2:23 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
Sounder At Heart 23 mins ago
MLS Week 30: Open thread

MLS Week 30: Open thread

Check out our Three Big Storylines, national TV and streaming listings and from a Sounders point of view Three Big Storylines With the midweek games this week, MLS has largely balanced the schedule at long last. Every team has five or six games to play in their 2018 MLS season. The San Jose Earthquakes lead the ‘race’ for the first overall draft pick with 20 points from 29 played and have recently fired their manager Mikael Stahre. Interim manager Steve Ralston had the Earthquakes up 3-1 in the 58th minute on Atlanta United in his debut on Wednesday. But in a sort of reverse goonies...
Sounder At Heart 17 hours ago
Postgame Pontifications: Don’t worry about Stefan Frei

Postgame Pontifications: Don’t worry about Stefan Frei

The Sounders goalkeeper owns up to his mistake, but is well equipped to move past it. SEATTLE — Stefan Frei understands as well as anyone that his position has virtually no room for error. As good as he’s been over the past five seasons and as many massive saves as he’s made, he surely remembers the handful of costly mistakes even more than the countless times he’s bailed out his teammates. More than just about anyone else on the team, though, he’s always willing to own up to his errors. So it was little surprise that he made himself available following Wednesday’s loss in which...
Sounder At Heart 18 hours ago
Sounders know must move on after having win streak snapped

Sounders know must move on after having win streak snapped

Will Bruin still ruing the team’s missed opportunities. TUKWILA, Wash. — There was no shortage of missed opportunities in Wednesday’s loss to the Philadelphia Union, something laid bare by recent film sessions. But the Seattle Sounders know they don’t have much time to dwell on that if they are to complete the run that started with their history-making nine-game win streak and 12-game unbeaten run. The Sounders now turn their attention to Sunday’s road game against the LA Galaxy. “It’s not fun to watch film when results like that happen, but we did it and we move on,”...
Sounder At Heart 20 hours ago
Neither Chad Marshall nor Raúl Ruidíaz appear to have serious injuries

Neither Chad Marshall nor Raúl Ruidíaz appear to have serious injuries

Marshall doesn’t have a concussion and Ruidíaz’s ankle was well enough that he was jogging around the training pitch. That sound you heard from Sounders training was a massive sigh of relief. Although they both remain questionable for Sunday’s game against the LA Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders don’t seem too worried about Chad Marshall or Raúl Ruidíaz missing extended time after both were pulled early from Wednesday’s match. Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer confirmed that Marshall was not in concussion protocol after coming out at halftime and seemed to downplay the...
Sounder At Heart Sep 21, 2018
Nos Audietis, Episode 285: All good things

Nos Audietis, Episode 285: All good things

That win streak sure was fun while it lasted. Now, we panic. The Seattle Sounders made a nice bit of history, but that didn’t stop this week from feeling a bit like a bummer. The loss to the Philadelphia Union took us by surprise, and not just because of how it went down. In the end, though, the Sounders are coming off a 10-game stretch in which they’ve claimed 27 of 30 possible points and a 13-game run in which they amassed 32 of 39 potential points. Consider that they started this run 11 points out of a playoff spot and tied for the second fewest points in the league. That first-round...
Major Link Soccer: Dempsey returns to Craven Cottage for celebration

Major Link Soccer: Dempsey returns to Craven Cottage for celebration

Also: NWSL Final Sunday; Seattle Derby Sunday; lots of stuff Sunday Seattle Dempsey Returns | Fulham Football Club Huskies Host Seattle U Sunday In Seattle Derby - Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics Men’s Soccer Scores in 86th Minute to Win 2-1 - Gonzaga University You Will Hear Us (Sound Wave) – Sounder at Heart storeFrom $19.99 and up S2 is at Rio Grande Valley Saturday at 5:30 PM. Sounders are at Galaxy Sunday at 4 PM. culture Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Time to Drop the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale Jalen Robinson and The Children's InnLearn more about...
Sounder At Heart Sep 21, 2018
Sounders vs. Union: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders vs. Union: Highlights, stats and quotes

“Where we lost the game was generating chance and chance and chance, and half-chance and half-chance and half-chance, and not being able to find that one piece of quality to put the score line in our favor.” -Brian Schmetzer Match Data SUMMARY Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Philadelphia Union 1 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field Referee: Ismail Elfath Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Jeremy Hanson Fourth Official: Daniel Radford VAR: Allen Chapman Attendance: 39,536 Weather: 62 degrees and partly cloudy SCORING SUMMARY PHI - Fafa Picault 90’+3’ ...
Sounder At Heart Sep 20, 2018
Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union: community player ratings form

Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union: community player ratings form

