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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.

Raul Ruidiaz scores twice, Sounders beat Earthquakes, 2-1

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Raul Ruidiaz scored two second-half goals and the Sounders rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to grab second place in the Western Conference.

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.

Union ends Sounders’ win streak on Picault’s late goal, 1-0

Fafa Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, helping the Philadelphia Union halt Seattle’s MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0. The Union won for the fifth time in six games, The Sounders lost for the first time since dropping a 3-2 decision to Portland in Seattle on June 30.

Sounders win 9th straight, beating Whitecaps 2-1

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Raul Ruidiaz scored twice and the Seattle Sounders ran their club-record winning streak to nine games, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night.

Casacadia Cup, 8-match win streak on line for Sounders in Vancouver

The Seattle Sounders beat up on the undermanned Vancouver Whitecaps in July to start what’s become a Major League Soccer-record eight-game winning streak. But the Whitecaps, with star midfielder Alphonso Davies back in the fold, haven’t lost since and will seek to spoil the Sounders’ bid for their first Cascadia Cup since 2015 Saturday and keep their own playoff hopes alive.

Sounders win 8th straight, rallying to beat Sporting KC 3-1

Raul Ruidiaz scored from the run of play, Nico Lodeiro converted a penalty kick and the Seattle Sounders took advantage of an own goal to beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Saturday in a game between two of the hottest teams in MLS.

Sounders face history, stellar Sporting KC as they go for record eighth straight win

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

The Sounders will aim for a league record eighth consecutive win in a single season Saturday as they face Sporting Kansas City, the squad they share that MLS mark with. Adding to the tension will be Clint Dempsey's retirement ceremony and the fact the Sounders are still barely clinging to a playoff berth.

What happened to the Sounders-Timbers rivalry, and how can it start to sizzle again?

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

The Sounders and Timbers meet Sunday in Portland in a rivalry that has suffered from roster churn and a lack of critical matchups. But longtime protagonist Osvaldo Alonso has regained his form heading into a match where a win by either team could throw a serious crimp into the other's playoff plans.