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Clint Dempsey Draws Suspension For Low Blow

So, it’s fine for a soccer player to constantly kick and grab the opponent, but one slap to the groin is worth a two-game suspension.  That’s basically the stance Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee has […]

1090 The Fan–03/19/2014

Clint Dempsey (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

U.S. Stars Collide In Seattle-Toronto Soccer Match

Two men who will be key to the USA hopes in this summer’s FIFA World Cup lead their respective soccer teams Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Clint Dempsey was a factor in Seattle […]

1090 The Fan–03/14/2014

(photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Swartz: Chemistry Key To Sounders FC 2014 Season

How well players get along with teammates and  coaches can often determine the success of a sports season.  Team-bonding is a point of emphasis as Seattle Sounders FC launch their 2014 soccer schedule this Saturday […]

1090 The Fan–03/06/2014

Eddie Johnson (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Sounders Part Company With Eddie Johnson

The writing was on the wall a few weeks ago when Seattle Sounders FC made midfielder Osvaldo Alonso one of their designated players.  Their intentions became more clear last week when they traded with FC […]

1090 The Fan–12/17/2013

Seattle Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin at CenturyLink field practice. photo by Bill Swartz, 1090theFan

Sounders-Timbers More Than A Soccer Match

Special games and events require special treatment by the players and fans who participate.  Seattle Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin spent nearly three hours coming up with an extra special hair cut for Sunday night’s Northwest […]

1090 The Fan–08/23/2013

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Seattle Is Soccer Central Again

Sell out crowds are nothing new for Seattle Sounders FC home soccer games.  A pair of matches at CenturyLink Field this week will lure the attention of  thousands more fans both in person, and viewing […]

1090 The Fan–06/07/2013

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** July 16, Colorado v Seattle Sounders FC

Sounders Have Eyes on Ultimate Prize

Ask every member of the Seattle Sounders FC organization what their goal is in 2013 and you’ll get the same answer.  We want the MLS Cup. Yes, Seattle has set attendance records, captured multiple U.S. Open […]

1090 The Fan–03/05/2013

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Sounders Shoot For 4th Straight US Open Cup Title

The Seattle Sounders have a shot at becoming the first team in the history of America’s longest running soccer tournament to win four straight titles when they face Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.

08/08/2012