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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Matt Calkins: Twice is nice, but three would mean Sounders dynasty sits on rare throne

If the newest MLS Cup was a living, conscious being, it would have felt neglected Tuesday. The trophy had just found a new home with the Sounders after they beat …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sounders celebrate MLS Cup title with parade and rally at Seattle Center

Partway through a downtown Sounders victory parade Tuesday afternoon, coach Brian Schmetzer got off the double-decker bus he’d been riding on with players and began high-fiving some of the thousands …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Seattle Sounders claim second title in 4 years, beating Toronto FC 3-1

Kelvin Leerdam scored on a deflected shot in the 57th minute, substitute Victor Rodriguez connected in the 76th and Raul Ruidiaz added the capper in the 90th to give the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Sounders going back to work with MLS Cup looming next Sunday at home

MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.


Sounders sell out MLS Cup final, more than 69,000 expected

The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Sounders advance to Western Conference finals with 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Seattle will face Los Angeles FC or the LA Galaxy in the conference final next Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

‘They’re happy, they’re ready to go’: Sounders eager for MLS Western Conference semifinal vs. Salt Lake

Gustav Svensson walked off the Sounders practice field Tuesday talking about sunny skies and rejuvenated legs.


‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Sounders torn on MLS’s new playoff format: Some apprehension, yet ‘it’s going to be super dramatic’

A pause and a contorted face are among the frequent reactions to questions regarding Major League Soccer’s new playoff format.


United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ‘95

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champion. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave …


Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win away from a championship. Atlanta hasn’t won a major professional championship since the Braves captured the 1995 World …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

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

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

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: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

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.


Seattle Sounders learning firsthand that MLS Cup repeat will be a challenge

The Sounders won their first MLS Cup last season. This year, riding a club-record 11-game unbeaten streak entering Sunday night’s home game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, they sit just …


Thousands celebrate Sounders’ MLS Cup victory

Brian Schmetzer hopped off the trolley carrying the MLS champions along their celebration route, and joined fans carrying banners and following the procession.


Big crowd greets MLS champion Sounders on return to Seattle

The MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders arrived home to a big crowd of fans in “rave green” following their dramatic victory over Toronto FC on penalty kicks.


Seattle wins MLS Cup, beating Toronto on penalty kicks

Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night. …


Seattle’s Stefan Frei returns to where it started facing Toronto

Before the injuries that nearly derailed his career, before maturing and coming of age as a goalkeeper in Seattle, Stefan Frei was supposed to be part of the future for …


Sounders beat Rapids 1-0 to advance to MLS Cup

Jordan Morris scored in the 56th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to their first MLS Cup, beating the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday in the second leg of the …


Donovan goes out as MLS champ

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan is retiring as a champion, thanks to one brilliant goal by Robbie Keane. Keane scored on a breakaway in the 111th minute, and Donovan won …


Galaxy in alignment

Everything is in place for a Hollywood ending to Landon Donovan’s career. Donovan and the LA Galaxy are playing for the MLS Cup title on their home field today. League …


No score, no worry: Sounders advance

SEATTLE – The Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup Western Conference finals for the second time in franchise history despite playing to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas in …


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 …