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Post#1 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:46 pm

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The four time U.S. Open Cup Champions deserve their own thread. Come discuss the mighty Sounders on the RealGM Soccer forum.
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Re: Official Seattle Sounders FC Thread 

Post#2 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:42 pm

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Important game for Seattle tonight if they want to stay ahead of L.A. in the standings.

Dallas will be a tough battle.
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Post#3 » by Supersonics41 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:26 am

:clap: Go Sounders!
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Post#4 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:06 pm

Supersonics41 wrote::clap: Go Sounders!


Welcome to the soccer forum.

Have you been enjoying the Sounders season so far?
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Re: Official Seattle Sounders FC Thread 

Post#5 » by Supersonics41 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:34 am

LittleOzzy wrote:
Supersonics41 wrote::clap: Go Sounders!


Welcome to the soccer forum.

Have you been enjoying the Sounders season so far?

Absolutely.
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Post#6 » by LittleOzzy » Mon Feb 2, 2015 5:40 pm

MLS Cup the main objective as Sounders FC begins preparing for 2015 season

Two months ago, Sigi Schmid had tears in his eyes as he addressed the Sounders FC faithful at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

“We’re sorry,” he said. “We want to win it for them, we really do.”

There was nothing he wanted more than to bring an MLS Cup to Seattle, Schmid said. It’s been six years since he became Head Coach of the new club based in the Emerald City, and although the team has won several titles under Schmid, it has yet to hoist the most significant trophy of them all.

Last year the Rave Green came as close as they’ve ever been. One additional goal in the Western Conference Championship would have sent them through to an MLS Cup Final at CenturyLink Field. After a season in which they had won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield, the Sounders were left wondering what could have been.

As the 2015 preseason gets underway, that bitter feeling is still with the club.

“I think the team is motivated,” Schmid said. “We want to take that one more jump. We got two out of three titles last year. We’d like to get three out of three. We don’t want to give up the two that we got, but on the same token, MLS Cup is what people measure you by.”

In 2014, Sounders FC won its fourth Open Cup title in six years. It dueled the LA Galaxy for the Supporters’ Shield and Western Conference Championship, with each team claiming one of the two trophies.

Ante Razov, the new Sounders FC Assistant Coach, was thrilled to join a team that has established itself as one of the dominant clubs in MLS. He has been part of the technical staff for merely one week, though it appears that the former U.S. National Team striker is already on the same page as the rest of the organization.

Asked if he set any personal goals for his first season in Seattle, Razov said without hesitation, “Win MLS Cup.”


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Post#7 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:13 pm

Seattle Sounders to face Club Tijuana in international friendly on March 24 at CenturyLink Field

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Some of the most popular clubs on the West Coast will face off next month when the Seattle Sounders play host to Club Tijuana, the two teams announced Thursday.

The international friendly between MLS and Liga MX clubs will take place on March 24 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. The game will be preceded by a match between the clubs’ academies.

“We are excited to welcome Club Tijuana to Seattle – one of the premier clubs in Mexico’s top flight,” Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer said in a team release. “It has been a stated goal of our club to excel in the CONCACAF Champions League, and competing against a team like Xolos allows us to prepare for the rigors of this year’s tournament and to test our players against some of the top talent in our region.”

Tijuana are currently second in the Clasura 2015 and are coming off a semifinals appearance in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.

“We are delighted to have this match against the Sounders,” Club Tijuana deputy general manager Roberto Cornejo said in a statement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to play in a region with a huge soccer following. This can only be a great experience for both clubs.”

The Supporters’ Shield-winning Sounders kick off the MLS regular season against the New England Revolution on March 8 and begin play in the 2015-16 CCL later this summer.

“Winning the CONCACAF Champions League is a priority for our organization, and we’re going to begin our preparations for this tournament by taking on a great Xolos team in March,” Sounders general manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerwey said. “Club Tijuana represents the type of team we’ll face in CONCACAF play, and to host them on a big stage in front of our fans will be a great test for our players.

“If you’re a Sounders supporter, if you believe in what Sounders FC can be in the long-term, and if you believe the club can matter on the world stage, we have to win this tournament. We have to win the Champions League, and the only way to get there is to play games like this.”


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Post#8 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:42 pm

Seattle Sounders' Sigi Schmid says 3-5-2 formation in recent match just part of preseason tinkering

There’s been no shortage of experimentation and tinkering for the Seattle Sounders this preseason – it’s what the preseason is for, after all.

But Seattle head coach Sigi Schmid fielded a particularly intriguing tactical wrinkle in the Sounders’ Desert Diamond Cup matchup Saturday against Sporting Kansas City.

Schmid trotted out a 3-5-2 formation as opposed to their normal 4-4-2. After a 3-2 loss, Schmid explained his thought process behind the change, simply saying that he figured now was the time to see how his team would handle a different look.

“We haven’t really worked on it all that much. I wanted to see how we would do playing in that system,” Schmid said. “Sometimes you just have to see how the team looks in [a different formation] and how they play in it, and I wanted to see if that was something that maybe suits us.”

It was just one of a variety of lineups that Schmid has toyed with as his team works through the ongoing preseason tournament in Tucson, Arizona, with some new draft picks and roster hopefuls getting a chance to make their impression.

