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  1. Sounders turn page on disappointing 2013 with bright start

    Jeff Carlisle

    SEATTLE -- One game isn't going to wash away the bad taste of an entire season, but for the Seattle Sounders, their dramatic 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City -- on a scrappy goal, it should be noted -- isn't a bad place to start. For 93 minutes, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  2. MLS 2014 Preview: Sounders hope to meet expectations

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: A promising season that had Seattle poised to capture the Supporters' Shield unraveled spectacularly down the stretch thanks to injuries and an overall lack of cohesion both on and off the field. The Sounders ultimately backed into the pl...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  3. Figuring out the curious case of Eddie Johnson

    Jeff Carlisle

    A World Cup year seems an inopportune time for a player to take up residency with a different club. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become acquainted, and there are no guarantees that any semblance of chemistry or success will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Sounders teammates Evans and Yedlin fighting for U.S. right back ...

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- An international call-up can do plenty to distort the dynamics between players. Performers who were once fierce opponents at club level not only find themselves on the same team, but also united under the same flag. The relation...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  5. MLS Superdraft winners and losers

    Jeff Carlisle

    PHILADELPHIA -- There's a dichotomy at work when it comes to drafts. There's the instant gratification part where an attempt is made to judge precisely how well each team fared even though a ball has yet to be kicked. But as is the case with all ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  6. Johnson's latest journey is to D.C.

    Jeff Carlisle

    Eddie Johnson got his wish, and got paid. Now it's time for him not only to deliver on the field but also to shed his reputation as a problem in the locker room. The Seattle Sounders -- a team that owner Joe Roth admitted was fraught with chemistr...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. MLS' marquee teams back to the drawing board after poor postseaso...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake manager Jason Kreis is fond of saying "The team is the star." After the conference semifinals, a playoff round that laid waste to the league's marquee sides, it's a mantra that the folks at MLS headquarters would be wise to adopt. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  8. Portland proves it's not about the money

    Jeff Carlisle

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Even in the parity-driven world of MLS, money can buy a lot of things. One only had to look at the Seattle Sounders roster ahead of the second leg of their playoff series against the Portland Timbers on Thursday to see how much tale...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  9. MLS Playoffs: Five burning postseason questions

    Jeff Carlisle

    A strong case can be made that the just-concluded MLS regular season was the most compelling ever. Granted, there were times when grinding through the campaign was like being asked to make 34 trips to an all-you-can-eat buffet, whether you wanted...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  10. Sounders falling flat as playoffs near

    Jeff Carlisle

    As meltdowns go, the Seattle Sounders haven't quite reached the level of Mexico's national team. After all, it's not as if Seattle owes its playoff qualification to the Portland Timbers. But it's a comparison that is close to the mark, uncomforta...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  11. Seattle has golden chance to secure MLS Supporters Shield on Sund...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The top two teams in Major League Soccer will square off on Sunday when the New York Red Bulls travel to CenturyLink Field to face the Seattle Sounders. To the disappointment of many, both teams will be missing some key performers. It's all so ve...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  12. Young player retention an ongoing puzzle for MLS

    Jeff Carlisle

    The recent unveiling of MLSSoccer.com's 24 Under 24 list highlighted what has been evident for some time, that MLS has become fertile ground for attracting and developing young players. Without question, the presence of budding stars like the Por...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. MVP race: Five who have shaped their teams

    Jeff Carlisle

    Fall is upon us, and as such the stretch run for the MLS regular season has commenced at last, with just six weeks left. And while there are plenty of key matches still to be played, enough games have gone in the books to get a sense of which player ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  14. Wage gap a new wrinkle to Sounders-Timbers rivalry

    Jeff Carlisle

    Rivalries thrive on all types of fuel. There's geographical proximity, not to mention dramatic matches with playoff or championship implications. But in the last few weeks, a different catalyst has been doing its work on the rivalry involving the...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  15. Dempsey's position with Sounders presents puzzle for Schmid

    Jeff Carlisle

    It's been almost seven years since Clint Dempsey last graced an MLS field. On that occasion, the New England Revolution lost the 2006 MLS Cup final to the Houston Dynamo on penalties, with a right ankle injury forcing Dempsey into the role of second-...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  16. MLS transparency leaves something to be desired

    Jeff Carlisle

    Just prior to last week's All-Star Game, MLS executive vice president of competition and player relations Todd Durbin held a roundtable with reporters to discuss the league's roster rules as well as take questions about any player-related topics. One...

    Blog | August 08, 2013