Abbott Smith

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MLS Fantasy and the World Cup Break

The World Cup break is nearly upon us. This break creates a series of unique situations for your MLS Fantasy team.

Sounders' Adjustments Fueling Late Offense


Wednesday night the Sounders staged another thrilling come from behind victory. The team's consistent late game heroics routinely get attributed to a run of incredible form. But what if there is...

MLS Fantasy: At the Quarter Pole

One quarter down, three to go. Hang on to your knickers, because the next 8 rounds are going to be wild.

Portland Week: Kitten


Not everyone travels, in fact most don't.



Our sun. Our sky. Our revel.

Sounders reserves rough up College of Charleston


Sounders beat overmatched college kids 5-0.

Observations from Sounders' win over Battery


Sounders deploy a lineup that could look very similar to ones we'll see this season.

Short End of the Roster: Trialists come & go


The Sounders made their first round of training camp cuts and brought in a second group of trialists for this week’s training in Seattle.

Sounders round out MLS Draft with two attackers

Sounders pick Surinam's Stefano Rijssel and Michigan's Fabio Pereira.

Filling needs through the 2014 SuperDraft


With the 2014 MLS Super Draft rapidly approaching, let's take a preliminary look at what players might be available and how they could fit into Seattle's future.

Scarecrow Finds His Brain


Their reputation as a contender withered in the lingering fall light and the straws of their Supporter’s Shield hopes littered the pitch. The team returned to the Emerald City and the Scarecrow...



The score \line from the last two Sounders games has impaled the confidence of the team's fan base.

MLS Parity: Shallow Rosters and FIFA Tournaments


This year MLS parity is approaching incredulous levels. Three FIFA tournaments running concurrently with the MLS season appear to be a contributing factor.


EPL Fantasy League for those who asked for it

I went ahead and created a Classic League on the EPL game for those who want to play with other Sounder@Heart members. League Name- Never Yacht Alone Code- 1125930-308379

Dempsey could lead to long term benefits for MLS


MLS may reap long term cultural rewards from the signing of Clint Dempsey. Playing in America brings his efforts where the next generation of American soccer players can see him play each week.

MLS Fantasy Manager Season Nears Halfway Mark

This weekend is Round 16 of the 36 Round MLS Fantasy Manager Regular Season. Where does your fantasy team stand approaching the halfway point of the season?

Tip of the iceberg

Mario Martinez's improvement can be seen in simple things like recognizing an overlapping run. What we see on gameday is really only the tip of the iceberg.

The Short End of the Sounders Roster


Sounders appear to have about four open roster spots, making for an interesting end to preseason training.

MLS Supplemental Draft: Prep Sheet


On Tuesday January 22nd MLS will conduct the Supplemental Draft. This is a list of some potential finds. The Seattle Sounders hold the 5th, 16th, 35th, 54th and 73rd picks at this time.

Player Profile: Brad Evans


How good does a player without a position have to be to make the top 10 in the community rankings? Really good. National Team good.

Player Profile: Andy Rose


The player profiles enter the land of box-to-box midfielders with Andy Rose, international man of mystery.

Seattle Sounders Being Patient


January looms on the horizon and with it the pending International Transfer window, the MLS Player Combine, the MLS Superdraft and the MLS Supplemental Draft. The next 45 days will have much to say...

Draft Prospecting The College Cup


The Seattle Sounders need inexpensive depth this year and will likely look to the MLS Draft as one source for talent. The College Cup was a great showcase of some of the top prospects for this...

Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War


Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit To his full height. On, on, you noble [Sounders]

Competition and Mentorship Create Championship Culture

Abbott looks at how the competition for roster spots is demanding a growth curve from veterans not just youth.

Sunday Night's 4-3-3 Was Different But Not A Lot Different

The Sounders rolled out a modified 4-3-3 in Sunday's tie with FC Dallas. Here's an explanation of how it worked.

Gershon Koffie Suspended for One Game


Gershon Koffie broke Andy Rose's rib and will miss a game for it.

Deep Dive: Sounders Tactical Options

Because a comments section isn't big enough, or because there's more than just games with well rested, healthy lineups.

Thank You: A US Open Cup Letter to Seattle Sounders FC

If I ever didn't thank you, you, then just let me do it now. Keep our feet on the ground. Keep our goals in the clouds. Electrified by the Sounders.

Tiffert may be on his way to Seattle


Reports out of Germany this morning are that Christian Tiffert may be on his way to Seattle. More details to follow as we know more. Here's another link with the same basic story. Ooooh! Shiny...... UPDATE: FCK's official website is reporting that Tiffert is joining the Sounders on a three-year deal.

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