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MLS All-Stars edge Tottenham 2-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Wednesday worked out well for Major League Soccer and for the Seattle Sounders.MLS won its annual All-Star Game over Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, 2-1, before a sellout crowd of 18,671 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce...

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sports

Sounders get reinforcements

Evans returns to Sounders after CONCACAF Gold Cup duty

Date: 07/28/2015 | Sports

Impact wins as Sounders lose third straight game 1-0

For the third straight game, the Seattle Sounders headed into the final 10 minutes even at 0-0; and for the third straight game, they lost.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Sports

Schmid says Sounders need to support Pappa

TUKWILA — It has been more than a month since Marco Pappa started a game for the Seattle Sounders, so his unavailability again this week isn't a new lineup challenge.However, the reasons for this absence are new: arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, and...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Sports

Sounders' Pappa arrested on suspicion of DUI, speeding

Seattle Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence and speeding.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Sports

Doyle's late goal lifts Rapids to 1-0 win over Sounders

SEATTLE — Kevin Doyle could barely find his breath in his first month with the Colorado Rapids.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Sports

Sounders, Rapids both have different look for third meeting

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders are preparing to play the Colorado Rapids — as they did in April and again in June.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Sports

Sounders await chance to make move

Over the past few days, the Los Angeles Galaxy has welcomed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard into the lineup, signed Mexican national team star Giovani dos Santos and crept to within one point of the Seattle Sounders atop the MLS Western Conference standings.That's not a bad...

Date: 07/16/2015 | Sports

Sounders reassess tactics, personnel in goal drought

TUKWILA — Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid often says the loss of a starter is an opportunity for a reserve to show that he deserves more playing time.Over the past five games, the Sounders' attacking players haven't made a compelling case.Seattle has...

Date: 07/14/2015 | Sports

Fire scores in stoppage time to beat Sounders 1-0

BRIDGEVIEW, ILL. — For more than 90 minutes Saturday, the Seattle Sounders survived 15 shots and plenty of their own mistakes, and seemed on their way to picking up a point on the road.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Sports

Catching a break

Short-handed Sounders set to face three teams at bottom of MLS

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports

MLS teams get additional $500,000 to spend on players

NEW YORK — Each Major League Soccer team will receive $500,000 in additional money over the next five years to spend on players.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Sports

Mears' goal leads Sounders to 1-0 victory over D.C. United

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders played half the game without the only goalkeeper they’ve used since the start of the 2014 season.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Sports

Bradley replaces Dempsey as U.S. captain

CHICAGO — Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Sports

Sounders looking to snap skid

The Seattle Sounders darkest run came in October 2013 when the club lost four consecutive Major League Soccer matches.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Sports

Regretful Schmid

Sounders coach reiterates fault in actions following Open Cup loss

Date: 07/02/2015 | Sports

Friberg returns to the Sounders

Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg is back for a second act with Seattle Sounders FC.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Sports


Sounders collapse in the second half, lose to Portland 4-1

Date: 06/28/2015 | Sports

Heat could be factor for Sounders, Timbers

PORTLAND — Game notes prepared by the Portland Timbers’ media staff bill Sunday’s match with the Seattle Sounders as a renewal of “one of North American soccer’s longest and most heated rivalries.”

Date: 06/27/2015 | Sports

Dempsey banned from next six Open Cup matches

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been banned from U.S. Open Cup competition through at least the 2017 tournament.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Sports

Sounders out of gas

Philadelphia blanks short-handed Seattle 1-0

Date: 06/24/2015 | Sports

Weary Sounders back in action against Union

The Seattle Sounders might like to put memories of the U.S. Open Cup behind them, but the MLS schedule-makers haven't made it easy.On Wednesday, the Sounders will visit the Philadelphia Union; the team they beat in the 2014 Open Cup final. And on Sunday, they'll visit the...

Date: 06/24/2015 | Sports

Earthquakes best short-handed Sounders 2-0

SEATTLE — Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi’s first-half goal, and then scored in the second half to help the San Jose Earthquake beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday.

Date: 06/20/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Dempsey suspended 3 games for Open Cup confrontation

Major League Soccer has suspended Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey for three games, starting with the club’s Saturday home match against San Jose.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Sports

Martins out 3-6 weeks

Sounders lose one of their top scorers to a hip injury

Date: 06/18/2015 | Sports

Sounders may have lost more than an Open Cup game

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders stay in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup ended 120 minutes after it started.But the impacts of that 3-1 extra-time loss to the Portland Timbers on Tuesday could linger longer and influence much more than that one result.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Sports

Martins hurt in Sounders’ Open Cup loss

TUKWILA — Tuesday brought multiple doses of bad news for the Seattle Sounders, who were eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup after watching star forward Obafemi Martins wheeled off the field after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Sports

Sounders set to begin Open Cup defense

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders open a two-game, two-competition week Tuesday, when they begin defense of its U.S. Open Cup.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Sports

Sounders surge

Neagle, Martins, Gonzalez score after halftime, Seattle tops FC Dallas

Date: 06/13/2015 | Sports

Sounders playing hopscotch with roster

TUKWILA — Brad Evans has swapped his blue jersey from the United States national men's soccer team for the rave green of the Seattle Sounders.But midfielder Marco Pappa has put away his Sounders green for the light blue of the Guatemala national team.It's...

