7:55 AM EST, Wed November 14, 2018
Dave Clark / Sounder At Heart 10 hours ago
Sounders 2019 End of Year Business Meeting open thread

Sounders 2019 End of Year Business Meeting open thread

The team will reveal the results of the GM Vote. President of Soccer and General Manager Garth Lagerwey’s first ever GM vote will be revealed during Tuesday night’s Seattle Sounders FC Annual Business Meeting. That is the key event scheduled in the yearly tradition that will involve representatives of portion of the ownership group as well as the Alliance Council. Council will also report on their activities for 2018 and host the Q&A from submitted questions. Topics will probably include things like the stadium, turf, broadcasting, beer, Sounders FC 2’s move to Tacoma and other...
Sounder At Heart 12 hours ago
Response to player apologies reminds us of the good side of social media

Response to player apologies reminds us of the good side of social media

There was virtually unanimous support for Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin. As disappointed as we all were with Thursday’s loss, it almost goes without saying that the players felt it even more viscerally. It’s possible no two players felt worse than Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin, the two Seattle Sounders who missed their penalties in the decisive shootout. Both went so far as to issue apologies on Twitter. I’m sorry Seattle — Will Bruin (@wbruin) November 9, 2018 I'm sorry Seattle, thanks for always supporting us. — Osvaldo Alonso (@OzzieAlonso) November 9, 2018 As...
Sounder At Heart 13 hours ago
Stefan Frei wins MLS Save of the Year

Stefan Frei wins MLS Save of the Year

We did it! Stefan Frei may have been robbed of his rightful Goalkeeper of the Year award, but at least Seattle Sounders fans delivered him the 2018 MLS Save of the Year for his still unbelievable stop on Shkëlzen Gashi. SUPER. STRETCH. STEF.@Stefan24Frei takes 2018 Save of the Year honors! pic.twitter.com/fBIjYfa1c6— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 13, 2018 The save wasn’t just great because of the skill required to pull it off, but because of when it happened. The Sounders were leading the Rapids 2-1 late in their road affair and desperately needed the three points if they...
Sounder At Heart 17 hours ago
Three sounders called up for international duty

Three sounders called up for international duty

Raul Ruidiaz, Nicolas Lodeiro and Gustav Svensson are all headed abroad to represent their countries. In the wake of their exit from the postseason, three Seattle Sounders have been called up by their respective national teams for international duty. Raul Ruidiaz (Peru), Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay) and Gustav Svensson (Sweden) will all be busy next week. Ruidiaz will travel to his native Peru for friendlies against Ecuador and Costa Rica on Thursday and Nov. 20, respectively. Lodeiro has a longer journey overseas for La Celeste, heading to London for a high-profile friendly against Brazil...
Sounder At Heart Nov 12, 2018
Postgame Pontifications: The least-satisfying win ever

Postgame Pontifications: The least-satisfying win ever

The Sounders’ dominated in just about every way, but fall to the Timbers. It’s now almost five days after the Seattle Sounders’ 2018 campaign came to a rather abrupt stop and, to be entirely honest, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it. I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t some measure of relief. As someone who writes about this team almost everyday regardless of the news cycle, there’s a measure of relief that comes with the team being eliminated a full month earlier than in the past couple years. But as someone who still has an open rooting interest in them, I need to...