Sounders, LAFC prepare for another playoff battle

Carlos Vela is the lone player remaining on the Los Angeles FC roster from the franchise’s first game in March 2018, a 1-0 victory at Seattle. Vela and LAFC will return to Lumen Field on Sunday night for an MLS Western Conference semifinal match. The Sounders are 4-0-3 at home against LAFC since that initial meeting and have twice knocked the Black & Gold out of the playoffs. “The best moment was the first game

FC Dallas hope to snap 12-year drought in Seattle in Match 3

Visits to Seattle traditionally aren’t much fun for FC Dallas. With a Western Conference semifinal berth on the line, FC Dallas will aim to halt an 18-match MLS winless streak in Seattle when they battle the second-seeded Sounders on Friday night in the finale of a three-game, first-round series between the teams. The winner moves on to face third-seeded Los Angeles FC. Seventh-seeded FC Dallas is 0-14-4 in the shadow of the Space Needle since

Sounders look to put away FC Dallas in Game 2

The Seattle Sounders can clinch their first-round MLS Cup playoff series with a win in Game 2 against host FC Dallas on Saturday. The Sounders collected a 2-0 victory in Game 1 on Monday in Seattle. Albert Rusnak and Jordan Morris scored in each half, and Stefan Frei made four saves to earn his 12th career clean sheet in a playoff match. With Seattle holding 57 percent of the possession and a 19-10 advantage in

Sounders, FC Dallas take unbeaten runs into playoff series

Seattle Sounders defender Alex Roldan isn’t a fan of Major League Soccer’s new postseason format. The second-seeded Sounders will play host to No. 7 FC Dallas on Monday night in the opener of their best-of-three series in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. “It doesn’t make sense at all,” Roldan said. “Trying to add more games and turn this into an NBA format doesn’t make sense with this sport. … Teams are going

Sounders, Whitecaps fight for breathing room in crowded West

Both the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps clinched MLS playoff berths with victories Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean Saturday night’s matchup in Seattle between the Cascadia Cup rivals is meaningless. With only six points separating second-place Seattle (13-9-10, 49 points) and seventh-place Portland, playoff seeding is still in doubt. Vancouver (12-10-10, 46 points) is currently fifth in the West. The Sounders defeated the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Wednesday, running their unbeaten streak to seven

High-scoring Galaxy aim to continue playoff push in Seattle

The LA Galaxy haven’t had trouble finding the net recently. Then again, neither have their opponents. Entering Wednesday night’s match against the host Seattle Sounders, the Galaxy have played three consecutive matches in which each side has scored three or more goals. The Galaxy defeated Minnesota United 4-3 on Sept. 20, then played to 3-3 draws with Austin and Portland. “We are finding a lot of ways to concede goals,” Galaxy coach Greg Vanney said.