Dissecting Seattle’s 2012 MLS Playoff conference final loss

Sigi What Went Wrong?

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. Today Josh weighs in on the MLS playoff loss by the Sounders to the LA Galaxy this past weekend. He says the pain has begun to pass. It’s now a dull just a dull aching. This playoff series loss was just another reminder that the Sounders aren’t quite the best. Sad though. When the team needed him most, Mauro Rosales wasn’t there.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Steve Zakuani

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the matchup vs. N.Y. Red Bulls matchup. A difficult game to call. Steve Zakuani returned to the pitch during the Sounders 2-1 victory over Colorado last week, and on Thursday night 9-year Sounder Roger Levesque announced his retirement.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution

Adrian Hanaeur

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution matchup. This is a difficult game to call. The Sounders will be motivated after receiving just short of an ultimatum form their General Manager. Cordell Cato is hungry to perform. He should see playing time this weekend.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers

Sounders

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers FC matchup. Last year’s match at JELD-WEN was a frenetic affair. The Sounders escaped with a 3-2 victory thanks to a brace by Fredy Montero and a late penalty goal from Osvaldo Alonso.

Five looming questions as Sounders enter busy season part deux

Freddy Montero will be giving his thumbs up from the sidelines after receiving a red card against Portland.

NWSB insider and Seattle Sounders FC blogger Josh D tells us his five looming questions about the rough upcoming stretch for the Sounders. Can the team compete with the Elite teams in the leage like Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake? When is the big 4 going to get some significant time on the pitch together? And last but not least, Is Freddy Montero leaving during the summer transfer window?

Sounders FC vs. Chivas USA blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

David Estrada doing work against the Goats (photo VICTOR DECOLONGON / GETTY IMAGES)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with CD Chivas USA. Another game without a win, but this time the Sounders came away with a point after a 1-1 draw thanks to a perfectly time toe flick by David Estrada from a Alex Caskey cross. Old pal James Riley caused fits for the Sounders all across the field.

Columbus Crew vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Fredy Montero drawing a yellow card (Mike Russell)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday’s game between the Columbus Crew and the Seattle Sounders FC. It was a tough loss after the Sounders controlled much of the game, falling 0-2 to the Crew. Bryan Meredith conceded two goals on two shots. Mauro Rosales started the game on the bench in favor of David Estrada.

FC Dallas vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Dallas FC vs. Sounders FC

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. Sigi Schmid fielded a less than steller team, but the Sounders got the win thanks to two goals from Fredy Montero. Bryan Meredith was strong in net recording his second straigh clean sheet. Rookie Cordell Cato finally got into a game.

MLS Preview: Tips for the Sounders to beat the Philadelphia Union

Toronto vs. Seattle

NWSB Insider Jason Green brings us his 5 things the Sounders must do to beat the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. No way does Jason see the Union getting one at Century Link. Seattle has dealt with many injuries so far in the season and some guys are still out and some are questionable for this game. Alvaro Fernandez is doubtful, Patrick Ianni is questionable, and Mauro Rosales is probable.

MLS Preview: Tips for the Sounders to beat the Chicago Fire

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NWSB Insider Jason Green brings us his 5 things the Sounders must do to beat the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. David Estrada has shouldered the load so far and needs his offense to kick in. Michael Gspurning needs to keep up his solid play and the defense needs to continue its stingy play as the team hits the road for the 2nd time this season.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids

Colorado vs. Seattle Matchup Preview

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders. The Sounders started off hot but have cooled off as of late. With David Estrada scoring 4 of 5 Seattle goals this season, someone will need to step up when the pressure is on him.

MLS Matchup Report: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

Kris Boyd

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers. The Galaxy have struggled to begin the season and that is one of the big stories so far. However, they are at home facing a Timbers’ team that has not played well on the road and I think L.A. will get a win in this match.

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