Morris scores in 88th minute, Sounders beat Crew 1-0
Date: 04/30/2016 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew each began their season among the usual suspects of Major League Soccer contenders, but both broke from the gate badly.Seven games in, Columbus hopes it has righted itself, while the Sounders are still searching.
Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — What the Seattle Sounders had in Colorado was a failure to communicate.In the first half of the 3-1 loss to the Rapids, the Sounders frustrated coach Sigi Schmid with their inability to see what was going wrong and then show the initiative to fix it.
Date: 04/28/2016 | Sports
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. The Seattle Sounders might have had good reason for losing their fourth game of the season Saturday.
Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Seattle Sounders forward Herculez Gomez returns Saturday to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, where he holds a permanent piece of history.On April 7, 2007, while playing with the Colorado Rapids, Gomez scored the first goal at the soccer-specific...
Date: 04/22/2016 | Sports
NEW YORK — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says St. Louis and Sacramento, California, are the leading candidates for the next round of expansion.Speaking with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday, Garber said “it’s fair to say they’re front-runners.”
Date: 04/21/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — Casual observers might take a look at the Major League Soccer standings and assume the Seattle Sounders have righted themselves.Yes, there was that unprecedented 0-3 start, but the club is 2-0-1 since and within four points their familiar spot among the...
Date: 04/18/2016 | Sports
Morris scores first career goal as Seattle beats Philadelphia 2-1
Date: 04/16/2016 | Sports
TALKING POINTSIt was the goal all Seattle had been waiting for. Jordan Morris finally scored his first goal in a Sounders uniform Saturday night, and it ended up being the game winner.Morris, the local product and much-hyped offseason addition,...
Date: 04/16/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
SOUNDERS (1-3-1, 4 points, 9th in Western Conference)Squad (4-3-3): Frei; Mears, Evans (c), Marshall, Remick; Alonso, Roldan, Dempsey; Anderson, Morris, Ivanschitz.Bench: Miller, Scott, J. Jones, Farfan, Kovar,...
Date: 04/16/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
SEATTLE — Osvaldo Alonso and Brad Evans came to Major League Soccer at different times and in different ways.But through the twists and turns, they are expected to arrive Saturday at the same place — their 200th MLS match — when the Seattle Sounders meet...
Date: 04/15/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — There was an unlikely addition to the Seattle Sounders injury list Wednesday, as coach Sigi Schmid watched training from a golf cart while a protective boot cushioned his left foot.After the session, he used crutches to walk over to meet the media and...
Date: 04/13/2016 | Sports
Sometimes change follows a loss so ugly that it makes change almost unavoidable.
Date: 04/10/2016 | Sports
After opening his Major League Soccer career with three straight starts, Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris filled a reserve role Saturday against the Montreal Impact.
Date: 04/05/2016 | Sports
TALKING POINTSThe Sounders are finally on the board.After starting the season with three straight losses for the first time in franchise history, Seattle finally got itself in the win column courtesy of a Clint Dempsey far-post header on a...
Date: 04/02/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
Dempsey's goal leads Sounders to 1-0 win over Impact
Date: 04/02/2016 | Sports
SOUNDERS (0-3-0)Squad (4-3-3): Frei; Mears, Evans (c), Marshall, Remick; Alonso, Roldan, Dempsey; Kovar, Valdez, Ivanschitz.Bench: Miller, Scott, Fisher, J. Jones, Morris, Anderson, Gomez.
Date: 04/02/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
Sigi Schmid will have most of his first-team roster available Saturday when his Seattle Sounders again aim for their first points of the season.But just because the coach has access to those familiar players doesn't mean he'll roll out a familiar lineup.Schmid is...
Date: 04/01/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders are off to a disappointing 0-3 start in Major League Soccer, but they are heartened that the long season ahead leaves all of their goals within reach.But when homegrown forward Jordan Morris returned to his club Thursday, he had no such...
Date: 03/31/2016 | Sports
The Sounders have used the international break as an opportunity to make a bit of splash, announcing Thursday the signing of former U.S. international forward Herculez Gomez.
Date: 03/24/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
TUKWILA — The first time Herculez Gomez was a Seattle Sounder, he was a 21-year-old still working toward a pro career.
Date: 03/24/2016 | Sports
CHICAGO — Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller has replaced injured Zack Steffen on the U.S. under-23 men’s roster for the Olympic qualifying playoff against Colombia.
Date: 03/23/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — One of the frustrations of soccer is that its punishment so often doesn't fit the crime.A team can be starting a dangerous attack that comes to a head-over-heels halt when a defender dumps an attacker at midfield. The punishment? The offense gets to put the...
