Assistant Sports Editor
A former D.C. United defender has filed a $12 million lawsuit against the team and former coach Thomas Soehn, saying they rushed him back onto the field after the concussion that ultimately ended his career.
Tacoma natives Raphael and Jamael Cox usually play their soccer about 2,500 miles apart: Raphael with the Atlanta Silverbacks and Jamael in Pierce County with Sounders U-23.
Sounders FC has reached the 1.5-points-per-game average that coach Sigi Schmid thinks will be the safe zone for playoff qualification at the end of the season.
Emilio Renteria scored twice in the second half and the host Columbus Crew held on for a 2-1 victory over the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night in Major League Soccer.
SEATTLE - Brad Evans scored twice in the second half and set up Alvaro Fernandez's first-half goal in the Seattle Sounders' 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.
Colorado midfielder Brian Mullan fractured the right leg of Sounders FC midfielder Steve Zakuani on a tackle that was "reckless, egregious and showed utter disregard for the safety of his opponent," Major League Soccer ruled Thursday.
Tukwila - Seattle Sounders FC had a pair of breakthroughs Friday in its 1-0 win at Colorado.
TUKWILA - Fredy Montero's return to health and his return to the Sounders FC starting lineup may not necessarily happen at the same time.
Tukwila - For one sunny Tuesday morning, the Seattle Sounders became those other boys of summer.
Seattle Sounders FC defender Jeff Parke seemed back to normal Sunday.
Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller was credited with four saves Saturday in Seattle's 2-1 win over Chicago.
Charlie Davies converted a disputed 90th-minute penalty kick and D.C. United tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 Saturday night.
SEATTLE - Sounders FC combined a free-flowing first half Saturday with a second half that was a struggle. But in the end, music blared in the happy locker room because the club did just enough for its first win of the season, 2-1 over the Chicago Fire.
• KASEY KELLER: Sounders goalie makes a trio of 'world-class' saves
The usual 36,000 or so soccer fans will file into Qwest Field this afternoon to watch Sounders FC play the Chicago Fire.