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July 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Notes from the practice field: Marcus Hahnemann flies with the Blue Angels

A full notebook is coming in Friday’s paper, but here are a few bonus points from Thursday’s Sounders training at Starfire: – Hahnemann the Blue Angel: In case the sound of the sky being torn apart above the city wasn’t enough to clue you in, the Blue Angels are in town. And Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann…

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July 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Join your new beat writer for the first of many live Friday chats

Having covered my first Sounders FC match, been roundly/understandably blamed for Seattle’s 3-0 and taken in my first live training session, the time has come to open an afternoon to your questions. Topics can be as diverse as you want them to be: How does the Sounders back line adjust to Monday’s setback? Can anybody beat Reign…

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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 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on World Cup, DeAndre Yedlin, more

After the U.S. men’s national team lost a heartbreaker to Belgium on Tuesday in the World Cup’s round of 16, the Seattle Sounders will reap some benefits by getting Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin back. But will U.S. soccer see any windfall from the increased excitement surrounding soccer? Sounders coach Sigi Schmid offered his thoughts at…

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June 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Week 14 in MLS: Alan Hinton’s power rankings, plus some World Cup thoughts

In a weekly feature, local legend Alan Hinton, who coached the old NASL Sounders and did broadcast work for many season for the MLS team, has offered to provide his thoughts on the action leaguewide. This week is special as he included some notes on the World Cup.

Here was Hinton’s Week 13 post. Posted below is his latest offering, including power rankings:

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