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

The Seattle Sounders Will Let Fans Vote On Whether The GM Gets To Stick…

Because Major League Soccer is Major League Soccer, they have to go to greater lengths to enter the national consciousness. Sometimes that ends up ugly: recall that young lady who sang the anthem. But sometimes it's glorious! Remember when MLS mailed us a big box of premade cheesesteaks? Glorious meat, in glorious… » 10/03/12 2:45pm 10/03/12 2:45pm

Look At This Asshole Yelling In Some Guy's Face Because He Wouldn't Sit…

Apparently at Seattle Sounders games some people stand up the entire time as a show of support. That's cool, I guess. I'd prefer to sit in the seat for which I've paid, but to each his own. Some find it annoying because of the whole "better door than window" thing. I am also capable of understanding that point of… » 9/09/12 11:40pm 9/09/12 11:40pm

Sporting KC Wins U.S. Open Cup In Shootout Described As "More Dramatic…

That GolTV still exists is a miracle in itself; the soccer cable net recently lost its cash cow Spanish Liga contract to Al-Jazeera's new beIN Sports channel. It also lost popular analyst Ray Hudson, he of the orgasmic goal calls, which means GolTV's George D. Metellus served in the color commentary role for last… » 8/09/12 10:45am 8/09/12 10:45am

Steve Zakuani Returns To Action 15 Months After Gruesome Injury,…


Sounders winger Steve Zakuani wondered if he'd ever play soccer again in the months after a brutal sliding tackle from Colorado midfielder Brian Mullan in April 2011 snapped both lower bones in his right leg. (Here's video of that incident, for those of you with strong and empty stomachs.) More than a year of rehab… » 7/09/12 12:50pm 7/09/12 12:50pm

Fredy Montero's Long-Range Strike Is A Worthy Response To Yesterday's…

We brought you a highlight yesterday of what's probably the best goal scored in European soccer this season, and it was almost as if a reply that Major League Soccer brought its own "you can only do that in a video game" highlight stateside last evening. Fitting, then, that it was Fredy Montero of the Xbox-sponsored… » 5/03/12 4:20pm 5/03/12 4:20pm