7:51 AM EST, Fri February 03, 2023
Sounder At Heart 13 hours ago
Tacoma Defiance send Juan Alvarez on loan to Austria and add a trio of players

Tacoma Defiance send Juan Alvarez on loan to Austria and add a trio of players

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Juan Alvarez joins FCPS on loan while Defiance add two draft picks and a veteran midfielder for 2023. Tacoma Defiance announced a handful of roster moves Wednesday and Thursday. First, on Wednesday, the team announced that they have loaned midfielder Juan Alvarez to FZ Pinzgau Saalfelden — the Austrian third-division club where Sota Kitahara and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez spent time on loan in 2021 — for the remainder of their season, and exercised midfielder Fito Ovalle’s option for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season. Alvarez, 18, made 23...
Sounder At Heart 17 hours ago
Sounders valued at $660M, 9% less than 2022

Sounders valued at $660M, 9% less than 2022

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Forbes appears to have attempted some recalibration. For the first time since various publications started attempting to place valuations on MLS teams, the Seattle Sounders saw a decline. Forbes’ $660 million valuation of the Sounders is about 9% less than Sportico’s estimation in 2022. It’s also less than a real-world valuation that put the Sounders at $680 million just last year. Only four teams saw their valuations drop by a larger percentage and only the Chicago Fire ($95 million) went down by a larger amount. The Sounders are...
Sounder At Heart 19 hours ago
Seven OL Reign players called in ahead of 2023 SheBelieves Cup

Seven OL Reign players called in ahead of 2023 SheBelieves Cup

EM Dash-USA TODAY Sports Last chance for players to impress their national teams before the World Cup. Seven OL Reign players were named to rosters for national team camps ahead of the upcoming SheBelieves Cup. The USWNT, Canada, Brazil and Japan will face off later this month in the 8th edition of the tournament. Forward Jordyn Huitema and midfielder Quinn were called in for a pre-tournament camp by Canada head coach Bev Priestman. Players who are not currently in season will report for a short camp starting on Feb. 8, ahead of the official start of the international...
Dave Clark / Sounder At Heart 20 hours ago
Sounders are underdogs against Al Ahly, which is perfect

Sounders are underdogs against Al Ahly, which is perfect

Ahly’s players celebrate with the trophy of the Egyptian Super Cup after winning over Zamalek at the Hazza bin Zayed stadium in al-Ain on October 28, 2022 | Photo by RYAN LIM/AFP via Ahly are absolute giants, and when Seattle faces giants they topple them. Facing off against Al Ahly in the Club World Cup Saturday (9 AM PT, FOX 13+/FS2/FOX Deportes) is a huge match for the Seattle Sounders. For many reasons it could be a one-and-done for the first MLS side to play in the Club World Cup. The first of those reasons being, well, that they’re first. The second is that...
Sounder At Heart 21 hours ago
Major Link Soccer: Vlatko announced the USWNT roster for the SheBelieves Cup

Major Link Soccer: Vlatko announced the USWNT roster for the SheBelieves Cup

Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe lead the team. Seattle If MLS wants to play against the best they need to give teams the ability to compete. Sounders face an impossible task in Morocco A Major League Soccer team’s first-ever FIFA Club World Cup match arrives Saturday in Morocco, as Seattle Sounders FC encounter Round One winner Al Ahly – and a semifinal berth vs. Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid is on the line. Seattle Sounders vs. Al Ahly: How to watch & stream, preview of Club World Cup game | MLSSoccer.com MLS Six games a week will be...
birminghammail 22 hours ago
Confirmed: Wolves complete transfer after Premier League deadline

Confirmed: Wolves complete transfer after Premier League deadline

Wolves have now announced Yerson Mosquera's move to MLS club FC Cincinnati
Waking The Red 22 hours ago
The 2023 Canadian Championship Draw

The 2023 Canadian Championship Draw

Toronto FC won the 2020 Voyageurs Cup in 2022 (Yes, you read that right – Hopefully nobody disappears in this picture like Marty McFly’s brother . . . )  | Sean Pollock - Waking the Red Who will Toronto FC be playing in the Second Round?  The 2023 Canadian Championship Draw took place on OneSoccer on Tuesday night, live for the first time. It was exciting to see Terry Dunfield and Tosaint Ricketts juggle some balls for our entertainment. (Shoutout to Tos for an excellent career and good luck in your retirement - I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of you on...

