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The Seattle Sounders’ Cristian Roldan sneaks through three defenders on his way to the net against Sporting KC on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Resurgent Sounders thrash Sporting KC

Seattle wins 3-0 and has collected 16 points in its past seven contests to climb up the Western Conference standings.

 

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris crosses the ball while being defended against Minnesota United Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Roldan puts Sounders ahead for good in win over Minnesota

Raul Ruidiaz and Nicolas Lodeiro also scored goals for Seattle in a much-needed MLS win.

 

United States' Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro holds the trophy alongside teammates after defeating Mexico's Pumas to win the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Commentary: With CCL win, Sounders join soccer elite

The prestigious title and a berth in the FIFA World Cup put Seattle in the realm of world soccer royalty.

 

United States' Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second half of the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final against Mexico's Pumas, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders make history, become 1st MLS club to win CCL title

Seattle beats Mexico’s Pumas to win the prestigious tournament featuring teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

United States' Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second half of the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final against Mexico's Pumas, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Nicolas Freire of Mexico's Pumas, right, and Raul Ruidíaz of United States' Seattle Sounders fight for the ball during the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final, in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Sellout expected as Sounders host Pumas in CCL final

Seattle looks to add to its trophy case on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League Final at Lumen Field.

Nicolas Freire of Mexico's Pumas, right, and Raul Ruidíaz of United States' Seattle Sounders fight for the ball during the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final, in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Obed Vargas (73) pushes past Austin FC midfielders Alex Ring (8) and Ethan Finlay (13) during an MLS soccer match at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Sounders play Austin FC to 1-1 draw

Will Bruin scored Seattle’s goal in the 43rd minute.

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Obed Vargas (73) pushes past Austin FC midfielders Alex Ring (8) and Ethan Finlay (13) during an MLS soccer match at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
The Seattle Sounders’ Xavier Arreaga celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arreaga’s header lifts Sounders past Galaxy for 1st win

Seattle improved to 1-2 in a back-and-forth battle with Los Angeles.

The Seattle Sounders’ Xavier Arreaga celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Seattle Sounders’ Obed Vargas tries to beat a defender to the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

PHOTO GALLERY: Sounders beat Galaxy

Seattle picked up its first win of the season.

The Seattle Sounders’ Obed Vargas tries to beat a defender to the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Seattle Sounders’ Xavier Arreaga fights with Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar for the ball during the opening game of the 2022 season against Nashville SC on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sounders blanked by Nashville in opener

Aníbal Godoy’s goal in the 80th minute proved to be the difference maker.

The Seattle Sounders’ Xavier Arreaga fights with Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar for the ball during the opening game of the 2022 season against Nashville SC on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Seattle University's Hal Uderitz, a Snohomish High School graduate, competes during a game against Portland on Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo provided by Seattle U)

Snohomish grad hopes to earn contract with Sounders

Hal Uderitz was drafted in the third round by Seattle and aims to prove in preseason he’s deserving of a first-team contract.

Seattle University's Hal Uderitz, a Snohomish High School graduate, competes during a game against Portland on Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo provided by Seattle U)
Real Salt Lake players celebrate the team's win over the Seattle Sounders in a penalty-kick shootout in an MLS first-round playoff soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Real Salt Lake eliminates Sounders in penalty shootout

Seattle does not allow a shot on goal in regulation or OT, but its season ends with 6-5 loss on penalty kicks.

Real Salt Lake players celebrate the team's win over the Seattle Sounders in a penalty-kick shootout in an MLS first-round playoff soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders players, including Brad Smith, left, and Fredy Montero (12) surround forward Raul Ruidiaz (obscured) after Ruidiaz scored a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Seattle. The Sounders won 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders set record with season-opening 13-game unbeaten run

Seattle beats Houston 1-0 to eclipse the mark set by three other franchises.

Seattle Sounders players, including Brad Smith, left, and Fredy Montero (12) surround forward Raul Ruidiaz (obscured) after Ruidiaz scored a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Seattle. The Sounders won 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo (6) celebrates with forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) and midfielder Josh Atencio, right, after Paulo scored a goal against Minnesota United during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders thump Minnesota in season opener

Seattle welcomed back fans and the start of the MLS season with a 4-0 win on Friday night.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo (6) celebrates with forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) and midfielder Josh Atencio, right, after Paulo scored a goal against Minnesota United during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) dribbles past Los Angeles FC defender Tristan Blackmon during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders ready to open season after roster overhaul

Seattle’s team will look different, but the GM insists it’s not a rebuild after another run to the final.

Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) dribbles past Los Angeles FC defender Tristan Blackmon during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders' Jordan Morris, right, tries to advance the ball past Columbus Crew's Aidan Morris during the second half of the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Crew won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Sounders’ Morris loaned to Swansea City for rest of season

Morris has 41 goals 23 assists in 121 appearances for Seattle since signing with the club in 2016.

Seattle Sounders' Jordan Morris, right, tries to advance the ball past Columbus Crew's Aidan Morris during the second half of the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Crew won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris (13) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 1 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Sounders star Morris may leave team to play in Europe

The 26-year-old forward is reportedly in talks with Swansea City AFC.

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris (13) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 1 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan, left, tries to dribble past Columbus Crew's Lucas Zelarayan during the first half of the MLS Cup championship soccer match Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Sounders’ repeat bid falls short to Columbus in MLS Cup

Columbus scores twice in the first half and tacks on another in the second to win the MLS title.

Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan, left, tries to dribble past Columbus Crew's Lucas Zelarayan during the first half of the MLS Cup championship soccer match Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Seattle Sounders midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere (45) kicks a ball around during a practice session in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, before Saturday's MLS Cup against Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sounders seeking 3rd title in 5 years facing Crew in MLS Cup

Columbus will be without two key starters in Saturday’s match due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Ethan Dobbelaere (45) kicks a ball around during a practice session in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, before Saturday's MLS Cup against Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan (7) celebrates a Sounders goal late in the second half of an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match against Minnesota United, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

18 minutes of lunacy lifts Sounders to another MLS Cup final

Seattle’s epic rally to reach the league championship game won’t soon be forgotten.

Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan (7) celebrates a Sounders goal late in the second half of an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match against Minnesota United, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders' Shane O'Neill reacts after scoring against FC Dallas during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders beat FC Dallas, advance to Western Conference final

Shane O’Neill scores on a header early in the second half and Seattle hangs on for a 1-0 win.

Seattle Sounders' Shane O'Neill reacts after scoring against FC Dallas during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)