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April 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Obafemi Martins: ‘The goals will come because I think I’m working hard.’

Sounders FC’s Obafemi Martins has just one goal this season, which might seem disappointing from the outside if you’re not paying close enough attention. He also has an MLS-leading four assists, of course, and has proven consistently dangerous in the early. Coach Sigi Schmid and teammate Clint Dempsey have been among those to praise the early…


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April 18, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Did you catch the Sounders reference on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’?

In case you missed it, the Sounders were referenced in Thursday’s episode of the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation”. The context involves the character Donna, who is trying to connect deeper with the man she is dating, so she begins to talk about her interests. “Sometimes I disappear for a day or two because I’m fly-fishing,”…


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April 17, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Eriq Zavaleta: ‘It’s been a journey trying to find out what position I was.’

I got to spent a few minutes on the phone this afternoon with Eriq Zavaleta, a second-year Sounder who will spend the 2014 season on loan with Chivas USA. Per MLS rules on intraleague loans, Zavaleta isn’t eligible to play against Seattle on Saturday.

He still has had a fine year following a transition to center back, where he has started the last four games. Here is a transcript of the interview:


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April 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Live chat replay: Sounders FC’s Stefan Frei

Update: The chat has been completed, but you can still read the transcript below.

Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will join The Seattle Times for a live chat at noon Thursday. We hope you will join, as readers will be able to ask him about the team, settling into a new city, his artwork, his two dogs or anything else.


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April 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

MLS confirms Atlanta as expansion franchise

It really has been no secret for a few weeks, but MLS announced Wednesday it is awarded Atlanta and Falcons owner Arthur Blank an expansion franchise that will join the league in 2017. The team will play along with the NFL’s Falcons in a new stadium that will be built downtown — and, yes, have an…


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April 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Megan Rapinoe speaks to USWNT coaching change, starting this season with Reign FC

Reign FC and U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe spoke to reporters on a few subjects after Saturday’s season-opening 3-0 win against Boston. The recent firing of U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni was a popular subject, as was her decision to come to Seattle for the whole NWSL season this year after joining in the summer last year.

Here is a transcript:


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