Seattle Sounders 2016 Season Review

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The Seattle Sounders experienced a roller coaster of a season. They had the highest of preseason expectations that got thrown out the window early on with a horrible start. In the middle of summer, they fired Sigi Schmid, brought on Brian Schmetzer to replace him, and signed […] READ MORE


Anatomy of a Comeback: How the Sounders Saved Their Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The Seattle Sounders can divide its season up into two distinct parts. When they fired Sigi Schmid after a July 24 defeat to Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park, Seattle’s season turned around in spectacular fashion. They brought Brian Schmetzer on as interim head coach for […] READ MORE


2016 MLS Awards Predictions

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki Yesterday, the final nominees for it’s 2016 MLS Awards were announced. Some familiar names can be found on the list, as well as a few that haven’t seen much recognition in a while. Then there were some players who probably should have been nominated, but failed to receive the […] READ MORE


Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas: Seattle Runs Rampant in Second Half

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Michael Walker The Seattle Sounders erupted for three goals in the second half to grab a convincing 3-0 victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. Nelson Valdez scored for the second consecutive match and Nicolás Lodeiro netted two to give the Sounders the win. Seattle advanced to the Western Conference Semi-finals after […] READ MORE