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Chad Barrett voted MLS player of the week


Here’s the word from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC forward Chad Barrett has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 11 of the 2015 MLS season.

Barrett opened his 2015 scoring account with a pair of goals that propelled Sounders FC to a 2-0 Cascadia Cup victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday. The brace marked Barrett’s first since May 8, 2010, when he scored twice in Toronto FC’s 4-1 win versus the Chicago Fire.

With starting striker Obafemi Martins sidelined by injury, Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid tabbed Barrett to start alongside U.S. international Clint Dempsey. The 30-year-old, making his second start of the season, wasted no time making his presence felt on the pitch. In the fifth minute, Barrett sliced through a pair of Vancouver defenders, chased down a perfectly weighted through ball from Dempsey, and flicked a right-footed redirection past David Ousted to give Seattle a 1-0 lead.

Later, in the 38th minute, Barrett completed his brace and boosted Sounders FC to the top spot of the Cascadia Cup standings. He again made an impeccably timed run and slipped behind Vancouver’s backline, this time smashing a left-footed volley into the far corner off a perfect feed from Marco Pappa.

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Goal, assist, goal earns honor for Oba


This just in from the league:

Seattle Sounders FC forward Obafemi Martins was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the ninth week of the 2015 MLS season.

Seattle Sounders FC trekked cross-country for its first ever meeting with New York City FC on Sunday, and Martins took center stage under the bright lights at Yankee Stadium. The forward got involved in all three of Seattle’s goals, recording his first brace of the season and adding a secondary assist on Clint Dempsey’s 58th minute game-winning goal. Martins put on a dribbling display against NYCFC defender Chris Wingert before putting in a cross that found Marco Pappa, who delivered the final touch to Dempsey.

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Sounders to face MLS player of the week

The Sounders are in Kansas City today, where on Wednesday they will meet Sporting KC and midfielder Graham Zusi, who today was voted MLS player of the week.

Here’s the news from the league:

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 10 of the 2013 MLS season.

Graham Zusi had one of his best performances this season, playing a critical offensive

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Sounders FC U-23 Win 2012 PDL Progress Award

Tacoma, WA – On Friday, December 14, Sounders FC U-23 was awarded with the 2012 Progress Award by the Premier Developmental League. The award is the first club honor received by the organization under General Manager and Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky.

“The Progress Award is substantial for our club because it shows the hard work and dedication everyone put in this past year from the owners, the front office staff, the coaches, the operational crew, to the players,” said Sawatzky. “We are very thankful to be recognized for the

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