SOUNDERS DROP FIRST HOME POINTS

Seattle Sounders dropped points at home for the first time this season after the 1-1 draw with Atlanta United at Lumen Field on Saturday in one the latest set of games in the MLS (Major League Soccer). Seattle Sounders had won all their games in the league this season until they met Atlanta United at the weekend.

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Venezuelan international Josef Martinez has had a rough time of late as he had to endure a long-term knee injury. He was out for many months as a result and that led him to missing the majority of the last campaign. Martinez is determined to make up for lost time starting with his goal against Seattle Sounders from the penalty spot.
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SOUNDERS TAKE WINNING RUN TO FOUR

Seattle Sounders have maintained their winning run in the MLS (Major League Soccer) following their straightforward victory over Los Angeles (LAFC) at the weekend. Seattle Sounders ran out 2-0 winners at the expense of their visitors at Lumen Field. Xavier Arreaga and Brad Smith were on target to help the Seattle Sounders to a fourth successive win in the league.

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MLS Cup finalists Seattle Sounders are the early pacesetters in the Western Conference and the latest win takes them up to 16 points from six games. They have four more points than LA Galaxy whom they thrashed 3-0 at home in the third week of the new MLS season. It must be pointed out that LA Galaxy have an outstanding game over Sounders and a win in that extra match will see them move within one point of the leaders. For now, the gap between the top two teams in the Western Conference stays at four points.
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SOUNDERS TEST FOR LA GALAXY

LA Galaxy have started the season in grand stylewith two wins from two games but they would face their biggest test yetwhen they travel to take on Seattle Sounders on Sunday night.

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Seattle Sounders are MLS Cup Playoff finalists from last season. They were beaten comprehensively by Columbus Crew in the final. Seattle Sounders were on the end of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning MLS Cup champions.
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SCHMETZER CONFIRMS LODEIRO INJURY

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer has confirmed that Uruguayan international player Nico Lodeiro is injured just a week before the start of the 2021 season in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Lodeiro is the Seattle Sounders skipper and the new development would come as a blow to the club ahead of the new campaign though Schmetzer insists that his captain suffered a minor injury.
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INTER MIAMI SIGN DUTCH DEFENDER

Inter Miami have completed the signing of Dutch defender Kevin Leerdam. The Major League Soccer (MLS) club confirmed his transfer earlier on Tuesday. The Dutchman was a free agent before Inter Miami snapped him up though the club will have to pay fellow MLS team Seattle Sounders a fee to sort out the player’s rightof first refusal.

Dutch right-back Kevin Leerdam has penned a three-year deal at Inter Miami. Inter Miami have acquired the right-sided defender’s rightof first refusalfrom Seattle Sounders for a fee of $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). The GAM funds have been broken down to $50,000 for this year and $25,000 for next year meaning that Seattle Sounders will receive the sum of $50,000 from Inter Miami for 2021 before getting the remaining $25,000 for 2022.
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MLS CUP: SEATTLE SOUNDERS SECOND FAVOURITES

Seattle Sounders have been installed as the second favourites behind defending champions Columbus Crew ahead of the 2021 season. This is according to the odds from the stables of DK Nation. DK Nation have released the opening odds for the 2021 MLS Cup and Seattle are second behind Columbus Crew. Columbus Crew won the 2020 MLS Cup by beating Seattle Sounders in the final. Seattle Sounders were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Columbus Crew. Ahead of the new season, MLS Cup holders Columbus Crew have not rested on their laurels as they have had the best of the offseason in terms of signing following the capture of both Kevin Molino and Bradley Wright-Phillips. Alexandra Matanis also likely to play a big role for Columbus Crew this season if his move is finalised. Unlike Columbus Crew, Seattle Sounders are potentially without four starters from last season ahead of the new campaign. To this effect, Seattle Sounders boss Brian Schmetzerhas his work cut out if he’s to bring glory to the club at the end of the 2021 season. In a bid to be ready for the new season, Brian Schmetzer has retained his coaching staff at Seattle Sounders. The MLS giants confirmed the line-up of coaches for the new season last week. The new MLS season starts next month.

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