Fearless predictions for the 2013 Sounders FC season

Eddie Johnson Sounders

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his 5 fearless predictions for the upcoming Seattle Sounders FC 2013 season. Clinton thinks that once Eddie Johnson is up top all alone, the goals will start coming, and that will make the loan of Freddy Montero to Millonarios that much easier for the fans. Also, a top eight spot in the CCL, a return to form in the Cascadia Cup, a changing of the guard out west, and the importance of adding Sharlie Joseph to this years squad, even if it meant losing an important DP role.

2012 Sounders FC end of season awards

Michael Gspurning practice

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his post season awards for your Seattle Sounders FC. This is a fun column with awards that Clinton has named after some old Sounders greats from the NASL days. Maybe these names will be familiar with you, but for sure, the awards winners will be.

2012 MLS Playoff preview: Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake (leg 1)

2012 MLS Playoffs: Real Salt Lake vs. Sounders FC

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his 2012 MLS Playoff preview for the Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake playoff series (1st leg). The Sounders will be without star striker Eddie Johnson for the first leg, so they will need to look to Freddy Montero and company to get the Sounders up in this two leg playoff series. RSL holds the season head to head with one win and two draws, plus they beat the Sounders last year in the playoff.

Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

With Eddie Johnson going down with injury, will this hurt the chances of finally winning a playoff series? Getty Images

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Sunday night match with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Three losses wrapped up in one is how this game went for the Sounders. First was Eddie Johnson going down with injury, second was the loss of the match itself, and third was the loss of second place in the final conference table heading into the playoffs. Galaxy keeper Josh Saunders was the man of the match, keeping out a multitude of excellent scoring chances by the Sounders.

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

It was all smiles in Seattle on Sunday night as the Sounders defeated FC Dallas 3-1. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Sunday night match with FC Dallas. Brad Evans propelled the Sounders to victory in this one, taking home the man of the match honors with two goals, one of which came on a penalty. The win put the Sounders ahead of RSL on the goals scored tie breaker going into the final week of the season.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Freddy Montero and Eddie Johnson led the Sounders to a huge win in the Cascadia Derby match on Sunday (photo mlssoccer.com)

Sounders 3 – 0 Timbers Finally the Sounders were able to beat their hated rivals the Portland Timbers on Sunday evening in front of a near record crowd pushing towards 70,000 at the XBOX Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Not only did the Sounders “chop” down the Timbers in a strikingly unapologetic way, but they did so in […]

Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

This pretty much sums up the battle during this game, but the Sounders did clench a berth with the draw. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday night match, a Cascadia Cup tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Once again the Sounders let points get away. Several golden opportunities were missed, but at the same time, Vancouver had their fair share of chances to win the game as well. Michael Gspurning is Clinton’s man of the match for posting yet another clean sheet for the Sounders.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

For the second time in two months, the Sounders fell to the Quakes by a score of 2-1 Saturday night. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday night match against the first place San Jose Earthquakes. Sounders let 3 points slip away once again, this time at home. Steve Zakuani finally got his first goal of his comeback campaign, tying the game at one early on. But Chris the Wonder boy Wondolowksi netted a wide open deflection to put the Sounders away for good.

Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Rodney Wallace nets the equalizer and dashes the hopes for Cascadia glory for the Sounders (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday afternoon Cascadia Cup match against the Portland Timbers. Sounders let an easy 3 points slip away on the road, leaving them winless in Portland this year. Freddy Montero had a beautiful goal to open the scoring in this highly competitive derby match. Eddie Johnson was booked and now will miss next weeks big game against San Jose.

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

Forget the golden boot award, they should rename it the golden head for Eddie Johnson (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday afternoon match against Chivas USA. The Sounders did something Saturday that they have rarely done in their history, come from behind on an early goal and win the game. Man of the Match Eddie Johnson headed home two goals as the Sounders beat the Goats 2-1.

Seattle Sounders FC mid season player & team report

Time for the Sounders mid season report (photo stern222.deviantart.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.

Big win over Sounders FC! Timbers love parade time…

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson dishes on why you should love the Portland Timbers after their victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. With the Los Angeles Galaxy up next and the Seattle Sounders right around the corner, the Timbers knew that they had to turn their season around fast. Players mentioned include Kris Boyd, David Horst, and Freddy Montero.

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