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Sounder At Heart 15 mins ago
Henry Wingo wins another European league title

Henry Wingo wins another European league title

Former Sounder has now won league titles in Hungary and Norway. Henry Wingo just keeps winning league titles. The Seattle native and former Sounders player just added his third title in as many years as Ferencvaros TC clinched the Hungarian league title with a 3-0 win over Ujpest on Tuesday. CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/rZfGyy35ug— Ferencvárosi TC (@Fradi_HU) April 20, 2021 Wingo had previously won a title with Norway with Molde and played for the Sounders during their 2019 MLS Cup-winning season (although he had transferred partway through it). Wingo did not play in...
Sounder At Heart 5 hours ago
Cascadia Cup rules still being mulled

Cascadia Cup rules still being mulled

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Supporters from Sounders, Whitecaps and Timbers are still assessing options. With travel restrictions still in place, the Vancouver Whitecaps unable to play games in Canada and even home attendance limited, the Cascadia Cup Council recently announced that they remain undecided on how to award their annual rivalry trophy. The decision might not come until summer, they wrote in a joint release: As the 2021 MLS season begins, representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council are still working through the details on how to award the 2021 Cascadia...
Sounder At Heart 7 hours ago
Josh Atencio had a very promising starting debut

Josh Atencio had a very promising starting debut

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart The Bellevue product looked perfectly at home in the Sounders midfield. As starting debuts go, Josh Atencio had his work cut out for him. Not only was he matched up against one of the top midfield units in the league — one that featured the dynamic Emanuel Reynoso — but he was also effectively filling in for Seattle Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro, who was missing the game with a quad strain. Just to round out the pressure, the Sounders were also playing their first game in front of home fans for the first time in over a year. The...
Sounders dominating MLS weekly recognition

Sounders dominating MLS weekly recognition

Raúl Ruidíaz holds up two fingers, one for each member of the MLS full team of week to open the season. | Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Raúl Ruidíaz, João Paulo, and Josh Atencio all earn respect from national pundits. After their dominating win over Minnesota United FC, the Seattle Sounders are collecting weekly recognition. After his brace, Raúl Ruidíaz headlined the Team of the Week. He was also a finalist for Player of the Week. That award went to Chicharito, the other two-goal scorer on opening weekend. In that voting Ruidíaz came in 25.5%, with Chicharito...
Sounder At Heart Apr 19, 2021
Major Link Soccer: The sports are back in town!

Major Link Soccer: The sports are back in town!

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart MLS and NWSL have officially returned to action in the Puget Sound. OL Reign and the Seattle Sounders kicked their respective seasons off on Friday night with fans in attendance for the first time in over a year. MLS had its first week of action with plenty of highs and lows, particularly down in Miami where David Beckham’s club have been found to have violated the league’s roster rules. Over in Europe the official announcement of a proposed super league has sparked debate over the future and the should of the sport. Seattle/Tacoma The...
Sounder At Heart Apr 18, 2021
Photo Gallery: Sounders vs Minnesota United

Photo Gallery: Sounders vs Minnesota United

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Scenes from the opening of the 2021 campaign Follow Max on Twitter.
Sounder At Heart Apr 17, 2021
Sounders vs. Minnesota: community player ratings form

Sounders vs. Minnesota: community player ratings form

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart An ugly first half gives way to a joyful second. In the first half of this match, the Seattle Sounders looked like a team playing a new formation in their first match of the season, without their creative linchpin. It was ugly, sloppy, and a certain player who I won’t mention by name (so as not to place my thumb on their ratings scale) consistently found himself trapped along the left sideline, looking totally befuddled. The second half looked very different. João Paulo scored a banger, Raúl Ruidíaz got to finish a couple slick...
Sounder At Heart Apr 17, 2021
João Paulo’s golazo is SportsCenter’s top play

João Paulo’s golazo is SportsCenter’s top play

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Hey, that’s cool! Given that it was just the second game of a MLS regular season that will include more than 400 of them, it’s hard to imagine that João Paulo’s 25-yard volley will stand up as the Goal of the Year. Still, it will be a deserving candidate. In the shorter term, he can at least lay claim to having SportsCenter’s Play of the Night. It was, to be sure, an absolute banger and quite possibly one of the most technically skilled goals in Seattle Sounders history. What’s equally amazing is how easy the Brazilian made it...
Sounder At Heart Apr 17, 2021
Five things we liked from Sounders’ 4-0 win over Minnesota United

