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Clint Dempsey has his eyes on MLS Cup, a repeat for Sounders but possibly his first and only title

Clint Dempsey has his eyes on MLS Cup, a repeat for Sounders but possibly his first and only title

The Sounders' star was out with an irregular heartbeat during last season's championship run. "I’m hoping that he’s going to be seriously motivated to win another MLS Cup," coach Brian Schmetzer said.
Seattle Times Oct 19, 2017
Sounders want to avoid dangerous knockout round of playoffs

Sounders want to avoid dangerous knockout round of playoffs

With a win Sunday in their regular-season finale against Colorado, Sounders FC would finish in second place and get a bye.

Bruin scores twice in 2nd half; Sounders beat FC Dallas 4-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Will Bruin scored twice in four minutes midway through the second half and the Seattle Sounders clinched a playoff berth and a chance to defend their MLS Cup by beating FC Dallas 4-0 on Sunday. The Sounders (13-9-11) are tied for second place in the Western Conference with Portland at 50 points apiece with one game left, two points behind West-leading Vancouver. Dallas (10-10-13) still has not clinched a playoff spot and is tied with San Jose for the final position at 43 points after Sunday's games. With Seattle clinging to the lead on Victor Rodriguez's 31st-minute goal,...
Seattle Times Oct 15, 2017
Sounders clinch postseason spot by clubbing FC Dallas

Sounders clinch postseason spot by clubbing FC Dallas

Will Bruin scored twice as the Sounders, who are still alive for a first-round bye, beat Dallas 4-0.
Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Live updates as Seattle tries to clinch MLS playoff spot

Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Live updates as Seattle tries to clinch MLS playoff spot

Follow here for live updates and analysis as the Sounders host FC Dallas in their first match in two weeks.
Seattle Times Oct 14, 2017
World Cup break in rearview mirror, Sounders return to grind of staying in playoff race

World Cup break in rearview mirror, Sounders return to grind of staying in playoff race

A loss Sunday to FC Dallas would likely end any chance at having home-field advantage for a playoff game and would make the path to the playoffs even more challenging.
Sounders’ Roman Torres on his historic Panama goal: ‘It’s a memory that will never fade’

Sounders’ Roman Torres on his historic Panama goal: ‘It’s a memory that will never fade’

Torres’ 88th minute goal gave Panama a 3-2 victory over Costa Rica and a berth in its first World Cup. Back in training with Seattle Thursday, he was beaming with pride.

Roman Torres among MLS players booking World Cup spots

It was two very different nights for a pair of Seattle Sounders teammates. While Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national team were stunned by the 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that knocked them out of a spot in next year's World Cup, Roman Torres celebrated on the field with Panama. Torres scored the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute that gave Panama a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica and the nation's first-ever World Cup berth. Dempsey, 34 was trying to make his fourth World Cup. The United States will miss out on soccer's premier tournament for the first time since 1986. Even a defeat could have...
Seattle Times Oct 11, 2017
Roman Torres of Sounders helps sink U.S. bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Roman Torres of Sounders helps sink U.S. bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention after a shocking 2-1 loss in Trinidad on Tuesday. Panama — with Torres scoring in the 88th minute against Costa Rica — and Honduras won matches to pass the U.S. team in the final round of qualifying.
Seattle Times Oct 1, 2017
Sounders miss golden opportunity in 2-0 loss to Philadelphia Union

Sounders miss golden opportunity in 2-0 loss to Philadelphia Union

Facing an inferior opponent, the Sounders fell short and missed a chance to fortify their spot in a crowded MLS playoff race.

Blake gets 9th shutout, Union beat Sounders 2-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roland Alberg scored in the 88th minute, Andre Blake had his ninth shutout and the Philadelphia Union beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Sunday. Philadelphia (10-13-9) won for just the second time in its last nine games to keep its slim playoff chances alive. Seattle (12-9-11) needed a win to clinch its ninth straight playoff spot. The Sounders have two home games remaining against FC Dallas and Colorado. Rookie Marcus Epps opened the scoring in the 28th minute. He settled Ilsinho's pass with his right foot, took a touch and sent a left-footed shot inside the near post...

Whitecaps clinch playoff berth, beat Sporting KC 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored in the 53rd minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot. Vancouver (15-10-6) bounced back from a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Sporting KC (12-7-11) had won three straight, and had its 24-game home win streak snapped. Jordan Harvey sailed the ball across midfield and over three defenders to Hurtado, who flicked the ball past diving goalkeeper Tim Melia. Diego Rubio took five first-half shots for Sporting KC. Rubio's penalty kick attempt beat goalkeeper Stefan...
Sounders looking to clinch playoff spot in Philadelphia

Sounders looking to clinch playoff spot in Philadelphia

The club will be without Victor Rodriguez, who is out of the country for the birth of a child.

Focus on The North as MLS playoffs loom

A loss to the Seattle Sounders aside, the Vancouver Whitecaps have quietly climbed to the top of the standings. Vancouver finished outside of the Major League Soccer postseason last year, but thanks to three wins in four recent home matches they lead the Western Conference, a point ahead of the Sounders, Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City. As far as they're concerned, it's good to be sneaking up on the unsuspecting opposition. "For me that's fine, it's very good. We don't need attention," midfielder Aly Ghazal said. "We come from nowhere, don't give us attention, just the other teams....

Sounders rout West-leading Whitecaps, 3-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolas Loderio had a goal and two assists and La Liga veteran Victor Rodriguez scored his first MLS goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Wednesday night. The Sounders (12-8-11) rebounded from a 2-0 loss at Real Salt Lake on Saturday that snapped their unbeaten streak at 13 games. Since beating Minnesota on Aug. 20, they were 0-1-4. Vancouver (14-10-6) was unbeaten in its previous seven games. Rodriguez, signed Aug. 2 after spending four of the last five seasons in Spain's top league, put Seattle on the board in the...

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