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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 …


Soccer notes: Zags wear pink to battle cancer

The pink jerseys Gonzaga University’s women’s soccer team will wear during Sunday’s 1 p.m. West Coast Conference opener against the visiting Portland Pilots will say a lot about how 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 …


College soccer: EWU, Zags host mighty Trojans

The mighty University of Southern California Trojans in Cheney? It might sound like a major gaffe on the part of some befuddled travel agent, but that’s exactly where USC’s nationally …


Idaho edges GU for 5th straight

Chelsea Small took a pass from Liz Boyden in the open field and kicked in a goal in the 41st minute, giving the Idaho women’s soccer team (6-2) a 1-0 …


Mead junior midfielder gains insight in volunteer work overseas

Two years ago, Geneva Heaps had never heard of Cambodia. But today, after spending parts of the past two summers doing volunteer work at the Battambang Orphanage on the outskirts …


In brief: Whitworth nets 1-0 victory in nonconference soccer

Cameron Bushey scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty box 15 minutes into the second half and Brian Sherpe made five saves to give Whitworth a 1-0 …


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 …


Whitworth drops opener in soccer

Katelyn Kishkunas converted a penalty kick in the 66th minute Thursday to give 12th-ranked Wheaton a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Whitworth in the opening match of the Bob Baptista …


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 …


Cougs enter season among soccer’s elite

Matt Potter has a solid perspective on the impact, or lack thereof, that preseason rankings have on a team’s actual performance. But at the same time, Washington State University’s seventh-year …


Pittman heads Cougs to win

Tiara Pittman (Mt. Spokane) notched a goal in the 74th minute to earn Washington State its first victory of the season, 1-0 over the University of Utah at the Washington …


Players with disabilities get taste of soccer competition

On Aug. 14, approximately 190 soccer teams converged on the fields at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex for the Les Schwab Northwest Cup. Most of the players had competed in tournaments …


Players with disabilities get taste of soccer competition

On Saturday, approximately 190 soccer teams converged on the fields at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex for the Les Schwab Northwest Cup. Most of the players had competed in tournaments like …


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 …


Sounders wary of complacency

Confidence can’t turn into complacency. That was the message from Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller. After disappointment and frustration consumed the first few months of the season, Seattle is finding …


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 …


Zakuani paces Sounders

SEATTLE – Steve Zakuani scored twice in the first half and the Seattle Sounders FC won at home for the first time since June 5, 2-1 over the Colorado Rapids …


Soccer has something for everyone

When three out of six people in your household play or coach soccer, the World Cup becomes a very big deal. Consequently, at Casa Hval from June 11 to July …


Nkufo should be just what Sounders need

SEATTLE – Two minutes. That’s all it took for Blaise Nkufo to make an impact with his new side. Two minutes into his first appearance with Sounders FC, he slid …


Extra-time goal gives Spain long-awaited World Cup title

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It was a night Spain will never forget. And one the Netherlands would do well not to remember. Sunday’s World Cup final was supposed to be …


Finalists learned from best

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa – Netherlands great Johan Cruyff probably never expected the style of play he made synonymous with attacking soccer would pay off for Spain. Or that the Spaniards …


Finalists masters of the pass

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – For the climax of the World Cup, it is all coming down to the art of the perfect pass. The Spanish proved in Wednesday’s semifinal …


Ole! Ole! Spain tops Germany

DURBAN, South Africa – They pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable. Finally, with a mighty swing of his head that …


Netherlands, Spain in historic Cup final

JOHANNESBURG – The first World Cup in Africa appropriately presents something new: Spain or the Netherlands as a champion. The Spaniards and Dutch will meet Sunday at Soccer City after …


Spain tops Germany to gain final

Spain will play for the World Cup title for the very first time, thanks to Carles Puyol’s goal on a powerful header in the second half Wednesday night. The 1-0 …


Netherlands tops Uruguay in semis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Arjen Robben emerged from the bottom of an Oranje mosh pit, mud on his brow and a smile on his face. For good measure, he …


World Cup semifinal has final feel to it

DURBAN, South Africa – The reigning European champion vs. the runner-up. One of the top scorers at this World Cup vs. No. 2 on the all-time list. The most dynamic …


Irmatov, Kassai to ref Cup semis

Ravshan Irmatov and Viktor Kassai will referee the World Cup semifinals, FIFA said on Monday. Uzbekistan’s Irmatov will take charge of the Netherlands-Uruguay match at Cape Town today for his …