12:17 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014

Sounders will join Open Cup play week of June 10-18

Seattle Sounders FC and other U.S.-based MLS clubs will join 2014 U.S. Open Cup play in its fourth round: the week of June 10-18. Here is an announcement regarding the 2014 tournament, from U.S. Soccer.
Reign moves to 2-0 before crowd of 1,754

Reign moves to 2-0 before crowd of 1,754

Here’s a game report from the club: Seattle Reign FC continued their unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Spirit in front of 1754 fans at the Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, April 23. Reign FC opened the scoring quickly during the 3rd minute of the match when defender Kendall Fletcher sent the ball to the back of the net courtesy of a Jess Fishlock assist. Fletcher celebrated her first goal of the season with several backflips down the field. The remainder of the first half included several shots on goal by U.S. … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune 9 hours ago

Schmid takes time out for a glimpse of Sounders’ future

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid spent a few extra days in Carson, Calif., after Seattle’s 2-1 win over Chivas USA on Saturday.

Week 7 in MLS: Power rankings and other thoughts from Alan Hinton

In a weekly feature that we'll continue throughout the season, local legend Alan Hinton, who coached the old NASL Sounders and did broadcast work recently for the MLS team, has offered to provide his thoughts on the action leaguewide. Here was Hinton's Week 6 post. Posted below is his latest offering, including power rankings: *     *     * The Sounders have earned the No. 1 spot in my MLS rankings because of the outstanding three road performances -- two wins, one tie, scoring nine goals. Seattle's fitness level is very high with a good attitude and confidence is good as the...

Reign FC vs. Washington, live thread

Welcome to Memorial Stadium where it's a wet Wednesday. Reign FC is looking to start the NWSL season with a 2-0 record as it hosts the Washington Spirit (1-1). I'll provide live updates below and will also embed a live stream of the game. Reign FC lineup: GK Hope Solo, D Elli Reed, D Lauren Barnes, D Kendall Fletcher, D Stephanie Cox, M Keelin Winters, M Jess Fishlock, M Kim Little, F Nahomi Kawasumi, F Sydney Leroux, F Bev Goebel Reign FC bench: GK Haley Kopmeyer, D Kate Deines, D Megan Brigman, D Kiersten Dallstream, M Mariah Nogueira, F Megan Rapinoe, F Danielle Foxhoven Washington...

Reign FC notebook: Kim Little and Nahomi Kawasumi talk about coming to Seattle

Reign FC will look for a 2-0 start to the NWSL season Wednesday as it hosts the Washington Spirit (1-1) at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Seattle went 1-2 in the matchup last year. Here are some leftover notes from the early part of the season: *     *     * --- First off, new addition Nahomi Kawasumi spoke to reporters after the season opener. She was asked what it's like playing with the U.S. women's national team stars, players she normally goes up against with Japan on the international level. "Play against them is always difficult," she said through a interpreter, "but when we play...
Seattle Times 18 hours ago

Sigi Schmid on MLS expansion, Brad Evans' return, Yankee Stadium and more

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid has returned to Seattle after spending a couple extra days in California after the weekend's game. He spoke to reporters after Wednesday's practice on a variety of topics, and a full transcript is available below:

U.S. coach happy Clint Dempsey has 'picked up the rhythm and (found) his confidence.'

U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke with U.S. Soccer on a few topics recently, and the form of captain Clint Dempsey with the Sounders came up. MLSsoccer.com captured the video below, and here is what Klinsmann said: "I'm very happy that Clint has picked up the rhythm and (found) his confidence and is part of almost every goal that Seattle scores. That's really a good sign. It's great for us going now into the final weeks before we hit the preparation for the World Cup knowing that he's building his confidence more and more and more. And that's due to his hard work that he...
Schmid on MLS expansion to Atlanta … and possiblity of coaching at Yankee Stadium

Schmid on MLS expansion to Atlanta … and possiblity of coaching at Yankee Stadium

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid’s return to training today gave us our first chance to get his reaction on MLS’ expansion into Atlanta for 2017, and the possibility that he could be coaching at game at NYCFC’s inaugural home of Yankee Stadium as early as next season: “Wow,” he said. “I’ll be thinking of Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth and all those guys. I’ve actually never been to Yankee Stadium, so that will be a fun experience – old or new – I’ve never been to Yankee Stadium. My old assistant coach Ralph Perez is a huge Yankees fan, so he’ll … Read more »

Schmid back from California, with Sounders

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid returned to training this morning with his team, after an extended stay in Southern California, where Seattle had defeated Chivas USA on Saturday. We asked Schmid what he did with his time down there, besides enjoy the sun. “The (USA) Under-21s where down there training, so it gave me a chance to watch that team train,” he said. “Sean Okoli’s there, Jordan Morris is there as well. I knew our training session was going to be light – just a regeneration training. Also it was a chance to get together with Tab Ramos and Andy Herzog … Read more »

Sounders' comebacks already compare favorably to past seasons

I wrote a story for Wednesday's paper on how the Sounders, who crumbled under adversity at the end of last year, are thriving in tough situations this season. The piece included a chart that I wanted to share here. As you can see, the two wins after conceding the first goal are already tied for second best in team history. The seven points from losing positions has already matched the total in 2010. Is it sustainable? Like I said in the story: maybe, maybe not. Ideally, it won't have to be. *     *     * Season Record after conceding first Points after trailing in...

NY-Houston match tonight kicks off MLS week of playoff repeats … including Sounders-Rapids

Here’s a quick look at the MLS week ahead, provided by the league: Three rematches of 2013 MLS Cup Playoff games highlight the slate of contests for Week 8. The Colorado Rapids return to CenturyLink Field on Saturday for the first time since the 2013 Western Conference knockout round when Seattle scored a pair of goals, courtesy of Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson, and put an end to the Rapids’ season. The Sounders are returning home from a successful road trip, taking seven of a possible nine points from three consecutive away games, while Colorado is in equal form in … Read more »
Seattle Times Apr 23, 2014

My MLS power rankings: Week 7

Here are some other MLS power rankings from ESPN.com, SI.com, MLSsoccer.com and Soccer America. The Sounders generally show up anywhere from No. 4-6, which the range you'll find them below:
Seattle Times Apr 23, 2014

Episode 2 of Seattle Soccer Talk features Brian Schmetzer, yours truly

The second episode of Seattle Soccer Talk, the new weekly radio show hosted by Mike Gastineau, aired Tuesday. The guests were Sounders FC assistant coach Brian Schmetzer, Washington Post journalist Steven Goff, and also yours truly.
Seattle Times Apr 22, 2014

How the Sounders became the MLS’s comeback kids

A combination of character, confidence and one of the best offenses in MLS has the Sounders thriving amid adversity this season.

Sounders FC Player News

  • 1 Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey

    U.S. coach happy Clint Dempsey has 'picked up the rhythm and (found) his confidence.'

  • 1 Brad Evans

    Brad Evans

    Sigi Schmid on MLS expansion, Brad Evans' return, Yankee Stadium and more

  • Obafemi Martins

    Obafemi Martins

    Case Study: Covering for an overlapping wingback

  • DeAndre Yedlin

    DeAndre Yedlin

    DeAndre Yedlin hoping to make good on Super Bowl bet this week

  • Kenny Cooper

    Kenny Cooper

    Seattle Soccer Talk debuts

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