Major League Soccer says Ron Burkle has backed out of plans for an expansion team in Sacramento, California, that was scheduled to start play in 2023.
Nearly three months since their last season ended with a disappointing MLS Cup defeat, the Sounders officially launched their 2021 campaign with the start of training camp Monday. Players reported last week to undergo testing and mandatory COVID-19 protocols in order to immediately begin on-field work at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.
A blade of grass can depict how important Chris Henderson was to the Sounders FC franchise.
The real shock would have been if this day hadn’t come. The fact that it took until late January for the official announcement was surprising enough.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders and head coach Brian Schmetzer have reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension.
The Sounders FC completed the loan for Jordan Morris to play for Swansea City A.F.C. of the English Championship League. The agreement announced Friday will have Morris play for the Welsh club through the end of the EFL season, which is in May, with an option to buy his rights at the end of the 2020-21 season.
What was thought in December to be a quiet offseason for the Sounders FC due to salary cap constraints is turning into a possible exodus of pillars of the organization.
A worldwide pandemic wiped away plenty of sports in eastern Washington.
The Sounders FC and coach Brian Schmetzer are having ongoing discussions, but a deal for a contract extension has not been reached.
The Seattle Sounders have signed midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro to a new contract that keeps Seattle’s captain tied to the club through the 2023 season.
Brian Schmetzer stood maskless, leaning against a bench post at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday night with a facial expression that said everything: What is going on?
Lucas Zelarayán scored midway through the first half and added the clincher in the 82nd minute and the Columbus Crew won their second MLS Cup title, beating the defending champion Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Saturday night.
There’s a series that epitomizes the dynamism on the soccer field between Raul Ruidiaz, Jordan Morris and Nico Lodeiro. The flash of brilliance happened in the 80th minute of the Sounders’ Major League Soccer playoff opener against Los Angeles FC.
Before he moved on to the professional ranks, before he became a thorn in the side of the man he wanted to learn from, Caleb Porter was a highly successful college coach at Akron.
SEATTLE – They call it Schmetzer Time, those playoff runs when the Seattle Sounders rise to the moment with such regularity that it has become almost an expectation.
SEATTLE – As the confetti flew and the fireworks popped before an empty stadium, the Seattle Sounders were handed the Western Conference championship trophy for the fourth time in five years.
Often there’s little meaning in a soccer jersey number.
SEATTLE — Defender Shane O’Neill scored on an open header early in the second half, and the Seattle Sounders beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the MLS Western Conference playoffs.
FC Dallas (9-6-7, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (11-5-6, second in the Western Conference)
Nicolas Lodeiro scored early in the first half, Raul Ruidiaz added a second midway through the second, and the defending champion Seattle Sounders beat depleted Los Angeles FC 3-1 in the opening round of the MLS Cup playoffs.
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