12:41 AM EST, Sun November 23, 2014
Seattle Times 1 hour ago

Sounders vs. Galaxy: Inside the matchup

Seattle plays at L.A. at 2 p.m. Sunday. The match will be televised on ESPN.
Tacoma News-Tribune 3 hours ago

Sounders hope to repeat October success vs. L.A.

Seattle took the Supporters’ Shield in head-to-head matches, but both teams agree the playoffs are different.
Long wait almost over, Sounders ready

Long wait almost over, Sounders ready

The Sounders concluded their final training session today at StubHub Center today, about 24 hours before their first kick there against against the Galaxy in the first leg of there Western Conference championship series. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say: On the end of the long wait: Two weeks is probably too long. You’d probably rather get on with it. I know the guys would rather play. At this stage I know that everybody’s looking forward to playing. I’m sure the Galaxy is, and we are as well. On LA coach Bruce Arena’s comment that he’s … Read more »
Seattle Times Nov 21, 2014

Sounders will lean on experienced defender

Wobbly, gritty and with more anxious moments than he’d have preferred, left back Leo Gonzalez personified Seattle’s conference semifinal series against Dallas.
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 21, 2014

Western Conference coaches’ rivalry dates back to college

Sounders’ Schmid and Galaxy’s Arena look to add to their résumés as series begins Sunday.
Sounders in LA; Alonso remains question

Sounders in LA; Alonso remains question

The Sounders trained this evening on a practice field on the StubHub Center complex in Carson. Osvaldo Alonso (upper leg) and Leo Gonzalez (back) both traveled with the team. “Leo is probably a little bit ahead of Ozzie at this stage,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “But they were training. Ozzie has progressed each day, and today he was in with the team through the warm-up and worked with the team after that. So we’ll see now how he feels tomorrow. We’ll see if he can progress a little bit more, and then we’ll see about Sunday.” The Sounders … Read more »

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Major League Soccer’s conference championship weekend takes top billing in this Weekend Watch. Eibar vs. Real Madrid, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 9 a.m. I’ll stop pounding the “little Eibar taking on the Spanish giants” storyline into the ground soon, I promise. But the prospect of the defending European champions traveling to the Basque club’s 5,250-seat stadium to take on the 11th-place team in La Liga is too good to pass up. Arsenal vs. Manchester United, English Premier League, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Call this the stuck-in-flux derby, pitting two traditional heavyweights both...

Schmid, Arena remember their first meeting … barely, and differently

It’s pretty much impossible to preview a Sounders-LA series without mentioning the two coaches: Seattle’s Sigi Schmid, who is the winningest coach in MLS history, and LA’s Bruce Arena, who has the most postseason wins. We asked each about the other this week. “If it was him and I kicking the ball, it would make for an ugly game, especially since he was a goalkeeper – I’ll rub that in on Bruce,” Schmid said. “We only played against each other once. When I was in college he was a goalkeeper for Cornell, and I played for UCLA, and we won, … Read more »

Roger Levesque named Sounders director of community outreach

The news first broke at last weekend's annual Alliance business meeting, but Friday morning, the club made it official: Roger Levesque has been named the Sounders' new director of community outreach. The former Sounders forward played for nearly six seasons with the club during its minor league days and more than three more after it bumped up to Major League Soccer until 2012. "I feel very fortunate to be back involved with Sounders FC, especially on the community side," said Levesque. "My last couple years of playing it was a huge part of my time within the club, and now that I'm joining...

Levesque joins Sounders’ community outreach

This had been announced at the Alliance Council meeting last weekend — and well received — but the official release from the club came today: Seattle Sounders FC has named former player Roger Levesque as its new Director of Community Outreach, the club announced today. Levesque spent nearly six seasons with the USL-1 Seattle Sounders before playing three and a half seasons with Sounders FC at the MLS level from 2009-12. “We are thrilled to bring Roger back into the organization,” said Sounders FC Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. “As a player, his connection to the fans and...
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 21, 2014

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Seattle (0-0-2) at Los Angeles (1-0-1), 5 p.m.

Live Sounders FC chat at 2 p.m. today

Join the conversation live from sunny Southern California as the opening leg of the Sounders-L.A. Galaxy Western Conference final draws ever closer.

FIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense'

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense." Some European politicians have suggested that European countries could boycott the World Cup over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which many Western governments accuse Russia of provoking.
Seattle Times Nov 20, 2014
How Sigi Schmid saved his job and moved the Sounders forward

How Sigi Schmid saved his job and moved the Sounders forward

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid was on the hot seat a year ago after another disappointing playoff exit. A year later Seattle is the top seed in the MLS playoffs and has buy-in from players and management. Here’s how it happened.
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 20, 2014

Four Sounders among MLS awards finalists

Seattle forward Obafemi Martins is among the three remaining for MVP; Chad Marshall, Stefan Frei and Sigi Schmid in other categories.

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