To kickoff our first episode, we welcome Sounders legend Steve Zakuani to the studio. Steve takes us back to his roots in Tottenham to discuss how grime music, north London, and traveling the world as a youth footballer helped shape his style of play and his life.
TUKWILA, Wash. - Just over two years ago, the Sounders traded allocation money to the Montreal Impact in exchange for attacking midfielder Harry Shipp.
D ré Montgomery had a busy freshman year. While most college students spend their first months on campus dipping their toes into the proverbial pond, Dré was jumping in headfirst and getting involved. For him that meant school, but also student involvement and music.
Garth Lagerwey is patient. When he first took the reigns as Seattle's GM in 2015, he was careful to sit back and observe others in the front office before imposing his will. "I wanted to learn from them as much as, hopefully, I brought to the table on my end," he said in a fourfourtwo article that chronicled Nico Lodeiro's historic 2016 signing.
That could make for a lot of pressure, especially in taking on the weight of topics that possess far-reaching implications and high personal stakes-a fact that Lauren Denitizio readily acknowledges in her lyrics when lamenting, "So many questions get asked/So many times I don't have the energy I'd like to correct and react."
Some artists write songs about themselves, pulling facts from their lives in hopes of finding some mutual truths that can connect with their audience. Others create more from their imagination, searching for the universal within the abstract. Still even more operate in a sort of grey area between the two, filling in embellishing details when their concrete surroundings fall short.
Kanye West is crazy. Or so people like to say with a sort of flippant superiority. Only thing is, this time around on his highly awaited, hotly debated, and incessantly fiddled with latest album, The Life of Pablo, he's saying it, too. In three separate instances on the record, he declares instability.
As the MLS schedule takes a pseudo-international break before the final stretch of regular season matches, now seems as good a time as any to take stock of where the Sounders are and how they got there.
Nicolas Lodeiro is without question one of the Seattle Sounders most important players. Since making his debut in the summer of 2016, he's led the team to an MLS Cup, a Western Conference Championship, and an MLS record for most consecutive matches won in regulation during a single season.
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Brian Schmetzer opened up on the status of Clint Dempsey during his weekly interview with Dave "Softy" Mahler and Dick Fain from 950 KJR. After waxing poetic on duels won and other successes from the Sounders record tying 7th straight win against the Portland Timbers, the interview addressed the correlation between Seattle's unbeaten streak and the absence of arguably their biggest star.
TUKWILA, Wash. - Kelvin Leerdam ended last season with no goals and fives assists. That's not a bad haul for a fullback, but it's a mark that he's currently on pace to obliterate, at least in terms of goals scored.
Major League Soccer has released the schedule for every team's home opener of the 2019 season. The Seattle Sounders will kick off the season hosting expansion side, FC Cincinnati, at CenturyLink Field on March 2. That match will mark the third time the Sounders have played their home opener against an expansion club.
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