Sounders FC defender Kelvin Leerdam in-studio on “Q It Up Sports”

Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam joined Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on Sunday night, following the Rave Green’s 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake. Leerdam addresses some consternation by fans as the Sounders look to rebound from a start that sees them toward the bottom of the Western Conference. He also reveals which team he’ll be rooting for in the World Cup. Interview above.

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Why yes, that is Seahawks legend Walter Jones on the Sounders’ sidelines

SEATTLE — If you have been out to a Seattle Sounders game recently, you may have spotted a celebrity on the sidelines. At 6-foot-5 and more than 300 pounds, he’s kind of hard to miss. Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer Walter Jones has tapped into his passion, and in doing so, potentially discovered a second career. Instead of playing pro sports, he’s documenting it them a sports photographer. “I want people to take me seriously,” Jones told Q13 News. “This […]

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LAFC wins home debut, beats Seattle 1-0 on Ciman’s late goal

LOS ANGELES — Laurent Ciman’s free kick slipped past the wall and arced toward the net. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei crouched for a simple save, but it inexplicably eluded his grasp. Pandemonium broke out in Banc of California Stadium. Los Angeles FC’s final shot had just hit the net in the last minute to win the expansion team’s very first game in its beautiful new stadium. Even for LAFC, a team with strong ties to the entertainment world, this Hollywood […]

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Sounders’ Clint Dempsey suspended additional game after review

NEW YORK — Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey was suspended an additional game for an incident on March 18 against FC Dallas. That brings the suspension to two games. Dempsey sat out the Sounders’ game against Montreal on March 31, and he’ll miss this weekend’s match against Sporting Kansas City. Dempsey was also fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, according to a league release on Thursday. The statement said the suspension was for “violent contact.” Dempsey was […]

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New mound removal system key toward hosting two sports at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma

Cheney Stadium in Tacoma: The longtime home of the Rainiers… The brand new home of S2… “This is super exciting for us,” said Nick Cherniske, operations manager at Cheney Stadium. Exciting – yet challenging – with 18,000 square feet of sod going over the warning track and infield for soccer matches… removable paint for soccer lines, and, oh yeah, the soccer field configuration going right over…. the pitcher’s mound. “That was most definitely the largest hurdle to overcome – was […]

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S2 head coach John Hutchinson in-studio with the Rainiers before S2 opener at Cheney Stadium

Sounders FC 2 head coach John Hutchinson joined Brett Gleason of the Tacoma Rainiers and Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio to preview this Friday’s S2 season opener at Cheney Stadium against Portland. It will be the first game S2 will play with a new soccer configuration at Cheney Stadium. Fans can purchase tickets at S2Tacoma.com. Interview above.

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