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Sounder At Heart 14 hours ago
Alec Diaz turns in breakout performance for Sounders U19s in USSDA playoffs

Alec Diaz turns in breakout performance for Sounders U19s in USSDA playoffs

A second half brace earned the U-19s a win Alec Diaz may have started the game on the bench, but that didn’t stop him from turning in a star performance in the Sounders U-19s USSDA Playoff opener on Monday. Diaz’s second-half brace allowed the Sounders to pull out a 3-2 win over New Jersey’s PDA. Diaz’s production at the academy level made him a good bet under the circumstances, having scored 14 goals in 12 appearances during league play with the U-19s this season, and more than 30 goals in 35 games between the U-17s and U-19s last season. He also has three goals in about 700...
Sounder At Heart 17 hours ago
Will Bruin leaves practice with leg ‘serious’ injury

Will Bruin leaves practice with leg ‘serious’ injury

Team has yet to provide any updates as to the seriousness, but it did not look good. TUKWILA, Wash. — The Seattle Sounders’ depth at forward took a significant hit Tuesday as Will Bruin left practice with what the team is characterizing as a “right leg injury.” It did not appear to be a muscle injury. Coach Brian Schmetzer didn’t offer any sort of diagnosis, but did say “You could tell it was serious because the trainers were taking no chances.” The injury occurred during a standard training exercise. Bruin and goalkeeper Bryan Meredith both challenged for a ball and collided,...
Sounder At Heart 18 hours ago
How the Sounders Academy U15s reached the DA Playoffs

How the Sounders Academy U15s reached the DA Playoffs

An undefeated season has the U15s soaring into the playoffs. The Sounders are one of a handful academies to send all three of their teams to USSDA Playoffs. We’ve previously looked at how the U19s and U17s got here. Now, we look at the U15s. To wrap up these previews we’ll take a look at the youngest full-time team in the Sounders Academy system, the U15s. This is the first year that the Development Academy Playoffs have included the U15s and it’s a great opportunity for the young Sounders to measure themselves against the other top teams in their age group. The U15 squad comes into...
Sounder At Heart Jun 17, 2019
Major Link Soccer: Carli Lloyd responds to criticism with golf claps

Major Link Soccer: Carli Lloyd responds to criticism with golf claps

Also: A detailed ruling in the Yedlin solidarity payments case, and an essay on the Soccer Girl aesthetic. Puget Sound How Seattle Reign FC’s Jess Fishlock spent her offseason | Q13 FOX NewsReign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock has been playing in the Pacific Northwest since 2013 but spent her offseason back in Europe. Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro starts, puts in stellar performance for Uruguay in 4-0 win over Ecuador | Seattle Sounders FCIn case you missed Uruguay's win and Lodeiro's fantastic finish. Colorado Springs Switchbacks attack gets boost from Air Force graduates |...
Sounder At Heart Jun 17, 2019
How the Sounders Academy U19s reached the DA Playoffs

How the Sounders Academy U19s reached the DA Playoffs

All three Sounders Academy teams qualified for the DA Playoffs. We’ll look at each of the teams in three separate stories. The Sounders Academy teams recently wrapped up their regular seasons, and all three full-time age groups qualified for the Development Academy playoffs. Before the playoffs start, it seems worthwhile to take a look at how the got there, and some of the players to keep an eye on once the games start. The teams start playing games with the oldest age group going first, so that’s how we’ll start as well. The U-19 team is full of talented players that — if you pay...
Sounder At Heart Jun 17, 2019
You’ve got to see Nico Lodeiro’s goal in Copa America

You’ve got to see Nico Lodeiro’s goal in Copa America

The juggling strike earned him a spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10. Nicolás Lodeiro’s space in Uruguay’s national team has been precarious ever since he moved to the Seattle Sounders in 2016. Fair or not, the perception seems to be that he’s lost a step since leaving South America. With more performances like the one he turned in Sunday in Uruguay’s 4-0 win over Ecuador in their Copa America opener, that shouldn’t be an issue. Lodeiro started and turned in what has to be one of his best-ever showings for La Celeste, scoring an absolutely spectacular goal, drawing a red card on the...
Sounder At Heart Jun 15, 2019
Gold Cup 2019: Jordy Delem’s Martinique takes on Canada

Gold Cup 2019: Jordy Delem’s Martinique takes on Canada

Mexico will play Cuba in the other game The 2019 edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup opens on Saturday and the first match will feature Seattle Sounders midfielder Jordy Delem, as Martinique face off against Canada. The Canadians are considered one of the dark horses of the tournament and appear to have one of the strongest they’ve ever had. Among the Canada roster are 12 MLSers and two more who used to play here — Alphonso Davies and Cyle Larin. Martinique, on the other hand, has just six players who play on teams outside of their domestic league. Delem is the only one of those who plays...
Sounder At Heart Jun 14, 2019
Sounder Data: How important is lineup consistency?

Sounder Data: How important is lineup consistency?

