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Tag Archives: Seattle Sounders

MLS Preview ’12 – Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Robert Hay

Name: Seattle Sounders Coach: Sigi Schmid Last Year: 18-7-9, 2nd Western Conference, 2nd Overall Hashtag: #Sounders Are Sounders fans too demanding?  In its current iteration, the club is entering its fourth MLS season and has made three consecutive conference semifinals. They own … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – San Jose Earthquakes

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Team: San Jose Earthquakes Coach: Frank Yallop Last Season: 8-12-14, 7th Western Conference, 14th Overall Hashtag: #SJEarthquakes Although it is an overused phrase, this year is a critical year for the San Jose ‘Quakes.  The team is at a crossroads and this season … Continue reading

Who is the Best Head Coach in MLS?

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As the preseason gets into full swing and rosters begin to stabilize, it’s time to take a look at the men who pull the strings and have the greatest impact on the team itself.  The modern manager is part tactician, … Continue reading

Why the New Format Will Save the US Open Cup

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The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday announced an expanded Open Cup format and schedule, one that will incorporate all MLS and lower division teams in a newly and hopefully more condensed way.  In essence, the changes allow the Lamar Hunt U.S. … Continue reading

Retooling or Rebuilding? Three Questions for the Seattle Sounders

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Last year was a good year for one of MLS’s premier franchises.  The Sounders won yet another U.S. Open Cup and advanced past the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.  While they could not vanquish their nemesis Galaxy in … Continue reading

Video: Seattle Pays Tribute to Kasey Keller

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On Saturday night the Seattle Sounders publicly saluted keeper Kasey Keller, who is retiring at the end of the season.  The club had a great pre post-game ceremony complete with gifts of a Honda off-road vehicle (driven in by minority owner … Continue reading

Video: Watch Sigi Schmid Receive Press Conference Champagne Bath

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The Seattle Sounders won a thrilling 2-0 victory in last night’s U.S. Open Cup as the Sounders have now won three straight Open Cup trophies.  Their opponents, the Chicago Fire, failed to become only the third team ever to win … Continue reading

Report: MLS 2012 Season to Start Week of March 4

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A report out of Toronto indicates that MLS fans had better get their overcoats ready for First Kick 2012. Duane Rollins reports that Toronto FC executives told a fan gathering that they expect the MLS season to begin Saturday, March … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win or Lose This Weekend: Part 2

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  As promised, here is the second half of this weekend’s preview, where we review the late games Saturday night and the one Sunday game. Colorado Rapids v. San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday, 9 PM ET) This game may be the … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

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Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

Knock Knock It’s FIFA: Week in Review May 23-27, 2011

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It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of … Continue reading

Wednesday Matches are Good Appetizer to Weekend Feast

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One would be tempted to overlook the two matches going on tonight in MLS and focus on an incredible slate of games this weekend, with LA/NY as the headliner.  To do so would be to miss some important storylines as … Continue reading

The Week in Review: April 25-29, 2011

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Quite possibly this has been one of the darkest weeks in MLS in a long time.  David Ferreira is gone for a while, Steve Zakuani’s situation is even worse, the league handed out the longest suspension in its history, Seattle … Continue reading

Was Brian Mullan’s Punishment Too Harsh?

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MLS has handed down the punishment for last weekend’s tackle by Brian Mullan that broke Steve Zakuani’s leg, and it’s a doosy.  The league suspended the veteran midfielder for an additional 9 games on top of his one game red … Continue reading

Week in Review April 4-8, 2011

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Our week of action has already kicked off with the, ahem, controversial draw between New England and Vancouver.  But there is a full slate of intriguing games this weekend, so please vote in the poll at the end of this … Continue reading

Timbers Supporters Ratcheting Up Rivalry with Seattle

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On the same day Seattle set an attendance record for an MLS match, the rival Portland Timbers sent out a press release designed to show that their fans too can pack a stadium for a soccer match.  This was another tactic in … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Stadiums Helping League Finances Stay Healthy

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Fifteen years ago, MLS launched with teams in downright psychedelic uniforms playing on football fields; some of MLS’s earliest highlights look like the two teams are playing on a lacrosse field.  In 2011, the situation has vastly changed, as most … Continue reading