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Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco wins MLS Newcomer of Year award

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

Martins repeats as Sounders’ MVP

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

Copa America coming to Seattle

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

Sounders’ coach returns, ownership changes

SEATTLE — Sigi Schmid will remain coach of the Seattle Sounders, but there has been a change in ownership.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Sports

Sounders eliminated

FC Dallas wins PK shootout 4-2 to end Seattle's season

Date: 11/08/2015 | Sports

Sounders avoid tie-breaking scenarios with victory over FC Dallas

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

Sounders-FC Dallas a battle of the ages

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

Sounders’ Dempsey dropped for U.S. World Cup qualifiers

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

Playoff boost

Midseason signings have propelled Sounders in postseason

Date: 11/04/2015 | Sports

Playoff result could shape 2016 Sounders

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

Sounders beat FC Dallas

Seattle wins 2-1 in first leg of Western Conference semifinal

Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports

Sounders looking for balance entering semis

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

Sounders set for top seed FC Dallas

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

Sounders advance

Seattle beats Galaxy 3-2 in knockout round of MLS Cup playoffs

Date: 10/28/2015 | Sports

Rewrite the script

Sounders hope for different ending against road-weary Galaxy

Date: 10/27/2015 | Sports

MLS playoffs: Galaxy in Sounders way — again

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

Playoff bound

Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 3-1; play Galaxy in playoffs

Date: 10/25/2015 | Sports

Final day: Sounders aim to control own playoff destiny

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

Sounders to part ways with broadcaster Fletcher

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

Sounders’ playoff fate up in air

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

Sounders eliminate Dynamo, but fail to clinch playoff berth with 1-1 draw

HOUSTON — The Seattle Sounders’ playoff fate will go down to the final day of this Major League Soccer season.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports

Sounders face Houston on doorstep of playoffs

HOUSTON — The Seattle Sounders could have clinched a playoff spot two weeks ago if three separate results had played out in a certain way.They didn’t.The Sounders also could have gotten in Friday, if Sporting Kansas City had beaten the San Jose Earthquakes.They didn’t.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Marshall says he’s ready to return

HOUSTON — Seattle defender Chad Marshall had plenty of time to think while lying on the ground at Sounders FC training and then in the back of an ambulance, his neck in a brace.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Sports

Big weekend for Sounders’ Schmid, Barrett

TUKWILA — It was an exceptionally enjoyable weekend for a couple of Seattle Sounders.On Saturday, coach Sigi Schmid was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Sports

Barrett scores in stoppage time, Sounders tie Galaxy 1-1

SEATTLE — Less than an hour before game time, Chad Barrett was sitting in the CenturyLink Field press box, finishing a Coke and about to start into dinner.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports

Sounders have 2009 flavor for 2015 stretch run

There will be shades of Seattle’s 2009 expansion season before and during the match Sunday, when the Sounders play host to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Sports

Schmid, Keller to enter National Soccer Hall of Fame together

TUKWILA — The careers of Sounders coach Sigi Schmid and former Sounder goalkeeper Kasey Keller have crossed for decades, and they will cross once more Saturday when both will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seattle."I played...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Sports

Sounders' Marshall taken from practice by ambulance

Seattle Sounders central defender Chad Marshall was taken from Starfire Sports Complex by ambulance Wednesday after suffering an undetermined injury during training."He fell, hit his head, we're obviously taking all the precautions," coach Sigi Schmid...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports

Sounders tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1, remain tied for 4th place

The Seattle Sounders were about 10 minutes away from moving back to the top of the hill in Major League Soccer.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Surging Sounders take on Sporting Kansas City

Major League Soccer doles out its rewards for playoff seeding in twos.The first two finishers in each conference get first-round byes. The third and fourth seeds get home-field advantage in the single-elimination play-in round. And the fifth and sixth finishers at least get...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Sports

Neagle, Barrett step up for Seattle in victory

TUKWILA — Over a nine-game stretch of from June 20 to Aug. 11, the Seattle Sounders looked to Lamar Neagle and Chad Barrett to shoulder more of the goal-scoring load.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Vancouver 3-0, advance to CCL quarterfinals

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders survived the Group of Death.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Sports

Sounders face must-win in Champions League

The Seattle Sounders have at least the gift of clarity Wednesday, when the Vancouver Whitecaps visit CenturyLink Field.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Whitecaps 3-0 to take Cascadia Cup title

VANCOUVER, B.C. The Seattle Sounders won the Cascadia Cup on Saturday – and the chance to start thinking again about other Cups that could lie ahead.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Torres likely out 6-9 months with knee injury

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders' bad news from Monday got worse Tuesday, and there's a chance it could turn darker still.A day after the club confirmed that centerback Roman Torres had been lost for the season with a knee injury, general manager Garth Lagerwey confirmed...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ Torres has season-ending knee injury

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders’ dream lineup combining their three designated players along with a couple of midseason international signings won’t come together in 2015.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Sports

Sounders battle Earthquakes to 1-1 draw

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — If ever there were a game of give and take, the Seattle Sounders played one Saturday.Seattle opened with one of its fullest, healthiest rosters in months. But that changed over the first hour of play against the San Jose Earthquakes, as three...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports

Sounders to pay first visit to San Jose’s new stadium

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — The Seattle Sounders will get their first look at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, and they’re willing to take their chances that they’ll like it more than the San Jose Earthquakes’ previous homes.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ coach Schmid still out with health issue

TUKWILA — Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid remained away from the club's training session Tuesday, three days after missing the MLS match with Toronto due to an undisclosed illness."There are medical privacy issues around this stuff when it's...

