Abby Wambach scored twice and Heather O’Reilly added a goal in her 200th international appearance as the U.S. women’s national team salvaged a 3-0 win against North Korea in Wednesday’s seventh-place game in the Algarve Cup. The USWNT was coming off back-to-back losses and a three-game winless streak, each for the first time since 2001. Wambach had…More
The Sounders are close to full strength, but they are there quite yet. Left back Leo Gonzalez, the team’s defender of the year in 2013, continues to be in the final stages of recovery from offseason groin surgery. “I feel almost ready,” Gonzalez said Tuesday. “I played 90 minutes (against UW in a reserve game) Sunday….More
Here is team-provided video of a group interview Tuesday with Sounders FC captain Brad Evans:More
Sounders FC’s home game Saturday against Toronto FC will hit closer to home for a couple Seattle players. Both goalkeeper Stefan Frei (2009-2013) and forward Chad Barrett (2008-10) played for the Reds in recent years.
They talked about their TFC experiences with reporters this week:More
Here is a tweet from Andrew Das of The New York Times, noting that negotiations between the referees and PRO, the organization that overseas officiating in the U.S. and Canada, have been canceled and regular assignments for Week 2 have been pulled.
Opening weekend wasn’t an issue, but there are more games this time.More
With the start of the MLS season also brings back the league website’s Instant Replay feature with host Simon Borg. He looked back at a number of potential controversial plays from Saturday’s opener, including the play that nearly resulted in a second yellow card for Osvaldo Alonso. Anything stand out to you from the video below?More
Here are a few notes from Monday’s practice, as the Sounders returned to work indoors at Starfire following a weekend’s worth of games:More
Here is some team-provided interview with Reign FC general manager and coach Laura Harvey on Monday’s start of training camp:More
Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen made an interesting comment to his local reporters Monday, indicating that he might not play some of his recovering stars Saturday due to the artificial turf at CenturyLink Field. “You’ve got not just an artificial field — it’s a bad artificial field,” Nelsen told reporters. Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid responded…More