Date: 03/22/2016 | Sports
Minutes after the Seattle Sounders fell to 0-3 for the first time in their Major League Soccer existence Saturday, coach Sigi Schmid delivered the sobering quote of the day."We've got to start getting results," he said, "or quite a few of us could be...
Date: 03/21/2016 | Sports
MIAMI — Clint Dempsey is expected to play his first game with the U.S. men’s national soccer team in nine months when the Americans play a World Cup qualifying match Friday in Guatemala.
Date: 03/21/2016 | Sports
TALKING POINTSThere's two main things to take away from this game, the micro picture and the macro picture.Let's start with the micro picture. This game's outcome was determined by penalty kicks. Vancouver was awarded two PKs, one in the 10th...
Date: 03/19/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders finds themselves in uncharted territory. For the first time in the franchise’s eight-year history the Sounders find themselves three games into the season and still seeking their first point.
Date: 03/19/2016 | Sports
SOUNDERS (0-2-0)Squad (4-3-3): Frei; Mears, Scott (c), Marshall, Jones; Alonso, Roldan, Ivanschitz; Morris, Valdez, Dempsey.Bench: Remick, Miller, Fisher, Alfaro, Sturgis, Kovar, Anderson.
Date: 03/19/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
After two weekends, it looks like a tornado has torn through the Major League Soccer standings, leaving teams strewn across the standings in seemingly random ways.Columbus and Portland — who met in the MLS final in December — are a combined 1-3. San Jose, New...
Date: 03/18/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps have fewer wins and more missing players than they would have hoped at this point in the season.
Date: 03/17/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders’ leading goal-scorer is defensive midfielder Osvaldo Alonso.He’s also their only goal-scorer, as the team has managed just one goal over its first two Major League Soccer matches.
Date: 03/14/2016 | Sports
Sunday was supposed to be my debut covering Seattle Sounders FC, as the team opened its 2016 MLS season against Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field. Alas, I came down with the flu Friday morning and am not yet back to full health -- it's been a rough week physically, adding in the...
Date: 03/06/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
Sporting Kansas City defeats Seattle 1-0 in first game of MLS season
Date: 03/06/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — Jordan Morris was ready to pay his dues.The young forward chose to begin his professional career with hometown Seattle knowing full well that the Sounders had three international-quality designated players at his position: Clint Dempsey, Nelson Valdez and...
Date: 03/05/2016 | Sports
One of the welcome things about the Seattle Sounders opening a new season Sunday is that the previous season drifts further into the past.
Date: 03/04/2016 | Sports
Club America wins 3-1 in CONCACAF Champions League semis
Date: 03/02/2016 | Sports
Home fields are almost an advantage, but some more than others.On Wednesday, the Seattle Sounders will enter one of the most imposing stadiums in all of CONCACAF: Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, home to Club America.
Date: 03/01/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — The 10 Seattle Sounders who joined the club through the 2008 expansion draft dwindled over the years until last season it was down to just captain Brad Evans.
Date: 02/27/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders have completed the transfer of forward Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League for an undisclosed sum.
Date: 02/25/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey’s flashy goal-scoring debut to 2016 could not overcome a pair of defensive breakdowns by the Seattle Sounders.
Date: 02/23/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders play their first real game of 2016 Tuesday night when they host Mexico’s Club America in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.However, the Sounders’ biggest ordeal of the preseason still hasn’t been resolved.
Date: 02/22/2016 | Sports
My vacation is over, and my first assignment upon coming back was Seattle Sounders FC's media day Monday at CenturyLink Field.The big news surrounding the Sounders in advance of the 2016 season -- the team's first real game is Tuesday night when Seattle hosts Mexico's Club...
Date: 02/22/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
TUKWILA — Adrian Hanauer is heading into his first full season as majority owner of the Seattle Sounders, but he says it doesn't feel much different from his days as minority owner and general manager."Still stomach aches heading in the season, like every...
Date: 02/21/2016 | Sports
Seattle Sounders goals leader Obafemi Martins tweeted a goodbye to the club's fans Wednesday.Martins confirmed his departure for Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC of China and expressed his appreciation to Sounders supporters, teammates and coaches "for the memories that...
Date: 02/17/2016 | Sports
Sounders confirm Shanghai Shenhua's interest in Seattle forward
Date: 02/14/2016 | Sports
After just two days back in the Northwest, the Seattle Sounders head out again Saturday for the next phase of preseason training, this time in Southern California.
