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Sounders sign Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem

The Sounders have signed Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem after a mostly quiet offseason for the club. Eikrem spent the past three seasons with Malmo in Sweden’s top division, winning …


At long last: David Beckham’s MLS team in Miami is born

David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the confetti-covered stage. Fitting, since nothing in …


David Beckham says he’ll reveal Miami MLS plans on Monday

Soccer icon David Beckham is finally set to reveal his plan for bringing a team to Miami. Beckham and his group have called a news conference for Monday, inviting the …


Sounders select Alex Roldan, younger brother of Cristian Roldan, in first round of MLS SuperDraft

The Roldan brothers, Cristian and Alex, grew up seriously competitive with each other in all sports. Now, they’ve been reunited with the Sounders, who took Seattle University midfielder Alex Roldan …


Akron’s Joao Moutinho goes No. 1 in MLS amateur draft

Akron’s Joao Moutinho has been selected by LAFC with the No. 1 overall pick in Major League Soccer’s amateur draft. The 19-year-old Moutinho was one of two teenagers at the …


2018 MLS Schedule: Sounders, Toronto FC rematch set for May 9

Less than a month after the Seattle Sounders dropped a 2-0 decision to Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final at BMO Field comes word that the rematch will take …


English defender Ashley Cole staying with L.A. Galaxy

Defender Ashley Cole has agreed to return for another season with the LA Galaxy. The 37-year-old Cole had one goal and two assists in 29 games as the Galaxy’s left …


Red Bulls’ Sacha Kljestan now suspended 2 games for tunnel brawl

New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan has been suspended an additional game and fined for his actions during a fight with Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore in a stadium …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Major League Soccer: Nashville granted latest expansion team

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Nashville has been granted the first of two expansion franchises as MLS’ 24th team overall. Garber made the announcement Wednesday with Tennessee Gov. …


Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus

The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the …


U.S. star Jozy Altidore happy with MLS champ Toronto

Jozy Altidore may never have to buy a drink again in Toronto. It’s a theory that may already have been tested, judging from his woozy performance at Toronto FC’s victory …


Timbers send Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta for allocation money

The Portland Timbers have traded midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United in exchange for $1.65 million in allocation money. Portland is also sending defender Gbenga Arokoyo to Atlanta and receiving …


Sounders get salary help, sign Clint Dempsey to new deal for 2018

The Seattle Sounders will have Clint Dempsey when they try to make it to a third straight MLS Cup final.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

This year, the better team won the MLS Cup – and the Sounders know it

A year ago, the Sounders knew deep down that the better team had lost. This time, there was absolutely no doubt that the better team won, and now once again …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 8:14 p.m.

Jozy Altidore leads Toronto past Sounders 2-0 for first MLS Cup title

Jozy Altidore opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 in the MLS Cup to become the first Canadian champion in league history. …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Seattle Sounders set to face Toronto FC in MLS Cup Final

Sounders rookie Nouhou said he owes plenty of thanks to teammate Joevin Jones for helping familiarize him with the professional nuances of the left-back position.


Sounders have rare chance to repeat as MLS champions

A second straight MLS cup title would put Seattle on another level in American soccer. The Sounders are already highly regarded for their fan support and one of the most …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Meg Whitman joins Sacramento MLS expansion bid

Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., joined the bid of Sacramento, California, for a Major League Soccer franchise as the four finalists made presentations to the league’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Could Sounders enter ‘dynasty’ conversation if they win MLS Cup?

But capture a second consecutive crown at BMO Field against a Toronto team that just enjoyed the best regular season in league history and the Sounders can indeed think of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Sounders’ Stefan Frei returns to site of his famous moment

Stefan Frei would like to make one thing perfectly clear before the Seattle Sounders set foot again in Toronto.


Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

Even when Portland’s Diego Valeri is recognized for his own play, he somehow finds a way to turn the focus back on the team.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Sounders return to MLS Cup after 3-0 rout of Dynamo

Victor Rodriguez scored on a nifty give-and-go with Will Bruin in the 22nd minute, Clint Dempsey added his third goal of the playoffs early in the second half, and the …


Toronto beats Columbus to return to MLS Cup final

Jozy Altidore scored in the 60th minute and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on …


Cristian Roldan emerging as Sounders’ unassuming star

TUKWILA, Wash. – Most times when the topic of young midfielder Cristian Roldan is brought up, Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer can’t stop raving. From the time Roldan moved into …


MLS narrows expansion list to four cities

Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month.


Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney named MLS coach of the year

Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney has been voted coach of the year in Major League Soccer.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on


San Jose Earthquakes hire Mikael Stahre as new head coach

The San Jose Earthquakes hired Mikael Stahre as their new head coach Friday to replace Dominic Kinnear, who was fired in June.


Sounders beat Dynamo 2-0 to open Western finals

Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored in the first half, and Seattle Sounders FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference championship Tuesday …


Toronto and Columbus play 0-0 tie to start Eastern Conference final

Toronto FC and the Columbus Crew played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.