Seattle Sounders FC http://kplu.org en Can Sounders Stop Slide and Make the Playoffs? http://kplu.org/post/can-sounders-stop-slide-and-make-playoffs <p></p><p>The Seattle Sounders play FC Dallas in Texas on Saturday. It’s yet another chance for the team to clinch a playoff berth. They’re running out of chances.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU&nbsp;sports commentator Art&nbsp;Thiel&nbsp;says a lot has been going wrong for the Sounders recently.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 10529 at http://kplu.org Can Sounders Stop Slide and Make the Playoffs? Sounders Limp into Second Half of Season http://kplu.org/post/sounders-limp-second-half-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle Sounders host the Colorado Rapids Saturday to begin the second half of the season.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;sports commentator Art&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thiel</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the team is far from full-strength.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9374 at http://kplu.org Sounders Limp into Second Half of Season Cool heads urged as Sounders fans prepare for payback for 'vicious hit' http://kplu.org/post/cool-heads-urged-sounders-fans-prepare-payback-vicious-hit <p>It&#39;s payback time. That&#39;s what a lot of Seattle Sounders FC fans are saying about Saturday&#39;s matchup with the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field.</p><p>It&#39;s the first time they will be able to voice their opposition to Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan&#39;s vicious tackle last season of one of the Sounders&#39; best players, Steve Zakuani. The hit left Zakuani with a broken leg as well as muscle and nerve damage from which he&#39;s still recovering.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says Sounders fans have a right to be angry and a right to voice that anger on Saturday - but he warns against going too far. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4738 at http://kplu.org Cool heads urged as Sounders fans prepare for payback for 'vicious hit' Preview: Advice for Sounders fans looking for payback http://kplu.org/post/preview-advice-sounders-fans-looking-payback <p>A controversial sports figure comes to Seattle Saturday. Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan will appear before Sounders fans for the first time since breaking the leg of popular midfielder Steve Zakuani last season.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4732 at http://kplu.org Preview: Advice for Sounders fans looking for payback Seattle Sounders win, but not by enough to advance in playoffs http://kplu.org/post/seattle-sounders-win-not-enough-advance-playoffs <p>They won the game but lost the chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs. That was the situation for the Seattle Sounders and their fans Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.</p><p>The Sounders <a href="http://www.soundersfc.com/Matchday/Matches/2011/Postseason/MLS-Cup-02.aspx">beat Real Salt Lake 2-0, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough</a>. Real Salt Lake advanced to the Western Conference final with a 3-2 aggregate victory in the two-game series, after winning the first match 3-0.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:55:36 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 3085 at http://kplu.org Seattle Sounders win, but not by enough to advance in playoffs MLS Cup could be within Sounders' grasp this season http://kplu.org/post/mls-cup-could-be-within-sounders-grasp-season <p>They&#39;ve won the U.S. Open Cup for the third year in a row. They&#39;ve moved on to the next round of a major international competition. And now, the Seattle Sounders have set their sights on winning their first-ever Major League Soccer Cup this year.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it would be the logical end to a spectacular season. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3017 at http://kplu.org MLS Cup could be within Sounders' grasp this season Preview: Sounders FC going for it all in playoffs http://kplu.org/post/preview-sounders-fc-going-it-all-playoffs <p>The Seattle Sounders begin playoff play on Saturday night against Real Salt Lake in Utah. The Sounders (18-7-9) earned the second-best record in Major League Soccer this season and are expected to go far in the playoffs.</p><p>In fact, the team is expecting to go all the way, after winning the U.S. Open Cup for the third year in a row.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:00:33 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3007 at http://kplu.org Preview: Sounders FC going for it all in playoffs Sounders FC, Vancouver renew soccer rivalry http://kplu.org/post/sounders-fc-vancouver-renew-soccer-rivalry <p>Think of them as the nice cousins who live up North. That&rsquo;s what KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says of the Vancouver Whitecaps. They&rsquo;re coming to Qwest Field in Seattle Saturday night to play the Sounders FC in the first Major League Soccer match-up between the two teams.</p><p>While the match will renew a longstanding regional soccer rivalry, Art says it&rsquo;s hardly the same as the fierce rivalry Seattle has with its neighbors to the South &ndash; the Portland Timbers. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1827 at http://kplu.org Sounders FC, Vancouver renew soccer rivalry Preview: Sounders FC to host Vancouver http://kplu.org/post/preview-sounders-fc-host-vancouver <p>Another Major League Soccer regional rivalry match takes place Saturday at Qwest Field in Seattle, when the Sounders FC host the Vancouver Whitecaps. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:45:35 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1826 at http://kplu.org Preview: Sounders FC to host Vancouver