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Sounders' Lodeiro joins Suarez in Copa squad

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has relied heavily on experience in his 23-man squad for the Copa America, including Barcelona star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from an injury.

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Tabarez will coach Uruguay at a Copa America for the sixth time, and included a number of veterans like Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin.

However, Suarez is still a doubt for the tournament as he is recovering from surgery on his right knee.

The...

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Uruguay World Cup squad: Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro left out

Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, Gaston Ramirez and Fede Valverde have all been omitted from Uruguay's final World Cup squad.

Lodeiro, 29, has represented his country at two previous World Cups but was not included on the final 23-man list compiled by coach Oscar Tabarez.

Eleven of the players Tabarez has selected represented their country at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, with seven playing in 2010, when Uruguay were semifinalists.

Uruguay face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in...

 By Matt Pentz

Lodeiro's performance vs. 'Caps shows Seattle's MLS Cup defense has life

Clint Dempsey was on the scoresheet as Seattle downed Vancouver 3-0.

SEATTLE -- Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro hasn't been bad in 2017. Often, he's been quite good.

Asked to rate his season to this point, Lodeiro gave himself an "ocho" (eight out of 10). If that feels generous, or overinflated by how settled he feels off the field -- the Lodeiros have bought a house out near Cougar Mountain in the eastern suburbs, and his little boy likes his new preschool -- it is not that far off.

Lodeiro's year has been underwhelming only in contrast to the one...

Nicolas Lodeiro's diligence, desire has taken Seattle to the brink of MLS Cup

Re-live the road to MLS Cup 2016.

TORONTO, Canada -- Nicolas Lodeiro doesn't necessarily look like the studious sort. On the field, he runs about at a frenetic pace, as if his hyper-drive is permanently engaged. Yet there is very much a method to the apparent madness of "King Nico."

Lodeiro studies everything.

Before joining the Seattle Sounders from Argentine side Boca Juniors, he watched the Sounders' 10 previous games to get a better sense of his new team and the league. During the Copa America, he brought his family with...

 By Jason Davis

Altidore, Morris top list of key players for Toronto and Seattle in MLS Cup

Jozy Altidore's best highlights in Major League Soccer.

The 2016 MLS Cup marquee barely has room for all of the names that deserve a place of prominence on it. Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders bring a wealth of talent to the game, thanks in large part to the willingness of their respective owners to spend big money in the quest for a title.

But the names aren't on the metaphorical marquee just because they're highly paid. These two teams have stars who have delivered, both in the regular season and throughout the playoffs. Nearly every player who...