The inexperience with the new look was evident, as the Sounders surrendered two first-half goals and generally seemed to struggle with having one less body patrolling the backline. But Schmid stressed that the move was purely for testing the waters and not indicative of any sort of plans for a long-term tactical change going forward.

“It’s not something where we’re thinking about changing our system or changing our way of playing,” Schmid said. “It was just something I wanted to look at.”


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Post#9 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:21 pm

New Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey steps into the spotlight with big ambitions, big pressure

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Garth Lagerwey, Jason Kreis and Jeff Cassar had done this a million times before.

The longtime colleagues spent seven years together at Real Salt Lake, transforming the Claret-and-Cobalt from an also-ran into an MLS power. Countless strategy sessions, conversations and arguments had turned their vision into a living, breathing club, one that has been among the best in the league by any measure over the last five years.

So, their meeting around the RSL table at the SuperDraft in January wasn’t unfamiliar. The fact that all three were working for different teams? That part was a bit weird.

Lagerwey, who had just left his position as RSL’s general manager for the president of soccer post with the Seattle Sounders, was at the table trying to swap picks with his old team to take University of Washington Generation adidas midfielder Cristian Roldan.

Kreis, who left Salt Lake for New York City FC’s head coaching job in December 2013, was there to talk with Lagerwey about a deal that would turn into a post-draft trade for the rights to midfielder Kwadwo Poku.

Three friends together again, working hard to get some deals done.

“I just thought in a moment of fairly great stress, the three of us put our heads together and figured out something that worked for everybody,” Lagerwey said. “That was kind of cool. I know that made me happy, that it kind of felt like the last seven years have been worth something.”


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By the way Seattle plays their last preseason game tonight.

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders, Desert Diamond Cup (7 pm, Tucson, Arizona)

A stream will be available on the MLS website.
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Post#10 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Mar 1, 2015 1:23 pm

With the start of the 20th Major League Soccer season just fives days away, a new era has begun on RealGM with the creation of an MLS forum.

Come discuss the Seattle Sounders on the NEW MLS Forum.
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Post#11 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Mar 8, 2015 3:40 pm

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Seattle's crowd should be rockin' tonight. The MLS triple header today should be A LOT of fun.
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Post#12 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:27 pm

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Wash.
April 26, 2015 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #75)
9:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)


I wish the Sonics still existed, I miss the Seattle fan base on RealGM.
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Post#13 » by Cactus Jack » Tue May 5, 2015 8:29 pm

LittleOzzy wrote:Image
SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Wash.
April 26, 2015 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #75)
9:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)


I wish the Sonics still existed, I miss the Seattle fan base on RealGM.

A few of us, are still around. :D

I follow the sounders but I'm more of a casual MLS fan.
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Post#14 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:23 pm

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LittleOzzy wrote:Image
SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Wash.
April 26, 2015 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #75)
9:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)


I wish the Sonics still existed, I miss the Seattle fan base on RealGM.

A few of us, are still around. :D

I follow the sounders but I'm more of a casual MLS fan.


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SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs. LA GALAXY
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
October 28, 2015 (2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, Knockout Round)
10 p.m. ET (UniMás in US, TSN2, RDS2 in Canada, JOEtv)


The MLS Playoffs start tonight, and this game is going to be HUGE!

Any predictions for tonight's game?
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Post#15 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:14 am

Seattle Sounders sign Jordan Morris, US national team forward and academy product

After months of speculation and weeks of intense deliberation, Jordan Morris and the Seattle Sounders finally made it official on Thursday, when the club announced they have signed the 21-year-old US national team forward to the most lucrative Homegrown contract in MLS history.

Per league and club policy, further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Thursday’s signing marks an end to a whirlwind five weeks for Morris, whose professional debut has become one of the most anticipated for an American prospect in years. The former Sounders academy player led Stanford University to their first national title on December 13, announced he was turning pro shortly thereafter, won the MAC Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s top player earlier this month and went on a week-long trial with German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen before returning to Seattle on Wednesday to sign with his hometown club.


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Post#16 » by Cactus Jack » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:36 am

Don't follow the league that closely, but hopefully this leads to more young American star players deciding to stay home. The league could really use an influx of the games best, in their prime years. Instead of players like Dempsey, Beckham, and others coming over in the twilight of their careers.
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Post#17 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:25 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:Don't follow the league that closely, but hopefully this leads to more young American star players deciding to stay home. The league could really use an influx of the games best, in their prime years. Instead of players like Dempsey, Beckham, and others coming over in the twilight of their careers.


MLS is getting a good mix of both right now, but I agree the league needs to find a way to hang onto their younger stars.

As the salary cap rises, I think more and more will stay, and the league talent wise will just get better. Compared to other leagues around the world, MLS is extremely young but they are closing the talent gap each year, even if it's only by a little bit.
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Post#18 » by edfmx86 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:15 pm

This team looks awful. How much longer will Sigi be around for this dumpster fire? We're (US Soccer) turning Jordan Morris into the next Freddy Adu.
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Post#19 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:11 am

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Post#20 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:43 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:MLS Cup Champions!

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Congratulations on the win. From a RealGM prospective I hate that Seattle won. Hard to promote the forum with little to no Seattle fans here.

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