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Blanchette: Sounders’ Keller turns back the clock

Seattle Sounders FC appeared on the verge of sculpting another come-from-ahead draw, or worse, against the perfectly ordinary Chicago Fire when the old man with the C, goalkeeper Kasey Keller, …


Whitworth’s Rory Buck wins national 100-yard breaststroke

Swimming: Whitworth junior Rory Buck overtook two competitors over the final 50 yards to win the men’s 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at Knoxville, …


Rosales doesn’t expect to be Sounders’ playmaker

TUKWILA, Wash. – First off, let’s clear up a few things about what the newest member of Seattle Sounders FC is not. Maurao Rosales, a 30-year-old midfielder from Argentina, does …


New York beats Seattle Sounders FC in first road game

HARRISON, N.J. – Eleven months ago, Sounders FC limped to New York after a sobering home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but immediately bounced back with an inspiring win …


Colorado Rapids spoil Portland Timbers’ first MLS game with 3-1 home victory

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Omar Cummings scored a goal and helped set up a second as the Colorado Rapids began their MLS Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over …


Seattle opens MLS season with home loss to Los Angeles

SEATTLE – Even short-handed, the Los Angeles Galaxy continued their hex on the Seattle Sounders. Even on opening night of the Major League Soccer season that’s served as Seattle’s stage …


Sounders have fared poorly against Galaxy

SEATTLE – It took Seattle defender James Riley only a second to remember what happened the last time the Los Angeles Galaxy played a regular season game in Seattle. “I …


Seattle Sounders know 2011 season is make-or-break time

SEATTLE – Urgency is rarely associated with an organization in just its third year of existence and already with two titles in the trophy case. Try explaining that to the …


New Pacific Northwest rivalries highlight MLS season

SEATTLE – Don Garber could pick from any number of story lines to highlight the upcoming Major League Soccer season. For the commissioner of the MLS, though, nothing tops the …


Seattle Sounders coach Schmid knows cuts must come

SEATTLE – Not even 30 years of coaching experience have made roster cuts any less painful for Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. But that’s OK. He wouldn’t have it any …


Sounders FC coach faces tough choices

In an attempt to get a candid analysis of Sounders FC’s rookie class, coach Sigi Schmid sought out the team’s veterans. They’d be sure to offer a harsh critique on …


New Sounders draftee Tetteh lives the dream

Michael Tetteh still remembers the radio ad from 11 years ago. “Right to Dream,” a nonprofit organization, was holding open tryouts for a residential soccer academy in Tetteh’s native country …


New MLS teams in Portland, Vancouver stock rosters

The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer’s expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled …


OT own goal decides MLS Cup

TORONTO — FC Dallas defender George John deflected a shot into his own net in overtime and the Colorado Rapids beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night to win their …


Sounders done; Galaxy advance to MLS West finals

CARSON, Calif. – Edson Buddle and Omar Gonzalez scored off David Beckham’s free kicks in an 8-minute span of the first half to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a …


Sounders shut out in opener

SEATTLE – Edson Buddle floated a long shot over Kasey Keller and into the top left corner midway through the 38th minute on Sunday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy a …


Sounders enter playoffs on high

TUKWILA, Wash. – In just a few months, the Seattle Sounders went from being one of the biggest flops in Major League Soccer to the opponent everyone was trying to …


Sounders fall in finale

HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders …


Sounders clinch postseason berth

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The magic of Sanna Nyassi continues. With Sounders FC being thoroughly outplayed on the road Saturday night, the young midfielder struck a go-ahead goal in the …


Nkufo, Sounders handle Toronto

SEATTLE – Blaise Nkufo and Steve Zakuani scored in the first half to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. Seattle (12-9-6) earned its …


MLS hopes to reap Northwest bonanza with 3-headed rivalry

PORTLAND – Not far from Seattle’s Qwest Field, a billboard went up recently above an auto repair shop. In bold letters it reads: “Portland, Oregon. Soccer City, USA. 2011.” It …


Revolution turn back Seattle Sounders with late flurry

Chris Tierney scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and Marko Perovic got the winner 3 minutes later to lead the New England Revolution to a 3-1 Major League …


Hot Seattle Sounders put out Chicago Fire

SEATTLE – Whatever pregame pleasantries Freddie Ljungberg exchanged with his former Sounders FC teammates were quickly forgotten after the opening whistle. Making his first return to Seattle since being traded …


Sounders’ MLS unbeaten streak at six after draw

CARSON, Calif. – The odds might have seemed stacked against Seattle Sounders FC. Playing in the same venue that housed its last competitive loss, Seattle played a Chivas USA team …


Ching scores, but MLS all-stars fall flat against Manchester

HOUSTON – Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Major League Soccer has made dramatic progress in recent years. His team showed the best players in the MLS just how …


Sounders dominate

CARSON, Calif. – David Beckham was ejected for a studs-up challenge in the 17th minute, and the Los Angeles Galaxy finished with nine men in a 2-0 loss to the …


Seattle Sounders battle to tie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored off a defensive miscue to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with New York Saturday night and extend the Red Bulls’ …


Sounders end drought

SEATTLE – Freddie Ljungberg scored into a wide-open net in the 42nd minute, then set up Fredy Montero’s goal with a corner kick in the 59th as the Seattle Sounders …


Sounders salvage tie

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Nate Jaqua scored in the 76th minute as the Seattle Sounders forged a 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Jaqua’s second goal of …


In brief: Keller’s shutout lifts Sounders past Earthquakes

Kasey Keller returned from a one-game red-card suspension to post his fourth straight shutout and set an MLS record as the Seattle Sounders FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 …