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Sports Reporter — Tacoma News Tribune

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

Sounders training: Health, Timbers, travel

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders' travel party from Honduras reunited with those lefts behind for a Friday training session at CenturyLink Field, where the Sounders will meet the Portland Timbers at 2 p.m. Sunday. Here's some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say about the trip, and the important game ahead: On Portland starting Sounders' ongoing slump in controversial U.S.
Aug 28, 2015

Sounders training: Health, Timbers, travel: The Sounders’ travel party from Honduras reunited with those lefts... bit.ly/1IqWGjZ

Reign Saturday: Shield, Cup, Sky Blue

Aug 28, 2015

Reign Saturday: Shield, Cup, Sky Blue: Here’s a preview from the club: … Click to Continue » bit.ly/1Vikujj

Sounders suggest (63,000+) fans arrive early; 2:01 Sunday, pregame events

thenewstribune.com — Here's a heads-up from the club heading into a full-stadium Cascadia weekend: With over 63,000 expected in attendance and a sharp 2:01 p.m. PT kickoff time scheduled, Seattle Sounders FC is encouraging fans to arrive early at CenturyLink Field for Sunday's Cascadia Cup clash with the Portland Timbers (ESPN, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM).
Aug 27, 2015

Sounders suggest (63,000+) fans arrive early; 2:01 Sunday, pregame events: Here’s a heads-up from the club hea... bit.ly/1Kb7jyR

Schmid proud of young players in defeat

thenewstribune.com — Here's some of what the Sounders had to say Wednesday night after their 1-0 CCL loss to Olimpia in Honduras: Coach SIGI SCHMID Overview) I was proud of our team. With all the injuries we've had and players coming back from injuries, we obviously couldn't bring along a lot of our top players.
Aug 27, 2015

Schmid proud of young players in defeat: Here’s some of what the Sounders had to say Wednesday night after the... bit.ly/1K6ueuU

Reign clinches NWSL Shield at home

thenewstribune.com — Here's a report from the club: Seattle Reign FC (12-3-3, 39 pts) clinched the 2015 NWSL Shield, awarded to the team with the best regular season record, with a 3-1 over the Boston Breakers (4-12-3, 15 pts) on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 4,484 on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
Aug 27, 2015

Reign clinches NWSL Shield at home: Here’s a report from the club: … Click to Continue » bit.ly/1K6fOLs

Sounders fall at Olimpia, 1-0; Pappa returns

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders lost their first 2015 CONCACAF Champions League match Wednesday, and they lost control of their own destiny as well. CD Olimpia's Alberth Elis' rebound goal in the second half was all that separated the sides at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Aug 27, 2015

Sounders fall at Olimpia, 1-0; Pappa returns: The Seattle Sounders lost their first 2015 CONCACAF Champions Le... bit.ly/1IiEXeg

Reign can clinch NWSL Shield at home

thenewstribune.com — Here's a preview from the club: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts) will look to clinch the NWSL Shield for the second consecutive season on Wednesday, August 26 in a matchup with the Boston Breakers (4-11-4, 15 pts). Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
Aug 26, 2015

Reign can clinch NWSL Shield at home: Here’s a preview from the club: … Click to Continue » bit.ly/1K3phmK

Seattle Sounders expect rugged Round 2 vs. CD Olimpia in Honduras

thenewstribune.com — Hard fouls and hard feelings accompanied CD Olimpia's visit to Seattle last week, and Sounders FC assumes things will pick up where they left off Wednesday when the clubs conclude their CONCACAF Champions League series in the Honduras. "We expect the same: a little battle there," Sounders midfielder Gonzalo Pineda said.

Difficult flight over, difficult game ahead

thenewstribune.com — The Sounders have survived the first test of the trip to Honduras -- surviving the often-harrowing landing into Toncontin International Airport. Their next challenge is what projects as a rugged match against CD Olimpia, which is fighting for its CCL life. Seattle (1-0-1) will remain atop Group F even without a result in their 7 p.m.
Aug 25, 2015

Difficult flight over, difficult game ahead: The Sounders have survived the first test of the trip to Honduras... bit.ly/1V8rkrm

White-knuckle landing to cap Sounders trip to Honduras

thenewstribune.com — The Seattle Sounders' flight home from their weekend 2-0 loss in Utah might have seemed long. But their current trip actually is long - more than 3,000 total miles, concluding Tuesday with a white-knuckle landing at one of the world's most dangerous airports: Toncontin International in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Aug 25, 2015

Scary landing at one of world's most dangerous airports to cap Sounders trip to Honduras today. thenewstribune.com/sports/soccer/…

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Aug 28, 2015

RT @SoundersFC2: Tonight's S2 Starting XI: Lyon Fairclough Lowe Miele Correa L. Ramos Sanyang (c) Long Garza Sérgio Rossi #SLCvSEA pic.twitter.com/6wJesccyDF

Aug 28, 2015

MLS upholds red card -- and adds additional game -- against Portland defender Diego Chara for dangerous foul vs. Houston. He's out Sunday.

Aug 28, 2015

Sounders training: Health, Timbers, travel: The Sounders’ travel party from Honduras reunited with those lefts... bit.ly/1IqWGjZ

Aug 28, 2015

RT @brad_evans3: Excited 2 meet all the fans at Westlake Plaza w/ @Windows 5-6pm. Stop by & get your own captains arm band! #SEAvPOR http:/…

Aug 28, 2015

One bit of injury clarity we did get from Schmid: "This weekend is probably too early" for Ivanschitz.

Aug 28, 2015

... and speaking of referees: Alan Kelly assigned to Sounders-Timbers on Sunday.

Aug 28, 2015

Schmid, to questioner's premise that Timbers started Seattle slump: "I don't think Portland started it. I think somebody else started it."


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