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August 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings, 8/27

Seattle keeps the top spot, but Dallas is coming on strong in this week’s edition of my MLS power rankings. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle Sounders (1) The Portland trip could have been the final nail in what had been a deflating stretch. Instead, it looks to have rejuvenated the Supporter’s Shield leaders. 2. F.C. Dallas (4) Hard…


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August 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Only standing room tickets still available for NWSL title match

Tickets for the National Women’s Soccer League championship match between the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City on Sunday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila went on sale Tuesday morning — and they didn’t last very long. All of the covered and uncovered grandstand seats were sold out within the first 20 minutes, and only standing room…


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August 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The Day-After Report: Wide open

The first of Seattle’s four goals in its 4-2 defeat of the Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday didn’t have the visceral thrill of the second one scored on the counter, the slow-burn build-up of the third or the individual brilliance of the fourth. The first may have even been the least aesthetically pleasing of the four. But it…


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August 25, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Obafemi Martins named MLS player of the week

Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named Major League Soccer’s player of the week after a vote of the North American Soccer Writers, the league announced Monday. Martins scored two goals and added an assist in Seattle’s 4-2 victory in Portland on Sunday, following up on a midweek draw against San Jose in which he provided the lone…


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August 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers, post-match quotes

Seattle Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid General thoughts on the match: “Our team went out there with an attitude that we wanted to make a statement today. We talked about that yesterday and today, that we wanted to make this a statement game. This was not last year, was not déjà vu. I thought we started…


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August 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM

First impressions: Sounders 4, Timbers 2

PORTLAND, Ore. – First impressions from Seattle’s 4-2 victory over rival Portland on Sunday at Providence Park through two goals from Obafemi Martins and one each from Clint Dempsey and Chad Barrett. – What swoon? Any accusations that Seattle had lost all of its attacking mojo were ripped up as thoroughly as Portland’s defense during a dominant…


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August 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers, pre-match lineups

Here are the lineups for today’s Sounders-Timbers match at Providence Park: And your @SoundersFC starting XI: Frei Yedlin Marshall Scott Gonzalez Evans – C Alonso Pineda Pappa Martins Dempsey #PORvSEA — Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 24, 2014 Timbers XI v. SEA: Ricketts, O'Rourke, Paparatto, Ridgewell, Harrington, Johnson ©, Fernández, Chara, Valeri, Urruti, Nagbe #RCTID #Cascadia — Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) August 24, 2014 Kickoff is set for…


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August 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers

Seattle travels down to Portland for the final Sounders-Timbers match of the regular season Sunday at Providence Park, one with Supporter’s Shield implications for the former and playoff stakes for the latter. Last time out: Sounders 2, Timbers 0 on July 13 at CenturyLink Field — Second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa clinched Seattle’s second…


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