Monday's soccer news starts with Seattle after their derby loss to Portland. Even in mid-July, it's tough to put a staggering amount of importance on one MLS regular season game. This is a league that can wait to send messages quit late in the season and where things can and do change quickly. San Jose and New England are the hottest teams in the league. LAFC lost to Zlatan. The week-by-week . . .
By Clemente Lisi – CLEVELAND, OH (June 24, 2019) US Soccer Players – The United States is firing on all cylinders at this Gold Cup following the 6-0 rout of Trinidad and Tobago. The USMNT has had several offensive weapons emerge at this tournament, and a few more coach Gregg Berhalter can still deploy as the Gold Cup progresses. One of them is Seattle Sounders striker Jordan Morris. On a roster . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2019) US Soccer Players - Chad Marshall's decision to retire from the sport of soccer at the age of 34, in the middle of the Major League Soccer season, couldn't have been an easy one. No player wants to leave his team in the lurch, looking for cover while simultaneously fighting for points towards a championship goal. Marshall's status as a team leader . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - Osvaldo Alonso is out-of-contract after 10 years manning the midfield for the Seattle Sounders. The likelihood is very high that the Cuban will move on this winter, departing Seattle and landing in another MLS lineup for the 2019 season. To lean on a well-worn cliche, it’s truly the end of an era. The mechanics of the Sounders . . .
We start the soccer news with Portland knocking Seattle out of the 2018 MLS playoffs on penalties. With the second-leg finishing 2-1 Seattle in regulation, 3-3 on aggregate, the series headed to extra time. Raul Ruidaz put Seattle up in regulation in the 68th minute, shifting the series with the Sounders advancing had that score held. Portland responded with a goal from Sebastian Blanco in the . . .
The soccer news starts with Seattle making it two losses in a row. After losing 1-0 at home to Wednesday to the Philadelphia Union, the Sounders lost 3-0 at the Galaxy on Sunday. Though Seattle still has a games played advantage over the two teams in front of them, in a week they've gone from potential Western Conference contenders to holding onto the final playoff spot. Fortunately for Seattle, . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS table. Once again, the biggest story is about schedule imbalance and a winning streak. Once again, that winning streak belongs to the Seattle Sounders. After playing their way out of contention earlier this season, the Sounders are on their way to repeating an old story. The late season turnaround, trademarked by Seattle. The Sounders extended their . . .
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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 20, 2018) US Soccer Players - The hope of March and April has given way to the despair of a season almost already lost in July for several MLS teams. Plans laid down in the dawn of the campaign have already gone up in flames in places like San Jose, Colorado, and perhaps Toronto and Seattle. Given their lack of games and a back-loaded home schedule, DC United is . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - With the Independence Day holiday upon us and the 2018 MLS season no longer in its “early” phase, it’s time for some game theory. Strike that. Forget game theory. It’s time for simple math. This deep into the season, math is not the friend of several teams thought to be shoe-ins for the postseason when the campaign began. The math . . .