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Who we are

Sounder at Heart was first founded in 2008 by Dave Clark and joined SB Nation about a year later. Around the same time, Jeremiah Oshan joined the team and shared much of the editing responsibilities. In the decade-plus since, the site has become the standard bearer for MLS team coverage through in-person reporting, informed opinion-writing and thoughtful analysis while building an inclusive community. On Aug. 21, 2023, we embarked on a bold new journey as an independent news outlet and community that is primarily reader-supported. As part of this process, Sounder at Heart, Nos Audietis and Ride of the Valkyries now exist under the umbrella of PNW Soccer Media with this site as our central hub.

Our website address is:


To leave comments on our site, visitors must register for an account with our commenting partner. We collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s email address and IP address to help spam detection.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Cookies last for six months. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you create an account to leave comments on our site, we will set up several additional cookies to save that login information. If you log out of your commeneting account, the login cookies will be removed.

You can update your cookie preferences at any time via the following link:

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We use Google Analytics to study the browsing behaviour of visitors to this site. This is a website analytics service provided by Google Inc.

Google Analytics collects information on an anonymous basis, such as the number of visitors to this site, their country, region and city of origin, the type of browser and operating system they are using, the date, time and duration of visits, the pages consulted, and what other websites they visited prior to coming to this site.

You may opt‐out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on or by configuring your browser settings to block the use of cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, forms, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We do not otherwise share your data with others.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its associated metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

For any privacy-related questions, please contact