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...
Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.
Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a position of need. Seattle is losing starting left back Joevin Jones to a club in Germany this offseason and while Nouhou Tolo played well during his opportunities for the Sounders, Francis provides depth and experience.
MLS Playoff Capsules
HOUSTON (AP) — Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored in the first half, and Seattle Sounders FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference championship Tuesday night.
The second leg is Nov. 30 in Seattle.
Svensson gave the defending MLS Cup champion Sounders a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, heading a Nicolas Lodeiro corner kick just right of the middle from eight yards out.
Dempsey’s last-second PK lifts Sounders past Minnesota, 2-1
SEATTLE (AP) — Last moments of the game. Ball on the penalty spot. One shot to win it.
Clint Dempsey has been there before and done that. And he came through again.
Dempsey converted a penalty kick in the final seconds of stoppage time, lifting the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday night.
New York City FC, Seattle Sounders clinch stoppage-time wins
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Lewis scored in stoppage time to help New York City FC beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Sunday for its third straight victory.
The 20-year-old rookie has scored his only two MLS goals in back-to-back games.
David Villa trapped a long cross from RJ Allen on the left side and dropped it to Ben Sweat, who found Lewis at the top of the box for the finish in the fourth minute of injury time.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Spanish midfielder Victor Rodriguez is training with the Seattle Sounders in the hopes the club can sign the 28-year-old later this week.
Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey said Monday that the club is hopeful it can complete the transaction before the close of the summer transfer window next week. Rodriguez most recently played for Sporting Gijon in La Liga 2, the Spanish second division. Rodriguez spent time as a youth in the FC Barcelona academy.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored two goals, Will Bruin had a goal and an assist, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Seattle (6-7-6) won its first game since June 4.
Colorado (6-11-1) hosted a game on Independence Day for the 22nd straight season, going 13-4-5.
Sounders rally to 3-3 draw with Revolution
SEATTLE (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso scored Seattle's third goal in a 13-minute stretch late in the second half to help the Sounders rally for a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-0 on Sunday.
Defending MLS Cup champion Seattle (2-2-3) snapped a six-game road winless streak. The Galaxy (2-5-0) has lost two straight.
Valdez sends Seattle past Sporting KC 1-0 in MLS playoffs
SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Valdez found a perfect moment to snap his scoring drought.
Valdez scored his first MLS goal in nearly a calendar year on a header in the 88th minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday night in the knockout round of the MLS Western Conference playoffs.
With Seattle pressing for a winner in the closing minutes of regulation, Joevin Jones' cross found Valdez at the near post and his quick header easily beat goalkeeper Tim Melia.
Lodeiro’s late goal helps Sounders extend streak, tie Dynamo
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time and the Seattle Sounders tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Wednesday night to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.
Lodeiro blasted a left-footer from near the spot, off a feed from Joevin Jones, just inside the right post. Lodeiro has two goals and four assists — and the Sounders are 3-0-2 — since signing with the club July 27.
Dempsey sparks surge, Sounders beat FC Dallas 5-0
SEATTLE (AP) — Andreas Ivanschitz knew a game like this was coming for the Seattle Sounders.
It came in a big way Wednesday night against the best team in MLS.
Clint Dempsey, Ivanschitz and Jordan Morris scored during a 15-minute span of the first half and the Sounders routed league-leading FC Dallas 5-0 to snap a four-game winless streak.
Joevin Jones and Cristian Roldan added second-half goals for the Sounders (6-10-2), who started the night with the...