Date: 09/08/2015 | Sports

Martins, Dempsey lead Sounders to 2-1 win over Toronto

SEATTLE — Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey reconnected at a time the Seattle Sounders need all the points in the standings they can get.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Sports

Stars about to align for the Sounders

It’s sort of like getting really cool new toys, but with assembly required: The fun part might demand some work and patience.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Sports

Sounders’ quest: Earn 13 points in seven games

TUKWILA — In the thick of a playoff race, the Seattle Sounders have 21 more points available to them in this regular season, and naturally they want them all.However, coach Sigi Schmid said a lower number — 13 — should assure the team’s annual goal of making the postseason.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

Sounders deal with significant international issues

TUKWILA — Soccer is known as the world’s sport, and the Seattle Sounders has seldom been more aware of that than now.The issues go far beyond their Canadian opponent this weekend: Toronto FC — although the Reds have significant international issues of their own.

Date: 09/02/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Timbers

Martins, Evans score in 2-1 victory before a crowd of 64,358

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

Olimpia tops Sounders 1-0 in CONCACAF play

The Seattle Sounders lost their first 2015 CONCACAF Champions League match Wednesday, and they lost control of their own destiny as well.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Sports

Sounders don't look forward to white-knuckle landing in Tegucigalpa

TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders' flight home from their weekend 2-0 loss in Utah might have seemed long.But their current trip actually is long — more than 3,000 miles concluding Tuesday with a white-knuckle landing at one of the world's most dangerous airports:...

Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports

Real Salt Lake beats Sounders 2-0

SANDY, Utah — The Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake had a lot on the line Saturday when they took the pitch at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports

Sounders set to face struggling Real Salt Lake

SANDY, Utah — This is usually the time of year when Real Salt Lake is trying to add points for a run at the Supporters' Shield or a higher finish in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.This season is different. For the first time in eight seasons, the question for...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Sports

Sounders beat Olimpia 2-1 in CONCACAF Champions League match

SEATTLE — Brad Evans converted a penalty kick 6 1/2 minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 comeback victory over Olimpia of Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Pappa cleared to rejoin Sounders after complying with MLS program

SEATTLE — Midfielder Marco Pappa has been cleared to rejoin the Seattle Sounders after complying with Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program following his arrest for investigation of driving under the influence.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Rookie Fisher impresses Sounders coach Schmid

TUKWILA — With stars such as Obafemi Martins, Nelson Valdez and Roman Torres all appearing in the Seattle Sounders’ first 11 on Sunday, it was easy to overlook the rookie penciled in at left back.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Sports

Sounders snap 5-game losing streak

Martins scores two goals as Seattle beats Orlando City 4-0

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Sounders could introduce 3 new players against Orlando

The Seattle Sounders could introduce three new players to their lineup Sunday, while also welcoming back Obafemi Martins from a two-month absence, all as Brad Evans reorients himself to another new position.That's a lot of moving parts for a team heading into the final 10...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Another addition

Sounders add Panamanian center back Torres for stretch run

Date: 08/12/2015 | Sports

Barrett injured as Sounders fall 3-1 to Galaxy

During this summer swoon, the Seattle Sounders have lost players during games, during training and due to off-field incidents.On Sunday, they lost one during a goal celebration.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports

Stars will be shine at Galaxy-Sounders

This is the kind of matchup Major League Soccer had in mind when it created the designated player rule: the Los Angeles Galaxy featuring Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos against the Seattle Sounders with Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and newly signed Nelson...

Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports

Roster shuffle continues

Sounders add to attack, sign Paraguayan striker Valdez

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports

Sounders, Whitecaps draw

Neagles scores in 72nd minute in CONCACAF opener

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sports

Sounders add Austrian midfielder Ivanschitz

The Seattle Sounders must wait for the availability of their newest player and several others, but their increasingly busy schedule won't.Seattle on Tuesday announced the signing of 31-year-old Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz. However, he isn't expected to arrive in...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sports

Sounders didn’t like Whitecaps’ celebration

TUKWILA — For the most part, the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps have had a good-natured little rivalry — at least compared to the intensity of the Sounders’ meetings with the Portland Timbers.But that might be changing.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Sports

Scoreless streak continues as Sounders lose 3-0 to Whitecaps

SEATTLE —The look of the Seattle Sounders’ lineup improved considerably Saturday, but the result on the scoreboard did not.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports

Sounders excited to turn page into August

TUKWILA — Saturday marks not only a new day for the Seattle Sounders, but a new month.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports

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

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