Date: 06/13/2015 | Sports

Forging a role

Rose becoming a regular in fourth season with Sounders

Date: 06/11/2015 | Sports

Sounders still miffed about controversial calls

TUKWILA — Two days did nothing to change the Seattle Sounders’ conviction that they were done wrong — twice — in their 1-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Sports

Seattle drops controversial 1-0 match to K.C.

There is the normal complaining about officiating after a loss, and then there is the absolute outrage that the Seattle Sounders seemed to feel Saturday after their hotly disputed 1-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Sounders, Sporting KC sequel will feel different

It has been only 14 days since the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City last met — but they’ve been good days.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Sounders set to face new-look Red Bulls

SEATTLE — The face of the New York Red Bulls changed over the offseason with the departures of Thierry Henry, Jamison Olave, Tim Cahill and coach Mike Petke.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Sports

Sounders top Rapids

Pappa scores lone goal in Seattle's 1-0 win over Colorado

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ teams play unwanted twin bill

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders are taking schedule congestion to a whole new level.

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

Sounders, Sporting Kansas City play to 0-0 tie

SEATTLE — Sporting Kansas City limped into Seattle on Saturday with a lineup dotted with injuries or just general fatigue from a midweek game played just three days earlier.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Sports

Sounders happy to be back home

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders are following their longest road stretch of the season with their busiest run of the season so far.The Sounders are back home after three straight games away and a run of five out of six matches away. Now, those numbers reverse. But some...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Sports

U.S. Open Cup draw pairs Sounders, Timbers

TUKWILA — Those who can't get enough of the Seattle-Portland soccer rivalry struck gold this week.On Thursday, the U.S. Open Cup fourth-round draw paired the MLS Sounders and Timbers in a match at 7:30 p.m. June 16 at Starfire Sports Stadium.Earlier in the...

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sports

Sounders playing keep away

Many of Seattle’s goals have been result of lengthy possessions

Date: 05/21/2015 | Sports

Marysville Pichuck boys soccer team practices with Sounders

TUKWILA — After practicing on a field right next to the one hosting a Seattle Sounders training session, the Marysville Pilchuck varsity, junior varsity and freshman boys soccer teams interacted with the pros, some even taking part in a post-practice accuracy contest with Sounders...

Date: 05/19/2015 | High Schools

Sounders’ Barrett named Player of the Week

Seattle Sounders forward Chad Barrett has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 11 of the 2015 MLS season.Barrett scored a pair of goals Saturday in the Sounders’ 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Sports

Sounders blank Whitecaps

Barrett scores two goals as Seattle beats Vancouver 2-0

Date: 05/16/2015 | Sports

Whitecaps want no part of favorites’ role over Sounders

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Seattle Sounders haven't beaten the Vancouver Whitecaps in their last five tries, and when they try again on Saturday at BC Place, they'll likely be without star forward Obafemi Martins.Still, the Whitecaps want no part of the favorites' role.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Martins has X-ray for undisclosed injury

TUKWILA — Obafemi Martins was held out of Seattle Sounders training Thursday while being examined for an undisclosed injury.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Sports

Two goals from Dempsey not enough as Sounders fall

Two goals from Clint Dempsey weren’t enough Saturday as Columbus Crew SC ended the Seattle Sounders’ three-game winning streak, 3-2.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Sports

A return home of sorts for three Sounders

The Seattle Sounders have more participants from the Columbus Crews' 2008 MLS Cup championship than the Crew does.That's not difficult, as Columbus has had total roster turnover since then. The longest-tenured current player came aboard in 2011.Meanwhile,...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat New York City FC

Martins scores 2 goals, Dempsey one in 3-1 victory

Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports

Manchester United, Club America to meet in Seattle

English Premier League giant Manchester United will meet reigning Liga MX champion Club America at CenturyLink Field this summer as part of the International Champions Cup North America.First kick is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 17. Ticket information has not been announced.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Sports

Dempsey's goal in 77th minute lifts Sounders to 1-0 win over Timbers

SEATTLE — When Clint Dempsey returned to Major League Soccer, his debut with Seattle came against Portland.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Sports

Sounders, Timbers ‘intense’ rivalry set for another round

The Seattle Sounders communications department spent much of the week asking players and coaches to describe the club's rivalry with the Portland Timbers in a single word.Almost without exception, the chosen word was ‘intense' — although coach Sigi Schmid put a...

