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Sounders open camp with notable absences

Osvaldo Alonso wasn’t on the roster for the first time in franchise history as the Seattle Sounders opened preseason camp. Clint Dempsey wasn’t there either. The process of saying farewell to a number of key figures from the first decade of Seattle’s existence has been ongoing for several seasons. But those two notable absences on the first day of camp Tuesday seemed to emphasize the change.
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Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily’s deal to be the jersey sponsor for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. The Sounders had been sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox since the club’s inaugural season in 2009 but that partnership concluded at the end of the 2018 season.

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Sounders’ Chad Marshall out for 2nd leg of conference semis

Star Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall will miss the second leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals because of knee surgery. Coach Brian Schmetzer says the center back was having surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee. There was no word on how long the anchor of Seattle’s defense will be out. Marshall was hurt during Seattle’s 2-1 loss to Portland in the first leg.
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Sounders surging into postseason, sights set on No. 2 seed

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

The Seattle Sounders will again be in the postseason thanks to another midseason turnaround that may be the most remarkable of the past three seasons. The Sounders have won 13 of the past 15 matches, including a league record nine-game winning streak at one point. The run has vaulted the Sounders back near the top of the Western Conference standings heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale against San Jose at CenturyLink Field.