For Sounders and other MLS teams, building global scouting network is vital

Obafemi Martins, from Nigeria, was the Sounders' leading scorer last season, with a club record 17 goals. (Illustration by Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times)

How can an MLS team – especially one, such as the Sounders, that built its scouting network from scratch less than a decade ago – hope to compete in the global market? Welcome to International Scouting for Dummies.


Washington loses for 10th time in past 11 games

Behind a makeshift lineup that included a freshman walk-on, a first-time starter, a hobbled star point guard and a hot-shooting Andrew Andrews, the Huskies made things interesting for a while Thursday night before falling 64-47 to Colorado.