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Sounder At Heart 1 hour ago
Five things we’d like to see when Sounders visit RSL

Five things we’d like to see when Sounders visit RSL

Photo by Chris Gardner/ The Sounders have a 10-game road winless streak against RSL. Now would be a good time to snap that. It might come as a little bit of a surprise given the narrative around the team, but Real Salt Lake currently occupies a playoff spot in the hyper-competitive Western Conference. That they’re only two points clear of the No. 8 spot, though, underscores how big of a match this is for them. Despite playing on a day less rest than the Sounders, we should expect them to field as close to a first-choice lineup as they can muster. Here’s what...
Eighty Six Forever 5 hours ago
Coffee with the Caps, Friday September 17

Coffee with the Caps, Friday September 17

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Good Friday morning Caps fans, hope you all are having a good week and have enough in the tank to power through to the weekend. We get to wait around until Sunday night for the Caps’ clash with the Colorado Rapids, a match which always inspires anxiety in my heart not because the Rapids are a world beater (though they are pretty darn good this year) but because it is inexplicably blacked out where I live. Thanks ESPN+. The match will be a good test for whether the Caps can ensure they don’t follow up their winning streak with a...
Sounder At Heart 5 hours ago
Major Link Soccer: RSL interviews Landon Donovan

Major Link Soccer: RSL interviews Landon Donovan

Photo by Alexander Tamargo/ for GACP Sports & Sports Illustrated RSL has talked to the San Diego Loyal manager and part-owner about becoming their manager. Seattle A judge this week permanently prohibited streamer Locast from continuing operations of its business, a decision that follows a yearslong legal standoff between the scrappy streaming provider and major broadcasters ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Streaming service Locast permanently barred from operation - The Verge MLS/USL David Beckham has increased his ownership stake in Major League Soccer side Inter Miami CF,...
Waking The Red 6 hours ago
Report: Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC agree ‘in principle’ to bring striker back to the club

Report: Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC agree ‘in principle’ to bring striker back to the club

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Now...is this report actually legit? TORONTO, Canada—A report has surfaced this morning stating the Atomic Ant will be returning home. That’s right. According to Nicolò Schira, Sebastian Giovinco is set to join Toronto FC in the coming days, with a contract beginning next season. EXCLUSIVE - Sebastian #Giovinco is set to return to #Toronto. He will join Toronto in the next days and he will play for them from the next January. He had chosen to comeback to sign new records on the #MLS. #transfers #TorontoFC #TFC— Nicolò Schira...
Once A Metro Sep 16, 2021
Red Bulls Tactical Sips: Inter Miami

Red Bulls Tactical Sips: Inter Miami

Phil Neville is finally getting used to the Florida sun. | Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Phil Neville’s improved side will be a challenge on Friday New York Red Bulls Tactical Sips: Inter Miami CF Welcome to Tactical Sips, a semi-regular pre-match post featuring taurine-spiked breakdowns of the upcoming game. The wheels have fallen off the New York Red Bulls’ wagon. An achievable three points against a tragic Columbus Crew SC disappeared, frittered away under the lights at the hallowed grounds of Lower.com Field. While the 2021 season has yet to close, mere...
Waking The Red Sep 16, 2021
Justin Morrow to retire at the end of the 2021 season

Justin Morrow to retire at the end of the 2021 season

Toronto FC’s Justin Morrow will retire at the end of this season. | Sean Pollock/Waking The Red A Toronto FC legend has announced he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season. TORONTO, Canada—A Toronto FC legend will be hanging up his boots after eight years at the club, as Justin Morrow announced today that he will be retiring at the end of the 2021 MLS campaign, completing a highly decorated 12-year career. The 34-year-old fullback spent the past eight seasons with TFC, ranking second all-time in appearances made, earning Best XI honours during the...
Waking The Red Sep 16, 2021
6ix on a Wave: Empty At The End

6ix on a Wave: Empty At The End

Is Toronto FC fighting for its very soul on Wednesday? Two Interesting pieces dropped over at TFC Republic, the latest edition of the Video Blog, in which JMo spills some tea on the Preki era at Toronto FC (#yikes) and this Op-ed, wherein he suggests that Coach Javi’s rant about the refs, weather, and phase of the moon and its effect on TFC’s performance against Inter Miami CF mid-week is indicative of a creeping sense of ennui taking root at the club, a ‘why me?’ mentality that is in stark contrast to the knife-in-the-teeth, take no prisoners attitude that led us to...
Sounder At Heart Sep 16, 2021
It’s OK to let yourself enjoy Leagues Cup

