By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - In the end, Seattle's margin of victory was a safe one, 4-2 on aggregate. New York City FC nonetheless made them earn every inch of their place in the Concacaf Champions League final. Wednesday's second leg at Red Bull Arena was just a few seconds old when the first melee broke out. A bruising late aerial challenge from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders took a significant step towards the semifinal round of the Concacaf Champions League on Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead over Club Leon. Seattle ceded possession to the visitors but struck on the counterattack early and often. Fredy Montero scored twice on the night, the first from a penalty kick won by . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 3, 2022) US Soccer Players - "Rivalry." You don't have to be an MLS obsessive to know how heavily the word gets used around the league, to the point of inflicting fatigue on even the most dedicated fans. What started as an attempt to cultivate additional meaning in a young entity with shallow roots eventually became a central pillar to how MLS promotes and . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 28, 2022) US Soccer Players – Many are already picking Seattle as an easy favorite in the race for MLS Cup. They have all of the makings of a legit contender, even in a league where several teams have spent more this offseason. Part of that may be another competition where the Sounders are an easy pick, Concacaf's Champions League. They're one of the four Major . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders seemed to put it all together a year ago. The Sounders were the best team in the Western Conference for a large chunk of the season but faltered near the finish line. That late stumble cost them 1st-place in the Western Conference regular-season standings and eventually pushed the club out of the playoffs . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - Until a Major League Soccer team wins the modern version of the Concacaf Champions League, the safe assumption is that it's a goal for the league. The continent's top honor is important, with the safe assumption that every participant would like to win. Actually doing that is the difference for MLS clubs. It's what produces the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 26, 2021) US Soccer Players - Playing at home means something in Major League Soccer. Whether it's the partisan crowd filling the stands, the comfortable environment for the home team or the unfamiliar one for the visitors, or things unique to the field or the weather, playing in your building always counts. The travel deserves a mention as well. When the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in Major League Soccer. Seattle and the LA Galaxy finished 1-1 at Lumen Field. LA took the lead in the 19th minute from a Chicharito Hernandez goal. Raul Ruidiaz converted a 50th minute penalty to level the score. The game marked the return of USMNT forward Jordan Morris, subbing on in the 60th minute in his first appearance for Seattle this season. "It's been a . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Seattle dropping three more points at the top of the Western Conference. A trip to Banc of California Stadium ended with LAFC winning 3-0. Brian Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Latif Blessing doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time. Cristian Arango finished off the goals in the 51st minute. LAFC goalkeeper Jamal Blackman made five saves . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Seattle Sounders back in action later tonight at LAFC (10:30pm ET - ESPN). Considering how dominant Seattle was over the opening months of the season, it's tempting to call their current situation a dip in form. Except we're talking about the team in 1st-place in the Western Conference. The Sounders are on a three-game winless streak, most recently losing at . . .