Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't missed by his team as Gareth Bale scored one goal and set up another to help Real Madrid start its defense of the Spanish league title with a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Neymar was in unstoppable form on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, with the Brazil star scoring twice and involved in the other four goals as PSG routed Toulouse 6-2 to move top of the French league on Sunday.
Marcos Alonso's double reignited Chelsea's Premier League title defense by securing a 2-1 victory over Tottenham after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris blundered to enable the champions to recover from its opening weekend loss.
The road-heavy span is over. Seattle gets four of its next six matches at CenturyLink Field, starting Saturday against New England. And, of course, the MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC looms a week later in Seattle.
Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer: "It's nice to be home, but it is a long season."
Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer scouts Vancouver
Clint Dempsey chats after Sounders training Thursday
Sounders forward Jordan Morris talks about winning the home opener