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. LA Galaxy

Sounders vs. Galaxy

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. L.A. Galaxy. Josh points out In the first 3 seasons of Seattle’s MLS existence, LA was the perpetual thorn in their side. Matches seemed to always result in a loss. The Sounders only have 4 wins away from home this year, they’d love one on Sunday.

MLS Matchup report: Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. For the Sounders, this game means redemption and a shot to show Portland who the big brother in Northwest soccer is. For Portland, this game means an opportunity to jump out to a huge lead in the Cascadia standings and an opportunity to alleviate some of this painful, 2012 MLS campaign.

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

Sounders lucky to come away with a point in Frisco on Sunday. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Sunday afternoon match against FC Dallas. Sloppy defense was the order of the day for the Sounders. Steve Zakuani finally made it into the starting 11 and added an assist to the goal by Mauro Rosales. Michael Gspurning saved a point for Seattle.

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

Freddy Montero with his first MLS Hat Trick in his 100th start for the Sounders. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against Chivas USA. Wide open soccer at its best for this one. 8 goals scored, and there could’ve been 4 or 5 more! Freddy Montero was the Hat Trick Hero for the Sounders, surpassing Eddie Johnson as the teams new goal scoring leader.

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

Eddie Johnson does it again for the Sounders (photo facebook.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The atmosphere was electric, and the players on both sides of the ball want to win this as much as the fans want them to. Super sub Freddy Montero bailed out the Sounders with his game winning goal in the 64th minute. Eddie Johnson added one later.

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

Sammy Ochoa with the goal of the year, except it hit the crossbar and missed high. (photo goal.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the San Jose Earthquakes. With the top three resting for the firs hour plus, the Sounders relied on a different approach for this game. Sammy Ochoa was the lone striker, and nearly scored twice. New DP Christian Tiffert made his first start, and Steven Lenhart scored the game winner.

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

With this early strike, Eddie Johnson was named MLS Player of the week. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday nights match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders never looked back. With goals from Freddy Montero, Alex Caskey, and Andy Rose, the 4-0 win was the largest of the year in MLS play for the Sounders. Clean sheet for MIchael Gspurning as well.

MLS Matchup Report: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Eddie Johnson

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. L.A. Galaxy matchup. A difficult game to call. This will be a even match. Both teams have a lot to play for. They’re realistically competing for 3rd place in the west. Christian Tiffert will probably only be good for 30 minutes tonight

Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders vs. Rapids

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the Colorado Rapids. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders relinquished their lead just a minute and change later. Just over the hour mark Seattle regained the lead for good with a beautiful volley by Osvaldo Alonso. Michael Gspurning finally makes it back to the starting eleven.

Sounders new additions Christian Tiffert & Mario Martinez?

Christian Tiffert Sounders FC

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 two newest Sounders. Mario Martinez & Christian Tiffert. Tiffert comes from the recently relegated Kaiserslautern FC in Germany. Questions about who would play on the left side of midfield arose immediately when Alvaro Fernandez was traded, the answer is Martinez on loan.

Sounders FC fan favorite Roger Levesque hangs up his boots

Roger Levesque in "The Chop." (photo soundersfc.com)

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. But this time, Josh is paying his respects to the other player who wore number 24 in Seattle who stole our hearts, Roger Levesque. Among Josh’s top moments of Roger’s career were the ’09 Open Cup winner, the 48 seconds goal and celebration, and just an overall rememberence of what kind of man Roger was both on and off the field.

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