Date: 02/12/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Seattle Sounders bid a ragged goodbye to Tucson on Tuesday.After 10 days in the desert, and just one day from home, the Sounders concluded their Desert Friendlies with a loss to Celaya FC of the Mexican second division.It was the...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, ARIZ. — Homegrown forward Jordan Morris is fitting in as a Seattle Sounder a little more each day.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Seattle Sounders' second friendly of the preseason was eerily like the first.The Sounders lost both games 2-1 — in this case to the Portland Timbers. Once again, all goals come in the second half. In both games, it was Darwin Jones who...
Date: 02/06/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Portland Timbers will play in training tops rather than their official game jerseys Saturday when they meet the Seattle Sounders in a Tucson Desert Friendly.That means the Sounders won't have to face a Timbers team wearing a star above its crest...
Date: 02/05/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, Ariz. — Pele wore a New York Cosmos crest. So did Giorgio Chinaglia. So did Franz Beckenbauer.And so did Seattle Sounders centerback Jimmy Ockford.And just because Ockford wore it in a different era, far from the bright lights and big crowds of the...
Date: 02/04/2016 | Sports
TUCSON, ARIZ. — The Seattle Sounders opened their preseason Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.But the more important numbers were 4-3-3 — the much-discussed formation the club took public for the first time."I thought it was...
Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps have enough early training-camp issues that they've decided to extend their season-opening friendly to 135 minutes.The clubs have agreed to play three 45-minute periods in their first Desert Friendly, scheduled for 4 p.m.
Date: 02/02/2016 | Sports
Why are the Seattle Sounders thinking of shifting to a 4-3-3 formation this season?Because a 4-2-4 would probably be too extreme.
Date: 02/01/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders ended the first phase of preseason camp Wednesday with their fourth training session at Starfire Sports Complex.On Thursday, they fly to Arizona for two weeks of desert training, including the first three friendlies.
Date: 01/27/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — For everything on the Seattle Sounders' offseason shopping list, there was only one hole in the projected starting 11 that cried out for mending.That was at left back, and the club believes it patched that potential problem on Jan. 14 by acquiring speedy...
Date: 01/26/2016 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders spent much of the offseason living up to their stated goal of becoming a younger and more athletic team.Out went players such as 34-year-old Troy Perkins, 33-year-old Gonzalo Pineda and 30-year-old Chad Barrett. In came younger guys such...
Date: 01/22/2016 | Sports
A few minutes ago the Sounders sent out the following tweet:Welcome Home. pic.twitter.com/5cY6rRUsEK
Date: 01/21/2016 | Seattle Sidelines
The Seattle Sounders have called a press conference to share a "significant club announcement" at 11 a.m. Thursday.The team gave no indication of the topic, but it is widely assumed to be the official welcome for U.S. national team forward Jordan Morris. The...
Date: 01/20/2016 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders added two more college players on Tuesday. But the final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft were no match for news from across the Atlantic that forward Jordan Morris, who has seven caps with the U.S. national team, has decided to begin is professional career in the...
Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports
U.S. Soccer announced Monday that Sounders defender Brad Evans has been added to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for its annual January camp in Carson, California.The first training camp of 2016 runs until Feb. 6.
Date: 01/18/2016 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders traded their top pick in the MLS SuperDraft to the Chicago Fire for left back Joevin Jones. And with that move, general manager Garth Lagerwey believes the club filled the final major hole in its roster heading into the new season."You'll see us...
Date: 01/14/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders announced Thursday the signing of midfielder Jordan Schweitzer as a homegrown player. Schweitzer, 21, attended Jackson High School, Sounders FC Academy and the University of Denver. "He is a central midfielder who understands the...
Date: 01/07/2016 | Sports
CHICAGO — Seattle Sounders Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans were among the veteran players left off coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s training camp roster ahead of exhibition games against Iceland and Canada.
Date: 01/06/2016 | Sports
Sounders FC Academy alum Jordan Morris will forgo his senior season at Stanford to begin his professional career.
Date: 01/05/2016 | Sports
SEATTLE — For the eighth time in their eight Major League Soccer seasons, the Seattle Sounders will open at home.This time it will be Sporting Kansas City visiting CenturyLink Field at 4 p.m. March 6 for one of 10 matches on the league's opening day. The Seattle-SKC...
Date: 12/22/2015 | Sports
NEW YORK — Major League Soccer’s 2016 season will begin with the New York Red Bulls playing host to Toronto on March 6.
Date: 12/22/2015 | Sports
Lionel Messi and two-time world champion Argentina will play at CenturyLink Field in June as part of 2016 Copa America Centenario.Argentina will appear in the second of two group-stage matches scheduled for Seattle, June 4 and 14. A June 16 quarterfinal match...
Date: 12/17/2015 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders have traded midfielder Marco Pappa to the Colorado Rapids for allocation money.
