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Start spreading the news: NYCFC-Sounders at 4 PT

Start spreading the news: NYCFC-Sounders at 4 PT

Here’s our preview story, and below, the basics: NEW YORK CITY FC (1-4-3; 6 POINTS) VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (4-2-1; 13 POINTS) 4 p.m. Sunday, Yankee Stadium TV: FS1. RADIO: 97.3 FM HEAD TO HEAD: First meeting. This is the only scheduled meeting of the season. NOTES: This is New York City’s first season in MLS. The club is owned by the same group that owns Manchester City of the English Premier League and shares its primary color: light blue. Baseball’s New York Yankees are minority owners. … NYCFC is winless in its last six … Read more »
Reign back to winning ways, 3-1 over Spirit

Reign back to winning ways, 3-1 over Spirit

Here’s a game report from the club: Seattle Reign FC (2-2-0, 6 pts) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Washington Spirit (2-2-0, 6 pts) on Saturday, May 2 in front of a crowd of 2,703 on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium. After dominating the attack throughout the game’s first 30 minutes, Seattle found the net first, courtesy of forward Beverly Yanez. In the 35th minute, a cross in the box from forward Merritt Mathias found the foot of Yanez, with the latter putting a shot over the head of goalkeeper Kelsey Wys to … Read more »
Seattle Times 20 hours ago
Sounders face some unique dimensions playing in Yankee Stadium

Sounders face some unique dimensions playing in Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium has the aura regardless of sport, but it also has narrow soccer field dimensions, which could pose problems for the Sounders in their match on Sunday with NYCFC
Tacoma News-Tribune 20 hours ago

Yankee Stadium might be better for sight-seeing than soccer

Sounders excited about first visit to NYCFC, but tight pitch expected to affect game.

MLS announces 2015 rules and regulations

Here’s the word from the league: Major League Soccer today announced its 2015 Roster Rules and Regulations. As part of this announcement, the league issued new, streamlined rules for how MLS clubs acquire select players pursuant to the Allocation and Discovery processes. The league also provided information about the other mechanisms for signing players, such as the SuperDraft and Homegrown Player Rule. As described in detail below, MLS clubs can acquire specific players through either (i) the revised Allocation Process or (ii) the revised Discovery Process. These revised player assignment...
Tacoma News-Tribune May 1, 2015

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

New York City FC will be trying to turn things around against Seattle Sounders FC when the two sides square off at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

Brazil still struggling to deal with World Cup stadiums

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Attendance has significantly increased at the stadium owned by popular team Corinthians, but the club can't keep any of the revenue because the money is still being used to pay for its construction. The club that owns the venue, Atletico Paranaense, boasts the fact that it has the first soccer stadium in Latin America with a retractable roof, but while announcing the termination of a contract with stadium operator AEG last month, the club...

Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

When he ended his playing career on an unglamorous field in northwestern France two years ago, it brought the curtain down on the career of one of the world's biggest sporting icons. Since retiring, England's former captain continues to prosper off the football field, where his multi-faceted life centers on celebrity and fashion, but also ambassadorial roles and an ambitious project to create a Miami team in Major League Soccer. Beckham is now affectionately viewed more as a father and proud dad than a swashbuckling footballer, giving him a more rounded, global appeal. In December it...
Seattle Times May 1, 2015

Brad Evans’ move to center back has been an overall positive

Earlier this season, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said his converted midfielder would need some time to adjust to life as a full-time defender before he could be properly judged.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 30, 2015

New York City well behind Seattle’s 2009 expansion franchise pace

Going into first meeting, Sounders still safely seem like Major League Soccer’s most successful expansion team.

5K Rave Green Run announced for Aug. 9

This just in from the club: Seattle Sounders FC today announced that it has partnered with Washington Global Heath Alliance to host the inaugural Rave Green Run on August 9 at Juanita Bay in Kirkland, Wash. Proceeds from the Rave Green Run support Washington Global Health Alliance. Following the run, the event includes a viewing party of Sounders FC’s match against the LA Galaxy at 1:00 p.m. PT. “The Rave Green Run is our chance to celebrate and strive toward healthy communities, both here and abroad,” said Sounders FC Director of Community Outreach Roger Levesque. “I can’t wait to...
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Apr 30, 2015
Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC first match

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC first match

We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 1 to 0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC back on April 26 on the road, with ratings for every Timbers player that appeared, the coaches, opponent and officiating.

ESPN's Monica Gonzalez added to Fox's Women's WCup coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexican national team captain Monica Gonzalez will be part of Fox's studio coverage for this year's Women's World Cup.
Schmid compares NYCFC and ’09 Sounders

Schmid compares NYCFC and ’09 Sounders

Seattle Sounders FC remains the gold standard for MLS expansion teams. Since the turn of this century, no MLS expansion team has been nearly as successful on the pitch in its first season or in following seasons. And of course none have been as successful in the stands. One of the latest to try is New York City FC, who the Sounders will face for the first time Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid was asked this morning in what ways NYCFC’s expansion blueprint seems like or different from those of the Sounders. “Everybody tries to so the … Read more »

Sounders prepare for smaller field in New York

The Sounders trained at Starfire today, between cones to narrow and shorten the field into something more like what they will face Sunday at Yankee Stadium. “It just makes the game a little more of a bang-bang game,” coach Sigi Schmid explained. “It allows you to press a little bit more, which they like to do at their home field. The field’s also short. We wanted to just get our guys used to the tighter confines. … It’s still going to take some time for them to adjust when they actually get on the field, because you don’t get to … Read more »

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