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Archives: Seattle Sounders

Clint Dempsey is a great player but a poor role model as USMNT captain

Posted on by Abe Asher

You’ve heard it by now, but Clint Dempsey lost it again on Tuesday night. It was the fourth round of the US Open Cup, Seattle Sounders against the Portland Timbers. The game was in extra time, and the Sounders, through … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey should get 3-month ban after ripping up ref’s notebook

Posted on by Earl Reed

So Tuesday night in their US Open Cup match against Portland, the Seattle Sounders were probably hard-done by a series of bad calls by a relatively inexperienced official. And certainly this tournament means a lot to the Sounders. Add the burn … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski The wait for Wondo’s 100th MLS goal wasn’t a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week eleven of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Seattle Is The Team To Beat The Sounders traveled up to BC Place to take on the front-running Vancouver Whitecaps, replaced Obafemi Martins … Continue reading

Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are MLS’ best strike duo yet; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Major League Soccer has seen its share of high quality strike duos over 20 years. There have even been striker partnerships that were merely “good” and even a couple of truly sensational ones, productive, classy and electrifying all at once. … Continue reading

9 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week eight of the MLS season. 1. Univision’s MLS English-language broadcasts are a disaster With MLS’ new TV deal, Univision was pushed into the spotlight with an exclusive Friday night game each … Continue reading

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the … Continue reading

FC Dallas stays atop MLS despite red card and draw against Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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Saturday night in Frisco, Texas marked the first meeting between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC since the teams’ intense two-legged clash in the 2014 Western Conference Semifinals. The 1-1 aggregate score last November saw Dallas eliminated and Seattle advance … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have … Continue reading

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

Posted on by Ben Weich
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With just one week to go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect. World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our … Continue reading

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify MLS’s flawed Single Entity policy

Posted on by Earl Reed
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On Twitter, I have seen more and more MLS pundits sitting firmly behind the MLS Players Union, wanting to see them hold strong and fight for free agency. This is an interesting position for these pundits, who over the years … Continue reading

MLS championships odds are out; See who the books favor

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Since the L.A. Galaxy ushered in the Designated Player era with David Beckham’s ballyhooed signing back in 2007, we have all argued about whether spending big for stars was “essential” or merely “helpful” in the MLS title chase? Oddsmakers have … Continue reading

Western Conference still strongest in MLS despite new additions in East

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Quick quiz: Which team from the Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference can best compete for the landmark 20th league title this season? Answer: It’s a trick question, of course. Far more likely that your 2015 title winner comes out of the … Continue reading

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done. There’s no … Continue reading

Analyzing What Fans Can Expect From Tottenham Hotspur’s DeAndre Yedlin

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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It finally happened. DeAndre Yedlin, star right-back for his hometown Seattle Sounders, has finally made his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur permanent. The deal was sealed much earlier in the season, after the soccer world was abuzz with his USMNT World … Continue reading

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you’d be wrong. The truth is, they’ve thrown us for yet another loop. Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way … Continue reading

MLS Marginalizes Regular Season By Placing Emphasis On MLS Cup, Not Supporters’ Shield

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Sometimes in the world of Major League Soccer, the only real candor you observe comes when the harsh reality of defeat sets in for a well-experienced head coach. Such was the case on Sunday night. Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, … Continue reading