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The Seattle Sounders bolstered their defense heading into the final months of the MLS season by acquiring defender Brad Smith on loan from Premier League club Bournemouth on Wednesday ahead of the closing of the secondary transfer window.
American soccer’s most storied rivalry reaches a milestone on Sunday. That’s when the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers play for the 100th time in a series that dates back to 1975, when both teams were part of the North American Soccer League.
Portland releases a ‘mockumentary’ after the Sounders set up a special website to commemorate the 100th meeting, highlighting mostly Seattle’s triumphs. In the mockumentary, the Timbers poke fun at Seattle’s traffic, the departure of the SuperSonics and even Clint Dempsey’s ill-fated attempt at rap. It points out that Portland won its MLS Cup championship before the Sounders got theirs.
Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium is the new home to Sounders FC 2, the United Soccer League team affiliated with the Seattle Sounders. And the baseball diamond – with a little sod and a 22-ton removable mound – makes for a perfectly good pitch.
The Seattle Sounders' new jerseys feature all-over tones of rave green, with a unique brush-stroke print across the entire front body. Modeling the kits in this video are defender Kelvin Leerdam, forward Will Bruin and goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
New jersey is created in all-over tones of rave green, with a unique brush-stroke print across the entire front body. Also unique to this year’s kit is a special jock tag and back of the jersey slogan, “You Will Hear Us.”