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Sounder At Heart 27 mins ago
Postgame Pontifications: Ruining soccer for the lols

Postgame Pontifications: Ruining soccer for the lols

The Sounders looked great in the first half and then held on for dear life. When a 10th place teams goes on the road against the Supporters’ Shield leader, chances are they will attempt to keep the score low, cede a lot of possession and play for a point. It’s a pretty common soccer tactic. Heck, the Seattle Sounders have had it happen to them plenty of times, even as recently as this season (the LAFC and Columbus Crew games are good examples). So it wasn’t exactly shocking that this was the exact strategy deployed by the Sounders when they visited Atlanta United on Sunday. To their...
Sounder At Heart 11 hours ago
Will Raúl Ruidíaz start vs. Whitecaps? Schmetzer won’t say for sure

Will Raúl Ruidíaz start vs. Whitecaps? Schmetzer won’t say for sure

The head coach couldn’t help but have a little fun when asked about his latest signing While fans are on pins and needles, they won’t know for certain if the Seattle Sounders’ newest Designated Player Raúl Ruidíaz will be in head coach Brian Schmetzer’s starting 11 against the Vancouver Whitecaps at CenturyLink Field Saturday. Schmetzer laughed when he was asked if he planned to start the Peruvian this weekend. “Come on,” Schmetzer said, smiling and shaking his head. “Wow. Next question.” Maybe Schmetzer could afford to offer up a few more details. The last time a...
Sounder At Heart Jul 17, 2018
Sounders linked to Argentinian forward

Sounders linked to Argentinian forward

Nicolás Stefanelli is currently playing in Sweden. Another name has surfaced as the Seattle Sounders continue to pursue another summer signing. The Sounders are reportedly pursuing a loan for 23-year-old Argentinian forward Nicolás Stefanelli, according to Swedish website Fotbol Direkt. Stefanelli is currently playing for AIK Selna, of the Swedish first division. While Stefanelli does seem like an interesting prospect — he’s got 12 goals and five assists in about 1,800 minutes over parts of two seasons —and has some interesting physical attributes, he doesn’t quite fit the profile...
Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2018
We mapped out a path that leads to Sounders making playoffs

We mapped out a path that leads to Sounders making playoffs

Spoiler alert: It probably requires the Sounders to go on a 13-game unbeaten run. In order to qualify for a 10th straight postseason, the Seattle Sounders must make up an 11-point gap with the current red line over their final 16 games. It’s a tall order, arguably tougher than either of the deficits they needed to erase the last two years. I’m not going to sit here and tell you the Sounders will do it or even that they are likely to make it happen. What I can tell you is how such a run would need to look if it were to happen. The TL;DR version is that the red line looks to be on pace to...
Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2018
Why Raúl Ruidíaz didn’t play against Atlanta United

Why Raúl Ruidíaz didn’t play against Atlanta United

Brian Schmetzer says after the double-yellow that hands were effectively tied. Coming into the Atlanta United match on Sunday, most of the pregame conversation was about the Seattle Sounders’ newly signed Designated Player Raúl Ruidíaz. Based on everything Brian Schmetzer had said in the lead up, the expectation was if the Peruvian was available that he’d play at least some role. So why didn’t he? You can blame Jordan McCrary’s sending off in the 63rd minute and the Sounders’ decision to prioritize securing a point rather than gambling that they could get all three. “The only...
Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2018
Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Community player ratings form

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Community player ratings form

Sounders steal another road point. Stefan Frei made a number of big plays for the Seattle Sounders, including a reaction save of teammate Will Bruin’s attempted own goal. Meanwhile, VAR came through to award the Sounders a penalty, which Nicolas Lodeiro managed to convert. Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez put the home team on the board via a header with Frei off his line. Note: Some readers are experiencing rendering issues with the form on this page, especially on iOS devices. Here is a direct link to the form; we hope this allows everyone to submit a response. Here’s the...
Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2018
Major Link Soccer: A champion is crowned

Major Link Soccer: A champion is crowned

France ends Croatia’s exciting run, in style. DC United debut a stadium and a striker. Eden Hazard signals he wants a move. Seattle Ahead of the World Cup final, Jordy Delem reflects on playing against Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba in France | Seattle Sounders FC Calgary Foothills FC wrap up regular season with win over Sounders U23Calgary Foothills FC wrapped up an excellent regular season with a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders U23 in Okotoks Saturday afternoon. king5.com | West Seattle store closing up shop after 50 yearsA beloved West Seattle shop prepares to close its doors this...
Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2018
Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Highlights, stats and quotes

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United: Highlights, stats and quotes

