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Sounders: Analysis and Tactics

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.

Sounders quarter-season sustainability ratings (plus tactics talk)

This team might just mess around and win some trophies.

Advanced stats somehow like the Sounders even more than you

We crunched the numbers and the numbers were like, "Are you sure this is right?"

How Sounders can keep Josh Atencio on field after Nicolas Lodeiro returns

The 19-year-old is proving himself more than just a good fill-in option.

What’s a reasonable expectation for Fredy Montero?

It might be helpful to look at what Diego Valeri accomplished at the same point in his career.

Fredy Montero still passes the eyes and numbers tests

What to expect when you’re expecting a second coming.

What would a 3-5-2 actually look like?

If the Sounders try a new formation, that could also mean a different style of play.

Is Sounders’ current roster built for a 3-5-2?

Off-season moves and comments from Brian Schmetzer suggest the Sounders may give a new formation an extended look.

Painful as it is, the Jordan Morris move is for the best

It hurts now. But we’re all better off in the long run.

Three big questions Sounders must answer this offseason

Getting dismantled in MLS Cup will likely force some soul-searching.

Statistical Preview of MLS Cup

The puppet speaks!

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MLS Cup tactics preview: How to win the possession-based war of attrition

The Sounders must be patient yet efficient against a smothering Columbus side.

Why Nicolas Lodeiro should be 2020 MLS MVP

This is the year to reward the best player on the best club for the last half-decade.

Talking Points: Another one bites the dust

The Sounders got their second straight 3+ goal win, this time against the defending Supporters’ Shield champs.

Three Questions: Sounders at LA Galaxy

Alicia from LAG Confidential stops by for a lovely chat

How to solve the Xavier Arreaga problem

The Sounders had hoped Arreaga would be their No. 1 centerback but early struggles may force them to seek other solutions.

Three questions: Seattle vs LAFC

Alicia from Angels On Parade stopped by for a chat

Five things we learned from the Sounders win over the Whitecaps

All wins are three points, but sometimes they feel better than others.

5 things we learned in the Sounders loss to the Fire

The Sounders have dug themselves into a deep hole in the MLS is Back Tournament

Sounders vs Chicago Fire, recap: Drowsy morning loss

Sunday’s group-stage finale is a must-win.

Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Some soccer happened

Heat and humidity were the only winners in a sloppy 0-0 draw.

Return of the 10: How Lodeiro will reshape Sounders attack

Getting Nicolas Lodeiro and João Paulo on the pitch at the same time should give the Sounders a newfound fluidity.

Being a fan halfway across the world

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Sounders fan in Germany?

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Schmetzer’s Smooth Moves: A tactics retrospective

The Schmetzer-era Sounders have gone through many ups and down, but always seem to peak at the right time.

Five things we saw when the Sounders drew the Crew

A weird game on and off the field ends with the teams splitting points

Three questions: Sounders vs Crew

Pat from Massive Report stopped by for a lovely chat

Five things we saw in Sounders win over Chicago

Seattle opens their title defense with a win.

Five things we’d like to see when the Sounders host the Chicago Fire

It’s opening weekend for MLS.

Three questions: Sounders vs Fire

Patrick from Hot Time In Old Town stopped by for a lovely chat

What the stats say about the Sounders’ prospects in 2020

Seattle Sounders’ Sisyphean Shield Search

Projecting Cristian Roldan’s wing performance

Sounders’ midfielder should be productive, given new focus in attack

What to expect from Cristian Roldan as a right mid (a lot)

The Sounders veteran will bring an uncommon blend of quality and tenacity to the position.

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