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.
There’s a privilege only a few Major League Soccer teams get to enjoy. On the cusp of a first-round playoff match, the Sounders get to reflect on past championship runs, and draw on the invaluable experience of them.
The Sounders expect to have their full roster available for selection to open their Major League Soccer playoff run. Seattle, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, hosts seventh-seeded Los Angeles FC on Nov. 24 at CenturyLink Field.
The Seattle Sounders have added Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the club’s ownership group.
Too often Alex Roldan was part of what you didn’t see.
There is Pete Carroll, who has led the Seahawks to eight postseasons, two Super Bowls and one world championship.
An unprecedented Major League Soccer season held on to one familiarity – a drama-filled Decision Day.
On a brisk Colorado night, the burning desire to win was there for both teams.
Will Bruin scored off a corner kick in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders salvaged a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Thursday night.
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