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Archives: Sep. 2011

Sep.
30th

Sounders training in New England; Revs tomorrow

No access to the Sounders today as they continue to train in New England. So, here’s an update from the club:

Sounders FC remains on the road as they continue to reach more objectives on their ambitious checklist, beginning with sealing their place in the next phase of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night. Next comes an opportunity to get a result on some heretofore barren ground against the New England Revolution on Saturday. KONG 6/16 will televise it live beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT.

Sounders FC continued their early autumn success with an important draw at CSD Comunicaciones

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Sep.
29th

Levesque ready for Revs, Rosales aiming for Cup

The Sounders have concluded today’s training at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and afterward we got a few minutes by conference call with coach Sigi Schmid. Some highlights:

* Mauro Rosales is in New England but playing on Saturday might be too soon. Goal is for him to play in U.S. Open Cup final Tuesday.

* The Sounders can avoid wildcard slot depending on results of this weekend. Schmid wonders how much of a reward that really is, given this season’s playoff format and continuing Western Conference dominance.

* Roger Levesque missed the Comunicaciones game with hamstring issue, but is

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Sep.
29th

RSL behind Seattle … in even number of games

There’s a new look to the MLS standings this morning, as Real Salt Lake remains three points behind Sounders FC in the West … but no longer has any games in hand.

In fact, for perhaps the first time this season, no one has played fewer games than Seattle — except Vancouver, which doesn’t really figure into this discussion — and the top for are all even: 30 games played, four games remaining.

Next up, RSL goes to Los Angeles on Saturday, while the Sounders are at New England.

Here’s a look at RSL’s 3-0 home loss

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Sep.
28th

Fans invited to vote for Humanitrian of Year

This just in from the club:

The Seattle Sounders FC announced today fans are invited to participate in the selection of the 2011 Sounders FC Humanitarian of the Year. Votes from the Sounders FC fans, Sounders FC Alliance Council and a committee from the front office will determine the winner. The three finalists for this year’s award are Sounders FC players Taylor Graham, James Riley and Steve Zakuani based on their community outreach work and volunteer service.

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Sep.
28th

30,000 sold, more seats opened for Cup final

This just in from the club:

Due to the high demand for tickets to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final versus the Chicago Fire, the Sounders FC will open seats in the north end section of CenturyLink Field, known to fans as the Hawks Nest, the team announced today.

This will be the first time these seats have been open for a Sounders FC competitive match. Tickets are priced at $17 per seat and may be purchased at www.SoundersFC.com.

More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the match. Seattle set an attendance record last year with 31,311

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Sep.
28th

Three CONCACAF matches on Fox Soccer tonight


Update: Chicago beats Real Salt Lake, 3-0, in MLS game.

Just a quick reminder that there are three more CONCACAF Champions League matches tonight involving MLS teams on Fox Soccer:

5 p.m. Dallas at Tauro of Panama

and at 7 p.m. Morelia at LA Galaxy.

Then, tape delayed until 9:30, Fox Soccer will show Colorado at Isidro Metapan.

There also are a pair of MLS matches tonight, neither televised: Columbus at Kansas City, and the one of most interest to Sounders fans: Chicago at Salt Lake. RSL is three points behind

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Sep.
28th

Keller & Sounders cut into Olympia corn maze

This just in from the club.

WHAT: Annual Harvest Festival and five acre corn field maze featuring a likeness of Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller.

WHEN: October 1-31; Open daily from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

WHERE: Schilter Family Farm; 141 Nisqually Cutoff Road S; Olympia, WA 98513; 360.459.4023

ADMISSION: $5 per person Monday-Friday; $10 per person Saturday and Sunday; Children two and under are free

The admission charge purchases an activity bracelet which will allow families to enjoy the corn maze, petting farm, hayrides, corn and pumpkin cannons, “round up railway” cow train, hay

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Sep.
28th

One dark cloud rolls into Sounders’ sunny stretch

It’s been a pretty nice couple of games for Sounders fans, eh? On Saturday they won some hardware — Cascadia Cup in Vancouver — and last night they stayed alive for some pretty prestigious hardware in CONCACAF Champions League.

However, what comes next might be their elimination from the Supporters Shield race.

Here’s the league’s explanation on how it could happen as early as Saturday:

LA Galaxy will win the Supporters’ Shield for best regular-season record IF:
· LA Galaxy defeat Real Salt Lake on Saturday AND
o Seattle fails to defeat New England OR

·

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