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Alex Roldán says MRI revealed ‘very minimal’ damage

Alex Roldán says MRI revealed ‘very minimal’ damage

Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Defender seems to think he’ll be fit for Saturday’s game against LA Galaxy. TUKWILA — A day after Alex Roldán and Reed Baker-Whiting rejoined training, fellow internationals Xavier Arreaga, Raúl Ruidíaz and Obed Vargas were also back. Nouhou, the final Sounder away on international duty last weekend, was expected to be back in Seattle later on Thursday. The Sounders got a bit of added good news from Roldán’s MRI, which he said showed only “very minimal” damage. He had been pulled out at halftime of El...
Mar 30, 2023
Major Link Soccer: Fabio Paratici’s ban extended worldwide

Major Link Soccer: Fabio Paratici’s ban extended worldwide

Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Tottenham fired their manager and now might lose their technical director to suspension. Seattle Julio Rodríguez pens a letter to Seattle Mariners fans: “When you find something good? Something you love? Hold on to it. Don’t let it go.” Seattle, Forever by Julio Rodríguez | The Players’ Tribune After dealing with injuries the last two seasons, Andrew Thomas returns to the pitch in resounding fashion. Andrew Thomas marks return from injury with stellar performance in Tacoma Defiance opener | Tacoma Defiance MLS The...
Mar 29, 2023
International Roundup: Misters Worldwide

International Roundup: Misters Worldwide

Photo by Omar Vega/ The boys are (coming) back [to] town! You may have heard that the Seattle Sounders had a handful of players out on international duty during the March 20-28 FIFA window. The six Sounders that joined their assorted national teams played in a mix of friendlies and competitive matches with little in the way of success. Nouhou and Cameroon played a home-and-away series against Namibia in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and Alex Roldan joined up with El Salvador for Concacaf Nations League games, including a meeting with the USMNT. Xavier Arreaga and...
Mar 29, 2023
Internationals return to Sounders training

Internationals return to Sounders training

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Sounders hoping to get off to a better start against Galaxy. TUKWILA — The six players who missed last week’s Sounders game due to international duty have started to trickle back into town, with Alex Roldán and Reed Baker-Whiting the first to return. It’s unclear how big of a role any of them will play in Saturday’s match against the LA Galaxy. On Wednesday, Roldán was training exclusively on the side and appeared to be testing the thigh injury that caused him to be removed at halftime of El Salvador’s match on Monday....
Mar 29, 2023
Realio’s Ratings: Jordan Morris gets four to get ten

Realio’s Ratings: Jordan Morris gets four to get ten

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports Jordan Morris gets four to get ten. Seattle went to Kansas City to play the Sporks and there was a ton of narrative against the Sounders: on the road, missing starters to international call ups, some injuries, playing a team that is never an easy matchup. After five minutes the doubts were completely justified, as a sluggish road team conceded on their first defensive test and SKC looked to be on the front foot. Unlike last year, however, Seattle weathered the pressure and turned the tide, starting with an equalizer to go into half level...
Mar 29, 2023
OL Reign launches partnership with Seattle Reproductive Medicine

OL Reign launches partnership with Seattle Reproductive Medicine

SRM is the club’s new fertility partner. OL Reign today announced a new partnership with Seattle Reproductive Medicine as the club’s official fertility partner. Seattle Reproductive Medicine (SRM) will provide education and fertility care options to OL Reign players. As the club’s official fertility partner, SRM will support OL Reign players with future fertility planning options. That includes a complimentary egg freezing educational program, as well as egg retrieval, cryopreservation and storage. OL Reign joins the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, North Carolina...
Mar 29, 2023
Reimagined Memorial Stadium is beautiful, but probably too small for OL Reign

Reimagined Memorial Stadium is beautiful, but probably too small for OL Reign

Populous It could potentially be a wonderful place for the Sounders to play early-round U.S. Open Cup games. A reimagined Memorial Stadium would feature covered stands, a concourse that opens into Seattle Center, modern amenities, and is envisioned to accommodate soccer, but would likely be too small to be a viable long-term home for OL Reign based on renderings created by design firm Populous last year at the behest of Seattle Public Schools. The feasibility study, which the Seattle Times brought to light on Wednesday, essentially provides the framework for what SPS...
Mar 29, 2023
Luany joins up with OL Reign

Luany joins up with OL Reign

Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Midfielder has received her visa and joined up with her new teammates. In the world of women’s soccer transfers, the fees involved are still rarely disclosed. However, in a story on Tuesday, Brazilian site ge gave some details about the recent transfer of midfielder Luany from Grêmio to OL Reign. According to the report [in Portuguese], OL Reign paid Grêmio a fee of approximately US$50,000 to sign the 20-year-old. This is the second-highest fee ever paid for a player coming out of the Brasileirão Feminino, behind only Adriana,...
Mar 29, 2023
Major Link Soccer: Julie Ertz returns to USWNT

