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5:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Sounders' Season Over after 2nd Loss to Portland in Semifinals

Game and season over. The Sounders' Clint Dempsey walks off the pitch after the Sounders lost to the Portland Timbers 3-2 Thursday night in Portland, in the second game of the Western Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Sports with Art Thiel weekly commentary

The Seattle Sounders’ season has come to an end after a second playoff loss to Portland Thursday night. The Timbers beat the Sounders 3-2 in Portland to win the two-game, aggregate-goal semifinal series 5-3.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the game was an embarrassing end to the Sounders’ rocky season.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Can Sounders Stop Slide and Make the Playoffs?

Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, center, calls to teammates to position his defense during a match against D.C. United on July 3, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Sports with Art Thiel weekly commentary

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. 

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says a lot has been going wrong for the Sounders recently.  

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Can Sounders get past Real Salt Lake in first round of playoffs?

The Sounders' Fredy Montero comes in from the side to challenge Real Salt Lake's Nat Borchers for the ball in their match on Oct. 17, 2012, in Seattle. The teams played to a 0-0 draw.
Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

The Sounders play their final game of the regular season this Sunday against the LA Galaxy in California.

Next weekend, they face Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference semifinals - in a rematch from last year.

The Sounders have made it to the Major League Soccer playoffs all four years of their existence, but have yet to make it to round two. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it's tough to say if this will be their year.

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