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Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

Nov. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer's appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the Seattle Sounders held a three-goal lead in the MLS Cup title game, that Hanauer could look around and really take it all in. "At...

Sounders claim 2nd title in 4 years, beating Toronto FC 3-1

Nov. 10, 2019 8:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — They waited a decade to enjoy a celebration like this. As the Seattle Sounders paraded the championship trophy around their home stadium, only those clad in red headed for the exits. Ten years after helping change the scope of Major League Soccer, Seattle finally got to see its home team...

Part III: Seattle and Toronto meet for MLS title

Nov. 9, 2019 4:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jordan Morris takes the field in his hometown Sunday it will be a scene he could only imagine as a kid when the Sounders were in their infancy. The team that helped changed the scope of Major League Soccer when it arrived a decade ago will host the MLS Cup final for the first time,...

MLS Cup final preview capsule

Nov. 8, 2019 11:58 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at Sunday's MLS Cup final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders: WHERE: CenturyLink Field. WHEN: 3 p.m. EST. ATTENDANCE: Game is a sellout, with more than 69,000 expected. REFEREE: Allen Chapman. He was also in charge of the 2017 final in Toronto. ALL-TIME MEETINGS: The Sounders...

Powerhouse LAFC following Sounders' footsteps toward MLS Cup

Oct. 28, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wildly successful expansion team with deep-pocketed celebrity ownership is one win away from the MLS Cup final. So is Los Angeles FC. A decade before LAFC made its flashy impact on Major League Soccer, the Seattle Sounders blazed a similar path. The Sounders also had an immediate...

Sounders take 2nd in West with 1-0 win over Minnesota

Oct. 6, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Welcome back, Roman Torres. Torres scored in the 29th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to finish second in the Western Conference. The Sounders (16-10-8) will host a first-round playoff game against FC Dallas. They are making...

Morris' stoppage-time goal helps Sounders beat Earthquakes

Sep. 29, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Morris scored in stoppage time and the Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Sunday. Morris slipped behind the defense and chipped a shot past goalkeeper Daniel Vega into the net in the fourth minute of injury time. San Jose's Magnus Eriksson, near midfield,...

Sounders, FC Dallas battle to scoreless tie

Sep. 19, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer said it was two points lost for the Sounders. His coaching counterpart, Luchi Gonzalez, saw it as one big point gained for FC Dallas. Stefan Frei made three saves for his first shutout since July as both Seattle and Dallas picked up a crucial point in the...