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July 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Day-After Report: Gonzalo Pineda takes responsibility

Defensive midfielders rarely get the credit they deserve when things go well. The plaudits go to the goal scorers and the more advanced attackers, the creators freed up by the dirty work behind them. Defensive midfielders also rarely get saddled with the blame after losses, with the fingers being pointed at the more direct targets on…

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July 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Quick thoughts from LA Galaxy 3, Seattle Sounders 0

Some quick takeaways from the LA Galaxy’s 3-0 victory over the Sounders on Monday night at CenturyLink Field: – The Galaxy midfield controlled the game. Los Angeles pressed high up the field from the opening minute and the strategy didn’t take very long to pay off. The Seattle backline, already reeling from the pregame scratch to Chad…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Greetings from your new Sounders reporter

Talk about hitting the ground running. On my first day as The Seattle Times’ new Sounders FC beat writer, and I get to cover a showdown of Western Conference contenders that could double as Sigi Schmid’s MLS-best 200th career coaching win. In the two weeks since I accepted the job and moved to Seattle, I’ve…

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July 20, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Clint Dempsey to join Lionel Messi on cover of FIFA 15

Seattle Sounders fans know how to fill a stadium, and they know how to make an announcement, apparently.  To tell the world that Clint Dempsey would be on the cover of the new EA Sports FIFA 15 video game, fans unfurled a huge banner to fill an entire end zone of seats on Saturday, that…

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July 19, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Sounders with league-high five MLS All-Stars

For the first time in history, the Seattle Sounders have put five players into the MLS All-Star game. Fans voted three Sounders onto the MLS “Fan XI” – Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and Obafemi Martins. And the Sounders announced on Saturday that two more – Chad Marshall and Osvaldo Alonso – had been named to the…

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July 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Sounders injury update before Tottenham friendly Saturday

A few injury notes on the eve of Saturday’s Sounders-Tottenham Hotspur friendly: -Brad Evans is most likely out for the match, according to Sounders coach Sigi Schmid. He said it’s a “capsule-type” injury in Evans’ upper calf muscle. Evans missed Sunday’s match against Portland with what was then called a sore knee. He went in for an…

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July 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Sounders vs. Timbers: An overly hostile environment?

A Sounders fan, forced to move last Sunday with his 9-year-old daughter from seats near the Timbers Army, raises concerns about violence at Seattle-Portland matches in a letter to The Seattle Times sports editor in our Take 2 blog.  The link to that letter can be found here. The Oregonian also received a similar letter…

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