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”
For the past few seasons, Seattle Sounders have secured the 4th spot of the MLS Western Conference which is a fairly disappointing thing to see as Seattle Sounders were able to snatch the 1st spot in the debut season of the Major League Soccer but from there on out, they have had to settle with the 4th position.
Brian Schmetzer is hoping to change this and hopefully break their curse of finishing at the 4th
spot and the head coach of Seattle Sounders has opted to sign Tyron Mears and Gustav Svensson.Those are the 2 initial signings that Seattle Sounders has secured in 2017 with the purpose of helping the Major League Soccer club in snatching a higher position than their usual placements of recent years.
Gustav Svensson is a 30 year old defensive midfielder that spent 10 years performing in Sweden with various clubs and he opted to extend his playing career by joining a club in the MLS which is something that Svensson had never done. Continue reading “Tyrone Mears and Gustav Svensson have signed with Seattle Sounders”
Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey have received medical clearance that allows him to train normally with his team.
The player had to end his season prematurely last year as he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
Seattle Sounders did not want to take any risk with the player and allowed him to take time off from the team and focus on his treatment.
However, the player has now received medical approval to train again with the team as it appears that his heartbeat has returned to normal.
Clint Dempsey has returned to the first team since Tuesday and has even taken part in the preseason training.
The forward said that he is excited to be part of the team ahead of the new season and that he is looking forward to having a great campaign. Continue reading “Dempsey to train”