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Clint Dempsey Red Carded For Tearing Up Ref's Notebook

The Portland Timbers met the Seattle Sounders last night in the U.S. Open Cup. The game ended 3-1, with Portland scoring the three goals and Seattle losing three men to red cards while finishing the match with just seven players on the pitch thanks to a late injury after they had already used all their subs. As you… » 6/17/15 11:02am 6/17/15 11:02am

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Shreds National Anthem At Sounders Match

We've mentioned this before, but instrumental national anthems are better than vocal performances nine times out of ten. Another example: Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before last night's MLS Cup playoff match between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. » 11/11/14 5:55pm 11/11/14 5:55pm

Timbers Give Fans Permission To Support The Sounders, For One Night Only

Playoff races make strange bedfellows. The Portland Timbers are hanging on for dear life, two measly points up on the Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final playoff spot in the West. The Whitecaps face Portland's hated rival Seattle tonight, and Timbers fans are naturally a little confused. » 10/10/14 9:24am 10/10/14 9:24am

American Hero Clint Dempsey Gives Up Shirt For Kid's Popcorn

Clint Dempsey was craving some popcorn after the Seattle Sounders' game against Houston last night, so he gave his jersey to a kid in the stands in exchange for free reign at a bucket of popcorn. Also, anyone in the vicinity interested in seeing a shirtless Clint Dempsey got that view at no extra charge. » 8/11/14 2:24pm 8/11/14 2:24pm

How MLS Made Sure Clint Dempsey Landed In Seattle

SI's Grant Wahl has the tick-tock on how Clint Dempsey ended up a Seattle Sounder, in a deal that caught everyone by surprise. It's a great read for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, but I was particularly taken by how much of the dealing wasn't by the Sounders at all. Instead, it's clear that MLS… » 8/05/13 2:21pm 8/05/13 2:21pm

This Own Goal From Chivas USA Defender Mario de Luna Makes Us Sad

Midway through the first half in last night's MLS clash between the Seattle Sounders and Chivas USA, Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales broke free down the right flank and lofted a ball into the box towards an open Obafemi Martins. But Rosales overshot his target, and the cross floated all the way to Chivas USA… » 6/02/13 11:15am 6/02/13 11:15am