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2014 Season Preview

With under two weeks before First Kick against Sporting KC the time has come to look at some of the issues that will face Seattle Sounders FC as they attempt to win a major trophy after two years without one. The attack and defense are revamped. The talent is as high as ever. This is the minimum that you should know.

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2014 Season Preview: Infrequently Asked Questions

Finally, all the Sounders related questions you never asked are answered. You're welcome.

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About Dempsey's Lack of Production

Since signing with the Sounders, Dempsey has only managed 1 goal and 1 assist, but we shouldn't panic just yet.

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The Sounders May Start Slow, and That Is Okay

There has been some significant turnover from last season. Change is good, but it can take a while for change to take hold.

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2014 Season Preview - The Attack

Seattle's offense is different than it's been in the past. After a couple of seasons of "cross first" the methodology is shifting due to the personnel on the field.

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2014 Season Preview - Depth Chart

With only 60% of last year's minutes returning the depth chart is a bit different than last year. Preseason even sorted out a few of the questions and raised the possibility of others.

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2014 Season Preview Predictions - Trophies

The past two seasons didn't have major trophies. Sounder at Heart staff tends to think this is a year when Seattle will again be competing for them. The biggest challenge is not LA as in year's past, instead it is a Cascadian club that will challenge.

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Ep. 129: Season preview, Sporting KC

It's almost time for MLS First Kick 2014 and Nos Audietis is back to preview the season and the opening match against Sporting Kansas City.

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2014 Season Predictions - Young Player of the Year

In no previous season have Sounders FC started the year with so many exciting prospects. A club that is normally veteran heavy also has several players that meet our standards as a "Young Player" (if Olympics were this year would qualify as a U-23 player). This prediction is all about promise.

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Preseason Predictions - Defensive Player of Year

As Sounder at Heart continues to exam the changes of the offseason through polling the focus moves to goal prevention. Defending is not just for those called "defenders" and with some doubts about the starters in these roles the choices are broad and, due to talent, narrow.

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Preseason Predictions - Offensive Player of Year

Seattle's attack shifted significantly - EJ is gone, Mauro is gone, Zakuani is gone. The 2014 offense is going to be based on men with short histories as Sounders. Who will carry that load the most?

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