3:21 AM EST, Tue January 27, 2015
Sounder At Heart 8 hours ago
Centurylink Field unlikely to get new turf for 2015 Sounders season

Centurylink Field unlikely to get new turf for 2015 Sounders season

The FieldTurf Revolution that was installed in early 2012 is likely staying put for 2015, according to Don Ruiz and confirmed by Sounder at Heart. However, the Sounders are working on a new lease that will change (and hopefully better) the turf replacement process. Hopes that Centurylink Field would receive a new turf surface for the Sounders' 2015 season have been dashed, as Don Ruiz first reported and Sounder at Heart has confirmed that the Clink will spend a fourth year with the current turf. This current turf started showing signs of wear and tear towards the end of the 2013 season,...

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Tacoma News-Tribune 4 hours ago

No new turf for CenturyLink Field

The Sounders have one preference, the Seahawks another; a new lease could settle issue.

Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster

Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called "an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp" in Carson, California. Jerramy Stevens, Solo's husband, was driving a team vehicle when he was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, a person familiar with the details of the...

USWNT sets 10 pre-World Cup matches

Here’s the news from U.S. Soccer: The U.S. Women’s National Team will play 10 matches in 2015 prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, including four across the United States in April and May as the team completes its final preparations for the tournament. After six matches in Europe, the USA’s first domestic match will be played against New Zealand on Saturday, April 4, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Tickets for the game in St. Louis go on sale … Read more »

MASL Tacoma Stars fall, but crowd grows

Here’s the report from the club: Less than 24 hours after shutting out the Wenatchee Fire, the Stars had to quickly turn their attention to the Las Vegas Legends. The away side capitalized on Tacoma’s very short amount of turnaround time and have left Kent’s ShoWare Center as winners of a 13-3 game in front of 1,050 fans, a 20% increase over the previous home match. Three different Las Vegas players scored multiple goals to help the Legends win and keep their playoff hopes alive. It didn’t take long for the game’s scoring to open up, as … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 24, 2015

Sounders merge old and new as training begins

Coach and general manager agree more new faces coming.
Seattle Times Jan 24, 2015

Sounders begin preseason camp with their minds on CBA negotiations

Kickoff for the Sounders and MLS is six weeks away – unless, of course, a collective bargaining agreement between the MLS players’ union and the league ownership cannot be reached.

Sounders still looking for players; GM and coach discuss positional needs

The Sounders reported to training camp this morning, but the roster will continue to change before the regular-season opens in March. We asked new general manager Garth Lagerwey and coach Sigi Schmid about possible positional needs: LAGERWEY: “We’re always looking at players, and we’ll continue looking at players. Sounders have had a pretty good track record of signing at least one guy out of preseason, meaning we have a couple of trialists here with us now. We’ll have a look at them. We have four or five weeks to go through this. And again, I think part of getting value … ...
Evans says MLS negotiations in stalemate; players “absolutely” willing to strike

Evans says MLS negotiations in stalemate; players “absolutely” willing to strike

Sounders captain Brad Evans also is serving as one of the club’s union reps, and he took some time today to discuss the ongoing negotiations for a new MLS collective bargaining agreement. On the negotiations: At this point there’s pretty much a stalemate. But when I’m negotiating for a house I like to get the best deal, and the person selling the house also likes to get the best deal. And at the 11th hour when they’re accepting bids you kind of battle it out. So I expect it to be the same. At this point there’s been no movement … Read more »
Sounders return in generally health good

Sounders return in generally health good

The Sounders returned to training this morning, 55 days after losing the Western Conference final to LA. The club was in generally good health, although with a few early absences including Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. Dempsey is away with the U.S. national team, while Martins and midfielder Aaron Kovar are expected in Monday. Coach Sigi Schmid said Zach Scott had his scheduled off-season foot surgery and isn’t game-ready now, but should be by the time the games roll around in March. We got some time with Sounders newcomers such as general manager Garth Lagerwey, goalkeeper Troy … ...
Seattle Times Jan 24, 2015

Notes from the practice field: Tyler Miller weighs options, Tyrone Mears shakes off the rust

Reports emerge last week indicating that goalkeeper Tyler Miller, Seattle's second-round draft pick, had accepted a fourth-division contract to play in Germany. Given that the Sounders traded away the rights to Homegrown Player Sean Okoli to New England for the pick, it appeared Seattle had lost its

Seattle players union rep Brad Evans: 'Absolutely' willing to strike for free agency

Sounders MLS players union representative Brad Evans spoke to local media about the ongoing league labor negotiations for the first time on Saturday, and he didn't hold back. Asked whether he was willing to strike for free agency, which he called the "sticking point," Evans said "absolutely." Below are his comments in full following Saturday's season-opening training session at Starfire Sports Complex: “I have lots of thoughts," Evans said. "At this point, it’s pretty much a stalemate. When I’m negotiating for a house, I like to get the best deal and the person selling the house also...

Dempsey (and Yedlin) on US roster for Chile and Panama

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 23-player roster for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama, including nine players from the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster. The group will travel to Santiago on Saturday morning in advance of the USA’s opening match of 2015 when it takes on Chile on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Rancagua. Kickoff at Estadio El Teniente is set for 6 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, UniMas and the Univision Deportes Network. “These guys have put in a lot of … Read more »

Sounders kick off 2015 preseason this morning at Starfire

It has been exactly 55 days since the Sounders won the second leg of the Western Conference finals but lost the series to the L.A. Galaxy on away goals. 55 days -- for players, not much of a layover; for fans, for too long of a wait. The Sounders train for less than a week in Seattle before heading to Southern California, then return for a week before flying down to Arizona for the Desert Diamond Cup. Seattle opens the 2015 Major League Soccer season on March 8 against New England at CenturyLink Field.
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 23, 2015

Sounders open seventh training camp Saturday

Short MLS offseason ends, as club begins what it hopes will be 12-month run.

Sounders FC Player News

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    Troy Perkins

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    Brad Evans

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  • Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey

    Sounders return in generally health good

  • Tyrone Mears

    Tyrone Mears

    Notes from the practice field: Tyler Miller weighs options, Tyrone Mears shakes off the rust

  • Stefan Frei

    Stefan Frei

    Seattle adds depth acquiring goalkeeper Troy Perkins

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