Patterson: Former Tips scout has built a superteam in Seattle

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington T-birds GM Bil La Forge, who spent a decade in Everett, has embarked on a spending spree unlike anything ever seen in the WHL. Patterson: Former Tips scout has built a superteam in Seattle Nick Patterson
The Bruce Lee kit will have a dragon motif

The Bruce Lee kit will have a dragon motif

reddit user u/killakayliz claims they saw this at the Seattle Center | killakayliz via reddit And maybe even a Sounders logo variation There’s still not a full image of the 2023-24 Seattle Sounders alternate jersey out in the wild yet, but a walk in Seattle Center found a glowing yellow Sounders logo wrapped in a red dragon. This would be similar in tone to the leaked inspiration for the new alternate jersey — the legendary Bruce Lee. This is the 50th anniversary of the first film Bruce Lee directed, Enter the Dragon. The colors of his martial arts studio were red...
Sounder At Heart Feb 1, 2023
Early impressions of Apple’s MLS Season Pass

Early impressions of Apple’s MLS Season Pass

The new streaming service officially debuted on Wednesday. After much hype, Apple finally debuted MLS Season Pass on Wednesday. The digital streaming service will carry every team’s regular-season, playoff and Leagues Cup matches for the next 10 years at least. While games are still almost a month away, this was the first chance for fans and media to get a closer look at the service. Here’s some of what we learned: MLS is front and center As soon as you go to AppleTV, it’s impossible to miss the new service. It’s prominently featured just about everywhere you scroll on...
Sounder At Heart Feb 1, 2023
Is it enough for Sounders to re-assert values in wake of Providence sponsorship?

Is it enough for Sounders to re-assert values in wake of Providence sponsorship?

Two Sounders officials sat for an hour-long interview to discuss what went wrong in the unveiling of their new sponsor. When the Seattle Sounders unveiled their newest and most prominent sponsor during an event at Renton High School nearly two weeks ago, the mood was celebratory. Players tossed shirts into the stands, the high school students participated in a class-by-class contest to see who could do the best “boom-boom-clap”, and there was much talk of how Providence’s sponsorship was about a lot more than putting their name on the front of the Sounders’ jersey. The...
Sounder At Heart Feb 1, 2023
Sounders will face Al Ahly in Club World Cup Second Round

Sounders will face Al Ahly in Club World Cup Second Round

Photo by Ayman Aref/NurPhoto via Egyptian side defeated Auckland City FC in opening round, 3-0. The Seattle Sounders now know their opponents after the completion of the opening round game between Al Ahly SC and Auckland City FC. Al Ahly, the leaders of the Egyptian Premier League, defeated the Oceania representatives 3-0 and made relatively simple work of it as they outshot their opponents 21 to 3. A defensive masterclass and a shutout against a team several levels below them isn’t much of a surprise from Al Ahly, as they’ve conceded only 5 goals in 15 league...
Sounder At Heart Feb 1, 2023
Major Link Soccer: Chelsea set British transfer record for Enzo Fernandez

Major Link Soccer: Chelsea set British transfer record for Enzo Fernandez

Photo by Etsuo Hara/ The January window was a watershed moment for WSL; British police chiefs apologize for role in Hillsborough Puget Sound The Seattle Sounders will become the first team from the United States and MLS to participate in the tournament. Sounders relishing meaning, opportunity at Club World Cup | USA Today MLS / US men’s club soccer The ever-shrinking league only has one team entering hiatus in 2023 as Cal United Strikers joins the New York Cosmos, Chicago House and others. NISA Announces 2023 Clubs and Format | National Independent Soccer...
Front Row Soccer Feb 1, 2023
BLACK HISTORY MONTH (DAY 1): 2020: Ex-NYCFC GK Johnson says systemic racism issues in MLS needs to be cleaned up

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (DAY 1): 2020: Ex-NYCFC GK Johnson says systemic racism issues in MLS needs to be cleaned up

During his 11 years as a professional soccer player, Sean Johnson might not have seen it all, but he certainly has seen and experienced much. And that includes plenty of racism, much of it systemic.   Source: Front Row Soccer The post BLACK HISTORY MONTH (DAY 1): 2020: Ex-NYCFC GK Johnson says systemic racism issues in MLS needs to be cleaned up appeared first on Front Row Soccer.
Front Row Soccer Feb 1, 2023
IT’S AVAILABLE: MLS Season Pass subscription

IT’S AVAILABLE: MLS Season Pass subscription

Fans can sign up for MLS Season Pass, a subscription service available on the Apple TV app to view Major League Soccer games this season, it was announced on Wednesday.   Source: Front Row Soccer The post IT’S AVAILABLE: MLS Season Pass subscription appeared first on Front Row Soccer.

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