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On Tuesday, Sept. 14, it was Raul Ruidiaz's second-half stoppage-time goal that lifted the Sounders FC to a 1-0 Leagues Cup semifinal victory over Santos Laguna at Lumen Field. The result booked Seattle to the tournament final in Las Vegas on Sept. 22.
In his first game back since May, Stefan Frei was tested in goal early and often, but collected another clean sheet to help the Sounders beat the Loons 1-0 on a picturesque Saturday afternoon at Lumen Field.
Former Real Salt Lake head coach Freddy Juarez said joining the Sounders' winning culture and learning from Brian Schmetzer will help him develop even more as a coach.
Clank after clank, the Sounders grew more and more irritated at being unable to aim their shots an inch lower or narrower to slip one into the goal. Instead, they were left with missed opportunities, losing to Portland, 2-0, on Sunday night, Aug. 29, at Lumen Field.
In a rematch of the 2020 MLS Cup, the Sounders score in the 88th and 89th minute to beat the Crew 2-1.
Benezet was acquired from the Colorado Rapids at the close of the summer transfer window this month to add veteran depth to the Sounders’ roster.
As seasons passed, a feeling of borrowed time was expressed when discussing Gonzalo Pineda and Djimi Traore’s tenure with the Sounders FC. That time expired this week.
If the Sounders were part of any other league, they would be making national headlines and sparking heated debates. Due to injuries and international call-ups, they're expected to select five teenagers for Sunday’s match against Minnesota United FC.
Fredy Montero is much more than what meets the eye on game day. Yes, the Sounders' all-time leading goal scorer is back for a second run in the city he loves.
Despite significant changes to the back line since the beginning of the season, the Sounders have managed to keep the ball out of the net through the flow of play this season, and have allowed just four total goals in nine matches.
The Cascadia rivalry endured the COVID-19 pandemic and protocols amid MLS' return to play. Now, a semblance of normalcy returns when the Timbers host the Sounders at Providence Park with fans on hand.
'Josh has earned another start,' Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said of the 19-year-old from Bellevue.
The Sounders announced Thursday that all players and support staff are now fully vaccinated. The club took it a step further by offering vaccinations at home games.
It’s been a week and Joao Paulo’s goal is still traveling around the world. The Sounders midfielder scored the textbook volley to open the second half of the club’s blowout win against Minnesota on Friday at Lumen Field.
Joao Paulo scored the first goal, Raul Ruidiaz added two more and Fredy Montero got the fourth in Seattle's season-opening win Friday.
Major League Soccer said Saturday it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Mauricio Pineda scored in the 84th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders this morning in the MLS is Back tournament.
SEATTLE — Major League Soccer is awaiting a vote from its players regarding a return-to-play proposal that could end the suspension of the MLS season and avoid a lockout, according to reporting by The Athletic.
By Seattle Times staff
SEATTLE — Sounders FC majority owner Adrian Hanauer has heard all of the extreme and fantastical plans professional sports leagues and fans have sketched trying to resume or debut a season during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Stefan Frei confessed that Sunday’s match was particularly difficult to prepare for.
SEATTLE — A home advantage historically has been worth playing for in Major League Soccer and other major professional circuits.
TUKWILA, Wash. — Serenaded by dozens of flag-waving, chanting supporters, the Sounders wrapped up possibly their final home training session of the season Sunday hoping to give their faithful an even bigger home show.
SEATTLE — There’s a phone call Nico Lodeiro used to make from the soccer field.
TUKWILA, Wash. — The chase is on again.
SEATTLE — Fourteen teams are vying for this year’s MLS Cup, and the postseason features a single-elimination bracket, a first in the league’s 24-year history. The Sounders earned the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference and will host seventh-seeded FC Dallas on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.…
LOS ANGELES — Without protest, L.A. Galaxy defender Daniel Steres walked off the field in what would have been a game-changer for any other MLS team.
SANDY, Utah — Defensive blunders continue to plague Sounders FC.
SEATTLE — Brian Fernandez only arrived in Portland a couple of months ago. He’s quickly become a despised figure in Seattle.
SEATTLE — Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga proved a bit too much for the Seattle Sounders in a 3-1 victory in an international friendly Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maximiliano Moralez, Jesús Medina and Ebenezer Ofori each scored a second-half goal and New York City FC knocked off the Seattle Sounders 3-0 in an MLS match here on Wednesday night.