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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 …


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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 …


Sounders, Whitecaps finish in scoreless tie

The tone of Saturday’s rivalry game between the Seattle Sounders FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps (10-12-9) was set in the third minute, and the impression was left on Fredy Montero’s …


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More than a month has passed since the Seattle Sounders played at full strength. That game was a 6-2 road victory on Aug. 25 against Chivas USA. Since then Seattle …


Earthquakes down Sounders for third time

SEATTLE – Three games. Three losses. Call it a San Jose sweep.


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On a day normally reserved for American football, football of the other sort will take a national stage today ( 12:30 p.m. on NBC) with a rivalry match between the …


Johnson scores twice in Sounders’ win

SEATTLE – Eddie Johnson scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the 89th minute, and the Seattle Sounders rallied to beat Chivas USA 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first …


Dallas, Sounders tie one on

FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Rosales scored in the 20th minute and the Seattle Sounders held on to tie FC Dallas 1-1 on Sunday. Seattle (12-6-8) improved to 5-1-2 in its …


Montero, Sounders pound Chivas USA

CARSON, Calif. – Fredy Montero scored a hat trick and Mauro Rosales had three assists as the Seattle Sounders beat Chivas USA 6-2 on Saturday. Brad Evans and Sammy Ochoa …


Montero comes off bench to spark Sounders

SEATTLE – Don’t expect Fredy Montero to suddenly become the constant super-sub who comes off the Seattle Sounders bench, no matter how good he’s been in just that role. Montero …


Earthquakes roll Sounders in 93rd minute

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Steven Lenhart scored in second-half stoppage time to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders that extended their lead atop the …


Earthquakes roll Sounders in 93rd minute

Steven Lenhart scored in second-half stoppage time to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders that extended their lead atop the MLS standings on Saturday …


Newsmakers

Acquired The active Atlanta Hawks improved their long-distance shooting, acquiring small forward Kyle Korver from the Chicago Bulls for a trade exception and cash. Korver averaged 8.1 points for the …


Chelsea sets roster for U.S. soccer tour

Chelsea of the English Premier League has announced its roster for its exhibition soccer tour of the United States. Among the 30 players set to take part in the four-match …


Eastern agrees to 2015 football game with Oregon

College football: Playing against the Pac-12 Conference is becoming commonplace for the Eastern Washington University football program, but the Eagles will face an unfamiliar opponent from that powerhouse league in …


Timbers fire second-year coach Spencer

PORTLAND – John Spencer, the affable coach of the Portland Timbers who helped prepare the team for the jump to Major League Soccer last season, was fired Monday. The Timbers, …


Sounders end winless streak by holding back Rapids

SEATTLE – On one special night, Sounders FC ended two long waits. Seattle first ended a franchise-worst winless streak at nine games with a 2-1 home win against the Colorado …