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Sounders FC Open-Tryouts on March 8-9

DeAndre Yedlin, former Sounders U-23 defender, and current MLS All-Star (

Tacoma, WA – On March 8 and 9, the Sounders FC U-23 will host open tryouts for the Seattle Sounders FC. All players looking to join the Sounders FC can test their skills in front of Sounders coaches and staff with a chance to be a Sounder. Registration is now active on (CLICK HERE).

Tryouts will be held at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, Washington.  All pre-registered players will participate in tryouts on Saturday, March 8th. The

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Tottenham will visit Sounders for July 19 friendly

TottenhamThe Sounders had indicated earlier that they would host a friendly again this season, and today they announced the opponent: Tottenham Hotspur.

Here’s the release from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC announced today it will host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, July 19 on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.

The match is part of the Sounders FC full 18-match season ticket membership. Fans can also guarantee seats for the Tottenham Hotspur match by purchasing a half-season ticket membership prior to the public on-sale of individual tickets on March 10.

“Tottenham Hotspur has established themselves as one of the top teams in arguably the toughest league in the world,” said Sounders FC Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. “We are proud to have them be a part of this year’s friendly and will continue to strive to bring the strongest competition to CenturyLink Field.”
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Dempsey 2-month loan to Fulham confirmed

Here’s the official word from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Clint Dempsey has signed a two-month loan with Fulham FC of the English Premier League, the club announced today.

Dempsey, 30, signed with Sounders FC on August 3 and made 12 appearances in regular-season and postseason play, scoring one goal with one assist. He previously spent six seasons (2007-12) with Fulham and scored 52 goals with 18 assists in 184 appearances, including a career high 17 goals in the 2011-12 season. Dempsey holds the record for most goals (57) by an American

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Dempsey named to all-time U.S. national team First XI; Keller second in keeper voting behind Friedel

USSF100Sounder Clint Dempsey was named today to the all-time Best XI of the U.S. national team. Former Sounder Kasey Keller was second in goalkeeper voting.

Here’s the story from

And here’s the list:

Goalkeeper – Brad Friedel 1992-2004 (25 votes)
Defender – Marcelo Balboa 1988-2000 (35 votes)
Defender – Carlos Bocanegra 2001-2012 (25 votes)
Defender – Steve Cherundolo 1999-2012 (25 votes)
Defender – Eddie Pope 1996-2006 (33 votes)
Midfielder – Clint Dempsey 2004-present (25 votes)
Midfielder – Landon Donovan 2000-present (52 votes)
Midfielder – Tab Ramos 1988-2000 (42 votes)
Midfielder – Claudio Reyna 1994-2006 (45 votes)
Forward – Brian McBride 1993-2006 (45 votes)
Forward – Eric Wynalda 1990-2000 (43 votes)

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Cooper happy to be in Seattle, hopes to stay a while

Local media just got our first conference call with new Sounder forward Kenny Cooper, so signed with the team earlier in the day. Here’s what he had to say:

On coming to Seattle: I’m incredibly excited. It’s a great opportunity to come to an amazing franchise with a massive and passionate fan base. I’m thrilled.

On if he expected trade from Dallas: I had an idea it was possible because of my contract situation, but I couldn’t be happier with where I ended up. I’m very appreciative to everyone at the Sounders for the faith that they’re showing in

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Sounders U-23 Season Ticket FLEX PACK on sale

Tacoma, WA. – Season Tickets for the 2014 Sounders U-23 season are on sale now for just $60. The Season Ticket Flex Pack includes eight tickets, for the seven home matches this season. The 2014 Season Ticket Flex Pack eliminates the risk of missing games. Instead of one ticket specifically associated with each match, with the Sounders U-23 Flex Pack, fans will receive eight tickets, and each of those tickets will be accepted at any match during the 2014 season. Have to miss a game? No problem, just use that ticket

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Forward Kenny Cooper signs with Sounders

This just in from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC has signed forward Kenny Cooper, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Cooper’s rights were acquired along with allocation money from FC Dallas in exchange for midfielder Adam Moffat on December 13. Cooper, 29, has made 188 career appearances since joining MLS in 2006, scoring 72 goals with 16 assists. The seven-year MLS veteran ranks seventh amongst active players with 72 goals, and ranks sixth in MLS with 32 goals over the past three seasons.

Transaction:Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) – Signed FWD

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