Date: 12/15/2015 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders passed in the first phase of the Major League Soccer re-entry draft Friday, but there were indications of other moves to come.
Date: 12/11/2015 | Sports
NEW YORK — Major League Soccer is allowing teams to spend $37 million more on player salaries in the next two seasons in an effort to improve talent.
Date: 12/09/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Seattle Sounders FC traded Lamar Neagle away from his hometown team on Monday, the first day that the Major League Soccer offseason trade window opened.
Date: 12/07/2015 | Sports
Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth won the MLS Goal of the Year award, and Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey won the Save of the Year award. The awards announced Thursday were decided by votes on Major League Soccer’s official website.
Date: 12/03/2015 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders declined options on nine players Wednesday, including defenders Zach Scott and Leo Gonzalez, who have been with the club since its 2009 entry into Major League Soccer.
Date: 12/02/2015 | Sports
Forward/midfielder Lamar Neagle of Federal Way is on the verge of being traded from his hometown Seattle Sounders to D.C. United, the Washington Post reported Monday.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Sports
NEW YORK — Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco has been voted Major League Soccer’s Newcomer of the Year.The 28-year-old forward joined the team in January from Juventus and was ineligible for Rookie of the Year consideration because of his previous professional experience.
Date: 11/23/2015 | Sports
Obafemi Martins was named the Seattle Sounders’ most valuable player for 2015 after leading the team with 15 goals.Martins also received the honor in 2014.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Copa America is coming not only to the United States for the first time, but to Puget Sound.CenturyLink Field was announced Thursday as one of 10 U.S. stadiums that will play host to 2016 Copa America Centenario, the centennial edition of the championship of South American soccer.
Date: 11/19/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Sigi Schmid will remain coach of the Seattle Sounders, but there has been a change in ownership.
Date: 11/13/2015 | Sports
FC Dallas wins PK shootout 4-2 to end Seattle's season
Date: 11/08/2015 | Sports
FRISCO, TEXAS — If the Seattle Sounders lose 1-0 to FC Dallas on Sunday they will be eliminated from the Major League Soccer playoffs; but if they lose 3-2 they will advance to the Western Conference finals.All right, come up with a game plan for that.
Date: 11/07/2015 | Sports
When the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas resolve their Western Conference semifinal series on Sunday, it will not only be a battle of teams, but of generations.
Date: 11/06/2015 | Sports
CHICAGO — Seattle forward Clint Dempsey was left off the U.S. roster for its opening qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, but U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann included a pair of players who could make their national team debuts: Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe and New York Red Bulls defender...
Date: 11/06/2015 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders' performance in Texas on Sunday will determine whether their 2015 playoff run continues or ends.It also could go a long way toward determining the makeup of the 2016 team.The resolution of the Western Conference semifinal with...
Date: 11/03/2015 | Sports
Seattle wins 2-1 in first leg of Western Conference semifinal
Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports
Aggressiveness has paid off better than caution for the Seattle Sounders over the last couple of weeks.Two weeks ago, the Sounders came out intent on absorbing pressure and countering it, and emerged only with a 1-1 draw at Houston.
Date: 10/31/2015 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders were doubly interested observers Thursday when the Portland Timbers faced Sporting Kansas City in an MLS Western Conference play-in game.
Date: 10/30/2015 | Sports
Seattle beats Galaxy 3-2 in knockout round of MLS Cup playoffs
Date: 10/28/2015 | Sports
Sounders hope for different ending against road-weary Galaxy
Date: 10/27/2015 | Sports
TUKWILA — Six times the Seattle Sounders have gone into the Major League Soccer postseason, and three times the Los Angeles Galaxy knocked them out.Now, with a seventh trip into the playoffs about to begin, the Sounders find the Galaxy once more standing in their way,...
Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports
The Seattle Sounders head into the final day of this Major League Soccer regular season with their postseason fate still to be determined.The Sounders have never missed the playoffs — a run of six straight seasons — and the chance of stretching that to seven...
Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports
TUKWILA — Seattle Sounders broadcaster Ross Fletcher was at Starfire Sports Complex on Friday, watching the team train, as he often does.The difference this time is that Fletcher was researching for what could be his final broadcast after four seasons as the club’s play-by-play voice.
Date: 10/23/2015 | Sports
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders know they'll make the playoffs if they beat Real Salt Lake on Sunday.But depending on other events around the closely clustered Western Conference, the Sounders could also advance into the postseason with a draw or even a loss.
Date: 10/20/2015 | Sports
HOUSTON — The Seattle Sounders’ playoff fate will go down to the final day of this Major League Soccer season.
Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports