal of the match against the Dynamo when Cristian Roldan put in an inch-perfect cross that Will Bruin headed into the back of the net from close range.

Will Bruin scores the first goal of the match from an excellent Cristian Roldan cross pic.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders at Sporting KC, recap: First point earned in 2018

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Will Bruin and Cristian Roldan score in 2-2 draw.

Seattle Sounders waited until matchday four to score and to earn a point. They did it on the road against the best team in the Western Conference while a DP and two TAM players were unavailable. Brian Schmetzer had to count on youngsters Alex Roldan and Handwalla Bwana for vital minutes, but it was the core of the remaining team that earned the two goals and held on for the 2-2 lead.

Only 21 players available for selection

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Between injury, official suspension, and unofficial suspension, the roster remains depleted.

Brian Schmetzer should have a couple of his most important players back when the Seattle Sounders face the Montreal Impact on Saturday night (7 PM, JOEtv). Nicolas Lodeiro is fully healthy. Will Bruin is only listed as questionable, as is Henry Wingo.

Recap: Everyone feeling better?

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Scoring four at home, even against a questionable opponent, is a nice way to head into the MLS season.

SEATTLE — After a lackluster first half in which the Seattle Sounders dominated possession but had precious few genuine scoring opportunities, a 47th-minute goal from Will Bruin flipped the game on its head.

Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC

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Se vale repetir. Por segundo año consecutivo los Seattle Sounders FC obtienen el título de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al superar fácilmente al Houston Dynamo 3 0 en el partido de vuelta y 5 0 en el marcador global. Y la ciudad de Toronto es de nuevo el destino final para ... Seguir leyendo Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC →

Sounders toman control en Houston

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Fue una constante en esta temporada y la anterior. Los Sounders de Seattle casi nunca ganan fuera de casa. Este año solo lo lograron dos veces en 17 partidos. Un pobre récord de cara al primer encuentro contra el Houston Dynamo de visita en la Final de Conferencia Oeste de la MLS. En el BBVA ... Seguir leyendo Sounders toman control en Houston →

Clint Dempsey’s game-winner should be heard in Spanish

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Such a good goal.

SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey continued to show why he's one of the best big-game players in American soccer history, grabbing the game-winner and then adding an insurance goal in the Seattle Sounders' 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday.

The first goal was especially impressive, featuring some quality buildup and a classy finish.

Sounders at Minnesota United, recap: Early goals lead to easy win

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Seattle dominate Loons as unbeaten streak extends to seven games.

The goals are suddenly flowing and the Seattle Sounders are suddenly cruising. Clint Dempsey scored a pair, Jordan Morris ended a 10-game goal-less drought and Will Bruin added his eighth of the season as the Sounders beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Road point bolsters playoff position

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Seattle now unbeaten in last six matches

A slogging chess match for most of the game, the Seattle Sounders were given the opportunity to play 11 v. 10 for the final few minutes when Jelle Van Damme cleared through Nicolas Lodeiro. It was Van Damme's second yellow of the night. Seattle could not take advantage of the weakened LA Galaxy, though, and settled for a 0-0 draw.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Open Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The one stat that sticks out is we won 57.6% of our duels, so the guys battled and they worked hard and that's all I could ask for." -Brian Schmetzer


Seattle Sounders FC 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Venue: Avaya Stadium

Referee: Nima Saghafi

Assistants: Chris Elliott, Eric Ehrhardt

Fourth Official: Joseph Dickerson

Attendance: 13,442

Weather: Clear and 60 degrees


SJ - Shea Salinas 6'

SEA - Aaron Kovar 48'

SJ - Danny Hoesen (Jackson Yueill) 84'


SEA - FranciscoNarbón (ejection) 35'

SEA - Will Bruin (caution) 82'

SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 90'+2'


Seattle Sounders FC - Tyler Miller; Nouhou, Tony Alfaro, Samuel Rogers, Henry Wingo (Will Bruin HT); Joevin Jones, Ray Saari (Oniel Fisher 87'), Francisco Narbón, Aaron Kovar; Irvin Parra (David Olsen 90'), Harry Shipp

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Rodrigue Ele, Zach Mathers

Total shots: 4 (Shipp, 2)

Shots on goal: 2 (Kovar/Bruin, 1)

Fouls: 8 (Bruin, 2)

Offside: 1 (Parra, 1)

Corner-kicks: 2 (Kovar, 2)

Saves: 5 (Miller, 5)

San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Tarbell; Nick Lima, Andrés Imperiale, Kofi Sarkodie; Shea Salinas (Cordell Cato 90'+2'), Jackson Yueill, Aníbal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka (Danny Hoesen 77'), Kip Colvey; Tommy Thompson (Victor Bernárdez 90'), Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes not used: David Bingham, Matt Bersano, Shaun Francis, Thomas Janjigian

Total shots: 20 (Salinas/Thompson, 4)

Shots on goal: 7 (Salinas, 2)

Fouls: 13 (Imperiale/Godoy, 3)

Offside: 1 (Colvey, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Hyka, 5)

Saves: 1 (Tarbell, 1)



Overall thoughts on the game:

"Well, it's unfortunate that the guys worked extremely hard, going down a man—again—and being able to manufacture a goal and then giving up a second goal.

Will Bruin opens the scoring against Orlando

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A great pass by Lodeiro and an even better finish by Bruin

Wednesday's match between the Seattle Sounders and Orlando City was pretty even in the opening 20 minutes, but it was the home side that struck first at CenturyLink Field. Nicolas Lodeiro put in a killer ball from left midfield, and Will Bruin took advantage of a defensive slip by Jonathan Spector to grab the ball and fire it past Joe Bendik to make it 1-0 to Seattle in the 18th minute.

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders Final Score: Dynamo lose to Sounders 1-0 on Will Bruin goal

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Former Dynamo forward Will Bruin got the winner as Seattle picked up a 1-0 win over Houston.

Another road game, another road loss. The Dynamo fell on the road for the sixth time in seven tries as they dropped more points in Seattle late Sunday night, losing 1-0 to the Sounders on a 69th-minute Will Bruin header.

Sounders at Columbus Crew, recap: This is a bad road team

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Crew win 3-nil after goals by Higuain, Meram and Ola Kamara

In their past three road games, the Seattle Sounders lost all three with a -9 goal differential. Wednesday's loss was partially due to call-ups, injuries and a lineup gamble that failed. Columbus Crew SC exploited the spaces where Jordy Delem and Oniel Fisher played in scoring their first two goals, and then coasted to a 3-nil win.

Nos Audietis, Episode 251: Featuring Will Bruin

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We're dancing with the bear.

Just writing these words feels totally wrong: The Seattle Sounders are off to their worst-ever start. Yes, that means worse than 2010, 2011 and even 2016. It's not that the Sounders have played bad, per se, but the results simply haven't been there.

We tried to make sense of this start, discussed the recent news surrounding S2 and interviewed Will Bruin (who apparently lives in Ballard!

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC: Community player ratings form

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Who gets the blame for this disappointing home loss?

This whole thing is more fun when you get to give credit for all the great plays in a match that lead to a satisfying home win for the Seattle Sounders. Instead, we're stuck spreading the blame around in number form after a defeat to Toronto FC that was thoroughly frustrating.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

Seattle Sounders at Montreal Impact, recap: Something out of nothing

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Sounders create a miracle at the Big O and draw 2-2 in the 94th minute.

Will Bruin turned a nearly certain road loss into an incredible road draw. His goal in the 94th minute earned the Seattle Sounders their first point of 2016, securing a 2-2 draw. Seattle has yet to lead on the young year, has given up two goals before scoring in both games, and yet magic clearly exists.

Previewing Dynamo vs. Sounders with Sounder at Heart

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We spoke with Dave Clark at Sounder at Heart to talk Will Bruin, Nicolas Lodeiro, and what to expect from the Seattle Sounders this season.

It's game day (finally) and MLS is back in action! The Houston Dynamo are hoping to prove last season was a fluke as they look to avoid a fourth consecutive season where the club misses the playoffs.

Major League Soccer

Sounders should target these four strikers on free transfers

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Bargain shopping has never been so fun.

Garth Lagerwey loves a bargain. From pouncing on accomplished MLS players who may be undervalued after down years (Will Bruin, Harry Shipp, Waylon Francis) to mining the Chinese Super League for borderline international talent needing a new league (Gustav Svensson, Kim Kee-Hee), the Sounders General Manager uses every opportunity to stretch the team's dollars.

Major Link Soccer: The Roldans prepare for a homecoming

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The brothers return to familial roots in El Salvador, to face their first CCL away challenge.


Cristian and Alex Roldan are going to have somewhat of a homecoming experience on the Sounders' upcoming CCL trip to El Salvador.

The Roldan brothers (with the help of Will Bruin) also helped set expectations for the teams upcoming trip: its a mistake to take a CCL away match lightly.

Major Link Soccer: Save the Crew unveil open letter to MLS leadership

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Oba's still doing Oba things


These playoffs have illustrated Clint Dempsey's immense desire for a MLS cup, and regardless of how Seattle's cup defense ends, he'll keep things interesting.

