Seattle Rumors & News

  • MLS introduces Minnesota United FC as newest expansion team

    CBSSports.com "Major League Soccer introduced Minnesota United FC as its newest expansion team during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field. United, currently a second-tier NASL club, beat out investors from the Minnesota Vikings to secure an MLS club in Minnesota. "We are proud to welcome Minnesota..." March 25

  • Clint Dempsey strains hamstring, will miss 2-3 weeks

    Sporting News "Clint Dempsey will miss the U.S. national team's upcoming friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland after straining his hamstring in training. The injury occurred Monday in Zurich, U.S. Soccer said. Dempsey is headed back to Seattle for treatment and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks." March 24

  • Insiders and agents trash the new MLS labor deal

    Vice Sports "Critics have skewered MLS players in the last few days for supposedly bungling negotiations of the new MLS collective bargaining agreement. The common assessment is that they achieved free agency, but with strict limits on salary; they increased the salary cap, but only marginally; they kept the..." March 09

  • MLS, union come together to avoid calamitous work stoppage

    Pro Soccer Talk "Neither side seems happy about it, and it’s reportedly far from unanimous, but Major League Soccer’s owners and players have apparently found a workable collective bargaining agreement that stops the 20-year-old league from a cringeworthy work stoppage. Simon Evans quotes Real Salt Lake..." March 05

  • MLS, players' union move closer to free agency, but issues remain, source says

    ESPN FC "The MLS and the MLSPU reportedly staked out their positions regarding free agency on Tuesday, with the proposed cap on increasing free agent salaries among the issues putting a potential deal in peril, sources told ESPN FC. For the past month, the two sides have stood their ground on the main..." March 04

  • MLS owners reportedly make ludicrous free agency offer, derailing CBA negotiations

    SB Nation "We might be heading for a work stoppage in MLS if things don't get better quickly. News of a ridiculous proposal dropped on Tuesday. The MLS collective bargaining agreement is expiring, and with the season scheduled to start this week, the players' union and owners need to hash out an..." March 04

  • MLS players threaten to BOYCOTT matches after league dispute as Gerrard and Lampard's USA adventure sours

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard’s moves to America have been shrouded in uncertainty with Major League Soccer facing a player strike. The season is set to kick off in less than two weeks, but the players’ union is at loggerheads with the league and the players are prepared to refuse to turn..." February 25

  • Barcelona makes more television revenue than all of MLS combined

    Awful Announcing "Barcelona and Real Madrid routinely rank among the richest and most successful clubs in all of world sports. They’re both in the Top 5 of the highest payrolls and have the five most expensive players in world football. They continually dominante La Liga, winning 54 titles combined and nine out..." February 17

  • DeAndre Yedlin UK work permit near completion sources say

    ESPN FC "The UK work permit of United States international and Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin is in the process of being finalised, multiple sources told ESPN FC on Monday. The permit would open the door for Yedlin's move to Tottenham Hotspur in January, according to sources. Spurs,..." December 23

  • Report: GM Garth Lagerwey leaving Real Salt Lake for Seattle

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus has two sources confirming what Taylor Twellman unleashed via Twitter on Monday: Real Salt Lake front office wizard Garth Lagerwey is leaving Utah for a spot in the front office of Seattle. Straus says Lagerwey would be expected to replace Adrian Hanauer as..." December 16

  • Sounders sign Sigi Schmid to multi-year extension; DeAndre Yedlin likely to join Spurs in January

    Pro Soccer Talk "Seattle Sounders owner/general manager Adrian Hanauer, head coach Sigi Schmid and sporting director Chris Henderson spoke Thursday during the club’s end-of-season press conference, with the minority stakeholder making one important announcement and a forecast with significant ramifications for..." December 05

  • Sounders lock up MVP candidate Obafemi Martins to multi-year extension

    Pro Soccer Talk "Obafemi Martins is going nowhere, as the 30-year-old has agreed to a multi-year extension that will keep him in Seattle. General manager Adrian Hanauer announced the extension on Tuesday, locking Martins up with Clint Dempsey for years to come after a regular season that saw the second-year..." October 29

  • This Year's Highest-Paid MLS Player Isn't Actually Playing In MLS Yet

    Deadspin.com "So, what we have below is an updated list of every MLS player's salary. There are some things worth talking about. The first thing I usually do when I see lists like that is scroll for the lowest salary, and see how many people are making it. MLS's league minimum is low, at just $36,500 a year...." September 30

  • Tottenham confirm signing of Seattle Sounders DeAndre Yedlin on four-year contract

    The Guardian "The United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin has joined Tottenham on a four-year-deal from Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Yedlin, who is believed to have cost in the region of £2.5m, will remain with the Sounders before joining..." August 14

  • Dempsey to decide on wearing face mask

    ESPN FC "Clint Dempsey is still deciding whether to wear a mask to protect his broken nose when the United States plays Portugal on Sunday. Dempsey suffered a basal fracture on Monday during the Americans' 2-1 win over Ghana in their World Cup opener, though the U.S. Soccer Federation said he should be..." June 17

  • David Beckham's plan for waterfront football stadium in Miami rejected by city

    Daily Mail "David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena. Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city..." June 10

  • Beckham set to unveil plans for stadium in Miami

    Fox Sports "Retired soccer star David Beckham and the Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise he was recently awarded will unveil their plans for a stadium in PortMiami, the Miami Herald reports. There is no timetable for the new team to begin play yet, as it is at least partly incumbent on a stadium..." March 24

