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Sounders: Analysis and Tactics

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.

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

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