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January 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Sounders trade defender Eriq Zavaleta to Toronto

Defender Eriq Zavaleta, Seattle’s first-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft, has been traded to Toronto FC in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 draft, the Sounders announced Monday. Zavaleta, 22, was on loan with Chivas USA this past season after making five appearances for Seattle during his rookie appearance in 2013. The Indiana product…

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January 24, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Notes from the practice field: Tyler Miller weighs options, Tyrone Mears shakes off the rust

Reports emerged last week indicating that goalkeeper Tyler Miller, Seattle’s second-round draft pick, had accepted a fourth-division contract to play in Germany. Given that the Sounders traded away the rights to Homegrown Player Sean Okoli to New England for the pick, it appeared Seattle had lost its gamble to convince the young ‘keeper to come…

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January 24, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Seattle players union rep Brad Evans: ‘Absolutely’ willing to strike for free agency

Sounders MLS players union representative Brad Evans spoke to local media about the ongoing league labor negotiations for the first time on Saturday, and he didn’t hold back. Asked whether he was willing to strike for free agency, which he called the “sticking point,” Evans said “absolutely.” Below are his comments in full following Saturday’s season-opening training…

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January 22, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Ante Razov named new Sounders assistant coach

Long-time Major League Soccer standout Ante Razov has been named a new Sounders assistant coach, the club announced Thursday. Razov, who retired in 2009 after a 14-year professional career and is MLS’ fourth all-time leading scorer, spent the last two-plus years coaching the Galaxy U-18s in the L.A. Academy. “I’d kind of been working my way up since my playing…

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January 22, 2015 at 6:25 AM

Sounders release 2015 preseason schedule

The Sounders will travel to both Southern California and Arizona and play in six friendlies during the lead-up to the 2015 Major League Soccer season, the club confirmed Wednesday. The first open practice of the year will take place this Saturday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, and Seattle will practice at Starfire for less than…

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January 15, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Sounders draft New Mexico’s Oniel Fisher with 40th overall pick, plus other draft notables

With the 40th overall pick and its final selection of Thursday’s SuperDraft, Seattle selected Oniel Fisher out of the University of New Mexico. Nominally listed as a midfielder, the Jamaican native has also played in defense. Fisher, who played his first two collegiate seasons at Tyler Junior College, scored a goal against Penn State in the 2013…

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January 15, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Seattle trades up again, grabs goalkeeper Tyler Miller with 33rd pick

For a team that began the afternoon with merely a pair of second-round picks, the Sounders have certainly stayed busy at Thursday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Philadelphia. First, it swapped spots with Real Salt Lake to move up and take University of Washington playmaker Cristian Roldan at No. 19. Then, in the second round, Seattle…

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January 14, 2015 at 3:48 PM

2015 MLS SuperDraft live chat

Follow along with the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. The Sounders have just two picks, Nos. 27 and 40, and none until the second round — but three UW Huskies could get taken, with midfielder Cristian Roldan projected in the Top 5. Along with the draft itself, we’ll be talking…

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