“Their resolve was really strong. They never quit, they never gave up and they came together as a group. Obviously, they were defending for their lives, but it’s great.” -Brian Schmetzer Match Data SUMMARY Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Atlanta United FC 1 Saturday, June 23, 2018 Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Referee: Baldomero Toledo Assistants: Corey Parker, Nick Uranga Fourth Official: Kevin Broadley VAR: Alex Chilowicz Attendance: 72,243 Weather: Indoors SCORING SUMMARY SEA - Nicolás Lodeiro (penalty) 45’ ATL - Josef Martinez (Julian Gressel) 48’ MISCONDUCT SUMMARY ATL...
Sounders at Atlanta United, recap: Stout defending earns road point

Sounders at Atlanta United, recap: Stout defending earns road point

Nicolas Lodeiro and Josef Martinez trade goals in 1-1 draw. The much-hyped match between the Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United provided glimpses of the goal-scoring prowess of the Five Stripes and the defense which has earned Seattle an MLS Cup. The 1-1 result is a small victory for a Seattle team that desperately needs points as they start the second half of the 2018 season. The result leaves the Sounders in 10th in the West. Atlanta is still first in the East and the Supporters’ Shield race. Nicolas Lodeiro opened scoring with his second goal of the season. His penalty kick at 45’...
This is how Sounders opened a roster spot for Raúl Ruidíaz

This is how Sounders opened a roster spot for Raúl Ruidíaz

Felix Chenkam was put on full-season loan to S2, while the Sounders used TAM to buy down Osvaldo Alonso. When the Seattle Sounders announced that Raúl Ruidíaz was signing with the club, their international roster spots were all technically full. They also did not have an open Designated Player spot. In a series of moves required by MLS’s byzantine rules, the club managed to add the Peru international to the gameday roster for their match against Atlanta United. In no particular order: the Sounders used Targeted Allocation Money to buy down Osvaldo Alonso’s salary, so he is no longer a...
Sounders at Atlanta United: Gamethread and updates

Sounders at Atlanta United: Gamethread and updates

Q13 FOX has the match at 11 AM; watch with us. Going by recent form FOX’s feature MLS match should be two comparable sides. Hosts Atlanta United are 3-1-2 in their last six, while the Seattle Sounders are 2-2-2. If one is to think that the Sounders are threw their rough start their 4 points in their last two matches are another positive sign. But there are reasons why FOX is showing this match immediately after the World Cup Final between France and Croatia. Many of these reasons have to do with the potent Atlanta offense (Josef Martinez is the league leader in goals scored with 18);...
Sounder At Heart Jul 15, 2018
S2 lose despite decent effort against Monarchs

S2 lose despite decent effort against Monarchs

Up against a tough opponent S2 played well for a decent portion of the match. This was always going to be a difficult match for Seattle Sounders 2. The Real Monarchs SLC are top of the West and have yet to lose at home. S2 would have been perfectly happy with a nice calm draw after the tumultuous last two weeks and there were times when it seemed like they might be able to pull it off. In the end though a few mistakes saw S2 fall 0-2. S2 threatened the goal first in the 8’ when Shandon Hopeau cut in nicely to the corner of the 18 and hit a strong shot low to the near post but Jake Leeker...
Sounder At Heart Jul 14, 2018
S2 at Real Monarchs: Gamethread

S2 at Real Monarchs: Gamethread

S2 hope to rebound in Sandy, Utah after their horrendous week. This has not been a good season for Seattle Sounders 2, but last week their misfortune reached a new level. They lost twice while playing against 10 men and two of their leaders, on and off the field, were injured, one for the rest of the season. Now they are set to face off against the Western Conference’s top side, Real Monarchs SLC, in Sandy Utah. The Monarchs have not lost at Rio Tinto this season and have only drawn once and S2 are 2-4-1 -4 all time against them. S2 will be hoping to pull off a huge upset in Utah, but...
Two Sounders prospects called into US U-20 camp

Two Sounders prospects called into US U-20 camp

Sam Rogers (S2) and Trey Muse (Indiana) look to earn spots on November’s U-20 World Cup Qualifying side. With CONCACAF U20 World Cup Qualifying in November, the United States continues its preparation with a training camp from July 15-22 in Raleigh, N.C. That camp of 20 young men features two with ties to the Seattle Sounders — Sam Rogers and Trey Muse. Muse is Sounders Academy product who is currently enrolled at Indiana University. Rogers is a starting center back with Sounders 2. In January, Muse indicated he would return for his sophomore season, but after trials in Europe his...
Sounder At Heart Jul 14, 2018
Clint Dempsey, Román Torres don’t travel to Atlanta United

Clint Dempsey, Román Torres don’t travel to Atlanta United

Even without stars, Sounders should still have a stronger gameday roster than they’ve had in months. Some reinforcement have arrived ahead of the Seattle Sounders’ visit to Atlanta United on Sunday, but they’ll still be a bit short of a full squad. While Raúl Ruidíaz has officially cleared all the necessary legal hurdles, Gustav Svensson has rejoined the team from the World Cup and Kelvin Leerdam appears to be back from injury, it was also revealed that Clint Dempsey and Román Torres were left in Seattle to recover from injuries. Neither Clint Dempsey (sore groin) nor Roman...

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