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Sounders play first of five MLS games this month

TUKWILA – If March was the month of the miserable start for Sounders FC (0-3-1), and April was when the course settled ever so slightly (1-0-1), then May is the …


Nadal wins eighth Barcelona Open title

Tennis: Despite the drizzle, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open in Barcelona, Spain, for the eighth time Sunday, defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 for his fourth title of the year. …


Warning from Slouch: MLS fans leave the room

Note to Readers: Every few years, Couch Slouch has fun at Major League Soccer’s expense. So if you are a MLS devotee, we invite you – in fact, we implore …


Warning from Slouch: MLS fans leave the room

Major League Soccer is in the midst of its regular season – actually, MLS is always in the midst of its regular season; it’s the longest season in U.S. professional …


Knicks clinch No. 2 seed in East

NBA: Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points on 9-for-23 shooting against the rugged Indiana defense, and the New York Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a …


Coach guarantees Sounders win

TUKWILA – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has guaranteed a win in today’s 1 p.m. home game against the New England Revolution. No, really.


Sounders, Timbers end in 1-1 draw

SEATTLE – Eddie Johnson scored yet again against Seattle’s fiercest rival. Obafemi Martins traveled halfway across the world to make his Seattle debut and received a huge ovation when he …


Yedlin, 19, gives Sounders a local link

SEATTLE – The Sounders-Timbers rivalry started nearly 20 years before DeAndre Yedlin was born. Though as the series that dates to 1975 is set to resume today, the 19-year-old Seattle …


Two MLS stars may finally get chance on U.S. national team

LOS ANGELES – One is the reigning Major League Soccer most valuable player and the other should have won the award a year earlier. One leads the league in scoring …


Cascadia Cup contested off pitch, too

PORTLAND – The Cascadia Cup, created in 2004 by soccer supporters to celebrate the rich rivalry among clubs in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, is now the unexpected center of a …


Sounders trade Parke to Philadelphia

SEATTLE – For Sounders FC, offseason change was inevitable. The team was too constrained by the MLS salary cap to bring back every player for 2013, and the first casualty …


L.A. beats Houston for 2nd straight MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left Major League Soccer as a two-time champion with the …


Beckham well worth price of admission

NEW YORK – Don Garber says David Beckham did everything Major League Soccer asked of him to grow the sport in the United States during his 5 1/2 seasons with …


Sounders win, but fall short in series with Galaxy

Eddie Johnson and Zach Scott scored to give Seattle a 2-0 lead, but Robbie Keane was awarded and converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute on Sunday night that …


Sounders require historic moment

TUKWILA, Wash. – Sounders FC practice had some unexpected visitors Saturday, the day before the decisive second leg of the MLS Western Conference finals. Several full-voiced fans, with flags in …


Sounders face daunting task on Sunday

SEATTLE – There are no guidelines for overcoming a three-goal deficit in the MLS Cup playoffs. Not yet, at least. No team has ever won a two-game series after losing …


Galaxy present Sounders with tough task

CARSON, Calif. – The Los Angeles Galaxy came into the MLS Cup playoffs as one of the lowest seeds in the field. So does that make them underdogs? Hardly. “For …


Martinez’s goal against RSL advances Seattle

SANDY, Utah – Seattle’s first goal against Real Salt Lake this season was a big one: It put them in the MLS Western Conference finals. Mario Roberto Martinez ended a …


Sounders must find way to score on Real Salt Lake

TUKWILA, Wash. – Sigi Schmid still isn’t quite sure how his pregame speech will sound tonight. Does the coach load it up with hyperbole before Sounders FC’s winner-take-all second leg …


Sounders tie Real Salt Lake to open playoffs

SEATTLE – If the Seattle Sounders are going to end their playoff funk, they certainly won’t do it the easy way. While hardly a disaster, Friday night’s 0-0 tie with …


Sounders get another shot at Real Salt Lake

TUKWILA, Wash. – “We’re ready.” Such was the message from Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid on the eve of his team’s home playoff game tonight. Seattle hosts the first leg …


Sounders fans vote on general manager’s fate

SEATTLE – Inside a voting stall adorned with all the usual trappings of the election process, Bill and Chris Schlittenhart let their voices be heard. The Schlittenharts spent their time …


Sounders may open playoffs without top goal scorer

TUKWILA, Wash. – Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson might miss the first leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals against Real Salt Lake on Friday with a hamstring strain but …


Galaxy beat Sounders in regular-season finale

CARSON, Calif. – Mike Magee scored on a pass from Robbie Keane in the 83rd minute, and the Los Angeles Galaxy hurt Seattle’s playoff position with a 1-0 victory over …


Sounders have big goals in regular-season finale

TUKWILA, Wash. – Playoff seeding. MLS Cup hosting rights. CONCACAF Champions League qualifying. There are a lot of numbers-based, results-based motivations for the Seattle Sounders to win in today’s 6 …


Sounders win, move into 2nd place

SEATTLE – Brad Evans scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday night. The Sounders (15-7-11, 56 points), …


Johnson returns to Sounders after leading U.S. team

When Eddie Johnson (pictured right) left Seattle to join the U.S. national team for his first call-up in more than two years, he wasn’t sure what coach Jurgen Klinsmann had …


Shorthanded Sounders tie Salt Lake

SEATTLE – Real Salt Lake was unable to take advantage of playing the final 60 minutes with an extra player and could only manage a 0-0 draw with the Seattle …


Best bet on the Tube

The Sounders will play an important league game today ( 7 p.m. on NBC Sports) in regards to seeding for the upcoming MLS Cup playoffs. Too bad neither Seattle nor …


Huge crowd sees Sounders pound Portland

SEATTLE – Eddie Johnson scored his 14th goal of the season just minutes after an own goal gave Seattle the lead, Fredy Montero added another in the 62nd minute, and …