Date: 04/26/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ pursuit of Morris takes next step

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders have made a written contract offer to national team forward Jordan Morris, although the move doesn't actually put the club nearer to signing the young star forward."The written contract offer is a formality," general manager...

Date: 04/25/2015 | Sports

MLS suspends Sounders’ Marshall

The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Thursday announced a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine against Seattle Sounders FC central defender Chad Marshall for what was ruled "a serious foul that endangered the safety of an opponent."

Date: 04/23/2015 | Sports

Sounders adjust defense against Rapids

TUKWILA — The Colorado Rapids shredded the Seattle Sounders FC defense in the first half Saturday, but were forced to mostly nibble around the edges in the second half.What kind of magical changes did the Sounders coaching staff conjure during halftime?Not...

Date: 04/22/2015 | Sports

Neagle joins the party

Neagle is the third Sounder to score a goal this season

Date: 04/19/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Rapids 3-1

Neagle, Martins lead Seattle to 5th straight win over Colorado

Date: 04/18/2015 | Sports

All eyes aimed at midfield as Sounders face Colorado

Eyes will be aimed at midfield Saturday when the Seattle Sounders visit the Colorado Rapids.This is expected to be the first match of the season when Seattle coach Sigi Schmid will have the option of starting what has projected as his first-choice midfield of Marco Pappa,...

Date: 04/18/2015 | Sports

MLS All-Stars to play Tottenham in Colorado on July 29

NEW YORK — Tottenham will play Major League Soccer’s All-Stars on July 29 at Commerce City, Colorado.

Date: 04/15/2015 | Sports

Galaxy snap 2-game scoreless streak, beat Sounders 1-0

The Seattle Sounders put 10 shots on goal Sunday against the Los Angeles Galaxy, and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo stopped every one.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Sports

Hall of Fame bound

Schmid, Keller elected to U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

Date: 04/08/2015 | Sports

Sounders ahead of last season’s pace

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders endured an embarrassing home loss to San Jose and survived a ravaged roster at Dallas.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Dynamo

Martins-Dempsey combine for lone goal in 1-0 win over Houston

Date: 04/04/2015 | Sports

Dynamo return as Western rival for Sounders

SEATTLE — After an absence of four seasons, the Houston Dynamo are back in the Western Conference.That's where, in 2009, they put an end to the Seattle Sounders' encouraging first season in Major League Soccer.Back then MLS expansion teams didn't have much...

Date: 04/04/2015 | Sports

Sounders release F Kenny Cooper

Indications are that forwards Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins will return to the Seattle Sounders' lineup Saturday against Houston.However, Kenny Cooper is gone for good.After missing four weeks of training with what was described as an "excused...

Date: 04/02/2015 | Sports

Motivated by doubt

Sounders' rookie Roldan has been 'overlooked' his whole life

Date: 04/02/2015 | Sports

Short-handed Sounders play 0-0 draw with FC Dallas

It seemed like a match that neither team could win; and in the end, neither team did.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Sports

Sounders face lineup decisions at dangerous Dallas

The Seattle Sounders have started the same lineup for the first two games of the Major League Soccer season.That will not be true of the third.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Sports

Fleet of foot

March to the match against Tijuana? Some Sounders had to run

Date: 03/26/2015 | Sports

Sounders' Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

CHICAGO — U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Sports

Friendly draw

Sounders earn 2-2 draw with Club Tijuana in friendly

Date: 03/24/2015 | Sports

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey out 2-3 weeks with hamstring injury

With Clint Dempsey getting called in by the US national team, the Sounders were expecting to be without their star forward for tonight's friendly against Club Tijuana and this weekend's game against Dallas. 

Date: 03/24/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Sounders play Tijuana, get taste of Mexican soccer

Club Tijuana will play the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday for a match that is part friendly, part trial run.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Sports

Sounders extend lease at CenturyLink until 2028

SEATTLE —The idea has always seemed far-fetched, but there has long been speculation and even the occasional media report that the Seattle Sounders might someday look to move into their own stadium.But the idea of a soccer-specific stadium in Seattle can now be put to...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Sports

Sounders extend lease at CenturyLink Field through 2028

While the idea has always seemed far-fetched, there has long been speculation that the Seattle Sounders could someday look to move into their own...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Earthquakes topple Sounders

Wondolowski leads San Jose to 3-2 win over Seattle

Date: 03/14/2015 | Sports

Encouraging signs

Sounders’ Evans adapting to new role as center back

Date: 03/14/2015 | Sports

Road to success

‘One stupid risk’ forged path for Sounders GM Lagerwey

Date: 03/12/2015 | Sports

Sounders win opener

Dempsey, Martins lead Seattle to 3-0 win over Revolution

Date: 03/08/2015 | Sports

One clear goal

Sounders begin season seeking elusive MLS Cup

Date: 03/08/2015 | Sports

Different defense

Mears, Evans lead new-look back line for Sounders

Date: 03/05/2015 | Sports

MLS and Players' Union agree to new CBA

Despite talk of a strike, it now looks like the 2015 Major League Soccer season will start on schedule. 

