Sounders: Analysis

Kovar & Okoli signed, what are their paths to grow


This may be blasphemy in Soundersland, but not every Home Grown Player is going to be an All Star like DeAndre Yedlin in their first year. Some may need to develop. There are a few ways they can do...

A case for a 4-2-3-1


It's not time to abandon our beloved Wide Attacking Midfielders just yet.

The Care and Feeding of Kenny Cooper


Kenny Cooper must be given the right position to help the Sounders in 2014.

The Sounders and the Required Diamond Creativity


The Sounders are looking more and more like they may move to the diamond midfield for next season. Do they even have the right personnel to make that formation work? Are there issues with...

Forecasting the Tactical Future of the Sounders


Looking back in retrospect at the few minutes the Seattle Sounders main attacking threats spent on pitch together and looking forward to the tactical prospect's of next season

Looking at Dempsey & other midseason acquisitions


Clint Dempsey didn't fare so well in his half season in a Sounders uniform, but a look around the league shows his impact wasn't much less than other players in the league.

Game State, Regarding Portland v. Seattle


Caleb Porter blamed Seattle's statistical strength in the first leg -apart from the scoreline - on strategy. Is he right?

Pace and Possession favor Seattle, still lose


This may seem like sticking the hand up the puppet of statistics, and maybe it is. But when a possession based team has their worst outing of the year by that measure just maybe Seattle Sounders FC...

A Tale of Two Sigis


Seattle Sounders' supporters have laid witness to two coaches: The Sigi Schmid that dominates the regular season and racks up U.S. Open Cups and the Sigi Schmid that features outdated tactics and a...

Stuck in the Middle


Many of the Sounders' difficulties may be attributed to midfield inconsistency. Choosing a scheme for the playoffs that fits the personnel, regardless of form and injury, may be key to a strong...

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