The News Tribune beat reporter for Seattle Sounders FC soccer since their expansion season. Also some coverage of Seattle and Pierce County sports.

Sounders react to performance vs. Portland

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1, Saturday night in Tucson. Here's some of what they had to say after the match. Coach SIGI SCHMID On the different first- and second-half lineups: We just wanted to mix and match the team a little bit. ... I was not displeased.
Feb 07, 2016

Sounders react to performance vs. Portland: Team loses second friendly against MLS oppositionDarwin Jones scor... bit.ly/1PuqC3h

Sounders lose in familiar fashion

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders' second friendly of the preseason was eerily like the first. The Sounders lost both games 2-1 - in this case to the Portland Timbers. Once again, all goals came in the second half. In both games, it was Darwin Jones who recorded the lone Seattle goal, while the opposition won behind a pair of goals by the same player.

Sounders tweak roster for Timbers

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders play their second friendly of this preseason trip to the desert, facing the Portland Timbers at 6 p.,m. (PT). The game will be streamed at SoundersFC.com.
Feb 06, 2016

Sounders tweak roster for Timbers: Second of three Desert FriendliesCoach Sigi Schmid again will use different... bit.ly/1ogQhWr

Timbers rivalry aside, some Sounders playing for jobs

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders meet the Portland Timbers in a Tucson Desert Friendly at 6 p.m. Saturday. Here's a preview from today's paper. The game will be streamed live on SoundersFC.com.
Feb 06, 2016

Timbers rivalry aside, some Sounders playing for jobs: Seattle meets Portland at 6 p.m. in Tucson Desert Frien... bit.ly/1ofCeR0

Timbers say MLS Cup doesn’t change Sounders rivalry (much)

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders will continue their preseason with a second Desert Friendly Saturday in Tucson against the Portland Timbers -- make that the MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers. The Sounders are quoted in a blog post below lamenting not winning and MLS Cup before their archrivals. But the Timbers today didn't make much of that.
Feb 05, 2016

Timbers say MLS Cup doesn’t change Sounders rivalry (much) thenewstribune.com/sports/soccer/…

Feb 05, 2016

Timbers say MLS Cup doesn’t change Sounders rivalry (much): Sounders and Timbers meet Saturday in Tucson Deser... bit.ly/1odPt4O

Tacoma Stars end homestand vs. St. Louis

Feb 04, 2016

Tacoma Stars end homestand vs. St. Louis: Stars riding three-game winning streakHave outscored opponents 18-9 ... bit.ly/1SNiuzy

Jimmy Ockford is Seattle Sounders’ first-choice fill-in at centerback

thenewstribune.com — Pele wore a New York Cosmos crest. So did Giorgio Chinaglia. So did Franz Beckenbauer. And so did Seattle Sounders centerback Jimmy Ockford. And just because Ockford wore it in a different era, far from the bright lights and big crowds of the 1970s Cosmos and original North American Soccer League doesn't mean it wasn't a thrill for him to slip on that iconic crest.
Feb 04, 2016

Jimmy Ockford picked as Seattle Sounders’ first-choice fill-in at centerback thenewstribune.com/sports/soccer/…

New formation shines in loss

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders opened their preseason Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. But the more important numbers were 4-3-3 - the much-discussed formation the club took public for the first time. "I thought it was good," coach Sigi Schmid said. "There's times where we defended with seven last year.
Feb 04, 2016

4-3-3 more notable than 1-2 result in Sounders' first opener. thenewstribune.com/sports/soccer/…

Schmid talks about Sounders’ debut

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders opened their preseason tonight with a 2-1 loss to Vancouver in a 90-minute game, and followed that with a 1-0 win over FC Tucson in a 45-minute nightcap.
Feb 04, 2016

Schmid talks about Sounders’ debut: Seattle loses 2-1 to Vancouver after starters played scoreless first halfC... bit.ly/1VOFGwF

Sounders open with expected 4-3-3

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders open their preseason at 5 p.m., meeting the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Desert Friendly in Tucson, Ariz.
Feb 03, 2016

Sounders open with expected 4-3-3: First friendly of new season against VancouverMartins, Dempsey and Valdez u... bit.ly/1SIoXM3

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Feb 07, 2016

RT @TaylorTwellman: Hardest thing to do after a "big game" loss is speak to the media (yes I know I had to a lot🙄) but what was that Cam Newton?! #MVP #SB50

Feb 07, 2016

RT @thenewstribune: Had a few during the game? Do not drive. Dame Helen Mirren has a few choice words. #SB50 bit.ly/1QPx4Vk pic.twitter.com/LEPqrFlDyG

Feb 07, 2016

RT @ChamberiSeattle: Pillock, Noun (British, informal): A stupid person.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @SJEarthquakes: Two years ago, we played the first-ever sporting event at @LevisStadium. Today, it's #SB50. #Quakes74 pic.twitter.com/zYfoux3r8H

Feb 07, 2016

Sounders, of course, played in first game ever in this stadium, and footing horrible back then, too.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @PCarrESPN: Super Bowl 50 underway shortly. 50th English League title was won by Portsmouth in 1949.

Feb 07, 2016

Sounders react to performance vs. Portland: Team loses second friendly against MLS oppositionDarwin Jones scor... bit.ly/1PuqC3h

Feb 07, 2016

RT @SoundersFC: A very special happy birthday to #Sounders Owner, Adrian Hanauer! 🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/n3wnDqGCWu

Feb 07, 2016

RT @frankmSounders: A brief history of fans wearing jerseys. In the beginning, there was this Spokane company & Mary Tyler Moore ... https:…


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