1:55 PM EST, Wed January 27, 2021
Sounder At Heart 34 mins ago
Sounders bolster depth with pair of re-signings

Sounders bolster depth with pair of re-signings

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Jimmy Medranda and Stef Cleveland will be back. The Seattle Sounders are bringing back Stefan Cleveland and Jimmy Medranda, they announced on Wednesday. Both were acquired via trades last year, but neither played prominent roles and initially had their contract options declined in December. Neither are likely to play huge roles in 2020, but will help bolster the team’s depth. “We are pleased to add two more pieces to our roster ahead of the 2021 season,” Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey said in a statement....
Sounder At Heart 55 mins ago
Seattle Sounders vs. 2020: End-of-season player ratings, #2

Seattle Sounders vs. 2020: End-of-season player ratings, #2

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart The new arrival at centerback played like he’d been here for years. #2 Yeimar Gómez Andrade Realio’s rating: 6.74 in 23 appearances Community rating: 6.78 Regular Season: 6.68 in 19 appearances — Playoffs: 7.00 in 4 appearances MOTM = 2 High = 8 Low = 5 Another first-year Sounder who came in under the radar but was fantastic in 2020. He put together one of the best defensive seasons I have ever rated for a centerback (#2 behind Chad Marshall 2015 – 6.97). Yeimar had only a single match under MLS average while turning in 16 above...
Sounder At Heart 58 mins ago
NWSL unveils 2021 key dates and Covid-19 safety protocols

NWSL unveils 2021 key dates and Covid-19 safety protocols

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Year will start with Challenge Cup in home markets. With preseason starting in five days, key dates for the 2021 NWSL season were announced today, along with revised Covid-19 safety and testing protocols and policies (PDF link), including guidance for players who might want to opt out of all or part of the season. Notably, the medical opt-out rules are more strict this year and are modeled after the WNBA’s policies for their 2020 bubble, requiring a team physician to review whether a player or someone in their household is at high risk of...
Sounder At Heart 3 hours ago
Major Link Soccer: Thomas Tuchel takes the helm at Chelsea

Major Link Soccer: Thomas Tuchel takes the helm at Chelsea

Photo by Maja Hitij/ MLS owners’ claims of hardship may be overblown; £1.7bn losses for top European teams due to Covid Puget Sound Seattle is one of 17 U.S. cities still under consideration to host matches. FIFA confirms timeline for FIFA World Cup 2026 venue selection process - FIFA.com The Huskies men’s soccer team has eight home games and seven road games on the schedule, playing each Pac-12 team twice in a home-and-home series as Washington defends its conference crown. Washington Men’s Soccer Sets 2021 Schedule - University of Washington...
Mount Royal Soccer 16 hours ago
Torres and Mejia Linked to Montreal

Torres and Mejia Linked to Montreal

Joaquin Torres in action for Newell’s OB in 2018. Nothing concrete yet but the rumour mill is speeding up... Montreal fans have been led to expect further new arrivals at their club prior to the new MLS season kicking off in April.Not surprisingly the already-spinning rumour mill has churned out a few names.Probably the most interesting so far involves speculation out of Argentina that Newell’s OB’s Joaquin Torres is on Olivier Renard’s radar.Torres is a left-footed, right-sided winger, the exact polar opposite of Lassi Lappalainen. Once the subject of a...
Sounder At Heart 19 hours ago
FIFA sets schedule for 2026 World Cup venue selection

FIFA sets schedule for 2026 World Cup venue selection

Mike Russell / Sounder at Heart Seattle is one of 17 U.S. cities still in the running to host games. With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic slowly coming within view, formal planning for the 2026 World Cup is also getting ready to restart. It has been more than a year since we’ve had anything like a formal update on the process, but FIFA is now getting ready to do virtual tours of the bid cities in February before starting in-person tours in July with the hope of selecting the final slate by the end of the year. “Bearing in mind the constantly changing circumstances...
Once A Metro 21 hours ago
Notting Bull: a targeted allocation romance

Notting Bull: a targeted allocation romance

Photo by AMA/Corbis via A sporting director has second thoughts and goes to unusual lengths to win back the playmaker of his dreams The Once A Metro Community Theatre Players are proud to present the exciting conclusion to our production of Notting Bull. EXT. CHAIN HOTEL – DAY The Red Bull van comes to a stop in front of the moderately priced chain hotel. KEVIN THELWELL jumps out. DENIS HAMLETT leans his head out the window. HAMLETT: Go! INT. CHAIN HOTEL LOBBY – DAY Thelwell sprints to the front desk. THELWELL: Excuse me, concierge, where is the Kaku press...
MLS Multiplex 21 hours ago

Inter Miami: Could new boss use Man United and Everton links to recruit?