Major Link Soccer: Julie Ertz returns to USWNT

Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Republic owner agrees to buy Huddersfield Town; Scotland men shock Spain. Puget Sound Breaking down the keys to Sounders FC’s big win at SKC. Six storylines you might have missed from Saturday’s historic win over Sporting Kansas City | Seattle Sounders Defiance comes in at 10 to start. MLS NEXT Pro Top 10 Power Rankings: Opening Matchday | MLSNEXTPro.com MLS / US men’s club soccer What a week in MLS. A defender passed the ball directly to a St. Louis CITY SC striker, St. Louis CITY SC won by multiple goals and St. Louis CITY SC...
Mar 28, 2023
Breakout performance may have earned Léo Chú another start

Breakout performance may have earned Léo Chú another start

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports Alex Roldan’s uncertain injury status may open the door further. TUKWILA — Coming off a resounding 4-1 win over Sporting KC that featured several changes to the starting lineup, the Seattle Sounders could be left with a few tough choices to make. The toughest of those would seemingly be how to keep Léo Chú on the field, coming off his MLS-record-tying four-assist performance. Chú earned that start mostly through hard work in training, something that continued on Tuesday. “He’s enjoying himself, he’s in good spirits today,”...
Mar 28, 2023
Defiance Notebook: A shootout win to open season

Defiance Notebook: A shootout win to open season

St. Louis CITY SC Communications Defiance get a measure of revenge from the team who eliminated from last year’s playoffs. Editor’s note: We’ve made the decision not to do gamethreads and traditional recaps for Tacoma Defiance matches but will instead do a weekly notebook that looks back and ahead. The intention is for these to publish every Tuesday. If you have elements you’d like to see in these, please let us know. Tacoma Defiance opened their 2023 campaign with a slight bit of revenge against St. Louis City 2, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs...
Mar 28, 2023
Major Link Soccer: NWSL sets a new opening week attendance record

Major Link Soccer: NWSL sets a new opening week attendance record

Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports USMNT grabs a 1-0 win over El Salvador. Seattle Stefan Frei’s mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in December. But that didn’t stop her from embracing life and cherishing time with her family. Sounders’ Stefan Frei shares his mother’s inspiring message after cancer diagnosis | The Seattle Times Breakout performance from Léo Chu leads shorthanded Sounders to historic night at SKC. Léo Chú makes most of opportunity, sets Seattle Sounders single-match assist record | Seattle Sounders MLS The MLS community has joined the...
Mar 27, 2023
Win over KC was clear sign Sounders have turned the page

Win over KC was clear sign Sounders have turned the page

Photo provided by Sounders FC Communications If you were waiting for a clear sign that last year’s struggles are behind the Sounders, the 4-1 win over Sporting KC should go a long way toward reassuring you. We saw plenty of good signs from the Seattle Sounders through the first four games. They had mostly dominated the bad teams and been able to hang with the teams we expect to be closer to elite. But on the heels of back-to-back scoreless performances, there remained at least some level of doubt that they’d truly turned the page from 2022, especially when it came...
Mar 27, 2023
Jordan Morris wins MLS Player of the Week off four-goal performance

Jordan Morris wins MLS Player of the Week off four-goal performance

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports Morris is first Sounder to win the award since Raúl Ruidíaz in 2021. In what should come as absolutely no surprise, Jordan Morris was named the MLS Player of the Matchday for Week 5 on the strength of his four-goal performance against Sporting KC. It was the first time a Sounders player had scored four goals in a single game and he joins just 16 others who have scored at least that many in the entire history of MLS. Morris was also the first player since 2000 to manage that while playing on the road. Fourdan Fourris....
Mar 27, 2023
Five things we saw from Sounders’ win over Sporting KC

Five things we saw from Sounders’ win over Sporting KC

Photo courtesy of Sounders FC Communications Jordan Morris, Leo Chu, and so much more. The Seattle Sounders put in an impressive shorthanded showing on Saturday by beating a downtrodden Sporting Kansas City 4-1. The stars of the show were none other than Jordan Morris and Léo Chú, but that’s not to say the rest of the squad didn’t put in a solid performance from front to back. Here are the five most notable things we saw from Saturday’s win: Jordan Morris this, Jordan Morris that Fourdan Morris. Jordan Fourris. Counting to four goals? No Sweat. You pick your...