• Major Link Soccer: Ukraine to join Iberian 2030 World Cup bid

    Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images Continued fallout from the NWSL abuse report; French cities opt out of public World Cup broadcasts. Puget Sound UW Men are ranked first in the nation after a successful road trip. TDS Men’s Division I Top 25: October 3 | College Soccer Let’s hope we can find it within ourselves as supporters to honor these men who dared greatly, who risked the failure that we saw these last few months against a chance at immortality. The Men in the...

  • Five thoughts on Sounders missing the playoffs

    Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports How will a proud franchise deal with its first-ever ‘dead-rubber’ match? When the post-mortem on the 2022 season is written, the Seattle Sounders will enjoy two distinctive chapters. Well, one will be more enjoyable than the other, as after lackluster 1-0 defeat to fellow also-rans Sporting Kansas City, the book has closed on the competitive portion of the season. Of course, they have one more match to wrap up, but the defeat Sunday means...

  • Everything you need to know about OL Reign’s semifinal match

    MikeRussellFoto / Sounder at Heart The Reign host the semifinal Oct. 23 at 4:30 PM PT. After clinching the NWSL Shield on Saturday evening in front of nearly 11,000 fans, OL Reign has all eyes on the 2022 NWSL Playoffs. Their first-place finish gives the Reign a first-round bye — advancing them to the semifinals on Sunday, Oct. 23. You might have questions about OL Reign’s semifinal match. We have some answers. (Note: these will be updated as we learn additional details.)...

  • Major Link Soccer: Shield’s back home

    MikeRussellFoto / Sounder at Heart OL Reign did the dang thing and brought the Shield back to Seattle. This weekend was a great one for Seattle soccer. OL Reign claimed a league-tying third NWSL shield with a victory over Orlando Pride in a loud and full Lumen Field. The Seattle Sounders had their playoff hopes put out, while Tacoma Defiance had their playoff run ended by St. Louis City FC 2. While OL Reign took the NWSL Shield, LAFC claimed the MLS Supporters Shield with...

  • Kansas City sorrow: Sounders miss MLS playoffs for first time ever

    Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Sounders fall 1-0 on the road to Sporting KC, ending the playoff streak. The Seattle Sounders traveled to Kansas with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance as they faced Sporting Kansas City. They fell flat, falling 1-0 on Sunday and officially eliminating them from playoff contention for the first time in their MLS history. Already eliminated from playoff contention themselves, SKC weren’t without motivation. Peter Vermes has had his...

  • Sporting KC vs. Sounders, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

    The Seattle Sounders have now arrived at the point of the season where it's literally win-or-go-home. Thanks to a couple of decent results on Saturday, today's game will absolutely matter, but the Sounders will need to do their part.

  • OL Reign win the NWSL Shield with a 3-0 victory over Orlando Pride

    Nikita Taparia A record crowd of 10,746 witnessed OL Reign win the shield and finish first in the standings. SEATTLE — OL Reign’s regular-season finale was still a match of consequence. While their ticket to the NWSL Playoffs was punched last weekend, their final 2022 regular season match at Lumen Field was still crucial to send them to the playoffs in style and with momentum. And they did just that with a decisive win in front of a new standalone attendance record:...

  • OL Reign vs. Orlando Pride: Reign earn NWSL Shield with 3-0 win

    Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports 7 PM PT. Twitch. Watch with us. Today marks the final regular-season match for OL Reign, with playoff seeding on the line when OL Reign hosts the Orlando Pride. The match at Lumen Field kicks off at 7 PM PT and will stream exclusively on Twitch (search NWSLOfficial). OL Reign goes into the weekend in second place with a 10-4-7 record (29 goals for, 19 against). The Orlando Pride are in 9th with a 5-9-7 record (22 goals for, 42 against)....

  • Match Preview: Seattle Sounders at Sporting Kansas City

    Kayla Mehring One last regular season road game with everything in the balance. The Seattle Sounders head out on the road for what could be the last time in 2022, heading to face Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in a game that they absolutely need to win if there’s any chance of them getting into the playoffs. The Sounders have been in virtual must-win territory for a while now, but this 2 PM PST kickoff is the first literal must-win as anything less leaves them with too...

  • Sounders vs. Cincinnati: Another draw when a win was required

    Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart Patented Fredy wonder-strike salvages point, nothing more. Seattle faced a must-win game at home against Cincinnati and did not come through. Despite a resurgent second half performance, there were too many big mistakes, and the Sounders couldn’t overcome multiple player absences and a lack of cohesion, which ultimately led to a 1-1 tie. This doesn’t officially end the Sounders season, but the chance of Seattle making the playoffs for a 14th...

  • Five things to know when OL Reign host Orlando

    Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports A win secures a top-two seed in the playoffs. Saturday marks OL Reign’s final match of the regular season. The club will host the Orlando Pride at Lumen Field in a game that kicks off at 7 PM PT. The match will stream exclusively on Twitch (search NWSLOfficial). OL Reign enters the match in second place with a 10-4-7 record (29 goals for, 19 against). Despite pushing for the playoffs, the Orlando Pride were eliminated last week. The...

  • A sum greater than their parts: Defiance advance to West final

    Fito Ovalle, Valentin Savella, Randy Mendoza and Travian Sousa celebrate their victory on Sunday night. | Courtesy of Mike Fiechtner via Seattle Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance Without their captain or first team loanees Wade Webber’s society executed as a team to mount a comeback and advance over Houston Dynamo 2. The first goal Houston Dynamo 2 scored could be called a fluke or an error. Wallis Lapsley decided to two-hand parry a ball rather than catch it. That ball...