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December 22, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Report: DeAndre Yedlin receives work permit for move abroad

The final hurdle in DeAndre Yedlin’s path to Europe appears to have been cleared. The Tottenham-Hotspur-bound Seattle right back has been approved for a United Kingdom work permit, The People reported and MLSSoccer.com confirmed on Sunday, and is likely headed for a January move to the English capital. UK work permit issues have snagged American players in…

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December 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Marco Pappa wins Univision MLS player of the year award

Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa won the MLS player of the year award at the inaugural Premios Univision Deportes — Univision Sports Awards — on Thursday night, beating out Portland’s Diego Valeri and Chivas USA’s Erick “Cubo” Torres. Pappa had six goals and five assists in 28 appearances during his first season in Seattle. The 27-year-old also scored…

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December 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Sounders to host Revolution in 2015 season opener

The Seattle Sounders were a single goal – or some away-goal-rule arithmetic – away from hosting the Eastern Conference champion New England Revolution for the MLS Cup title a few weeks ago. The rain check may come a few months too late from a Sounders perspective, but the Revs are finally coming to CenturyLink Field. Seattle is…

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December 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Sounders pass, Tristan Bowen and Josh Ford both taken in Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft

Seattle passed with the 16th selection in Stage Two of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday, but two former Sounders were taken as the New England Revolution drafted forward Tristan Bowen and Orlando City took goalkeeper Josh Ford. Below are the full results of Thursday’s draft — and with that, free agency season will pick up…

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December 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

CONCACAF announces list of host cities for 2015 Gold Cup — Seattle isn’t on it

CONCACAF announced the group seeds and host cities for next summer’s 2015 Gold Cup on Tuesday — and Seattle isn’t on the list. The United States men’s national team has been named the top seed in Group A. Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Haiti and Cuba have also already qualified…

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December 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

District Council approves plan for new D.C. United stadium

It’s announcement that has been years in the making, one that many times looked unlikely to ever come: D.C. United is getting its own soccer-specific stadium in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 was approved unanimously on Wednesday for the development of a new, 20,000-25,000-seat stadium for DCU in…

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December 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Good soccer reads: Long winter nights

The Major League Soccer offseason is now truly upon us. MLS Cup is now firmly in the rearview, Landon Donovan still fully retired. The expansion draft has come and gone, as has Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft. Players don’t report to train camp until the week of Jan. 19, so it’s time to give yourself a…

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December 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Reports link Sounders with Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey

Well that’s one way to shake up what had been a slow few news days. Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey, one of the most respected front office members in Major League Soccer, is heading to Seattle, according to reports from both ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman and Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus late Monday. Hearing at the…

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December 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement from U.S. men’s national team

DaMarcus Beasley, the only American player to have appeared in four World Cups, announced Monday his retirement from the United States men’s national team. Beasley, 32, finishes his career with the USMNT ranked in the top ten in games (121), goals (17), assists (13) and World Cup games (11). He helped the Yanks to the quarterfinals of…

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December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The Major League Soccer season may be over, but this sport never sleeps. Here are some options for filling the void this weekend: Manchester United vs. Liverpool, English Premier League, Sunday at 5:30 a.m. The two most historically successful clubs in English soccer go head-to-head, though the stakes are considerably less lofty this time around – each…

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