3:03 AM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014

Howard to call Premier League games during season

In the more immediate future, he will either serve as a game commentator in the booth or as an on-site studio analyst for high-profile matches on NBC networks. Everton manager Roberto Martinez is certainly familiar with fitting in the demands of a TV job. For NBC, Howard's presence is highly appealing as it sells international soccer to an American audience. Play-by-play announcer Arlo White joked that "this is our biggest signing of the Premier League offseason in the transfer window."

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The Day-After Report: Gonzalo Pineda takes responsibility

Defensive midfielders rarely get the credit they deserve when things go well. The plaudits go to the goal scorers and the more advanced attackers, the creators freed up by the dirty work behind them. Defensive midfielders also rarely get saddled with the blame after losses, with the fingers being pointed at the more direct targets on the back line. Gonzalo Pineda shouldered the responsibility for Seattle’s 3-0 loss to Los Angeles on Monday night anyway. “My job is to take control of the ball,” Pineda said after training Tuesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. “My job is to take...

Reign forward Kawasumi named NWSL player of week

Here’s the news from the league: Seattle Reign FC forward Nahomi “Naho” Kawasumi has been voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 16 of the 2014 NWSL season. Kawasumi, 28, had two goals and an assist to lead Reign FC to a 5-0 victory Sunday over Portland Thorns FC at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. It is the second time she has been voted NWSL Player of the Week after also receiving the honor for a two-goal performance in Week 13. The Yamato, Japan native has seven goals … Read more »

Quakes forward voted MLS player of week

Here’s the news from the league: San Jose Earthquakes forward Yannick Djalo was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 20 of the 2014 MLS season. Djalo notched a goal and two assists in the Earthquakes’ 5-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on July 23. Djalo’s first assist of the night came in the 45th minute when he corralled a loose ball and sent a high arching pass down the left wing for midfielder Shea Salinas. Salinas took the ball into the box, evading the defender and sent a curling … Read more »

Sounders say they have to bounce back quickly

There are some other reactions in some posts below, and here a few more Sounders’ thoughts after their 3-0 home loss to the Galaxy: Goalkeeper STEFAN FREI It hurts to lose at home. We were on a good streak there. But what happened before we got on that streak was at New England and that tough loss. Obviously now it hurts with a tough loss and especially at home, but you’ve got to show character and bound back. There are a lot of games coming really quickly. We need to dig deep and have a good week of practice … Read more »

Quick thoughts from LA Galaxy 3, Seattle Sounders 0

Some quick takeaways from the LA Galaxy’s 3-0 victory over the Sounders on Monday night at CenturyLink Field: - The Galaxy midfield controlled the game. Los Angeles pressed high up the field from the opening minute and the strategy didn’t take very long to pay off. The Seattle backline, already reeling from the pregame scratch to Chad Marshall, began hammering the ball over the top, allowing the Galaxy 58 percent of the possession in the first half. “There was a lot of space in the midfield,” LA midfielder Landon Donovan said. “I think (Marcelo Sarvas and Juninho) completely overran...

LA’s Donovan sees win simply as three points in long climb toward Sounders

Here’s some of what the Galaxy had to say tonight after their 3-0 win at Seattle: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy Midfielder (On whether this win was the one they needed to kickstart the season…) “Let’s not be so dramatic about it. It’s just one win and when I look at the standings, Seattle are still far ahead, so we have a long way to go, but more than the win or the score line, I think the way we played was important. We always say that when we play that way, we’re hard to beat, and so I … Read more »

Scott on 3-0 loss: “This can’t continue. We’re not this team.”

Here’s some of what veteran defender Zach Scott had to say tonight after the Sounders’ 3-0 loss to Los Angeles: “(The first half) was one of the worst 45′s I can even remember playing, from top to bottom there wasn’t a single guy who could say that they played anywhere near their potential. But all I can do is look at myself from a personal standpoint. As a leader on this team and a veteran guy, regardless of who’s on the field you need to be able to hold the team together – specifically the defense – and letting in … Read more »
Seattle Times Jul 29, 2014
Galaxy scores early and often to topple Sounders FC 3-0 in Seattle

Galaxy scores early and often to topple Sounders FC 3-0 in Seattle

Sounders see their six-match home winning streak come to an end

Marshall absence hurt, “We hope it’s not long term”

Here’s coach Sigi Schmid on the absence of central defender Chad Marshall: “It certainly hurt us. Chad got rear-ended on Saturday, so that’s why we held him out of practice on Sunday. He was feeling better, sneezed this morning and his whole back spasmed on him so he couldn’t play. Chad’s a big part of our defense. Dylan Remick hasn’t played in a long time, so it was a big game for him coming back into this game. It made it a little bit harder.” On the prognosis: “We’re hoping. He’s going to see somebody tomorrow, so we’re going to … Read more »

Schmid after 3-0 loss: “We lost to a better team”

Here is coach Sigi Schmid’s opening statement after the Sounders’ 3-0 loss to the Galaxy: “I thought the Galaxy were better than us tonight. We lost to a better team. I didn’t think we did a whole lot of things well tonight. It was a bad game for us. Our passing was poor. We didn’t get tight enough to people. There were a number of things that didn’t work. It was just one of those days at the office: better to forget about and move on.” On if he sensed such a game coming: “You never know. It’s just one … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune Jul 29, 2014

Galaxy stops streaking Sounders, 3-0

Landon Donovan leads the visitors as Seattle suffers its first home loss since March…

Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

Donovan and the Galaxy won for the fourth time in six matches and handed the Western Conference-leading Sounders one of their worst home MLS losses in franchise history. The worst home defeat was a 4-0 loss to Los Angeles in 2010 that prompted Sounders management to offer refunds to fans. Ishizaki's goal in the 36th minute drew boos from the sellout crowd and Los Angeles had a number of opportunities to make the final score even more lopsided if not for impressive saves from Frei.
Seattle Times Jul 29, 2014

Sounders see six-game MLS home winning streak snapped

Sounders FC sees home streak end in only third home MLS match decided by three or more goals.

Sounders FC Player News

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    Clint Dempsey

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    DeAndre Yedlin

    Seafair: Dempseys love being part of the community … and hope to extend stay

  • Obafemi Martins

    Obafemi Martins

    Sounder at Heart community player ratings mid-season report

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