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It was Singing in the Rain Seattle style Tuesday night as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids to take the lead in the two legged showdown.

Seattle

The Colorado Rapids struck first, but the Seattle Sounders rallied in the rain to gain a narrow 2-1 advantage in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. Can we dare think of hosting an MLS Cup in Seattle?

"We’re getting close to that point. I want to earn it even more now, especially for my teammates that had such a difficult beginning of the season. Our objective as a group is to earn the MLS Cup." Nicolas Lodeiro wants to end his season in style with an MLS Cup.

Here is what the Seattle Sounders need to do in leg two of the Western Conference Final, and in case you need a visual we have that too.

Seattle's transformation on the field has been evident, but as Richard Farley reports, that change has roots in the Sounders' locker room. And a certain someone's dancing style!!

A powerful offensive presence led the No. 14 Washington men's soccer team to a 4-1 win over New Mexico Sunday evening in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The win advances the Huskies to the third round of the tournament where they will face Denver on Saturday, Nov. 26.

For the third time in the last four years and the second consecutive season, the Western Washington University women's soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four.

Tacoma Stars goalkeeper Danny Waltman and defender Cory Keitz have been named to the Major Arena Soccer League Team of the Week for week four, the league announced Tuesday.

U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer has fired Jurgen Klinsmann, and they’ve announced Bruce Arena as his replacement. Here’s why the former LA Galaxy manager is getting another shot at being the national team boss.

We know that Bruce Arena is a stop gap hire with the mission to get the USA through the hexagonal and into the 2018 World Cup, but who is the long term hire?

The U20 USWNT has advanced out of the group stage and are in the quarterfinals of the U-20 Women's World Cup. leading the team in Papua New Guinea is former Seattle Sounders Women's player and coach Michelle French.

Maryland entered its second round NCAA tournament meeting with Providence sitting on a jet booster filled with propellant. The Terps didn’t lose a single game all year, and they probably boasted more pro prospects in their starting XI than Providence has had in program history, but the little guy never gives up!!

World Soccer

He often talks in third person but has the resume to back it up on the field, now Zlatan Ibrahimovic is talking about "Conquering America". Most see it as a last big payday for the aging star.

Yaya Toure lost a staggering amount of weight and adapted his playing style to put himself back into the first team picture at Manchester City. The Ivory Coast international made a triumphant return over the weekend with a two goal performance

The story of how Cristiano Ronaldo made it to Sporting Lisbon is a case study in how to recruit and develop players.

You can stop searching for the worst soccer miss of all time because you will never find a shot worse than this one. To that end the player does everything right until his final touch.

Major League Soccer

With field maintenance an issue and two warmups completed Montreal still stormed to a three-goal lead before a sold-out crowd of 61,004, ultimately hanging on for a 3-2 home victory over rival Toronto FC.

FC Dallas has announced their roster moves leading into the offseason. FC Dallas has exercised contract options on 10 players and has not exercised options on seven others for the 2017 season.

FC Dallas has signed its league-leading 17th Homegrown player, forward Bryan Reynolds, from the FC Dallas Academy for the 2017 season. Reynolds, who just turned 15, becomes the youngest player ever to sign with FC Dallas ahead of Jesus Ferreira, who joined the club last week.

Restrictions that were originally put in place to help MLS teams are now hold teams back. The league has changed over the years and now a majority of the teams are ready and willing to spend.

Goals of the Week: A trio of Left Feet