Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake playoff blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Thursday night 2nd leg playoff match with Real Salt Lake. Sounders win!!! For the first time in their short history in the MLS, the Sounders will be advancing in the playoffs, and now will face off against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a two leg aggregate goal playoff series to determine who will represent the west in the 2012 MLS Cup Final.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. RSL

Real Salt Lake v Seattle 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 MLS playoff matchup vs. RSL. Josh points out once again, the Sounders face the possibility of playing an important match without the help of their key playmaker, Captain Mauro Rosales. It’s fair to say that even if he does play, it won’t be for the full 90.

Real Salt Lake vs. Sounders FC Playoff blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

This was the sight all night long for the Sounders as they couldn't beat Nick Rimando. Photo: mlssoccer.com

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Friday night 1st leg playoff match with Real Salt Lake. Once again the Sounders were foiled by excellent goal keeping, this time it was Nick Rimando of RSL who stymied the Sounders from the scoring sheet. The series resumes now in Sandy, Utah next week with the win or go home scenario.

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.

MLS Matchup Report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. RSL

Martin Rennie

Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-Mac gives us his match preview of Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake. C-Mac says the guaranteed playoff positions for both sides will likely however see this game be something of a mild affair as both outfits look to tune-up while avoiding injury.

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.

Real Salt Lake vs. Sounders FC Blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

The tackle that got Zach Scott sent of on Wednesday night in the 0-0 draw between the Sounders and RSL. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Wednesday night match with Real Salt Lake. Michael Gspurning is Clinton’s man of the match for posting yet another clean sheet for the Sounders, his third in a row in MLS competition. A point is better than nothing, yet the Sounders had a chance to claim second place in the Western Conference with a win.

MLS Matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

The last time Portland and Real Salt Lake met, Alvaro Saborio had quite the night. Photo credit: sbnation.com

NWSB Editor and Writer previews tomorrow’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake. The Portland Timbers will be heading to Salt Lake to take tomorrow to take on a Real Salt Lake team that finds themselves tied for the third position in the MLS Western Conference. Matchup to Watch: Alvaro Saborio vs. Portland Defense.

MLS Matchup Report: Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Andy O'Brien

Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-Mac gives us his match preview of Real Salt Lake vs. Whitecaps. The excitement of the Canadian women’s team’s bronze performance in London has raised interest in soccer in Vancouver. How will young Brazilian holding midfielder Tiago Ulisses impact the lineup.

Five things I’m watching for in tonight’s Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake matchup

jay demerit whitecaps

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us the five things he’s watching for tonight in the Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake matchup. On the road again for Van City. The Whitecaps start the first of a huge home and home stretch against second place Real Salt Lake, tonight in Utah. Kenny Miller to get first start for one, and Barry Robson’s leadership, and Jay DeMerit’s on field stamina.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: What to expect tonight

Kris Boyd

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what to expect between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers as they clash in Rio Tinto Stadium tonight. The Timbers, who are now tied for 8th place in the Western Conference with plenty of room for advancement, will be looking to play spoiler to a Real Salt Lake team who sits in second in the conference with 33 points. Keys include differing styles of game play and Kris Boyd.