2:53 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
Seattle Times 7 hours ago

Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz suspended for first leg of Seattle series

F.C. Dallas will be without one of its main attacking hubs for the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals against the Sounders on Sunday night.
Tacoma News-Tribune 9 hours ago

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Seattle Sounders FC will begin their quest for a treble on Sunday when the club travels to Toyota Stadium to face FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western…
Tacoma News-Tribune 12 hours ago

Sounders take regular season rewards into postseason

Top-seeded Seattle goes into playoff opener as fresher team, and will play decisive game at home.

Dallas’ Diaz suspended for 1st game vs. Seattle

The Sounders were scheduled to train in Tukwila this morning and then fly out to Texas. There was no media access, so not much news is expected. However, some relevant news did come out of the league offices, with the disciplinary committee suspended Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz for the first leg of the Sounders series after leaving the bench area to join a scuffle in the midweek knockout win over Vancouver. Here’s the word from the league.

Live Sounders FC chat at 2 p.m. today

Join the conversation as the Sounders prepare for the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals.
Seattle Times Oct 30, 2014
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Stefen Frei, like Sounders goalkeepers before him, knows all eyes will be on him as his team enters the MLS playoffs. But with Seattle the top seed, the pressure could be intense.
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 30, 2014

Marshall sees championship quality in close-knit Sounders

Winner of a double in Columbus, the two-time MLS defender of the year wants a treble in Seattle.

Football Manager projects Sounders as MLS Cup champs

Experts are split on the MLS Cup favorites as the playoffs kick off this week. Sports Illustrated is torn between the Sounders and Galaxy in the West, while two out of the three ESPNFC writers have tabbed Seattle has the team to beat. Football Manager, "the most realistic, in-depth and immersive soccer management game," according to its own release -- and the basis for the greatest soccer video game fan fiction of all-time --  agrees with the latter. A simulation run ahead of the game's release on Nov. 7 ended with the Sounders as MLS Cup champs, 2-0 winners over D.C. United in the...

Sounders look ahead, knowing it’ll be Dallas

The Soudners trained for the first time this week, knowing who they’ll play this weekend in the aggregate-score Western Conference semifinal: FC Dallas, which knocked out Vancouver last night, 2-1. The Sounders will visit FC Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, with the resolution game coming up Nov. 10 at CenturyLink Field. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say today: On the Dallas-Whitecaps match: It was good. Obviously there was some discussion over the PK call at the end of the game. I thought in the first half Dallas was the better team. In the second half, I … Read more »

MLS introduces new Los Angeles franchise

Here’s the release from the league: A new era for Major League Soccer in Los Angeles began today as MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that a new team has been awarded to an ownership group led by entrepreneur Henry Nguyen, sports and entertainment leader Peter Guber, and sports veteran Tom Penn. The new club is scheduled to debut in 2017 in a new soccer stadium in the greater Los Angeles area built specifically for the team. “We are thrilled to welcome Henry Nguyen, Peter Guber, Tom Penn and their owner partners to Major League Soccer,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. … ...
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 30, 2014

Seattle’s first postseason opponent: FC Dallas

After defeating Vancouver, FC Dallas will host the Sounders at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Sounders to face Dallas in West semis

Here’s a quick introduction, with much more from the club below: SOUNDERS PLAYOFF OPPONENT FC DALLAS 6 p.m. Sunday, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas; ESPN2 Western Conference semifinal How they got here: Dallas finished fourth in the Western Conference with a 16-12-6 regular-season record. They advanced in the knockout game with a 2-1 win over the No. 5 Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday. Against the Sounders: Seattle leads 8-3-4 in all regular-season meetings and 3-2-3 at Dallas. Seattle won this regular-season series 2-1. Seattle won 3-2 at Dallas on April 12, with two goals from Clint Dempsey...
Seattle Times Oct 29, 2014

Sounders to face Dallas in MLS playoffs

Vancouver loses 2-1 to FC Dallas. Seattle opens Sunday night at Dallas.

Former Sounders star Steve Zakuani retires from MLS

Steve Zakuani spent five of his six MLS seasons with the Seattle Sounders. (Otto Greule Jr/) Former Seattle Sounders midefielder Steve Zakuani, whose Major League Soccer career was marred by injuries, announced his retirement Wednesday. While his contributions on the pitch were ample and his potential was great — the former No. 1 overall SuperDraft pick scored 10 goals in 29 regular-season games in 2010 — Zakuani unfortunately may be best remembered for the gruesome leg fracture he suffered in a 2011 game against the Colorado Rapids in Seattle. Steve Zakuani is carted off the pitch after...
Sounders express no preference before Dallas-Vancouver meeting tonight at 6 PT

Sounders express no preference before Dallas-Vancouver meeting tonight at 6 PT

The Sounders will learn their Western semifinal opponent tonight, as No. 5 Vancouver visits No. 4 Dallas for the single-game right to advance. That game starts as 6 p.m., and here’s coverage from the MLS website. Teams in this situation predictably don’t really say who they hope to face, but in this case the Sounders sound pretty sincere. They went 2-1 vs. Dallas during the regular season, and 0-2-1 vs. Vancouver, but the Whitecaps never really saw the Sounders first 11, as DeAndre Yedlin missed all three matches. Here’s some of what the Sounders had to say. Chad Marshall:

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