Locked, but loaded: The Timbers Army visits hostile territory

The Timbers Army did their part during Portland's matchup with the Seattle Sounders.

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on what he enjoyed about Sunday’s matchup between the Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. He reflects on the roudiness of the crowd, the singing of the National Anthem and the Timbers Army invasion of Century Link Field. This was not a game for victories from the Portland Timbers, so smaller victories have to be mentioned.

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.

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.

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

Roger Levesque

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his special edition Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights friendly against the one and only, champions of Europe, Chelsea. After going down quickly, the Sounders managed a way to creep back into the game with not one, but two goals from Freddy Montero. We couldn’t hold the draw though, going back down by two before halftime.

Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Freddy Montero comes off the bench to score the equalizing goal in New York on Sunday. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday afternoons match up with the New York Red Bells. Another lead blown by the Sounders, but we do come away with a point. Freddy Montero starts on the bench again, but does supply the game tying goal. Old friend Sebastien Le Toux nets one for the Red Bulls, and a hand ball goes unnoticed by the ref.

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

Eddie Johnson gladly took the yellow card for removing his jersey after his game winning goal Saturday night. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with the Colorado Rapids. Finally we are winners again in MLS Play! The return of Steve Zakuani against Brian Mullan has finally happened, and Alvaro Fernandez scored his first goal of the year. Sigi Schmid has to be happy with this result. Maybe the new lineup sans Fredy Montero is a sign of things to come.

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