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At the dawn of MLS Cup week, all eyes on Nicolas Lodeiro and Sebastian Giovinco

At the dawn of MLS Cup week, all eyes on Nicolas Lodeiro and Sebastian Giovinco

Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro doesn’t see much legitimacy in the comparisons between he and Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco. “We’re completely different players,” Lodeiro said Sunday through a translator. “The only way we’re alike is that we’re short.” He’s not wrong. Lodeiro, who is 5-foot-7, is more of a playmaker. Giovinco, generously listed at 5-4 […]
For Sounders, it has been a weird and wonderful path to MLS Cup

For Sounders, it has been a weird and wonderful path to MLS Cup

The Sounders are on the brink of a title that would have been laughable to all but the truest believers back in late July.
MLS Cup scouting report: Containing Toronto’s big three is key

MLS Cup scouting report: Containing Toronto’s big three is key

If the Sounders are to triumph next Saturday at BMO Field, they will have to limit the influence of Toronto stars Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco and Michael Bradley.
Seattle Times Dec 2, 2016
For Sounders forward Herculez Gomez, MLS Cup in Toronto offers chance for revenge

For Sounders forward Herculez Gomez, MLS Cup in Toronto offers chance for revenge

The veteran was waived by Toronto at the beginning of this season and has taken a significant pay cut to chase this title with the Sounders.
Seattle Times Dec 1, 2016
In true Zach Scott fashion, his storied Sounders career will last all the way to the bitter end

In true Zach Scott fashion, his storied Sounders career will last all the way to the bitter end

The 36-year-old center back has made more than 350 Sounders appearances over 15 seasons dating back to the club's minor-league era.
Longtime Sounders captain Brad Evans takes pride in MLS Cup run despite diminished role

Longtime Sounders captain Brad Evans takes pride in MLS Cup run despite diminished role

"I’m happy for the group, happy for the club," Evans said. "A lot of work has gone into it.”

Toronto FC outlasts Montreal to reach MLS Cup final

TORONTO (AP) — Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored 2 minutes apart in extra time and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final, outlasting the Montreal Impact 5-2 in the rain Wednesday night for a 7-5 aggregate victory. Toronto will host the Seattle Sounders on Dec. 10 in the MLS championship game, becoming the first Canadian team to play for the title.
Seattle Times Nov 30, 2016
Toronto defeats Montreal in Eastern Conference final, will host Sounders for MLS Cup

Toronto defeats Montreal in Eastern Conference final, will host Sounders for MLS Cup

Montreal blew multiple leads -- and Seattle's chance to host MLS Cup. Instead, the Sounders are Canada-bound.
Clint Dempsey is not coming back for MLS Cup. Osvaldo Alonso, though, should be good to go

Clint Dempsey is not coming back for MLS Cup. Osvaldo Alonso, though, should be good to go

A scan of Alonso's knee revealed a slight sprain, but the Sounders midfielder is expected to recover in time for the MLS Cup final on Dec. 10.
MLS Eastern Conference finals preview: Can Montreal send MLS Cup to Seattle?

MLS Eastern Conference finals preview: Can Montreal send MLS Cup to Seattle?

From a Sounders perspective, the stakes of the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at BMO Field are straightforward enough. If Toronto wins, as the highest remaining seed, it will host the MLS Cup final on Dec. 10. Should Montreal pull off the upset, however, the league title game will be played at CenturyLink […]
Seattle Times Nov 28, 2016
If these are Nelson Valdez’s final few games with the Sounders, he’s writing an epic final chapter

If these are Nelson Valdez’s final few games with the Sounders, he’s writing an epic final chapter

Valdez's stellar postseason continued in Colorado, where he earned the assist on the goal that sent Seattle to MLS Cup.
Seattle Times Nov 28, 2016
Sounders’ original trio looking to win another cup

Sounders’ original trio looking to win another cup

Osvaldo Alonso, Zach Scott and Brad Evans have won U.S. Open Cups, a Supporters’ Shield and a Western Conference title. Now they need an MLS Cup for their collection.
Jordan Morris makes his, Sounders dream come true with goal that nets spot in MLS Cup

Jordan Morris makes his, Sounders dream come true with goal that nets spot in MLS Cup

The MLS Rookie of the Year fought off illness to score the game’s only goal in the 56th minute as Seattle beats Colorado by a 3-1 aggregate.

Sounders beat Rapids 1-0 to advance to MLS Cup

Sounders beat Rapids 1-0 to advance to MLS Cup Morris scored in the 56th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to their first MLS Cup, beating the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday in the second leg of the Western Conference final. The Sounders will play Toronto or Montreal on Dec. 10 for the league title. A win there will cap an improbable turnaround for Seattle, which started the year 6-12-2 under coach Sigi Schmid but went 8-2-1 after Brian Schmetzer was named interim head coach to get in the playoffs. Morris, who was named the MLS Rookie of the Year on Nov. 10 after scoring 12 goals,...
Watch: Sounders lift trophy as MLS Western Conference champions

Watch: Sounders lift trophy as MLS Western Conference champions

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — At long last, after seven postseasons that ultimately feel short, the Seattle Sounders are MLS Cup bound. The video above contains the moment their fans have longed for, rave green and blue confetti flying over head as Seattle lifted the trophy as Western Conference champions on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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