  • MLS referee lockout ends after new deal agreed

    Goal.com "The lockout that kept MLS' regular refs from officiating the first two weeks of the 2014 season is over after the referee's union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. After weeks of negotiations, and two weeks of replacement referees, Major League Soccer will welcome back its..." March 20

  • Ouch! Clint Dempsey banned after slapping defender in the testicles

    Metro "He’s only recently returned to the MLS after a very unsuccessful loan spell with Fulham, in which he failed to help fire them away from the relegation zone. And it appears Clint Dempsey is running on pure frustration at the moment, with the forward picking up a stupid ban for his actions this..." March 19

  • Referee lockout looming in MLS

    ESPN FC "With the start of the MLS season just days away, the Professional Referees Organization, the company that employs MLS officials, is threatening to lock out referees belonging to the Professional Soccer Referees Association, according to Steve Taylor, the union's vice president. PRO -- which is..." March 04

  • Beckham seeks MLS funding from PSG owners

    Goal.com "David Beckham has reportedly sought help from Paris Saint-Germain's wealthy owners to fund his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The 38-year-old retired at PSG last May and revealed his desire to establish a MLS side in Miami, Florida last week, but would like help from Qatar Sports..." February 10

  • David Beckham confirms MLS team for Miami

    The Guardian "David Beckham has confirmed that he has taken up the option to buy a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The former England and LA Galaxy winger appeared at a news conference in Miami to make the announcement. Beckham said: "This is an exciting time for myself, my family, my friends..." February 05

  • Didier Drogba Joining Seattle Sounders FC During The Summer?

    Rant Sports "Sources are reporting that Ivory Coast international and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will join Seattle Sounders FC at the end of the European season this summer. Drogba is currently playing for Galatasaray of the Turkish League, where he has scored 11 goals for the club, including two in this..." February 05

  • Fulham loan deal for Dempsey

    London Evening Standard "Fulham have signed United States captain Clint Dempsey on a two-month loan, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The 30-year-old is currently with Seattle Sounders FC and he will spend the Major League Soccer off-season at Craven Cottage in what will be his second spell at the..." December 25

  • Fulham to make January loan swoop for former forward Clint Dempsey

    Daily Mirror "Fulham are reportedly preparing a January bid for Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey. The American, who spent five-and-a-half years at Craven Cottage before moving to Tottenham in the summer of 2012, would be available for a short-term loan move due to Major League Soccer's..." December 19

  • Beckham closer to starting new MLS team after getting backing to search for stadium site

    Daily Mirror "David Beckham has come a step closer to fielding a new Major League Soccer team after authorities gave him the green light to look for a site for a new stadium. The vote by Miami-Dade county commissioners was the first test of political support for Beckham's football venture in the Florida..." December 18

  • MLS invites 24 players from 16 countries to first-ever Caribbean Player Combine

    MLS News "Major League Soccer announced today the 24 players who have been invited to participate in the 2014 Caribbean Combine from January 2-4, 2014, at the Antigua Recreation Grounds in St. John’s, Antigua. The three-day event, in partnership with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), will feature..." December 16

  • Fulham hopeful of bringing Clint Dempsey back to Craven Cottage on loan from Seattle Sounders

    The Telegraph "Fulham are confident of beating a host of Premier League rivals to the loan signing of Clint Dempsey. And Dempsey’s temporary return could allow out-of-favour forward Bryan Ruiz to move to Anderlecht. West Ham and Stoke are among the clubs chasing forward Dempsey, but Fulham have been given..." December 16

  • Clint Dempsey in demand with FOUR Premier League clubs tracking the MLS forward

    Daily Mirror "Stoke have joined the race to take Clint Dempsey on loan from the MLS. Fulham, West Ham and Everton are already tracking the front-man, but the Potters have now made their interest known to his American club Seattle Sounders. Tottenham have first option to re-sign Dempsey on loan, but White..." November 30

  • West Ham are the frontrunners to land Clint Dempsey’s signature this January

    Sports Direct News "West Ham United are the frontrunners to land Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey’s signature this January. The 30-year-old moved back to America over the summer after a year with Tottenham Hotspur last season. The USA international is looking for a loan move this January during the MLS..." November 16

  • Clint Dempsey set for transfer back to the Premier League on loan from MLS

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is free to return to English football - sparking a Premier League scramble for his signature. As we reported last month, Dempsey has been granted the go-ahead to a make a loan return from Seattle Sounders in January. The USA national team's skipper can move for two months..." November 14

  • Clint Dempsey, feeling better, seems sure to debut tonight

    Pro Soccer Talk "A debut for Clint Dempey’s second run in MLS was touch and go for a while this week as the U.S. international turned up ill. But he did travel with the team and did in fact train Friday as the Sounders arrived into Toronto so it seems a safe bet that his first minutes in a Seattle Sounders..." August 10

  • Dempsey relishing MLS return

    Soccerway "Clint Dempsey is excited to be returning to the MLS after signing for Seattle Sounders. The United States national team captain was unveiled in front of a packed crowd at the Sounders' CenturyLink Field before their home fixture against Dallas on Saturday ending speculation about his future..." August 04

  • Sources: Clint Dempsey to join Sounders

    ESPN FC "The Seattle Sounders and Tottenham Hotspur are finalizing the transfer of U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey who is expected to be introduced as the newest Sounder as early as Saturday multiple sources told ESPNFC.com. No other details –- including the transfer fee Sounders FC paid Spurs to..." August 02

  • Oka Nikolov moving to MLS

    ESPN FC "Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov is leaving the Bundesliga club after 19 years to move to Major League Soccer. Eintracht chief executive officer Heribert Bruchhagen says it is still not clear which MLS club the goalkeeper will join but that his contract with Eintracht had been..." June 25

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