1:16 AM EST, Tue February 19, 2019
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Major Link Soccer: Fredy Montero is back in Vancouver

Major Link Soccer: Fredy Montero is back in Vancouver

Former Sounder and Whitecap is returning to Vancouver. Tyler Adams is setting in, in Germany. Seattle Sounders FC to hold 2019 club Media Day and Media Match on Thursday, February 28 at CenturyLink Field | Seattle Sounders FC Sydney FC, Perth Glory, W-League grand finalPerth Glory again fell at the final hurdle in their quest for a maiden W-League title as Sydney FC ran out 4-2 winners to claim their third title in front of 6,127 fans at Kogarah Oval. Can Isaiah Thomas rise again?Two years ago, Isaiah Thomas was an MVP candidate and a rising Celtics legend. Then tragedy and injury struck....
Sounder At Heart Feb 17, 2019
Winners & Losers: Tucson preseason trip

Winners & Losers: Tucson preseason trip

There’s some cause for excitement and concern With the Sounders’ annual preseason trip to Tucson in the books, it’s a perfect time to jump to early conclusions about who won and who lost on the trip. I saw some things in the preseason matches that got me excited, and I also saw some things that concerned me. Let’s jump on in to 2019’s first Winners & Losers. Winners Tacoma Defiance By far the most exciting thing about this preseason has been multiple youngsters from the newly rebranded Sounders’ USL team, Tacoma Defiance, being involved with the first team. The standout of the...
Who you’ll see when Sounders face Nacional of Uruguay

Who you’ll see when Sounders face Nacional of Uruguay

Schmetzer is using rotation to build fitness, so this is who we think will get the most minutes. While the core group of likely starters is on a Saturday-Saturday pattern, the friendly against Nacional is in front of the home crowd, and it is Nicolas Lodeiro’s boyhood club. Over the preseason players have played a half or less during the midweek stretch so you should expect to see several expected starters starting the midweek friendly. But Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer can also use the 90 minutes against Nacional to get a handful of players closer to fitness and to increase the...
Sounders vs. FC Dallas preseason: Gamethread and updates

Sounders vs. FC Dallas preseason: Gamethread and updates

Good morning Seattle Sounders fans. It’s time for coffee and soccer. It is time for the final match for the Seattle Sounders in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup, ending their stay in Tucson, Arizona. FC Dallas is just starting their stay in southern Arizona. With two teams in different phases of their preseason the match will be an exercise in fitness and tactics, but not necessarily a measure of two teams against each other. Brian Schmetzer indicated that the Sounders are intending to get their starters onto a Saturday-Saturday-Saturday schedule so that they are primed for the home opener against...
What happened to FC Dallas this offseason?

What happened to FC Dallas this offseason?

Seattle Sounders face a Dallas team that’s gotten even younger on Saturday at 9 AM Pacific With the match on Saturday the Seattle Sounders should be sending their starting lineup for opening day out for about 65-75 minutes as they develop a Saturday-Saturday-Saturday pattern over the next two weeks. FC Dallas is also likely to use starters, but they will be young when compared to the Sounders. Dallas named Luchi Gonzalez as their new coach. Previously with the FC Dallas Academy, Gonzalez has a stable of 8 Homegrown Players signed to the First Team as of Thursday. Their DPs are between 23...