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October 22, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Sounders confirm noon start, encourage fans to arrive early

The Sounders-Galaxy Saturday showdown at CenturyLink will start at noon — not 11:30 a.m., a time that’s been popping up on various websites — but the club is still encouraging fans to arrive a half hour early for Fan Appreciation Day. Pre-match presentations will begin at 11:30 in the lead up to the game that will decide…


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October 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Matt Pentz’ MLS power rankings, 10/22

The playoff picture comes into clear view in this version of the weekly MLS power rankings. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle Sounders (2) Still ahead in the standings, back ahead in the rankings. 2. L.A. Galaxy (1) Can regain top spot with win at CenturyLink Saturday. 3. D.C. United (4) Leaving no doubt in the Eastern Conference. 4. F.C. Dallas (3) Controls…


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October 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM

The Day-After Report: Focus on the field

The lead-up to Landon Donovan’s final regular-season home game featured the lead singer of Five For Fighting providing the soundtrack to a video montage, Boyz II Men belting out the national anthem and a Donovan-specific tifo courtesy of the home fans. The ceremonies didn’t seem to affect Donovan once the match started — he headed a shot off…


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October 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Monday afternoon MLS roundup: One to go

With 33 MLS match days down and only one to go, just a single playoff spot is still up for grabs. The all-Cascadia race for fifth place in the Western Conference will come down to the final weekend, as both Vancouver and Portland played out scoreless draws this past weekend — though in far different circumstances. San Jose’s final-ever…


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October 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, post-match quotes

LA GALAXY HEAD COACH BRUCE ARENA  On the second half of the game: “It was certainly a disappointing ending; we could have done a better job protecting a two goal lead, no question about that.” On Omar Gonzalez’s second yellow card: “A terrible call, just a poor piece of officiating. We all play without players, the next guy will…


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October 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

First impressions: Sounders 2, Galaxy 2

CARSON, Calif. – Seattle will have to wait at least another week for its first-ever Supporters’ Shield. But a dramatic rally out of a two-goal deficit means it keeps the tiebreaker edge on L.A. ahead of next Saturday’s regular-season finale at CenturyLink Field. Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle each netted second half goals as the Sounders fought from…


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October 19, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, pre-match notes and lineups

Here are some notable notes ahead of this evening’s Sounders-Galaxy tilt at the StubHub Center: With a win, Seattle clinches its first-ever Supporters’ Shield title. With an L.A. win or a draw, the Shield will come down to next Saturday’s rematch at CenturyLink Field. Ismail Elfath is the match referee, George Gansner and Corey Rockwell are his…


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