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Sounder At Heart Nov 13, 2018
Response to player apologies reminds us of the good side of social media

Response to player apologies reminds us of the good side of social media

There was virtually unanimous support for Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin. As disappointed as we all were with Thursday’s loss, it almost goes without saying that the players felt it even more viscerally. It’s possible no two players felt worse than Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin, the two Seattle Sounders who missed their penalties in the decisive shootout. Both went so far as to issue apologies on Twitter. I’m sorry Seattle — Will Bruin (@wbruin) November 9, 2018 I'm sorry Seattle, thanks for always supporting us. — Osvaldo Alonso (@OzzieAlonso) November 9, 2018 As...
Sounder At Heart Oct 31, 2018
Stefan Frei’s constant desire for improvement drives his Goalkeeper of Year candidacy

Stefan Frei’s constant desire for improvement drives his Goalkeeper of Year candidacy

Goalkeeper is also quick to credit the play of his teammates for honor of being award finalist. TUKWILA, Wash. — The theme of improvement has pushed the Seattle Sounders to unlikely comebacks for the past three seasons, propelling them past slow starts to a pair of MLS Cup Finals. The same theme has pushed three players: Chad Marshall, Stefan Frei and Osvaldo Alonso, onto the shortlist for MLS’ player of the year awards. “I told them today at film, I said ‘yeah, these guys are being considered — Frei, Chad and Ozzie — but they can’t do it without the rest of you guys,’”...
Sounder At Heart Oct 31, 2018
Three Sounders named among MLS award finalists

Three Sounders named among MLS award finalists

Stefan Frei, Chad Marshall and Osvaldo Alonso all up for awards. Three Seattle Sounders were named among the finalists for various end-of-season MLS awards on Wednesday. Stefan Frei (Goalkeeper of the Year) and Chad Marshall (Defender of the Year) were largely expected to be finalists and should probably be considered the favorites to win their respective awards. Osvaldo Alonso’s bid as Comeback Player of the Year was a little bit more of a surprise and is likely a considerably longer shot; the other finalists are Gyasi Zardes (19 goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (1.34 goals + assists per...
Sounder At Heart Oct 27, 2018
Brian Schmetzer’s playoff history, by the numbers

Brian Schmetzer’s playoff history, by the numbers

Making the playoffs the 10th straight time in MLS is impressive. The history of the Brian Schmetzer’s playoff success might be more so. You know that the Seattle Sounders are the greatest expansion team in MLS history. Their 10 straight playoff appearances and six major trophies is a fine collection. You know Brian Schmetzer is a big part of that; born of Seattle and excellence. The tale of Brian Schmetzer’s playoff success is even greater than that of the organizational history as a whole. It is a tale of championships at nearly every level. MLS Head Coach (2016-present) Won MLS Cup...
Sounder At Heart Oct 19, 2018
It sure looks like Joevin Jones wants to return to Sounders

It sure looks like Joevin Jones wants to return to Sounders

The former Sounders left back is dropping some strong hints on Instagram. Joevin Jones left the Seattle Sounders last offseason on somewhat questionable terms, basically going AWOL at one point and apparently upset with how his contract negotiations were handled. But less than a year after joining 2. Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98, Jones is dropping some pretty strong hints that he might want to come back. In comments on two different Instagram posts by Cristian Roldan and Osvaldo Alonso, Jones expressed a desire to play for the Sounders again. Of course,...

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