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UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Trump talks with U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump has met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives, some staff

Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.


MLS targets May 10 return, considers extending into December

Major League Soccer is targeting a May 10 return to play and will consider pushing back its championship game by a month into December.


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Sounders fans are still trying to maintain sense of community, with MLS season on hold due to coronavirus

MLS announced Thursday the suspension of its season for 30 days, in joining a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Last …


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Seattle Sounders get video review help in 1-1 draw with Columbus

Gyasi Zardes scored in the first half to give Columbus the lead, but Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz scored on a second penalty-kick attempt midway through the second half as the Crew …


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Jordan Morris scores twice, defending champ Sounders beat Fire in opener

Jordan Morris scored two second-half goals, the second in the third minute of stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders opened their MLS Cup defense with a 2-1 victory over the …


David Beckham’s Miami MLS team to kick off after 7 years of twists

Used to bending free kicks for goals, David Beckham was not prepared for seven years of twists en route to his team’s Major League Soccer debut this weekend.


MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicts Major League Soccer will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Jordan Morris, Joao Paulo help Seattle Sounders earn 2-2 draw against Olimpia in CONCACAF Champions League opener

In a flash, Joao Paulo set the tone for his new Sounders squad.


D.C. midfielder Paul Arriola has injured ACL

DC United midfielder Paul Arriola has an injury to his right ACL that he says “will take months to recover from.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Cincinnati coach Ron Jans forced out after racist comments

Cincinnati coach Ron Jans has been forced out following an investigation by Major League Soccer over his use of a racial slur in the locker room.


MLS, players reach agreement on new labor contract

Major League Soccer players expect to take off in their new collective bargaining agreement.


Sounders sign Colombian defender Yeimar Gomez Andrade to address position of need

The Sounders announced the signing of Colombian defender Yeimar Gomez Andrade on Wednesday to help fill a hole in their lineup.


Sounders make major signing to bring in Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo as third designated player

The Sounders announced a big signing Friday, finalizing a deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo to Seattle as the third designated player on the roster.


Inter Miami gets Columbus captain Wil Trapp from Crew

Inter Miami acquired longtime Columbus captain Wil Trapp from the Crew for $100,000 and an international roster spot.


Diego Valeri back in the fold as Timbers prepare for MLS season

Toward the end of last season there was mounting concern that Diego Valeri might not return to the Portland Timbers.


Chicharito seizes chance to be center of the Galaxy

Javier Hernandez has been to the top of the soccer world. He spent the last 10 years in Europe’s top leagues, winning trophies and representing some of the biggest clubs.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Trading beaches for the snow: MLS Cup champ Seattle Sounders kick off training camp in the cold

In their transition back to MLS from a two-month offseason, Sounders co-captains Nico Lodeiro and Stefan Frei went from sandy beaches to a snowy soccer pitch.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for its 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Major League Soccer players will meet top Mexican league counterparts at Banc of California Stadium on July 29, ending a 15-year streak of MLS All-Star Games involving European clubs.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Matt Calkins: Twice is nice, but three would mean Sounders dynasty sits on rare throne

If the newest MLS Cup was a living, conscious being, it would have felt neglected Tuesday. The trophy had just found a new home with the Sounders after they beat …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sounders celebrate MLS Cup title with parade and rally at Seattle Center

Partway through a downtown Sounders victory parade Tuesday afternoon, coach Brian Schmetzer got off the double-decker bus he’d been riding on with players and began high-fiving some of the thousands …


Seattle Sounders put stamp on their first 10 years with second MLS title

As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer’s appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Sounders have a ‘ridiculous opportunity’ – the chance to win an MLS Cup in front of Seattle fans

For the sporting fans of Seattle, this is a rare and precious opportunity Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Mercer Island native Jordan Morris embraced playing a new position and became a Sounders star

Jordan Morris said the magic words in late July, following a win against defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United: “I consider myself a winger.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Stefan Frei didn’t think the Sounders would be back in the MLS Cup so soon: ‘I can’t believe it’

Sunday marks Stefan Frei’s third MLS Cup final, but it might be his most cherished.


Don Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Whether it’s the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Sounders going back to work with MLS Cup looming next Sunday at home

MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.