It’s OK to let yourself enjoy Leagues Cup

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart There’s absolutely nothing wrong with faking it until you make it. SEATTLE — There’s a saying that can be applied in all sorts of situations: “Fake it till you make it.” The idea being that sometimes you may not want to do something, but you do it anyway because you know you should, and eventually it starts to happen naturally. I suspect we’re seeing that manifest within the Seattle Sounders around Leagues Cup. The faking it part — if it happened at all — came long ago when the Sounders first found out they were...
Sounder At Heart Sep 16, 2021
Major Link Soccer: US Soccer to give identical offers to USMNT and USWNT.

Major Link Soccer: US Soccer to give identical offers to USMNT and USWNT.

Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ The USWNT union calls it just a PR stunt. Seattle Likkit is participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s on November 2nd and 3rd! Likkit Pocinwong - Fundraising For Extra Life Lindo Mfeka had two goals and one assist and Wal Fall also found the net as Oakland Roots SC took a 3-1 victory against Tacoma Defiance on Wednesday night. Matchday Report: Mfeka, Fall Lead Roots SC Past Tacoma Jess Fishlock believes this can be the campaign when...
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 16, 2021

Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake legend, plans to credit those who helped him get inducted into Utah Sports Hall of Fame

Real Salt Lake legend Nick Rimando will be inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
The Sun Sep 16, 2021

Watch incredible moment rocket is launched into space above Orlando City stadium during MLS clash against Montreal

THE incredible moment a rocket launched into space above Orlando City’s stadium during an MLS match was captured on TV. Fans watching Orlando’s game with Montreal saw the historic Space X launch on Wednesday night. Space X launched the Inspiration4 from the Kennedy Space Center and made it the first-ever orbital flight crewed only by tourists. […]
Sounder At Heart Sep 16, 2021
Sounders will face Léon in Leagues Cup final

Sounders will face Léon in Leagues Cup final

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Léon is currently one of the top teams in Liga MX. After beating two of Liga MX’s best teams over the last 10 years, the Seattle Sounders will again have their work cut out for themselves when they face Club Léon in the Leagues Cup final next Wednesday. Léon handled Pumas UNAM 2-0 on Wednesday to clinch their spot in the final after dismantling Sporting KC 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Léon currently sits third in the Liga MX table and has consistently been among the top teams since their most recent promotion...
Five reasons to watch Defiance at Oakland Roots

Five reasons to watch Defiance at Oakland Roots

Ray Serrano gets a shot off against Oakland Roots | Chars Wilson courtesy of Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Defiance With the season series spilt at one-win each Tacoma and Oakland are both looking at tonight's match as a chance towards claiming a playoff spot. Roots are six points back from 4th place Defiance. Riding their recently strong home form Oakland Roots are charging up the Pacific Division standings. No longer a distant eighth, the sixth place Roots are targeting a playoff spot. The team in their way is Tacoma Defiance. Tacoma’s ambitions go beyond just making...
Sounder At Heart Sep 15, 2021
Sounders vs. Santos Laguna: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders vs. Santos Laguna: Highlights, stats and quotes

Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications Sounders advance to Leagues Cup final with 1-0 win over Santos Laguna. The Seattle Sounders left it late, but they pulled it out all the same as Raúl Ruidíaz’s 93rd minute winner put them through to the Leagues Cup final. The 1-0 win over Santos Laguna on Tuesday marked the Sounders’ third straight win over a Liga MX opponent at home and improves their record to 6-8-2 overall against the region’s best league. MATCH SUMMARY Seattle Sounders FC 1 – Santos Laguna 0 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Venue: Lumen...
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2021
Toronto FC are on pace for their worst season in franchise history

Toronto FC are on pace for their worst season in franchise history

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Toronto FC are perhaps the highest-spending club in MLS, but results-wise they’ve been the worst. TORONTO, Canada—Following Tuesday night’s dramatic 1-0 loss to Inter Miami CF, Toronto FC are officially on pace for their worst season in franchise history. In 2012, Toronto notched a franchise-low 23 points from 34 matches, good enough for 0.68 points per game. This season, however, they have picked up just 15 points from 24 games, or in other words, 0.63 points per game. The team has not won a match since July 24, 2021 — a 2-1...

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