Turnover in the starting eleven puts teams at risk of dropping points. tl;dr: Lots of changes to a starting lineup are bad. Hello again, Sounders at Heart! This week the Seattle Sounders lost 2-1 to Portland in the US Open Cup. Last week they lost 2-1 at Montreal. That was preceded by a 2-1 loss at Dallas, a 3-2 loss at Kansas City and a 0-0 tie at Philadelphia. Oof. That’s a tie and four losses in a row for you mathy people. The optimist in me will say that the play on the field hasn’t been all-out pathetic, but this stretch has not been fun as far as results go. Granted, none of these...
Sounder At Heart Jun 13, 2019
Talking points: Sounders did a lot right, but not enough

Talking points: Sounders did a lot right, but not enough

Undermanned Sounders show well in loss to Timbers. TACOMA, Wash. — There were more than a few things for the Seattle Sounders to feel good about in their 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Chief among them was a lineup missing 10 players to international duty in many ways outplayed one that featured all three of its Designated Players. The Sounders outshot the Timbers 24-13, including 14-7 from inside the penalty area. They were also a missed penalty away from at least forcing overtime. But in the end, it was just another frustrating loss, the team’s fourth straight in all...
Sounder At Heart Jun 12, 2019
Sounders vs Timbers US Open Cup, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

Sounders vs Timbers US Open Cup, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

ESPN+ at 7:30; watch with us. The Seattle Sounders will face the Portland Timbers in a historic matchup in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as they play their first ever match at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. The Sounders head into this year’s Open Cup having won it four times, but not since 2014. The Timbers have never won the Open Cup. Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension Seattle: QUESTIONABLE: D - Kim Kee-hee (left knee pain), M - Victor Rodriguez (left hamstring strain) Portland: OUT: GK - Aljaz Ivacic (left tibial stress fracture 2/15, out 6-8 weeks) Match Officials...
Sounder At Heart Jun 12, 2019
Sounders announce short-term deals for US Open Cup

Sounders announce short-term deals for US Open Cup

Six Tacoma Defiance players will be joining the first team The fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is well underway and the Seattle Sounders are set to take on the Portland Timbers tonight in Tacoma, WA at Cheney Stadium. The Sounders have announced short-term agreements with six players from the Tacoma Defiance, allowing them to be a part of the lineup for Seattle. Defiance players Josh Atencio, Alec Diaz, Azriel Gonzalez, Shandon Hopeau, Danny Robles and Ray Serrano will all be available for selection tonight by head coach Brian Schmetzer. MLS clubs may sign players from their...
Sounder At Heart Jun 12, 2019
2019 Sounders’ player salaries released

2019 Sounders’ player salaries released

Club captain Nico Lodeiro is the highest earner It’s the time of year that many fans (and players) look forward to: The MLS Players salary release. The MLSPA releases these numbers twice per year usually; one in the spring in and once in the fall. It is typically released around May 15, but the MLSPA tells Sounder At Heart they decided to delay the release until after the winter transfer window closed. This allowed them to incorporate last-minute signings that occurred as the window shut. Further, the MLSPA indicated they wanted to do additional analysis of the player salaries. These...
Sounder At Heart Jun 11, 2019
These matches defined the Sounders’ ‘Starfire Era’

These matches defined the Sounders’ ‘Starfire Era’

From USL championships to the Red Card Wedding, we’ll always have our memories. I can’t pretend to vividly remember a lot about the gameplay of the first match I saw at Starfire Stadium, up until now the tiny facility in Tukwila where the Seattle Sounders hosted most of their U.S. Open Cup matches. I know it was against the LA Galaxy in 2010 for an early round game. I know the Sounders won 2-0. But I’d be lying if I said I remembered that Nate Jaqua scored both goals or that Miguel Montaño (!!!!) had both assists. What I remember about that game were the sensory feelings, or at least...
Sounder At Heart Jun 11, 2019
Sounders around the world, how international duty is going

Sounders around the world, how international duty is going

Of Seattle’s 10 that reported, only 8 had their team play a game. The Sounders saw 10 players leave for international duty and while most have yet to play a meaningful game — Copa America and the Concacaf Gold Cup do not start for a few days — they have played in friendlies. Raul Ruidiaz and Nicolas Lodeiro have had the best preparation performances for their cup tournaments. Xaiver Arreaga: The centerback missed Ecuador’s first friendly to play in the FC Dallas match. Ecuador’s second and final friendly prior to Copa America was against Mexico and Arreaga did not feature in the...
Sounder At Heart Jun 10, 2019
Sounders road woes can’t be considered acceptable

Sounders road woes can’t be considered acceptable

But I think we can overstate just how bad it’s been in the big picture. As soon as the schedule was released, the recent stretch of four consecutive road games promised to be among the Seattle Sounders’ most challenging of the season. With those games in the books, we can safely say the team failed the test rather miserably. The match against the Montreal Impact was certainly not their worst performance — and for about 70 minutes actually was one of their best — but the way it ended seemed to encapsulate the recent run of form. After battling through much of the game without really...

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