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  • MLS regular season to begin April 3; MLS Cup final on Dec. 11

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, April 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league's 27 clubs, including expansion side Austin FC. The regular season will conclude with MLS Decision Day on Nov. 7, followed by the MLS Cup playoffs..." January 25

  • Jordan Morris explains why he chose Swansea City

    Sounder At Heart "With his loan move to Swansea City for the remainder of the Championship season is now official, Jordan Morris sat down for his first interview with the new club. The conversation covers plenty of ground, giving Swans fans the opportunity to get to know him. Likely most of interest..." January 24

  • Jordan Morris officially joins Swansea City on loan

    Sounder At Heart "Jordan Morris is spreading his wings. The Seattle Sounders Homegrown player officially joined the EFL Championship’s Swansea City on Friday. The deal is structured as a six-month loan with an option to buy at the end. Although Morris won’t be available for..." January 22

  • Why would Jordan Morris go on loan to Swansea?

    Sounder At Heart "It is looking increasingly likely that Jordan Morris will soon join Swansea City of the English Championship on a six-month loan, a move that will probably be made official next week. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get to it: The..." January 18

  • Sounders close to finalizing João Paulo’s transfer

    Sounder At Heart "One of the most important objectives early this offseason for Garth Lagerwey was finding a way to bring back João Paulo following their decision to deny the Brazilian’s purchase option. After several weeks of what we are told have been extensive negotiations, Sounder at Heart was..." December 30

  • Sounders tenuously linked to Ecuadoran attacker

    Sounder At Heart "The most obvious position of need for the Seattle Sounders this offseason is probably signing an additional winger. On that basic level, the report that tenuously linked them to the pursuit of Ecuadoran Joao Rojas makes some sense. On basically every other level, though,..." December 29

  • Gustav Svensson might be moving back to China

    Sounder At Heart "If there’s been one constant in Gustav Svensson’s nomadic soccer career, it’s been a willingness to move wherever there’s opportunity. Now that spirit of adventure may be taking him back to China. Svensson has been linked to a move back to Guangzhuou City, the same team..." December 28

  • Nico Lodeiro agrees to Sounders contract extension

    Sounder At Heart "Nicolas Lodeiro isn’t going anywhere. The midfielder has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him under contract with the Seattle Sounders through at least 2023, according to a report at MLSsoccer.com. The Sounders had already informed Lodeiro that they intended to..." December 14

  • Jordan Morris on European ambitions: ‘It’s something I’d take a close look at’

    Sounder At Heart "When Jordan Morris chose to sign with his hometown Seattle Sounders instead of the Bundesliga’s Werder Bremen, it became a near instantaneous meme. Frustrated United States men’s national team fans immediately seized on the idea that Morris was turning down a chance at..." December 11

  • Ken Griffey Jr. joins Seattle Sounders' ownership group

    The Score "MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. and his family now own a stake of the Seattle Sounders after becoming a part of the MLS club's ownership group, the team announced Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. The Sounders said Griffey's ownership stake was..." November 17

  • MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine

    ESPN "In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN. This move will allow these players to be..." November 17

  • Breaking Down What's at Stake on MLS Decision Day

    Bleacher Report "The final day of the Major League Soccer season is here. Decision Day is split into two time windows. The Eastern Conference teams will play first at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then the Western Conference sides will do battle at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Supporters' Shield is the biggest..." November 08

  • Understanding the Handwalla Bwana-Jimmy Medranda trade

    Sounder At Heart "When the reports first surfaced that Handwalla Bwana was being traded to Nashville SC, reactions were very clearly mixed. Without knowing a ton about who or what the Seattle Sounders were getting in return, it seemed odd that the they’d be willing to part with a..." October 22

  • Handwalla Bwana reportedly traded to Nashville

    Sounder At Heart "Handwalla Bwana has long been a player who was poised to break out. Unfortunately, if that ever comes it will likely be with a different team. The Washington Post’s Steven Goff — someone who is about as well sourced on breaking news as anyone in the American soccer..." October 18

  • What broke down, and what's next after summer window?

    The Score "Real target Mbappe, will settle for Haaland Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe's eventual move to Real Madrid seems inevitable, and according to Eurosport, the Frenchman will join the reigning La Liga champs next summer to replace Luka Jovic...." October 18

  • Sounders aren’t pursuing Cyle Larin

    Sounder At Heart "There’s been a rumor circling Twitter over the last few days about the Seattle Sounders supposedly approaching Turkish club Besiktas about the possibility of signing Cyle Larin. The Canadian forward, you may remember, was last seen in MLS effectively forcing Orlando..." October 14

  • MLS announces end-of-season schedule; Decision Day set for Nov. 8

    ESPN "MLS announced the remainder of its regular season schedule, with each team playing nine more matches and concluding on Nov. 8. The last day of the regular season -- which the league is calling Decision Day and will likely have a bearing on playoff qualification and seeding..." September 22

  • Brad Smith officially rejoins Sounders

    Sounder At Heart "Brad Smith is back. The Seattle Sounders announced the return of the Australian on Thursday, reuniting them with their MLS Cup-winning left back. “We are very excited to bring in Brad, a proven winner who adds even more speed and athleticism to our squad,”..." September 18

  • Major League Soccer sees five matches called off amid Jacob Blake protests

    ESPN "Most of Wednesday's matches in Major League Soccer were postponed as players chose not to play in protest of racial injustice, and in particular the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The development came as players in both..." August 26

  • Brad Smith officially available after Bournemouth bids farewell

    Sounder At Heart "Brad Smith is officially available after his contract with English Premier League side Bournemouth came to an end on Monday. Smith had spent the latter half of the 2019-20 season on loan with Cardiff City in the English Championship where he made just three appearances, all off the bench...." August 10

  • MLS will resume regular-season games on Aug. 12 in its own stadiums, some with fans in attendance

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Soccer is coming right back following the MLS is Back Tournament. The top circuit in the United States and Canada announced plans to resume the regular season on Aug. 12, a day after its monthlong, World Cup-style tournament concludes in a “bubble” in Central..." August 08

  • Is Deandre Yedlin returning to MLS?

    Sounder At Heart "Now that most of the 2019-2020 European season has concluded, the international transfer window is set to see a bunch of movement as teams reload for the 2020-2021 season. One report indicates a current English Premier League player and former Sounders homegrown star may be..." August 04