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Victory wasn't only news from Sounders' opening day

Before the match, the Sounders announced that they have bought out the contract of midfielder Sharlie Joseph. … The Sounders also announced the six games for which they will open the upper deck and play to the full capacity of CenturyLink Field. Those games are May 17 against San Jose, July 13 vs. Portland, the July 19 friendly against Tottenham Hotspur, Aug. 10 vs. Houston, Oct. 10 vs. Vancouver and Oct. 25 vs. Los Angeles … Seattle moved to 4-2 on opening day. Sporting Kansas City fell to 12-3-2 all-time in openers and suffered just its second opening loss in the past 12 seasons.