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Sounders: Analysis and Tactics

What were you expecting? A deep dive into the Sounders’ xG mess

The data suggests the Sounders are doing more right than wrong despite the frustrating results.

Sounder Strategy: Earthquake Preparedness

Seattle must utilize the full depth of their roster against a solid San Jose side.

Sounder Strategy: The Red Bulls got their wings

Seattle will need to amp up their energy if they wish to avoid another poor performance

Sounder Strategy: Dynamo Redemption

Seattle will search for solace in Houston against a renewed Dynamo squad that controls the ball.

Sounder Strategy: Sporting on the Ropes

SKC are winless in their first 10 bouts, and Seattle are looking for a knock-out in the main event.

Sounder Strategy: Minnesota Musings

How the Sounders can get back on the winning track.

Sounder Strategy: Timbers in Free Fall

Sounders will face a very different kind of foe than last week.

Sounder Strategy: Meet the Lou’s Press

Sounders will face the Jolt of energy-drink soccer.

Sounder Strategy: Beware the Center of the Galaxy

The Galaxy’s central midfielders are an obvious strength, but their wing play has been awful.

Sounder Strategy: Un-Sporting Behavior

Sporting KC love to cross.

Sounder Strategy: LAFC On Lock

LAFC have been good but they’re not unstoppable.

Sounders are cultivating confidence

Team defense has helped to facilitate the Sounders’ flowing attack.

Sounder Strategy: FC Cincinnati will test Seattle’s talent

Not only is this the Sounders’ first road game but FC Cincinnati has a host of quality attackers.

‘Highlife Soccer’ is about more than sexy passing

Attractive as the Sounders play has been, the engine of their success is dogged defending and an ability to extend possessions.

Sounder Strategy: Facing A tough opponent in Real Salt Lake

RSL has now bested Sounders in four straight meetings.

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Project Refresh: Sounders altered their physical and mental space during offseason

Coming off a disappointing season, Sounders are committed to not being complacent.

Everything a Sounders fan needs to know heading into 2023

Some fundamental things have changed — like the playoff format — while others have remained the same — like the roster.

Sounders tactical adjustments are reasons for optimism in 2023

While no "rebuild" took place in the offseason, it does seem like the coaching staff was hard at work.

A statistical analysis of the Héber trade

We take out the emotions to take a hard look at the numbers behind the deal.

What kind of player is Héber?

New York City FC blogger shares some insights on the newest Sounders forward.

What went wrong and how the Sounders can fix it

Despite the disappointing regular season, the solutions might not be too far off.

Five Thoughts: Sounders v. FC Dallas

Perhaps a glimmer of hope that they’ve turned a corner.

Much Ado About Nouhou

A statistical deep dive into the debate around Nouhou’s offensive and defensive contributions.

Identifying Sounders’ problems and how to address them with trades

Taking a look at players around the league who could help Seattle get out of their rut

Stretching the field isn’t just about straight-line speed

Sounders are able to stretch opponents in a variety of ways.

Five thoughts on an out-of-tune Sounders performance

Heavily rotated lineup falls to Inter Miami.

What Happens Next?

The anticipation of seeing what what else these players can do is part of the fun.

Five Thoughts about Sounders’ return to CCL

Some rust to shake off, but optimistic signs.

How do you solve a problem that’s not a problem?

Kelyn Rowe gets a lot of flack, but that is likely due to a misunderstanding of his role.

Everything you needed to know about Brad Smith’s trade

The Sounders created about $1.35 million in added spending capacity with the move.

Stefan Frei is enjoying another potentially historic season

Frei has been absolutely fantastic when he’s been available.

We need to talk about Sounders’ home form

The Sounders are on a four-game winless run and have won just 5 of 12 at Lumen Field this year.

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