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Obafemi Martins

Short-Handed Sounders Win in Montreal

First, the important thing: The Sounders’ third “pitch black” kit, which they wore in their 2-0 victory against the Montreal Impact, looked, well, maybe Herculez Gomez said it best:

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Jermain Defoe 2, Clint Dempsey 1

If nothing else, the matchup between the Seattle Sounders and TFC gave us all a good idea who very well might win the Golden Boot this season: Jermain Defoe.     Behind his brace, TFC withstood an excellent second-half recovery by the Sounders to secure a 2-1 victory at Century Link Field.   For Sounders […]

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Seattle Sounders 2014 Season Preview

Here’s an anecdote about Eddie Johnson … I went to Seattle’s Cinerama theater to see the premiere of the Sounders documentary “American Football” on Oct. 23 of last season. (Note: Great flick that every Sounders fan who enjoys weeping at the departure of Fredy Montero and Michael Gspurning should watch).     There’s a short […]

Sounders Beat Charleston in Carolina Cup Opener

In their opening game of the 2014 Carolina Challenge Cup, the Sounders faced the hometown Charleston Battery in a match that can only be described as … blurry. Not exactly an HD live stream on preseason MLS matches. Oh, and then the stream went out entirely with 15 minutes to go.   Still the Sounders […]

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Making Sense of “Drogba to Seattle” Rumors

So, #DrogbaWatch is a thing now. Let me explain how it became a thing, and what it might mean for the Seattle Sounders. This morning, I was heading into an all-day work session at my non-sports-related job. I get a DM from a friend of mine in Turkey, whom I won’t name quite yet. This […]

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Sounders Claim Pappa

Days before the first preseason friendly in Tucson, the Sounders appear to have filled the last remaining hole in their roster, claiming former Chicago Fire midfielder Marco Pappa with their top allocation spot.     With the offseason departures of Mauro Rosales, Marc Burch and Steve Zakuani, the left side of the midfield was looking […]

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What if the Sounders’ Season Started Today?

It should be noted, the season doesn’t start today. Or tomorrow. But the first preseason friendly is coming right up – February 5, against the San Jose Earthquakes in Tucson.     Given that, and the fact that training camp started this past Saturday, let’s check in to see how things are shaping up, who’s […]

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Sources: Sounders in Trade Talks to Clear Cap Space

Seattle and Chicago look to be in talks to make a two-for-one swap. Sources report that the Sounders will be sending center backs Jhon-Kennedy Hurtado and Patrick Ianni to the Fire, in exchange for right back Jalil Anibaba.     The rumored deal would clear cap space for the Sounders, which would come in handy […]

Another Homegrown Player Set to Sign for Sounders?

DeAndre Yedlin was the first Sounders homegrown player signing. Now it looks like there may be a second on the way. This time it could be an attacking player, Wake Forest forward Sean Okoli, fresh off a junior season in which he scored 5 goals in 13 matches and earned First Team All-South Region honors. […]

Sounders Part Ways with Eddie Johnson

It’s easy to look back now and speculate that Eddie Johnson’s tenure with the Sounders really ended the moment he waved off teammate Mauro Rosales after heading home the winning goal against the Columbus Crew. The infamous “Pay Me” celebration foreshadowed a looming issue that Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer would eventually address with a […]

Sounders Travel to Rio Tinto

On the heels of the United States' successes in World Cup Qualifying, the Sounders are on the road this week, playing at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. This will be the second time these teams have met this season. Luis Gil and Robbie Findley paved the way to victory for Real Salt Lake with […]

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