Sounders hope Dempsey's return galvanizes them
Remember when the Seattle Sounders were the clear top team in all of Major League Soccer in 2015?
At one point, they were running through opponents with their lethal combination of Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins up top, aided by the midfield talents such as Lamar Neagle, Marco Pappa, Osvaldo Alonso and Gonzalo Pineda. There was a point when the question wasn't if they would win, it was by how much?
Those times seem very long ago. Seven weeks ago,...
Brad Davis had a goal and an assist in the first half, helping the Houston Dynamo beat the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Saturday night.
The Dynamo took control in the ninth minute when Will Bruin settled Davis' diagonal cross and smashed home a left-footer. Davis then added a long-range strike from behind the top of the circle in the 27th minute.
Leonel Miranda capped the scoring in the 88th minute, juking two Galaxy defenders and finishing with a chip shot.
The Galaxy entered the match in second place in the...
The Seattle Sounders will be without midfielder Marco Pappa while Major League Soccer investigates his recent arrest for speeding and driving under the influence.
Pappa, arrested early on Sunday, will be evaluated by the MLS' substance abuse doctors as per the league's policy, and will not be allowed to participate in games until the investigation is completed and he is cleared to play.
Garth Lagerwey, Sounders' general manager and president of soccer, said on the club's official website: "We are...