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April 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Obafemi Martins: ‘The goals will come because I think I’m working hard.’

Sounders FC’s Obafemi Martins has just one goal this season, which might seem disappointing from the outside if you’re not paying close enough attention. He also has an MLS-leading four assists, of course, and has proven consistently dangerous in the early. Coach Sigi Schmid and teammate Clint Dempsey have been among those to praise the early…

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April 17, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Eriq Zavaleta: ‘It’s been a journey trying to find out what position I was.’

I got to spent a few minutes on the phone this afternoon with Eriq Zavaleta, a second-year Sounder who will spend the 2014 season on loan with Chivas USA. Per MLS rules on intraleague loans, Zavaleta isn’t eligible to play against Seattle on Saturday.

He still has had a fine year following a transition to center back, where he has started the last four games. Here is a transcript of the interview:

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April 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM

A chat with Reign FC coach Laura Harvey: ‘We have a roster that people will talk about.’

Reign FC’s season opener is just around the corner as the team is set to host the Boston Breakers at 4 p.m. Sunday at its new home, Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. I had a chance to catch up with Laura Harvey, coach and general manager, after Friday’s practice, and here is a transcript of our 10-minute chat:

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April 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Clint Dempsey: ‘Right now is the best that I’ve played’ for the Sounders

Sounders FC star Clint Dempsey spoke with reporters after Tuesday’s practice following his hat trick in Portland and winning MLS Player of the Week. Dempsey was asked what has been different this season as it relates to his production so far. “I think for me it was the opportunity to go on loan to get my body…

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April 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Jalil Anibaba: ‘I’m ready and confident.’

With Sounders FC defender Djimi Traore suspended for Saturday’s game due to last week’s red card, Jalil Anibaba could be in line for his first start for Seattle. The 25-year-old newcomer came off the bench as a defensive substitute following the ejection and has been essentially the team’s third center-back in the early going. Asked after…

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March 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sounders’ Clint Dempsey on his suspension: ‘Disappointed. I don’t agree with it.’

Sounders FC star Clint Dempsey was made available to reporters after Thursday’s practice, his first interview since receiving a two-game suspension last week for a below-the-belt smack on Toronto’s Mark Bloom. Dempsey is halfway through the suspension and will complete it by sitting out Saturday’s home game against Columbus.

Here is a transcript of the quick interview:

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