The Sounders’ win streak has come to an end in a less than glorious manner. Time to rate about it. Every streak has to come to an end (I guess? To be honest, I don’t really know the rules when it comes to streaks). This one ended about as you would expect: Early injuries meant Brian Schmetzer and the Seattle Sounders had to use subs sooner and in different spots than they would have liked, chance after golden chance didn’t quite bounce Seattle’s way, and a rare error by Stefan Frei gave the Philadelphia Union all three points. Note: Some readers are experiencing rendering issues...
Sounder At Heart Sep 20, 2018
Teammates not blaming Stefan Frei after loss to Philadelphia

Teammates not blaming Stefan Frei after loss to Philadelphia

After the game, Stefan Frei’s teammates had nothing but messages of support for the goalkeeper. SEATTLE – Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei had an uncharacteristic blunder against the Philadelphia Union Wednesday night, leading to a bizarre 1-0 loss in front of 39,536 at CenturyLink Field. After the game, though, teammates and coaches were not pointing the finger at the goalkeeper, who has otherwise put together a season that might garner Goalkeeper of the Year attention. “Stef has saved our asses a bunch of times, more than we can imagine,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said....
Sounder At Heart Sep 20, 2018
Winners & Losers: Sounders 0, Union 1

Winners & Losers: Sounders 0, Union 1

Streaks come and go, but the Sounders remain hopeful SEATTLE — Well, I didn’t see that coming and I’m positive you didn’t either. But sometimes that’s the game of soccer. The Sounders went three months without losing a game — 9 wins, with 12 unbeaten. Last night will sting, but Sunday’s kickoff is just 80 hours away. Here are the winners and losers from last night’s defeat to the Philadelphia Union. Winners The Legend of Harry Shipp It’s no secret that Harry Shipp was playing well while the Sounders were streaking. But just how well was that? In Harry Shipp’s last 13...
Sounder At Heart Sep 20, 2018
Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union, recap: Win streak ends

Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union, recap: Win streak ends

Fafa Picault’s 93rd minute winners was quite the gut punch. SEATTLE — All it took was one big mistake at a particularly inopportune time for the Seattle Sounders’ historic winning streak to come to an end. That it was Stefan Frei, who has been arguably the biggest reason the Sounders were on this win streak in the first place, was particularly surprising. As big as Frei’s mistake was — it was his pass that was intercepted, leading to Fafa Picault’s stoppage-time winner — there was plenty of blame to go around. The Sounders hit the post twice, missed several close-range shots...
Sounder At Heart Sep 20, 2018
Raúl Ruidíaz injury update: Peruvian striker sprains ankle

Raúl Ruidíaz injury update: Peruvian striker sprains ankle

It was not immediately clear how serious the injury was. SEATTLE — Raúl Ruidíaz left Wednesday’s match with a sprained ankle. The injury happened around the 30th minute a few minutes later he was replaced by Will Bruin. It was not immediately clear if it was a re-aggravation of the injury he suffered a couple weeks ago while training with Peru that kept him out of the first of two friendlies. Although he was removed from the match, he was able to walk off the field under his own power and came back with the team after halftime. He was still walking without assistance, but he did have...
Sounder At Heart Sep 19, 2018
Sounders vs Philadelphia Union: Gamethread and updates

Sounders vs Philadelphia Union: Gamethread and updates

Sounders take on the Union at 8pm, this is your gamethread The Seattle Sounders go for their record-continuing 10th straight win this time over the Philadelphia Union. The Union are coming off a blowout loss to the Montreal Impact, while the Sounders defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on the road. The match kicks off at 8 PM PT and airs on JOE TV. Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension Chenkham, Morris and Wingo are out for Seattle. Matt Real is out for Philadelphia with Illisnho and Borek Dockal listed as questionable. No one is suspended for either side, but plenty of...
Sounder At Heart Sep 19, 2018
Realio’s Ratings: Ruidiáz is hitting his stride

Realio’s Ratings: Ruidiáz is hitting his stride

Raul Ruidiáz wants to score every time he touches the ball, and it continues to pay off for the Sounders. Seattle just keeps finding ways to win games. It wasn’t pretty, but the Sounders persevered in Vancouver and won 2-1 against a solid Whitecaps team. In a stark contrast to earlier in the year, Seattle is finding ways to win in every single fashion, and the resiliency of this team to continually churn out strong results with varying playstyles is tremendous. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei – 7 | Community – 7.3 Although it seemed like Vancouver was putting up enormous pressure on the...
Sounder At Heart Sep 19, 2018
Osvaldo Alonso wants return in 2019

Osvaldo Alonso wants return in 2019

It hasn’t been an easy year for Alonso, but he hopes he’s done enough to earn a contract extension. It has been a difficult year for Osvaldo Alonso, from dealing with a misdiagnosed injury to feeling unwanted after not being protected from the expansion draft. Nonetheless, “El Corazon de los Sounders” has never taken a game off when fit or given less than his maximum effort. Whether it is on the practice field or on game day, from Open Cups to the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup, there is no question that his contagious relentless attitude has been common denominator in the...

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