9:41 PM EDT, Fri July 03, 2015

Game day comes: Sounders-DC United at 8 PT

Here are some basics: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (9-7-2; 29 POINTS) VS. D.C. UNITED (10-5-5; 35 POINTS) 8 p.m. Friday, CenturyLink Field. TV: JOEtv, UniMas. RADIO: 97.3 FM HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 5-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 at home. The Sounders won last season at D.C., 1-0, on a goal by Chad Barrett. Seattle is unbeaten in the last four meetings and has kept a clean sheet in the last three. This is the only scheduled meeting this season. NOTES: D.C. leads the MLS points race and is unbeaten in its last three games. The Sounders have … Read more »

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Oregonian 20 hours ago

T2 takes out Arizona United SC 3-1

T2 (6-8-2, 20pts) grabbed an early lead behind a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes of the match as Belmar opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the season. T2 defender Jeanderson played a ball in behind the Arizona defense to Belmar who dribbled down the left side of the box and fired a shot inside the right post in the 10th minute. Fatawu doubled T2's lead in the 14th minute as he combined with defender Andy Thoma on a give-and-go to get in behind the Arizona defense before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom, right corner of the goal.
Denver Post 20 hours ago
Norio Sasaki said Japan has no pressure defending Women's World Cup championship

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The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.
CSN Washington 22 hours ago

United, Sounders battle for Supporters Shield positioning

Eastern Conference-leading United finish up their road trip with an important match against the leaders in the Western Conference in Seattle.
Houston Chronicle 23 hours ago

Media, others rush to defend England's Bassett after own-goal

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Tacoma News-Tribune 23 hours ago

Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Jul 2, 2015
Rose City Soccer Show - recap of epic win before latest USOC stop

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Tacoma News-Tribune Jul 2, 2015

Sounders hope to stop losing streak against MLS leader

Club believes unity can get them through until stars return later this month.

World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display

While FIFA has been criticized at times for its treatment of the women's game in general — from President Sepp Blatter's infamous suggestion in 2004 that the women could wear tighter shorts, to the cries of gender discrimination over the artificial turf surface at this year's tournament — soccer's international governing body has taken positive steps over the last decade to grow the sport. FIFA added an under-20 Women's World Cup in 2002, and an under-17 tournament in 2008. Since 2004, FIFA has decreed that a percentage of its Financial Assistance Program funds it provides to member...
Seattle Times Jul 2, 2015

Sounders hope to start anew in July after rough June

It is fair to wonder whether early July is going to be any more productive for Seattle than June, which brought five losses from six matches in all competitions.

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