Sounders hope to start anew in July after rough June

It is fair to wonder whether early July is going to be any more productive for Seattle than June, which brought five losses from six matches in all competitions.

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Michael Bradley replaces Clint Dempsey as U.S. national team captain for Gold Cup

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, who wore the armband throughout the U.S. national team's run to the knockout stages of last summer's World Cup, has been replaced as USMNT captain by Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley ahead of this month's Gold Cup. In an interview posted on the U.S. Soccer website, national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann also...

Another Major League Soccer rule change could be on its way: The “core player”

Goal.com dropped a pair of Major League Soccer news bombs on what had been an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon. First, it reported that L.A. Galaxy is in "advanced talks" with Spanish club Villarreal for Mexican star Giovani dos Santos. Secondly -- and with wider-ranging implications -- it reported that MLS owners are ready to approve changes...

Sounders sign midfielder Erik Friberg

The Sounders have signed Erik Friberg, a midfielder who made 26 MLS appearance for the club during the 2011 season, the club announced Monday afternoon in a release -- though the deal is pending the arrival of his visa and International Transfer Certificate and per club and league policy, the exact terms were not disclosed. Friberg,...

Women’s World Cup semifinalists: US, Germany, England, Japan

MONTREAL (AP) — A look at the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women's World Cup. Germany faces the United States on Tuesday in Montreal, and Japan plays England on Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta. The winners go to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the final at BC Place on July 5. The losers play...

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, post-match quotes

Here is the post-match quote sheet from Seattle's 4-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Sunday at Providence Park: MLS POST-GAME QUOTES Portland Timbers FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC June 28, 2015 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.) Final: Timbers 4, Seattle Sounders FC 1   Portland Timbers Quotes Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter His...