Phil Neville is the man to lead Inter Miami into only their second-ever season in MLS this year. David Beckham has turned to his former Manchester United teammate to replace Diego Alonso and will be hoping his winter gamble pays off in 2021. He faces a tough task in adapting to a new culture and […] Inter Miami: Could new boss use Man United and Everton links to recruit? - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Front Row Soccer 22 hours ago
BENNY’S BACK: Feilhaber return to KC as assistant coach

BENNY’S BACK: Feilhaber return to KC as assistant coach

Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that longtime midfielder and MLS all-star Benny Feilhaber has returned as a member of the club's technical staff for the 2021 season.   Source: Front Row Soccer The post BENNY’S BACK: Feilhaber return to KC as assistant coach appeared first on Front Row Soccer.
Sounder At Heart Jan 26, 2021
Seattle Sounders vs. 2020: End-of-season player ratings, #4-#3

Seattle Sounders vs. 2020: End-of-season player ratings, #4-#3

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart One familiar face and one new one along Seattle’s spine — both came up big throughout the campaign. #4 Raúl Ruidíaz Realio’s rating: 6.64 in 22 appearances Community rating: 6.93 Regular Season: 6.61 in 18 appearances — Playoffs: 6.75 in 4 appearances MOTM = 2 High = 8 Low = 5 Seattle’s leading scorer Raúl Ruidíaz checks in at number 4 in the 2020 ratings; he had a strong season with 12 goals and four assists in 18 regular season appearances. His goals+assists per 90 minutes was nearly one, meaning he created a goal every time...
Once A Metro Jan 26, 2021
Report: Caden Clark close to pre-contract agreement with RB Leipzig

Report: Caden Clark close to pre-contract agreement with RB Leipzig

Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Minnesota-born youngster will remain with New York for 2021 season before transferring to Bundesliga side A new report from The Athletic yesterday has further confirmed New York Red Bulls attacking midfielder Caden Clark will complete a transfer to the sister club RB Leipzig of the German first division following the conclusion of the 2021 MLS season, marking the conclusion of a quick move up the ladder for the 17-year-old former Barcelona Arizona academy pupil since joining New York training camp on trial last spring. Clark will enter...
Sounder At Heart Jan 26, 2021
USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter appreciates how Sounders handled Jordan Morris’ loan

USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter appreciates how Sounders handled Jordan Morris’ loan

“I think it’s an example to a lot of clubs in MLS.” - Gregg Berhalter There is no getting around the reality that the Seattle Sounders are taking a short-term hit and long-term risk by allowing Jordan Morris to go on a six-month loan to Swansea City. But they are signing off on the loan because of a promise they made to Morris when the player spurned an offer from the Bundesliga’s Werder Bremen to sign with his hometown team back in 2016. The six-month loan not only handicaps the Sounders for at least half the season, but also carries the risk of injury. But the pitch...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 26, 2021
Deep Dive: Déiber Caicedo

Deep Dive: Déiber Caicedo

Photo by TF-Images/ It’s the best time of the year to be a Vancouver Whitecaps blogger. The time of year when I pre-write articles for players they are rumoured to sign so that I can put it out the second the signing is made official. I am fairly confident you will end up seeing this one since Marc Dos Santos was asked about Déiber Caicedo and gave a non-committal answer. Whenever Dos Santos is asked about a player he isn’t interested in signing he always flat out denies it but when he is interested he always turns into Johnny Tight Lips from the Simpsons. Career...
Sounder At Heart Jan 26, 2021
Major Link Soccer: Frank Lampard is out at Chelsea.

Major Link Soccer: Frank Lampard is out at Chelsea.

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Thomas Tuchel appears to be the new the boss. The former Dortmund and PSG boss will have his work cutout for him. Seattle Washington will play 15 games in total, including 13 against Pac-12 teams, beginning in late February and ending in April. Huskies Release 2021 Schedule - University of Washington Athletics SU to face regional non-conference schedule including a date at the University of Washington in March. Men's Soccer Announces Non-Conference Slate - Seattle University MLS/USL An attempt to see how the divisions would shake...

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