Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a position of need. Seattle is losing starting left back Joevin Jones to a club in Germany this offseason and while Nouhou Tolo played well during his opportunities for the Sounders, Francis provides depth and experience. Francis has spent the […]

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Sounders get salary help, sign Dempsey to new deal for 2018; team loses Miller in draft

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders will have Clint Dempsey when they try to make it to a third straight MLS Cup final. Seattle general manger Garth Lagerwey confirmed Tuesday that the club has signed Dempsey to a one-year deal for the 2018 season that will keep the forward with the Sounders while giving the team greater salary flexibility. Having the improved flexibility is important for Lagerwey as the Sounders try to build a roster that can chase a […]

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Sounders fail to defend MLS Cup, falling to Toronto 2-0

TORONTO – Even with Stefan Frei’s best effort – make that efforts – it just wasn’t to be. Toronto FC claimed the MLS Cup title Saturday, claiming a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders at BMO Field. The Reds got the better of the Sounders in a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup, making an outstanding effort by Seattle’s goalkeeper go for naught. “The effort was there, but the soccer wasn’t our best soccer,” coach Brian Schmetzer said. Jozy Altidore […]

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Defending champion Seattle Sounders hold final practice before MLS Cup against Toronto

TORONTO — The defending champion Seattle Sounders wrapped up their final practice Friday before Toronto FC in the MLS Cup on Saturday afternoon. It’s only the third time in the league’s history that the same two MLS Cup finalists from one year have both returned the next season. The match will be held at 1 p.m. (PT) and broadcast by ESPN. Q13 will have pre-match news on the Sounders and live reports from Toronto from 7 a.m. until noon on […]

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Sounders FC could play with orange ball for MLS Cup

TORONTO — The Sounders FC might have to score with an unusual ball in Saturday’s MLS Cup. With snow possible for Saturday’s match against the Toronto FC, officials may decide to roll out an orange-colored ball. The orange ball, which has been used before in MLS play, will be used if snow on the pitch causes visibility issues for players. Referees can decide to make use of the balls if there is a possibility of snow or ice. Snow is […]

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Sounders hold first training session in Toronto ahead of Saturday’s MLS Cup match

TORONTO — The Seattle Sounders on Thursday held their first of two training sessions ahead of Saturday’s MLS Cup against Toronto. The team arrived in Toronto Wednesday night. At a news conference Thursday, Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said the weather conditions on Saturday won’t matter, despite a threat of snow showers. Q13 News Sports Reporter Michelle Ludtka has more in this video from Toronto.

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Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso out for MLS Cup, coach says

TORONTO — Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso will miss Saturday’s MLS Cup against Toronto due to injury, the team revealed. Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer told Q13 News Sports Reporter Michelle Ludtka Thursday that Alonso would have to miss the team’s championship match. Just spoke with Brian Schmetzer and Ozzie Alonso did not pass his physical. Will not play Saturday #MLSCup #Q13FOX — Michelle Ludtka (@MichelleLudtka) December 7, 2017 Such an unfortunate outcome. My heart breaks for him because I’m sure […]

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Sounders FC open more CenturyLink Field seats for 2018 season

SEATTLE–  Looking to get in on the Sounders FC hype train for a lower price? You might just have that chance. The team announced Wednesday it would make additional season ticket seats available at CenturyLink Field for the 2018 Major League Soccer Season. Due to demand, the team is going to open upper-bowl seats for season tickets packages. Sections 307 and 311 will be opened for the first time ever, and will be priced at $26 per match, which equates […]

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