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  • MLS to implement concussion substitutions; Jeff Agoos explains how 'medical sideline reviews' will work

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer Monday announced the introduction of concussion substitution trials for the 2021 season with two additional changes for suspected head injury victims allowed outside of the regular five that will continue into the new campaign after being introduced last year. U.S. Soccer..." April 06

  • Sounders transfer rumor: Fredy Montero could soon return

    Sounder At Heart "Fredy Montero could soon return to the Seattle Sounders. The news was first reported by Niko Moreno and was subsequently independently verified with a very reliable source by Sounder at Heart. The source did not indicate how close a deal was, but made clear that talks..." March 03

  • Major League Soccer announces dates for preseason training camps

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the dates for the opening of training camp, with players on most teams reporting on March 1. The first week will consist of a quarantine period that will include medical exams and testing for COVID-19. The first day of full training for most teams will be..." February 14

  • Sounders tenuously linked to German winger

    Sounder At Heart "Despite losing both starting wingers from MLS Cup, the Seattle Sounders haven’t seemed particularly active in terms of seeking replacements. Aside from signing Kelyn Rowe — who got most of his playing time as a central midfielder last year — the Sounders..." February 09

  • MLS bracing for potential lockout ahead of 2021 season

    CBS Sports "MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott has issued a memo to teams and league staff telling them to prepare for a potential lockout of players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't figured out this week, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN. The league has imposed a..." January 28

  • 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