Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer is ready to play with a weakened squad on Tuesday night when his team take on Portland Timbers in the fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
The match will have a different outlook to the teams’ clash two weeks ago when the Sounders ran 1-0 victors in their conference.
The Sounders will have to cope without the presence of Clint Dempsey, who is suspended for the game while defensive duo Joevin Jones and Roman Torres will also not feature due to their participation at the World Cup Qualifiers with Trinidad and Tobago and Panama, respectively. United States forward Jordan Morris only returned from the international camp earlier in the week, and he could also miss out on the Cup clash.
In spite of the absence of several key players, Schmetzer is prepared to line up his best possible squad against Portland Timbers, who could take the Cup as a practice game for their rookie players. Timbers boss Caleb Porter hinted last weekend that he could rest his main players to focus on the Western Conference, and this could in turn see a reserve team make their appearance on the night. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders boss confident of US Open Cup progress”
MLS heavyweights Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders clashed in a league game where Fire came out victorious.
The first half was rather contentious but the hosts pulled away after the break to win by a 4-1 margin at Toyota Park over the weekend.
Fire started their rout in the 25th minute. NemanjaNikolic stepped up to take the spot kick after the referee awarded them. The player converted it to send the fans in a joyous mood but Sounders’ Clint Dempsey cut the celebrations short.
The US soccer star equalized within three minutes of the opener, sending a nice curl as the ball entered the net. Chicago reclaimed the lead after the break as David Accam scored to make it 2-1. Luis Solignac added another to take the game too far a distance for the guests. Continue reading “FIRE TROUNCE SEATTLE SOUNDERS 4-1”
Seattle Sounders have been going to a disastrous run of form in the 2017 MLS campaign, and the club has lost their last three games to drop into 10th place of the Western Conference table.
The club have already fallen 12 points behind table leaders Sporting Kansas City after having played just 11 matches. There is a lot of pressure on manager Brian Schmetzer following this poor start to the campaign, despite coming into the 2017 season as the defending MLS Cup champions. One of the factors for the club’s poor performance has been the frequent unavailability of star players like Clint Dempsey.
The former Fulham forward has been amongst the top scorers at the club with four goals. Yet, he has not been playing consistently. The goal in the 3-0 win over LA Galaxy was the first of the campaign for Seattle Sounders. It has been reported that the forward has not completely recovered from the heart issue that forced the player to miss the second half of last campaign. Continue reading “Brian Schmetzer Speaks about Recovering Seattle Sounders’ Form”
On December 10 of 2016, Toronto FC played against Seattle Sounders for the finals of the 2016 MLS Cup in a match that concluded with a goal-less scoreboard as neither teams were able to score a single goal throughout the entirety of the game and the winner had to be decided through a penalty session.
Seattle Sounders was the side that emerged victorious after what was an intense and dramatic penalty kick-off and Brian Schmetzer along with his squad marked their name in the history-books of the MLS outfit as they had never been able to lift the MLS Cup before, this is and was their very 1st
MLS Cup that the American club has lifted.
It was and continues to be a historic date for Seattle Sounders and the MLS club has recently unveiled a way for supporters of the club and for anyone at all to kind off experience what it’s like to see them fulfilling this memorable accomplishment. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders launches VR experience from their 2017 MLS Cup triumph”
Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said that he wants improvement in his team.
He stated that he has been disappointed with the performance of his team so far and that they need to be playing better than that.
He admitted however that the team seems to be strong at the back, but it is on the attacking front that he wants to see more improvement. He said that his players are not passing the ball quick enough and this is giving time to the opposing team to organize themselves and defend.
Brian Schmetzer said that he wants to see more movement from his offensive players off the ball so that they can open the opposition defence. Continue reading “Brian Schmetzer wants improvement”
Seattle Sounders suffered a major setback in the defence of the MLS Cup after a 2-1 loss against Houston Dynamo in the opening game of the 2017 season.
The game was effectively over in the first half when Seattle Sounders were under the cosh for much of the 45 minutes. Erick Torres scored the opening goal in the 20th
minute before RomellQuioto doubled their advantage for the home team in the 42nd
minute. Seattle Sounders could have conceded more goals in the first half had it not been for some luck.
Things improved substantially in the second half when the club were able to pull one goal back through Clint Dempsey in the 58th minute. However, it was not enough as Seattle Sounders slumped to a defeat on the opening day of the season. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders Learned a Valuable Lesson after Opening Day Defeat, ClaimsBrian Schmetzer”