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‘Well, it was intense’: Sounders overtime playoff game showed new format was right call

‘Well, it was intense’: Sounders overtime playoff game showed new format was right call

The two-match, aggregate-scoring format just never provided the intensity that a one-game playoff can provide.
Jordan Morris’ hat trick lifts sounders over Dallas in first round of MLS Cup playoffs

Jordan Morris’ hat trick lifts sounders over Dallas in first round of MLS Cup playoffs

Jordan Morris scored his third and final goal of his hat-trick in the 113th minute to propel the Sounders to a 4-3 win over Dallas FC in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs on Saturday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
‘I have no supporters home’: How MLS’ ruling allowing Iron Front flag might be pushing away Sounders fans

‘I have no supporters home’: How MLS’ ruling allowing Iron Front flag might be pushing away Sounders fans

After an array of protests, Major League Soccer recently lifted the ban on fans waving flags with the Iron Front logo. But not everyone is happy about it.
‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

Nico Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.
The Sounders’ 2019 playoff run begins Saturday. Here’s what to know about their match vs. FC Dallas.

The Sounders’ 2019 playoff run begins Saturday. Here’s what to know about their match vs. FC Dallas.

The Sounders earned the No. 2 seed and will host seventh-seeded FC Dallas on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Here’s a closer look at essential information to know heading into Seattle’s opening-round matchup.
‘You need everybody’: These Sounders don’t play much, but playoffs could test Seattle’s depth

‘You need everybody’: These Sounders don’t play much, but playoffs could test Seattle’s depth

Midfielder Emanuel Cecchini has the fourth-highest salary among Sounders players, yet he's rarely seen the field. General manager Garth Lagerwey hopes he stays ready, though: "We have a deep team and we think that’s how you win a title. You need everybody."
Sounders torn on MLS’ new playoff format: Some apprehension, yet ‘it’s going to be super dramatic’

Sounders torn on MLS’ new playoff format: Some apprehension, yet ‘it’s going to be super dramatic’

Since the MLS playoff format change was announced in December 2018 from two-game, aggregate-scoring opening rounds where each team got a home game, we've been waiting to see the new, single-elimination postseason style. And the Sounders see positives and negatives with it.
Roman Torres returns from suspension to lock up No. 2 seed for Sounders on Decision Day

Roman Torres returns from suspension to lock up No. 2 seed for Sounders on Decision Day

Roman Torres chopped off his dreads and that haircut seemed to clear the way for a header that proved to be the game-winner against Minnesota United, locking up home-field advantage for the Sounders through the Western Conference semifinals.
Ozzie Alonso returns to face the Sounders, now using his energy to pump up Minnesota United

Ozzie Alonso returns to face the Sounders, now using his energy to pump up Minnesota United

Ozzie Alonso, who signed with Minnesota in January, makes his first return to CenturyLink with the United intending to knock the Sounders to a lower position in Western Conference standings.
Sounders have plenty to play for as Decision Day looms Sunday

Sounders have plenty to play for as Decision Day looms Sunday

The Sounders could finish anywhere from second to fifth in the Western Conference, and either play at home or on the road.
Jordan Morris scores, Stefan Frei strong in goal as Sounders defeat San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0

Jordan Morris scores, Stefan Frei strong in goal as Sounders defeat San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0

Riding goalkeeper Stefan Frei's strong play, Sounders forward Jordan Morris provided the lone goal in second-half stoppage time to help eliminate the Earthquakes from playoff contention, 1-0, and put Seattle in a second-place tie with Minnesota United.
With Sounders’ postseason berth clinched, they host a San Jose squad fighting for its life

With Sounders’ postseason berth clinched, they host a San Jose squad fighting for its life

The Earthquakes have lost four straight, and their match in Seattle will be their third in nine days. But they get national-team star Chris Wondowloski back from a red-card suspension and will be playing for their postseason lives.
Back from suspension, Roman Torres is ready to help Sounders win any way he can

Back from suspension, Roman Torres is ready to help Sounders win any way he can

Now back from suspension, Roman Torres is ready to bring leadership and help the Sounders win.
Sounders back into playoffs, clinching record 11th MLS berth

Sounders back into playoffs, clinching record 11th MLS berth

When San Jose and Portland didn't win Wednesday, it put the Sounders in the postseason.
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, coach Brian Schmetzer happy to see Iron Front flag ban end

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, coach Brian Schmetzer happy to see Iron Front flag ban end

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei on MLS lifting its ban on the Iron Front flag waving in its teams stadiums: "I’m really happy that our fans stood up and fought hard for something that is very important in this country at this moment."

Sounders FC Player News

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    Jordan Morris

    New single-elimination format for Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs delivers on its promise

  • Stefan Frei

    Stefan Frei

    New single-elimination format for Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs delivers on its promise

  • Roman Torres

    Roman Torres

    Roman Torres returns from suspension to lock up No. 2 seed for Sounders on Decision Day

  • Emanuel Cecchini

    Emanuel Cecchini

    ‘You need everybody’: These Sounders don’t play much, but playoffs could test Seattle’s depth

  • Xavier Arreaga

    Xavier Arreaga

    New single-elimination format for Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs delivers on its promise

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