Five things we liked from Sounders’ 4-0 win over Minnesota United

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Not a bad way to start the season. SEATTLE — The Sounders started their 2021 campaign with a lot of questions for a team defending a Western Conference title. Over the offseason, they lost several key veterans, suffered injuries to two invaluable starters, and also decided to utilize a new formation. Additionally, given the team’s salary-budget constraints due to a lower-than-expected salary cap, the Sounders weren’t able to reinforce as they might have preferred. To top it off, their preseason was truncated due to some Covid-19...
Sounder At Heart Apr 17, 2021
Sounders vs. Minnesota United: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders vs. Minnesota United: Highlights, stats and quotes

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports Sounders open season in impressive fashion. There were some signs of rust and the formation is still a work-in-progress, but the Seattle Sounders opened their season in high style with a 4-0 win over Minnesota United, one of the teams many expect to challenge for Western Conference supremacy. After a first half that included a seemingly ominous miss from the penalty spot by Raúl Ruidíaz, the Sounders dominated the second half with four goals. Two of those came from Ruidíaz, with both João Paulo and substitute Fredy Montero...
Sounder At Heart Apr 17, 2021
Sounders vs. Minnesota United, recap: Raúl Ruidíaz brace paces big win

Sounders vs. Minnesota United, recap: Raúl Ruidíaz brace paces big win

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Sounders open the season with a 4-0 win at home. As starts to the season go, a 4-0 win over Minnesota United is a pretty good one for the Seattle Sounders. The win wasn’t as comfortable as the scoreline might suggest, though. Adrian Heath’s side came into this game looking for a bit of payback for the 2020 Western Conference Final, pressing the Sounders and largely keeping them stuck inside their own half. When Seattle avoided giving up what likely would have been a questionable penalty for a handball on Josh Atencio (there was an...
Sounder At Heart Apr 16, 2021
Sounders vs. Minnesota United, live blog: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

Sounders vs. Minnesota United, live blog: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports FS1 at 6:30PM; watch with us. Season-openers rarely have the number of compelling narratives that Friday’s will have. Not only will the Seattle Sounders be playing the team they dramatically beat in last year’s Western Conference final, but it’s a team with an overlooked local (Federal Way’s Hassani Dotson) and an inspired former club legend (Osvaldo Alonso). Oh yeah, and there will be about 7,000 fans in attendance, marking the first time the Sounders faithful have been allowed to watch their club in person in more than a...
3XIs Depth Chart: MLS is Back 2021

3XIs Depth Chart: MLS is Back 2021

Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via As the season opens Lagerwey, Waibel, & Co have space to add talents, now and later. With Seattle Sounders FC settling into a 3-5-2 as its primary formation for 2021 most roles in the Depth Chart have been sorted out. Signings of Kelyn Rowe and Fredy Montero filled that empty hole in the middle, but there is reason to doubt the depth. There are also a few questions regarding starters. Matchday 1 will begin to answer those questions. The debates; Three of Arreaga, O’Neill, Nouhou, and Yeimar start. Fredy Montero vs. Will...
Sounder At Heart Apr 16, 2021
OL Reign v. Houston Dash: Gamethread and Updates

OL Reign v. Houston Dash: Gamethread and Updates

The Reign are looking for redemption after a disappointing loss to Houston last summer. It’s finally here. OL Reign has its first Challenge Cup match and competitive game in 2021. The team will face off against the Houston Dash on Friday (that’s tonight!) at 7 PM PT. The game will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and Canada and Twitch for international viewers. (Also, yes, you can join us in lamenting the fact that OL Reign and the Sounders have their opening match on the same day and nearly the same time. For the record, the NWSL schedule came out first.) This is...
Sounder At Heart Apr 16, 2021
State of the Sounders roster

State of the Sounders roster

Charis Wilson / Sounders FC Communications Sounder have several open roster spots heading into the 2021 season. One of the roster-building techniques that Garth Lagerwey has employed during most of his tenure as Seattle Sounders general manager is to give himself plenty of room for maneuverability at the start of the season. This year is no exception and in some ways is taking that to a new level. At first glance, there’s nothing particularly notable about having 25 of 30 roster spots filled. That’s a little low, but well within their standard. But if you dig in a...

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