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November 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Slim pickings this weekend, but it ends with a bang with the Western Conference final at CenturyLink Field on Sunday evening. Leeds United vs. Derby County, English League Championship, Saturday at 7 a.m. Anybody who has even seen or read The Damned United – and you should really do both — will appreciate the historical implications of…

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November 25, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Seattle’s Chad Marshall named MLS defender of the year

Sounders center back Chad Marshall has been named the 2014 MLS defender of the year, the league announced Tuesday. Marshall previously won the award in 2008 and 2009 with the Columbus Crew, making him the first three-time winner in league history. He beat out D.C. United’s Bobby Boswell and Omar Gonzalez of the L.A. Galaxy —…

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November 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The Day-After Report: A tale of two conference finals

The first of Sunday’s two Major League Soccer conference finals was a frantic, thrilling free-for-all. The New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution tore into each other from the opening stanzas. The first half featured a wonder-strike goal from Teal Bunbury, a yellow card (that could’ve been more) for Jermaine Jones, Thierry Henry tracking into…

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November 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele named MLS rookie of the year

Just as the holidays are nearly upon us, so Major League Soccer award season has begun: FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has been voted the 2014 MLS rookie of the year by the league’s media, players and club management. The 22-year-old scored seven goals and dished out three assists in 26 regular-season appearances, also scoring in…

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November 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

First impressions: Galaxy 1, Sounders 0

CARSON, Calif. – A 52nd-minute goal from Marcelo Sarvas was the lone tally as the L.A. Galaxy beat the Sounders 1-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference finals on Sunday at the StubHub Center. Here are my first impressions: – Seattle’s game plan worked – for a half Without Osvaldo Alonso, who was neither in the…

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November 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Lamar Neagle given leave of absence by club

Sounders midfielder Lamar Neagle was a particularly notable absence from today’s team sheets, and the club confirmed that he’d been given leave to deal with a “serious personal matter” back in Seattle. Neagle flew in with the team to Los Angeles before heading back north and is expected to rejoin the team next week. “Our thoughts are…

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November 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, Western Conference final Leg 1: Notable notes and pre-match lineups

Here are the notable notes for the first leg of the Western Conference final between the Sounders and Galaxy today at the StubHub Center: The match referee is Kevin Stott, his assistants are Adam Wienckowski and Greg Barkley and Ricardo Salazar is the fourth referee. Galaxy players Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Rogers will be suspended…

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