This may sound familiar: a crucial Obafemi Martins' strike has lead his team to a lead in the first leg of China's FA Cup final.

Around The Forest: Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic named MLS player of the week

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News on USMNT John Brooks, Will Bruin, Cristiano Ronaldo and more!


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With six goals and an assist in May, Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic was named the MLS Player of the Month.

Houston Dynamo

Experienced approach helping Sounders' Will Bruin thrive in postseason

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When Will Bruin entered Major League Soccer in 2011, he was immediately thrust into the MLS Cup experience.

The 28-year-old forward played in back-to-back MLS Cups with the Houston Dynamo in 2011 and 2012, but he wasn't sure how to approach the championship contest.

"I was like ‘It's my first year, this isn't bad.

Sounders vs. Dynamo, recap: Will Bruin returns to score winner

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Cristian Roldan gets the assist as Sounders run home shutout streak to 337 minutes.

SEATTLE — As their struggles on the road only continue to get worse, the importance of every Seattle Sounders home game only seems to grow. After a disheartening loss in midweek to the Crew, the Sounders found themselves in another virtual must-win against the Houston Dynamo.

Will Bruin’s goal was just a little “sweeter” because it was against Houston

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When asked how he felt about scoring against his former club, he first pointed to the big smile on his face

Will Bruin was the goalscoring hero for the Sounders with his 69th minute header on Sunday evening against his only former professional club, the Houston Dynamo. Bruin, who spent the last six seasons in Houston, said that scoring against his former club only made his winning header that much "sweeter.

Once at each other's throats, Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin now sharing embraces

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Badger makes peace with bear.

Osvaldo Alonso has one red card over the last three seasons. It came in a match against the Houston Dynamo in which Alonso got himself ejected after literally going after Will Bruin's throat following a questionable tackle.

The two players are, of course, now teammates and it was interesting to see one of the first players to embrace Bruin after his equalizing goal on Saturday was none other than Alonso.

Dynamo make a tough-yet-correct decision in selling Will Bruin

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Why selling Will Bruin was the right move for the player and the club.

Longtime Houston Dynamo star Will Bruin — a player who has made over 170 appearances in orange and has scored exactly 50 goals — was traded to reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle on Friday in exchange for General and Targeted Allocation Money.

Wade Barrett should have been given the Dynamo’s managerial position

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Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.

The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.

Jordan Morris

Will Bruin, a wild card, allows Sounders to play multiple hands

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He loves his nicknames - Summer Soldier and Jax

TUKWILA, Wash. — Playing with a brace on his left arm is teaching Will Bruin some lessons about life, and how to use his body differently. The forward is left-handed, so things like brushing his teeth and hold-up play are impacted. Seattle Sounders FC will need to deal with a key player being limited for about two more weeks.

We finally get to see Brian Schmetzer use squad rotation

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With three games in eight days the Sounders will need to use their healthy, but not fully-fit players in a rotation.

During last year's miracle run to win MLS Cup, Brian Schmetzer's changes to the starting XI were nearly always due to player health. He rode the squad hard, and it paid off. Most changes this year are also due to player health.

The Rest

These guys want to win a first ring with Sounders

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About a third of the team doesn't have rings, and that's part of why the squad is still hungry for more.

TUKWILA, Wash. — About a third of the Seattle Sounders team that made it to MLS Cup 2017 are not repeating their visit; this is their first time making MLS Cup in rave green. Of the group of new players, only Will Bruin has made MLS Cup before.

Will Bruin opens scoring for Sounders at Minnesota

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Sounders forward started the attack and finished it perfectly in the 10th minute

The Seattle Sounders' first ever match against Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has been wide open, but the away side struck first in the 10th minute through Will Bruin. The Sounders forward kicked off the attacking sequence with a pass to Clint Dempsey, who held off the defense to put Bruin in on goal.

Alonso completes Seattle comeback with late equalizer

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With just minutes to go, captain Ozzie made it 3-3

Just minutes after Will Bruin made it 3-2, the Sounders charged down the pitch and continued their relentless attack. Nicolas Lodeiro curled the ball in from the right flank and Osvaldo Alonso headed it down and past Cody Cropper to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.

Will Bruin helps spark offense in first start of season

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Bringing Will Bruin in at lone forward seemed to unlock the Sounders' attacking potential.

Leading up to the Seattle Sounders' away match at LA Galaxy last weekend, questions about their attack were getting louder and more persistent after scoring two goals in three games. The Vancouver game was particular cause for distress as despite racking up a ton of shots, including a handful on goal, the Sounders only scored one goal—through substitute Will Bruin.

Curtin’s vision and more Union news, league moves, more

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