Seattle Sounders back in for Paraguayan midfielder

Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders are once again being linked with a summer move for Dynamo Kiev’s Derlis Gonzalez.


The MLS Cup winners had walked away from a deal due to Dynamo’s transfer fee demands earlier in the month, but it appears that the move is back on track. Paraguay radio station ABC Cardinal suggests that Gonzalez will link up with the American outfit following Dynamo’s Champions League two-legged tie against Young Boys. The Ukrainian giants clinched a 3-1 victory at home in the third qualifying round, and they will hope to maintain their lead in order to head into playoffs next month.

Should the report be true, the Paraguay international could be a game-changing signing for the Sounders, who have enjoyed a good run of form which has propelled them up to fifth in the standings. The 23-year-old has often featured as a left-sided midfielder, but he is also capable of taking up an attacking position. Gonzalez joined Dynamo from Swiss giants Basel back in 2015, and he has since bagged five goals in 35 league outings. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders back in for Paraguayan midfielder”

Seattle Sounders vs DC United Match Preview

Seattle Sounders sealed a comfortable 3-1 win over Colorado Rapids in the previous outing.


Goals from Clint Dempsey and Will Bruin gave the Sounders a first-half lead. Dominique Badji pulled a goal for Rapids in the second period but Dempsey completed the rout with his brace completed in the 85th minute. On the other hand, DC United succumbed to their third loss on the trot following a 4-2 defeat away at Dallas. Ian Harkes bagged the opener for United in the 30th minute, but four goals in the space of 14 minutes on either side of half time put Dallas 4-1 ahead. Deshorn Brown added the second for United in the 57th minute but it was no more than a consolation goal.

Seattle Sounders have had a mixed run in Major League Soccer of late, and this has pushed them outside of the playoff positions into seventh place. Their home form, however, makes for good reading with 10 points gained out of the last 15. Meanwhile, DC have had a dismal record over the course of the season, and they find themselves rockbottom of the Eastern Conference. With five defeats out of five away from home, they could expect another tough outing at CenturyLink Field. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders vs DC United Match Preview”

Seattle Sounders suffer unfortunate defeat to New York City FC

Major League Cup champions Seattle Sounders fell to their seventh defeat of the season following a 2-1 loss to New York City FC over the weekend.


The game was played in soggy conditions in the modified Yankee Stadium, but Sounders managed to score first via a well-timed finish from Cristian Roldan. With the game going into the half at 1-0, Seattle looked good money to maintain their lead until a controversial penalty was awarded in the 52nd minute. World Cup winner David Villa tried to get New York City FC back into game, and his thrust into the box from the left side saw him topple over Oniel Fisher, who made a well-timed challenge.

However, the referee chose to give the opposition the advantage as he deemed Villa was fouled to the ground. The former Barcelona man eventually converted the penalty to bag the 50th goal of his New York City FC career, and this provided them the impetus to push forward for the win. Both Seattle and New York had played through steady downpour of rain over the course of the game, and the deciding goal came from none other than Villa himself who timed his shot from the left towards the far post beating Sounders keeper Stefan Frei. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders suffer unfortunate defeat to New York City FC”

Seattle Sounders boss confident of US Open Cup progress

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”

Brian Schmetzer Speaks about Recovering Seattle Sounders’ Form

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”

Seattle Sounders launches VR experience from their 2017 MLS Cup triumph

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”