3:34 PM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015

Jordan Morris called to U.S. national team

Here’s the word from U.S. Soccer: U.S. Men’s National Team forward Aron Johannsson has been sidelined while undergoing treatment for an infection and will not be ready in time for the match against Switzerland. U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added U-23 MNT forward Jordan Morris to the roster. Morris joins the Senior Team after scoring the opening goal in the U-23 MNT’s 5-2 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 27 in Tuzla. The United States will face Switzerland – one of the eight seeded teams in the 2014 FIFA World Cup – on March 31 in Zurich at … Read more »

Reign mauls Pilots in preseason opener, 5-0

Here’s a game report from the club: Seattle Reign FC opened their two-game preseason schedule with a 5-0 shutout victory against the University of Portland Pilots in front of 338 fans on Saturday night at Merlo Field in Portland. Reign FC’s attack fired on all cylinders as four different players got on the board, including a brace by Scottish international midfielder Kim Little. Midfielder and Pilot alumna Keelin Winters scored the first goal of the night in the 9th minute when a corner kick from Little deflected off the Pilot keeper’s gloves, causing the ball to fall at Winters’s...

Schmid happy with defense, but wanted goal; expects Martins back by next week

Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say after his club’s scoreless draw tonight at Dallas. Overview: Obviously I’m pleased that we played to zero in the back. A lot of people think with a man advantage maybe you should get more out of the game, but the way Dallas plays, playing a man down really doesn’t impact their game because they play for free kicks and they play a lot of the long passes through to (Fabian) Castillo and try to run. So having one less man doesn’t really affect how they play, and I thought we … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune 16 hours ago

Recap: FC Dallas vs. Seattle

FC Dallas saw its three-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday at Toyota Park, but the club will feel as though it earned three points in a 0-0…

10-man FC Dallas holds off the Sounders, 0-0

The Sounders traveled with a depleted lineup due to international call-ups and injuries, most notably Clint Dempsey, who suffered a hamstring injury while training with the U.S. national team in Europe.

Countdown to 5:30: FC Dallas-Sounders

The Sounders play their first road game of the season today at FC Dallas. First kick is scheduled for 5:30 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas. The game will be shown on Q13 and heard on 97.3-FM. We’ll have updates and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt, and we’ll keep the blog going before during and after the match. Lots of lineup questions loom. And those should be answered soon.

Saturday comes: Dallas-Sounders at 5:30 PT

Some basics: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (1-1-0; 3 POINTS) AT FC DALLAS (3-0-0; 9 POINTS) 5:30 p.m., Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas. TV: Channel 13. RADIO: 97.3 FM HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 8-3-4 in all regular-season meetings and 3-2-3 at Dallas. The Sounders took the 2014 regular-season series 2-1 and eliminated Dallas in the 2014 Western Conference semifinals on its away goal. The teams will meet again June 13 in Seattle. NOTES: Dallas is early MLS points leader and the only team to get maximum points from each match. This is the first time the Hoops have … Read more »
Seattle Times Mar 27, 2015

Injuries give Sounders coach Sigi Schmid opportunity to test new lineups

Fans and players might consider the early-season injuries the Sounders have dealt with as frustrating, but Schmid views them optimistically.
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 27, 2015

Sounders face lineup decisions at dangerous Dallas

Club must replace Dempsey, Pappa and perhaps others against MLS leader.

Reign FC opens preseason Saturday in Oregon

Here’s the word from the club: Seattle Reign FC will open its two-game preseason schedule in a friendly against the University of Portland Pilots at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex at Merlo Field in Portland on Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. PT. The University of Portland’s women’s soccer program rose to prominence under Clive Charles who began coaching the women’s side in 1986. In 2002, during his last season with University of Portland, the team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship. The team won a second NCAA championship in 2005 under current coach...

Sounders looking for new Spanish radio home

Here’s the word from the club: Seattle Radio Group – the entity that operates ESPN Deportes 1490 AM – has ceased all broadcast operations, effective immediately. Seattle Sounders FC is currently in the process of finding a new Spanish-language radio home for the club. In the interim, Sounders FC matches and shoulder programming continue to live on its family of broadcast partners, including: Q13 FOX and JOEtv, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and ROOT SPORTS. Saturday’s match at FC Dallas (5:30 p.m. PT) is being carried regionally on Q13 FOX and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, with ROOT SPORTS re-airing the...
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 27, 2015

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

FC Dallas will aim to maintain its perfect start to the season when the club welcomes Seattle Sounders FC to Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

Taking a spin at the Sounders first 11 wheel

When the Sounders take the pitch Saturday at FC Dallas, there will be at least two lineup changes as forward Clint Dempsey is out with a hamstring injury and midfielder Marco Pappa is away with the Guatemala national team. There could be others is Tyrone Mears has to leave the lineup and Osvaldo Alonso get to return to it. And perhaps even more if Sigi Schmid chooses to fill some of the holes by moving previous starters into new roles, thereby creating the need for replacements in their former roles. A look at some options: FORWARD: In the first two … Read more »

‘Difficult game': Sounders face early MLS leader on the road

The Sounders are in Texas today with no media availability planned. However, some leftover quotes from Sigi Schmid on the 5:30 p.m. Saturday match at unbeated/untied FC Dallas. On the match: It’s going to be a difficult game. They’re a team that’s in good form right now. It’s not dissimilar to what we faced last year when we went down there. And so we’re going to be prepared. Obviously we’re going to be without Clint, so we’re going to make our lineup adjustments and put the lineup on the field that will succeed. We know we have the quality. … Read more »

Sounders FC Player News

  • 1 Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey

    10-man FC Dallas holds off the Sounders, 0-0

  • 1 Obafemi Martins

    Obafemi Martins

    Sounders hope to have Obafemi Martins back next week

  • 1 Stefan Frei

    Stefan Frei

    Frei on young guys: ‘You see why they’re here’

  • Brad Evans

    Brad Evans

    Sorry, but Brad Evans was not primarily at fault on either goal

  • Tyrone Mears

    Tyrone Mears

    Sounders sign Oniel Fisher, possible replacement for injured Tyrone Mears

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