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SEATTLE — On Sunday, 40,126 fans gathered at CenturyLink Field to watch the Sounders open their MLS season with a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire.

Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer (right) talks to his bench during the second half against Minnesota United on Oct. 6 in Seattle. The Sounders won, 1-0.

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.…

SEATTLE — After conceding a barrage of goals the past month, you’d think the Sounders FC would be happy about seeing a clean sheet.

TUKWILA, Wash. – Sounders center back Roman Torres was suspended by MLS on Friday for 10 games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Torres tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the league said.

Performance — good and bad — was a keyword for the Sounders in their final training sessions before hosting Sporting Kansas City on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

SEATTLE — Midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, the Sounders’ all-time assists leader, has been named to the 26-player MLS All-Star team, league officials announced on Monday.

MONTREAL — An unhappy group of Sounders trudged slowly around the visitors’ locker room, having finished off the first half of their season knowing they’d allowed yet another road game to get away.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Johnny Russell had a hat trick and Sporting Kansas City beat the Seattle Sounders 3-2 on Sunday to snap a seven-game winless streak.

SEATTLE — Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer understood the frustration even if a full CenturyLink Field audience couldn’t.

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders bolstered their defense by signing Ecuadorean central defender Xavier Arreaga and bringing back Joevin Jones before the MLS transfer window deadline.

TUKWILA — A MLS disciplinary panel on Wednesday rescinded the red card issued to the Sounders’ Cristian Roldan in the 18th minute of a draw against Los Angeles FC on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, meaning the midfielder will be eligible to play at Minnesota on Saturday.

SEATTLE — When his Seattle Sounders salvaged a tie against San Jose last Wednesday, coach Brian Schmetzer wasn’t shy about saying it felt like a loss. He had a far different feeling about another tie Sunday.

SEATTLE — The Sounders’ hot start to the season was on the verge of becoming a distant memory until they stoked a fire in the second half of their matchup against San Jose on Wednesday.