Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan was knocked to the pitch by Timbers defender Vytas Andriuskevicius in the 61st minute, and Clint Dempsey loomed over the ensuing penalty kick. He buried it. And he knocked in another goal 18 minutes later. And Roldan followed three minutes later with a goal of his own, a header in the 83rd minute off assists from Nicolas Lodeiro and Brad Evans on a corner that added a dominant hue to Seattle’s 3-1 victory over its fiercest rival.
Seattle gets a goal and an assist in the first half from Nicolas Lodeiro to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. Keeper Stefan Frei’s second-half blunder tightens the match, but the Sounders collect all three points.
Nicolas Lodeiro, the attacking midfielder who just helped Argentina powerhouse Boca Juniors reach the semifinals of the prestigious Copa Libertadores club championship in South America, has signed with the Seattle Sounders as a designated player.
Seattle Sounders’ loss of competitive momentum leads to firing of Sigi Schmid. After seven straight playoff appearances, Sounders, Schmid “part ways.” Coach couldn’t find ways to get Sounders turned around this season.
The Seattle Sounders announced today that coach Sigi Schmid and the club have mutually agreed to part immediately. Longtime assistant and former USL Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer will be the interim head coach.
If you find yourself in search of reasons why the Seattle Sounders should continue scheduling midseason friendlies — many Sounders fans don’t see the logic in it, and it’s hard to blame them — take note of the gentleman in the West Ham United jersey seated just behind the team benches on Tuesday night at CenturyLink field.