The Seattle Sounders kept their MLS playoffs hopes alive with a stunning comeback win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at the StubHub Center.
Brian Schmetzer’s men put in an impressive second-half performance to secure a 4-2 victory to keep them in the mix for the post-season in the Western Conference.Seattle still have plenty of work ahead of them though, which is reflected in the Bet365 MLS betting odds backing them at 33/1 to win the MLS Cup. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders must keep up revival”
Sounders FC report that six of its players have been requested to be in action during the international break as countries vie for a place in Russia at the 2018 World Cup.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann named Jordan Morris in the Men’s National Team squad for a chance to qualify from the CONCACAF group. Defenders Roman Torres and Joevin Jones received invitation to feature for Panama and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.
Also, Nicolas Lodeiro would be in action for Uruguay as he was named in the squad for his country for the qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay. The last two are forwards Oalex Anderson, and Myron Samuel who were invited to feature for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The United States are almost sure of a spot in Russia, but the coach has insisted that he would not take anything lightly. “We’re not through yet, and this is what you clearly tell the players so that even for one second, we [don’t] kind of underestimate the situation,” he said. Trinidad and Tobago lead the United States by a point ahead of the final show down in the CONCACAF semi finals. The US is set to make the final six-team hexagonal round, except if they lose on Tuesday to Trinidad and Tobago, and Guatemala defeat St. Vincent. The Grenadines would still need to beat a 12-score deficit.
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Seattle Sounders continue their recent improvement by beating Real Salt Lake by 2-1.
This is clearly an improvement from a side that has the unwanted record of having lost the most games in the MLS. Against a side that had the possibility to move into the third place of the table, Seattle Sounders did exceptionally well to win the game.
Seattle Sounders manage to dominate the game from the start to the end. Indeed, they ended the game by having twice as much shot on target than their opponents. Indeed they manage to shoot 18 times on target compared to the 9 by their opponent.
Seattle Sounders opened the scoring in the 24th minute after a great start to the game. They did not allow Real Salt Lake a lot of time on the table, and they pressed them high on the pitch. They will be rewarded with a second goal in the 37th minute to make the score 2-0. The first goal was scored by the Uruguay player Lodeiro who showed his quality on a long shot. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 2-1”
Seattle Sounders only need to build some confidence in front of goal before they start to end the poor run of form according to manager Sigi Schmid.
The club have had a disastrous 2016 MLS season as they have averaged just over a point per game so far. The recent 1-0 loss against New York City FC was the second consecutive defeat for the team. More importantly, it means that they are unlikely to rediscover the good form that they enjoyed only a few weeks ago. Only recently, Seattle Sounders managed to comfortably beat DC United before going on to win against Kitsap Pumas in the US open cup.
Frank Lampard opened the scoring for New York City during the weekend. The former Chelsea midfielder is known for scoring a lot of goals even from his position. However, there was a touch of controversy about the goal that he scored on Sunday. This was his second goal in as many games, but Seattle Sounders felt that his goal should have been disallowed for handball.Schmid says that the referee failed to notice that Lampard used his hands inadvertently and this later turned out into an advantage for scoring. Seattle Sounders suffered an early setback through the goal, which was conceded just six minutes from half-time.
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With the Seattle Sounders currently sitting second from bottom in the MLS Western Conference, and having scored a total of just twenty goals so far this season, it comes as little surprise that Head Coach Sigi Schmid has parted company with the club after eight years in charge.
Schmid has led the Sounders for the entirety of their MLS history, and despite winning the US Open Cup on four occasions, and the MLS Supporters Shield once during his time in charge, the mutual agreement to terminate his contract was predicted by many beforehand. However, some within the game have questioned the timing of the decision, with such a shake-up in midseason leaving the club in a difficult position. Continue reading “Schmid leaves Sounders after eight years”
Seattle Sounders manager SigiSchmid has stated that Jordan Morris could have been helpful to the United States soccer team in the Copa America.
Indeed with Bobby Wood suspended, the US manager brought in Chris Wondolowski as the replacement and SigiSchmid believes that Jordan Morris would have been more helpful in the team.
There were many United States fans who questioned the selection of Chris Wondolowski ahead of Jordan Morris. They believe that the Seattle Sounders is a player that is currently in form and would have proved to be more valuable at the Copa America Centenario.
SigiSchmid stated that Jordan Morris would have definitely helped the US team at the Copa when Bobby Wood was suspended. For him, it would have been a like-for-like replacement, and it would not have affected the US game. He said that Morris has the necessary skills, determination, and aggressiveness to help any team win a game.
He believes that the suspension of Bobby Wood has affected the US team at the Copa America and if the US coach had chosen to select Jordan Morris it would have been more beneficial for the team as he plays a similar game to Bobby Wood.
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