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Archives: Sep. 2008


Sounders season — and era — reaches an end

The Seattle Sounders season — and the franchise as the area has known it for decades — came to an end Sunday as the team fell to the Montreal Impact 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the USL D-I playoffs. That margin gave Montreal a 4-3 aggregate score over the two games and sends the Impact on to the semis.

More details are available at the Sounders’ website.

These Sounders won four championships in 15 seasons in Seattle.

Next season, the torch will pass to Seattle Sounders FC, the newest expansion franchise of

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Sounders’ deciding game on web at 2 p.m.

Today’s deciding game of the Seattle Sounders’ playoff pairing with the Montreal Impact will be shown live on Kickoff is 2 pm live on

The Sounders won the opening match, 2-1. That one-goal advantage carries over to today’s match and the total-score winner advances in the USL playoffs.

More details at the Sounders’ website.


Sounders take playoff opener, 2-1

The Seattle Sounders opened the USL playoffs with a 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday night at Starfire, taking a one-goal lead in the two-game total-goals series.

That means a Sounders win or tie in the secoind match, Sunday afternoon at Montreal will send them on to the USL semifinals. If Montreal wins by more than one goal, the Impact advances, and if Montreal wins by exactly one goal, the teams will play series overtime to settle it.

More details are available at the Sounders website.


Sounders open final playoffs at home tonight

The Seattle Sounders (10-10-10) meet Montreal (12-12-6) in the first of a two-match, home-and away, aggregate goals USL first division quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Friday at Starfire.

Tickets are $15 at the gate, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Sounders bobblehead. They also will see what just might turn out to be the final home game in the long history of the franchise.

Details at the Sounders website.


Sounders lose, playoff details unsettled

The Seattle Sounders lost their final regular season game — and the Cascadia Cup — with a 3-2 loss to Vancouver on Saturday before more than 4,000 at Starfire.

What was not settled was Seattle’s position for the upcoming ULS playoffs. Here’s a quick roundup from the Sounders:

Final playoff positions will come to light following Montreal’s match (Sunday) against Puerto Rico as seeds 3-6 (Charleston, Montreal, Rochester and Seattle) are still to be decided. With their tie against Atlanta, Puerto Rico clinches the Commissioners Cup and a first-round bye. Vancouver takes second place; Minnesota seventh…


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Sounders final regular season game Saturday

The Seattle Sounders play their final regular season game — ever — Saturday night at Starfire against an old rival — which in these nostalgic days means an old friend: the Vancouver Whitecaps.

And fittingly at stake is this season’s Cascadia Cup. Here’s the breakdown from the Sounders:


The Cascadia Cup will be on the line Saturday in a tiebreaker game for the northwest derby, now in its fifth year. Vancouver won the competition in 2004 and 2005 with Seattle hoisting the cup in 2006 and 2007. With one game remaining, the Sounders will have

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Two ex-Huskies join women’s league

Wow, a collision of my two beats … here’s a news release from UW:

Former University of Washington women’s soccer standouts Hope Solo and Tina (Frimpong) Ellertson were both allocated to the St. Louis franchise of the Women’s Pro Soccer league Tuesday during a ceremony at the Sports Museum of America in downtown Manhattan.

Solo, who recently led the United States to gold in the 2008 Olympic Games, and Ellertson were among 21 U.S. National Team members who were allocated to the seven teams in the new WPS league, which kicks off its inaugural season next spring.

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