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December 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Marco Pappa wins Univision MLS player of the year award

Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa won the MLS player of the year award at the inaugural Premios Univision Deportes — Univision Sports Awards — on Thursday night, beating out Portland’s Diego Valeri and Chivas USA’s Erick “Cubo” Torres. Pappa had six goals and five assists in 28 appearances during his first season in Seattle. The 27-year-old also scored…

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December 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Sounders to host Revolution in 2015 season opener

The Seattle Sounders were a single goal – or some away-goal-rule arithmetic – away from hosting the Eastern Conference champion New England Revolution for the MLS Cup title a few weeks ago. The rain check may come a few months too late from a Sounders perspective, but the Revs are finally coming to CenturyLink Field. Seattle is…

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December 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Sounders pass, Tristan Bowen and Josh Ford both taken in Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft

Seattle passed with the 16th selection in Stage Two of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday, but two former Sounders were taken as the New England Revolution drafted forward Tristan Bowen and Orlando City took goalkeeper Josh Ford. Below are the full results of Thursday’s draft — and with that, free agency season will pick up…

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December 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Reports link Sounders with Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey

Well that’s one way to shake up what had been a slow few news days. Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey, one of the most respected front office members in Major League Soccer, is heading to Seattle, according to reports from both ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman and Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus late Monday. Hearing at the…

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December 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Toronto picks up Robbie Findley, Sounders pass in Stage One of the MLS Re-Entry Draft

Toronto FC snagged Real Salt Lake forward Robbie Findley with the sixth overall pick of Stage One of the 2014 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft on Friday, while the Sounders passed at No. 16. The only two other players selected were former Sporting Kansas City goalkeepers: Montreal picked Eric Kronberg first overall and San Jose took Andy…

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December 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Sporting KC completes deal for former Seattle defender Jalil Anibaba

Former Seattle defender Jalil Anibaba is now a Sporting KC man, his new club confirmed Friday morning. As was first reported in the Kansas City Star on expansion draft day, Anibaba’s move completed a trade with Orlando City — who drafted Anibaba with its third-round pick on Wednesday — for veteran center back Aurelein Collin. Anibaba, 26,…

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December 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Three Sounders available in the MLS Re-Entry draft

Three Sounders (Tristan Bowen, Josh Ford and Marcus Hahnemann) are among the 62 players available in the Major League Soccer Re-Entry draft that begins Friday, the league announced Thursday afternoon. The Stage One draft of the Re-Entry process will take place on Friday, December 12 at noon PST and Stage Two of the draft will take…

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December 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Orlando City selects Jalil Anibaba in MLS expansion draft, trades him to Sporting Kansas City

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid lamented last week that his teams always lost the maximum two players during expansion draft years. And while Seattle was spared that fate, its back line depth took a hit as versatile defender Jalil Anibaba was selected by Orlando City FC with its third selection on Wednesday. Anibaba was then swiftly dealt to Sporting…

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December 8, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Sounders release protected list for Wednesday’s expansion draft — which doesn’t include Leo Gonzalez

For Wednesday’s 2014 expansion draft, in which Orlando City and New York City FC will alternate 20 picks, each MLS club can protect 11 players. Homegrown guys are exempted, designated players are not. On Monday afternoon, each team revealed their protected list. Unsurprisingly, star forwards Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins are on Seattle’s. More notably, Leo Gonzalez is not. Here’s…

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