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January 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Reign FC picks up pair of players, Seattle U.’s Verdoia goes to Boston in NWSL Draft

Reign FC added a pair of new names to its roster at Friday’s 2015 National Women’s Soccer League Draft, picking up Florida’s Havana Solaun in the second round and Stanford’s Kendall Romine in the fourth. Solaun, a 5-foot-9 midfielder, was named first-team All-SEC in each of her final two years in Gainesville, tallying 30 goals and 32…

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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 15, 2015 at 8:34 AM

MLS names Most Valuable Player award after Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan’s farewell tour around Major League Soccer is over — no, seriously, for real this time. And it came with a grand finale. The league announced Thursday in the run-up to the 2015 SuperDraft that the MLS Most Valuable Player award will now be named after Donovan, who retired from the L.A. Galaxy in December…

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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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January 14, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Sounders 2 to hold open tryout at Starfire in mid-February

S2, the Sounders’ new USL-Pro team, will host an open local tryout at Starfire Sports Complex on Feb. 13-14 with at least one player guaranteed a trial with the minor league squad. “The greater Seattle area has a long history of competitive youth, amateur and professional soccer, which has produced many great players,” said S2 general…

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January 14, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Sounders midfielder Aaron Kovar preparing for new MLS season at Sheffield Wednesday

Sounders midfielder Aaron Kovar is spending the next two weeks preparing for the new Major League Soccer by training with the English club Sheffield Wednesday. Kovar, 21, played in three MLS matches and complied just 25 minutes during his rookie season in Seattle. The 2011 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year at Garfield High spent…

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January 13, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Sounders acquire former Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins

The Sounders have acquired former Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins, a 33-year-old veteran who most recently played for the Montreal Impact. Perkins is third among active goalkeepers with 213 career MLS appearances dating back to his rookie season in 2004. He ranks 10th all-time in league history with 74 wins and ninth with 712 saves and 53 shutouts….

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