The English Football Association says a fresh investigation into the conduct of former national women's team coach Mark Sampson has found that he directed discriminatory comments at players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence.
The road-heavy span is over. Seattle gets four of its next six matches at CenturyLink Field, starting Saturday against New England. And, of course, the MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC looms a week later in Seattle.
Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer: "It's nice to be home, but it is a long season."
Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer scouts Vancouver
Sounders forward Jordan Morris talks about winning the home opener
Defending MLS champion Sounders prepare for home opener