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Sep.
13th

Seattle Impact will open Nov. 8 at home

ImpactCrestThis just in from the club:

The Major Arena Soccer League released the full schedule of the 2014-2015 season for all 23 participating teams on Tuesday. The Seattle Impact FC, who will be making their debut this year and be a member of the league’s Western Division, have learned which teams they will face in their inaugural season. The Impact will play 20 games over the course of the season with 10 of them taking place in Kent’s ShoWare Center and the other 10 will be played on the road.

The Impact’s inaugural season will kick off on November 8th against the San Diego Sockers inside of Kent’s ShoWare Center. Now, through September 23rd, get your tickets to the home opener at 20% off with Promo Code: FALL14. The Impact notably has a convenient four game homestand that will last from mid-December to early January. The Impact will face Wichita twice, Ontario, and Sacramento during this homestand.
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Sep.
8th

Sounders list Open Cup viewing parties

us-open-cup1Here’s a note from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC will host a live viewing party at The Market Arms Pub for the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final against the Philadelphia Union on September 16. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT at PPL Park in Chester, Penn.

The match will be televised live on GolTV and there will be a live audio stream on www.SoundersFC.com with Ross Fletcher calling the action.

Admission to the event is free and open to fans ages 21 and over, and will feature a limited amount of complimentary food and a Sounders FC raffle, including autographed items and team apparel.

Several other venues will host viewing parties for the Open Cup Final. The Emerald City Supporters will be at Temple Billiards, Fuel Sports Eats and Beats, and The Atlantic Crossing Pub. Gorilla FC will be at 95 Slide, and the Eastside Supporters will be at Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company. Rookies Bar & Grill in Colombia City will host a family friendly viewing party.

A complete list of viewing parties is available below. Read more »

Sep.
8th

Hanauer: Sounders “still very much anticipating a USL Pro team in 2015″

Here’s what Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer had to say today on progress toward an expected USL Pro team next season:

We’ve made lots of progress. About two months ago we hired (Andrew Opatkiewicz) who is basically running the project for us, doing all the research, the planning, connecting with organizations all over the country that are running USL Pro teams, or are working toward potentially adding USL Pro teams. We are going through some of the process of figuring what a new entity looks like, the financial management of it, lease facilities for games, training sessions: the

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Sep.
2nd

Seattle Impact notes: Tickets, tryouts, more

ImpactCrestA variety of notes from the club:

Tickets are now on sale and going fast for the Seattle Impact FC Inaugural Game. Impact FC plays its opening game of the 2014-15 Major Arena Soccer League season versus the 14-time indoor champion San Diego Sockers on November 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The MASL regular season begins in just two months and entire league and Seattle Impact FC schedules will be released soon. Seattle will play 10 dates at ShoWare, with the vast majority falling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Games on Fridays and Saturday nights will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday start times will be 4 p.m.

The MASL regular season extends through February with playoffs in March.
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Aug.
31st

Kansas City tops Reign for NWSL title, 2-1

Crowd of 4,252 at Starfire cheers Reign after their season ended with a 2-1 loss to Kansas City in the NWSL final.
Crowd of 4,252 at Starfire cheers Reign after their season ended with a 2-1 loss to Kansas City in the NWSL final.

It’s gone final, and FC Kansas City is the NWSL’s second champion, holding off a late Seattle run for a 2-1 win.

Here’s our game story, and below, some of what the players and coaches has to say afterward:

Seattle coach LAURA HARVEY
It’s hard really. I think the way that’s it’s structured here the regular season doesn’t mean anything. So you’ve got to perform on the day in a one-off game. I actually thought we did some really good stuff today, and we just conceded from our perspective sloppy goals and goals that we don’t normally concede. I thought they defended really well against us. They made it really difficult. But we expected that. We had to keep probing and probing and we had to try and change a few things. It just came too late, really. That was the first time this year we’ve gone two goals behind at any stage. We needed to rely and reply quickly. If the game had gone on five minutes more we probably would have gotten the equalizer.
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Aug.
31st

Sounders coach wants Reign to take title today

Seattle Reign FC will meet FC Kansas City for the National Women’s Soccer League championship. First kick is noon at Starfire, and the game will be shown on ESPN2. (The club tweeted this morning that some standing-room tickets will go on sale at the stadium at 10:30).

Here’s our preview story. And below, a quote from Seattle Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid:

“It’s fantastic,” he said. “Success — just like the Seahawks or in any sport for any team in our area – is fantastic. The women’s soccer team, we wish them on our behalf all the best

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Aug.
28th

Jordan Morris called to USMNT vs. Czech Republic

Jordan Morris looks on goal for the Sounders U-23 in the 2014 PDL season (SoundersPhotos.com)

SUMNER, Wash. – Sounders U-23 forward, Jordan Morris has been named to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the September 3rd friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague. Morris is one of 22 players on the roster for the match. The match kicks off at 11:15AM (PT) on NBC Sports.

Morris, who scored the game-winner for the U-23 MNT against Bahamas last month, was named the 2012-13 Development Academy Player of the Year

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Aug.
26th

Reign NWSL-championship down to final tickets

NWSLReign-Kansas City NWSL championship tickets went on sale at noon and the club quickly reported they were down to standing-room only. Here’s the league release from before they went on sale:

The NWSL’s two leading scorers face off when Kim Little and Seattle Reign FC host Amy Rodriguez and FC Kansas City in the 2014 NWSL Championship Game at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at noon PT in a match broadcast nationally on ESPN2.

Both the Reign and FC Kansas City will be competing in their first NWSL Championship Game after securing semifinal victories over the weekend – with FCKC recording a 2-0 win Saturday over defending champions Portland Thorns FC and Seattle securing a 2-1 comeback victory Sunday against the Washington Spirit. Read more »