Date: 03/04/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Season start in doubt

Sounders prep for opener under cloud of possible work stoppage

Date: 03/04/2015 | Sports

Sounders return home to prepare for a season opener that may not happen

The Seattle Sounders were back home after two weeks training in Tucson, Arizona, and while the hope at Starfire Sports Complex was that they were preparing for a successful 2015 season, the unavoidable elephant in the room was the possible work stoppage that is threatening the start of...

Date: 03/03/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Sounders tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 in preseason finale

TUCSON, ARIZ. — The Seattle Sounders came from behind to tie Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in their final game of the Desert Diamond Cup.The 1-1 draw was the best result the Sounders had against another Major League Soccer team in its now-completed preseason.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports

Azira has impressed Sounders’ Schmid

TUCSON, Ariz. — With the Seattle Sounders down to a final training game Saturday, coach Sigi Schmid was asked which players have improved their position through five weeks of preseason."I think Micheal Azira has certainly helped himself with a good camp...

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ No. 3 keeper may start for S2

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Like a No. 3 NFL quarterback, a No. 3 MLS goalkeeper rarely appears in league games — nor even dresses for them.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Sports

Sounders fall 2-1 to Revolution in exhibition game

TUCSON — The Seattle Sounders lost a game it could have won Wednesday, and coach Sigi Schmid didn't like that.And the final goal in New England's 2-1 win came on a penalty kick following a call that the Sounders definitely didn't like.But Schmid still cast...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Sports

Revolution’s Okoli pushed for trade from Sounders

TUCSON, ARIZ. — The bond between the Seattle Sounders and homegrown player Sean Okoli of Federal Way was severed because Okoli wanted out.Last month, when Okoli was sent to the New England Revolution in a draft-day trade, it seemed the Sounders had simply calculated...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Mansaray has quite the weekend

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Victor Mansaray had quite a weekend.On Saturday, he scored his first goal with the Seattle Sounders first team.On Sunday, he celebrated his 18th birthday.But on Monday, he is scheduled to be back in class at Fife High School.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Sports

Sounders lose 3-2 to Sporting KC in exhibition

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Seattle Sounders came out with a new look Saturday, but it didn’t last long as they fell behind 2-0 at halftime on their way to a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City in the Desert Diamond Cup.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Sports

Kovar growing up fast as second-year Sounder

TUKWILA — You can tell that Seattle midfielder Aaron Kovar is growing up fast: On Saturday, he referred to Sounders rookies Darwin Jones and Cristian Roldan as “kids.”

Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports

Figure it out

A potential work stoppage would be disastrous for MLS

Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports

Dempsey believes preseason with Sounders will be helpful

TUKWILA — At this time last year, Clint Dempsey was an ocean away from his Seattle Sounders teammates, on loan to English club Fulham FC.This preseason is different, as on Friday he concluded his second day of preseason training with the Sounders. Next week, he will...

Date: 02/14/2015 | Sports

Tips finish strong in 6-0 win over Vancouver

EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips and Vancouver Giants illustrated the importance of being able to finish Friday night.Everett did, Vancouver didn't, and as a result a game that was fairly even territorially was a complete blowout on the scoreboard.Everett...

Date: 02/13/2015 | Sports

Long road to recovery

New book documents ex-Sounder Zakuani’s injury, recovery

Date: 02/12/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Evans says MLS players' ‘strike is immiment’

TUKWILA — Seattle Sounders captain Brad Evans is working to learn a new position for a season he may play a role in delaying or even cancelling.Evans has embraced his shift from midfield to central defense as something that could be good for the Sounders and for his...

Date: 02/11/2015 | Sports

Sounders' Alonso could miss at least the first two games of season

TUKWILA — Osvaldo Alonso may be the most irreplaceable player in Seattle Sounders history.But it looks like the club is going to have to find a replacement for the midfielder, at least at the start of the coming Major League Soccer season.Alonso underwent...

Date: 02/10/2015 | Sports

Sounders go back to work on back line

One year ago, goalkeeper Stefan Frei and central defender Chad Marshall were the new guys finding their way into the heart of the Seattle Sounders defense.

Date: 02/09/2015 | Sports

Bradley, Dempsey lead U.S. men to 2-0 victory over Panama

CARSON, Calif. — When Michael Bradley curled a corner kick over the Panama defense and into the net for a spectacular goal, Clint Dempsey was unsure exactly how it happened.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Sports

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