TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall announced his retirement due to injury on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders bolstered their defense by signing Ecuadorian central defender Xavier Arreaga and bringing back Joevin Jones ahead of the MLS transfer window...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer's Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United.
The English forward, who turned 33 last month, made his debut July 14 after leaving Everton and scored 12 goals in 20 games. He has 53 goals in 119 international appearances and is scheduled to make his England finale on Thursday in an exhibition against the United States at Wembley,
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Star Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall will miss the second leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals because of knee surgery.
The center back was having surgery Tuesday to repair cartilage in his right knee, coach Brian Schmetzer said. There was no word on how long the anchor of Seattle's defense will be out.
Marshall was hurt during Seattle's 2-1 loss to Portland in the first leg Sunday and was replaced in the 40th minute.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers did what they needed to do at home for the first go-round against the rival Seattle Sounders in the MLS playoffs.
Sebastian Blanco put the Timbers in front with a goal in the 29th minute and Portland hung on over a tense second half to go up 2-1 in the opening leg of their Western Conference semifinal against the Sounders on Sunday.
The second leg is set for Thursday night in Seattle.
HOUSTON (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro had the first three-assist game of his career, giving him a Seattle career record of 35 in the regular season, leading the Sounders to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.
Lodeiro's corners set up headers for Chad Marshall, his fourth of the season, in the 30th minute, and Gustav Svensson, his third, early in the second half. Marshall made his 400th Major League Soccer appearance, just the second field player to reach that milestone.
SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 on Saturday for their club-record sixth straight victory.
Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own goal. Seattle (10-9-5) is 7-0-2 in its last nine games.
SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp isn't quite ready to say the Seattle Sounders have turned a corner. On Saturday, he did his part to help them get closer to turning it.
Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 for their club-record sixth straight victory.
Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own goal.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored stoppage-time goals to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night.
After Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra was called for a handball, Lodeiro converted from the spot to tie it for the Sounders (8-9-5) in the 91st minute. Bruin then added the winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time with a chip shot to beat the onrushing goalkeeper for Seattle's fourth win in a row.
SEATTLE (AP) — Larrys Mabiala scored off of two corner kicks, the second the winner in the 74th minute, in the Portland Timbers' 3-2 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
Samuel Armenteros also scored, and Diego Valeri assisted on all three goals to help the Timbers (7-3-5) extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3). That is the longest unbeaten run in MLS this season. Portland's last loss was at Orlando on April 8.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Graham Zusi and Ilie Sanchez scored to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Sunday.
Zusi slipped behind the defense and ran onto a long well-played ball from Jimmy Medranda before chipping it over a sliding defender and goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the 78th minute.
Ilie Sanchez converted from the spot to give Sporting (4-1-1) a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute after Johnny Russell drew a foul in the area against Nouhou Tolo.
SEATTLE (AP) — Will Bruin scored in the opening moments of the second half, Nicolas Lodeiro added another, and the Seattle Sounders rolled past El Salvador's Santa Tecla 4-0 on Thursday night in the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16.
SEATTLE (AP) — Cristian Roldan scored from a header in the fourth minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
Roldan netted from point-blank range after Chad Marshall flicked a header in his direction off a corner kick from Uruguay midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro.
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SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Mexican international Giovani dos Santos scored twice as Los Angeles beat San Jose for its third straight victory.
SEATTLE (AP) — Tony Alfaro didn't have time to get nervous. He only had time to get ready for a starting role.
Playing with two defenders who hadn't seen a minute of MLS action this season — Alfaro being one — the Seattle Sounders dealt high-scoring Atlanta United its first shutout of the year on Friday night, battling to a 0-0 tie.
SEATTLE (AP) — This time, Chad Marshall made sure the goal was credited to him.
Marshall headed in a corner kick in the 24th minute, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Wednesday night to get back into the MLS playoff picture.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chad Marshall headed in a corner kick in the 24th minute, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Wednesday night to get back into the MLS playoff picture.
The Sounders (12-13-5) have 41 points and climbed into a tie with idle Portland for the sixth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Seattle still has one game at hand on the defending champion Timbers, and also has one more win. Total wins is the first tiebreaker.