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Tacoma News-Tribune 2 hours ago

Dempsey’s deal worth it for Sounders

CARSON, CALIF. — Seattle Sounders FC is investing almost $7 million this season in designated players Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins.

Poll: What is more enjoyable as a Sounders fan — Seattle in second or Portland in eighth?

The Western Conference standings could look better for a Sounders FC fan, but not much. Seattle, a little more than 20 percent into the season, is tied with Real Salt Lake on points but would have the tiebreaker on most wins. Rival Portland, on the other hand, sits eighth out of nine teams amid a woeful winless stretch. The standings are posted below. Sounders fans on Twitter surely have made their enjoyment known about both. And while "both" is the obvious answer, I'm curious if one feels a little bit better. *     *     * Take Our Poll

Dempsey-Oba react to Sounders’ win they sparked

Sounders designated players Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins combined nicely for the game-winning goal Saturday night at Chivas USA. Here’s some of what they had to say after: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC MIDFIELDER CLINT DEMPSEY On remaining unbeaten on the road: “It’s always good to win, to move up the table where we should be. We put in a good performance tonight, another good performance away from home so we are happy.” On the comeback win:“We know our quality, we know that if we do concede that we have players that can create chances and get goals … Read more »

'It's always good to win, to move up the table.' (postgame quotes and stats)

Here are some quotes and stats from Sounders FC's 2-1 road win at Chivas USA, a second-straight comeback triumph away from home. A lot of quotes focused on the impressive road-trip and being on the receiving end of a team-record 26 fouls. *     *     * *     *     * SIGI SCHMID, head coach (On the game...) "I thought, again, we showed good character, going down 1-0 on a penalty kick that I still haven’t seen the replay of, so I don’t know if it was a penalty or not. It seemed a little bit soft, but it is what it is. We showed character and came back. I thought we were...

Sounders fouled team-record 26 times by Chivas USA (game notes)

Coming into the 2014 season, the Sounders had never been fouled more than 22 times in a game. Following Saturday's 2-1 road comeback against Chivas USA, Seattle has reached that threshold three times -- and the 26 fouls suffered at the StubHub Center were a new record. Here is a look at the fouls suffered by game: Week 1 vs. Sporting Kansas City: 25 Week 2 vs. Toronto FC: 25 Week 3 at Montreal: 11 Week 4 vs. Columbus Crew: 17 Week 5 at Portland: 21 Week 6 at FC Dallas: 19 Week7 at Chivas USA 26 The Sounders are on pace to be fouled just about 700 times, an amazing number considering the team...
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 20, 2014

Lather, rinse, then repeat: Seattle scores late yet again

CARSON, Calif. — Seattle Sounders FC fell into a pattern on its just-concluded run of three straight road games.

Sounders react to latest come-from-behind result

Here’s some of what the Sounders had to say tonight after their come-from-behind 2-1 win at Chivas USA: Coach SIGI SCHMID On coming from behind again: One-nothing is nothing, and you just have to overcome it, and I think that’s what we’ve shown and have been able to do that. Obviously we’d like to get in front at the beginning and win the game that way. But right now we’ll take what we’re getting. On facing Chivas’ Mauro Rosales: I thought Mauro did all right; I thought Leo did a good job on him. … Read more »

Obafemi Martins nets late winner in comeback win at Chivas (video highlights)

Here are the video highlights from Sounders FC's 2-1 road comeback Saturday at Chivas USA, capped by an 81st-minute winner by Obafemi Martins (set up by Clint Dempsey's second assist). Seattle improved to 3-0-1 on the road, which is particularly impressive knowing they've trailed in the last three of those. *     *     * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2i0p7VEU0Y

Quick reactions from Evans and about Rosales

Mauro Rosales, who played the previous three seasons in Seattle, played 85 minutes for Chivas tonight. “I thought Leo (Gonzalez) did a good job on him,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “… I felt for the most part we kept Mauro pretty quite. I didn’t think he was too involved in what they were doing offensively.” The game also marked a return to action by Seattle midfielder Brad Evans, who subbed on the 67th minute after missing the four previous matches with a calf injury. “People don’t understand it: ‘Oh you played 15-20 minutes,’” Evans said. “But that’s the hardest … ...

Schmid: Oba deserved goal, Clint keeps contributing

He’s coach Sigi Schmid’s overview assessment of tonight’s 2-1 win at Chivas USA: Going down 1-0 on penalty kick that I still haven’t seen a replay of, so I don’t know if it was a penalty or not. It seemed a little bit soft, but it is what it is. We showed the character: We came back. I thought we were close to getting a few more goals in the first half. I thought overall we played all right in the first half. Our final passes were off a little bit, but I thought we were good. Second half, there … Read more »
Seattle Times Apr 20, 2014
Sounders rally to win on road again

Sounders rally to win on road again

Seattle fell behind early to Chivas USA, only to rally for a 2-1 win, aided by a late red card to the hosts and fueled by two Clint Dempsey assists in front of 7,499 at StubHub Center.

Martins' goal lifts Seattle over Chivas 2-1

Erick Torres opened the scoring in the fifth minute on a penalty kick for Chivas (1-3-3). Seattle responded in the 24th minute when Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy could not hold onto the ball and Neagle sent the rebound into an empty net.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 20, 2014

Recap: Chivas USA vs. Seattle

Seattle Sounders FC claimed a 2-1 win over Chivas USA at the StubHub Center on Saturday after Obafemi Martins scored in the 81st minute to lift the Sounders to their…

Sounders FC vs. Chivas USA, pregame

CARSON, Calif.---Welcome to the StubHub Center, where it's a beautiful for tonight's game against the Sounders and Chivas USA. Seattle is looking to stay undefeated on the road (2-0-1) and cap a three-game road trip with a win before three straight at home. Chivas has looked better this year but is still on a five-game winless streak since winning its opener. The Sounders, if you missed an earlier post, haven't lost to Chivas USA since the summer of 2009, a 9-0-4 run in all competitions, including six consecutive wins. The visitors are expected to get a boost in the squad today with the...

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