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Archives: Aug. 2008


Sounders kick off soccer movie in Gig Harbor

Soren Andersen, The News Tribune’s terrific film critic, is reports that two Seattle Sounders will appear at next month’s Gig Harbor Film Festival to introduce one of the movies: 2007’s “Her Best Move,” about a teen soccer phenom named Sara competing for a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team. The festival opens Sept. 12 at the Uptown multiplex theater, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW.

The players haven’t been announced yet, but they will sign autographs and talk with fans.

Here’s the full blog item.


Sounders bear RailHawks, 4-3

Sebastien LeToux scored the game-winning goal Sunday as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Carolina RailHawks in USL action in Tukwila.

"Scoring four is great, scoring more than the opposition is great, so this is a great day," coach Brian Schmetzer said through a Sounders press release. "I haven’t been around too many soccer matches where the visiting team scores three and loses. They gave up those two goals (two minutes apart in the second half), and I watched their players as they walked off, and they were gutted."

A full game report is

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Sounders host RailHawks at 7 p.m., Sunday

The Seattle Sounders (8-8-9) meet the Carolina RailHawks (6-9-9) at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

This is Carolina’s only visit this season, after the Railhawks defeated and tied the Sounders in previous meetings in Carolina.

A full game preview is available at the Sounders’ website.

And here is a look at the playoff implications, taken from a Sounders news release:


The Sounders are in sole position of fourth place in USL-1 with 33 points. The remaining five games are at Starfire against: Carolina, Miami (Sept. 6), Montreal

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USA men win rough road WCQ; Sounders draw

The USA men won a rough World Cup qualifying match on the road last night.

Meanwhile, here’s the Sounders’ report on their scoreless draw with the Whitecaps last night:

The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Starfire. Chris Eylander made seven saves to secure the clean sheet and help earn the Sounders a point.

The tie moves the Sounders into sole position of fourth place in the league standings with 33 points, and provides a bit of momentum after losing two consecutive games last week (1-3 at Minnesota, 4-3

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Soccer tonight: In person or on TV

A soccer choice tonight: Sounders at home to Vancouver, or US Men’s National team in World Cup qualifying match on ESPN2.

Here’s a preview of the national team’s game vs. Guatemala.

Here part of the Sounders’ news release previewing their match:

The Seattle Sounders (8-8-8) host the Vancouver Whitecaps (11-6-5) Wednesday, August 20 in the second of three matchups with their rival to the north. The Cascadia Cup match is set for 7 pm PT at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

The Sounders are tied for fourth place with Atlanta (32 points), and have

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Sounders to visit past/present/future rival Quakes

The Seattle Sounders have announced a friendly match Sept. 2 at San Jose against the MLS Earthquakes.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium.

The match comes in the middle of a 13-day break in their league schedule.

The opponent is a special one. The Sounders’ rivalry with the Quakes goes back to NASL days. And this is a preview of a rivalry that will be born again next season, as the Quakes will be the nearest MLS rivals for Sounders FC; their expansion big brothers, since they got a one-season head start in MLS;

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Keller in, what next? Eylander, coach, FC roster…

Seattle Sounders FC passed another milestone Thursday on their way to their inaugural season, signing veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller (see post below).

So, what next?

FC general manager Adrian Hanauer said that the Sounders were first in line for the signing of Keller because as an expansion team they had first rights in the MLS allocation of national team players returning to the league. Having taken Keller, they now move to the bottom of that allocation list.

However, the signing doesn’t hurt the Sounders’ signing abilities in any other ways. They can, for example, still can

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