Sounder at Heart: for Seattle Sounders and Reign FC fans

Sounder at Heart: for Seattle Sounders and Reign FC fans

The official home for audio programming from Sounder at Heart, SB Nation's community for fans of the Seattle Sounders and Reign FC.

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January 12, 2023 53 min

The 2023 preseason has officially begun with the Sounders opening training camp. There's a lack of depth at fullback but otherwise mostly good questions to ask.

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The Sounders' biggest offseason priority was signing a backup for Raúl Ruidíaz and they seem to have found a pretty good one in Héber, who spent the previous four seasons at NYCFC.

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Craig Waibel was officially introduced as the third general manager in the Sounders' MLS history this week. We give our first impressions.

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Seemingly out of the blue, Garth Lagerwey has left the Seattle Sounders to become Atlanta United's CEO and President. It's a big bump in title and control. We do our best to make sense of it.

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The Sounders were back in person with their Annual Business Meeting this week. They revealed Garth Lagerwey's retention vote totals, teased a new crest and showed off parts of their new headquarters.

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In the late 1980s US Soccer was at a nadir. There was no professional outdoor league, the indoor league was hanging on by a thread and it had been nearly 40 years since the last World Cup appearance. But a band of players cobbled together from ethnic league, college teams and European outfits managed to breakthrough and set the USA on its current path. Adam Elder chronicled this journey, which included a pretty significant Pacific ...

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Garth Lagerwey may or may not be back next year, but he has some clear opinions about the proper way to utilize the roster as its currently constructed.

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October 7, 2022 48 min

This was not the ending most of us expected but here we are nonetheless.

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The Sounders are in a bad place after Tuesday's tie with FC Cincinnati. We discuss what we thought went wrong, what was encouraging and how much chance remains for the Sounders to make the playoffs.

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Xavier Arreaga posted a homophobic and transphobic cartoon to his Instagram feed, removed it and apologized. What's the best way forward from here? They also tackled the Sounders' diminishing hopes to return to the playoffs for a 14th consecutive season.

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Wallis Lapsley's path to professional soccer wasn't exactly the smoothest. He was lightly recruited out of high school, walked-on at UC Davis and although he was drafted, was cut after his first professional season. But he ultimately ended up with a preseason tryout for the Defiance and has turned that into a solid campaign that continues on Sunday with the organization's first home playoff game.

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When Garth Lagerwey first joined the Seattle Sounders ahead of the 2015 season, he was tasked with winning the team's first-ever MLS Cup and competing for Concacaf Champions League titles. He won two of the first and just led the Sounders to the first CCL title in MLS history. He took the time to reflect on what he's accomplished and ahead to what might be in the future.

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September 9, 2022 52 min

The Sounders still vaguely control their own destiny in terms of making the playoffs, but they've erased all room for error.

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The Seattle Sounders suffered a rare season sweep to the Timbers, falling 2-1 on Friday that sealed their fate. Even more distressing is that they seem to be settling into bad habits.

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Mark returns to the show as host to talk about the Galaxy game and what it portends for the future.

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Sam Svilar of Stumptown Footy joined us to give us some insight into the Timbers recent form.

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Matt Montgomery of RSL Soapbox gives some insight into Sunday's opponent.

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July 25, 2022 25 min

Your favorite podcast about your favorite NWSL team is back for another episode. With the second half of the NWSL regular season starting this Saturday with OL Reign traveling to Los Angeles to play at Angel City FC, the crew talks about where OL Reign are at the halfway mark. And the wait is over, OL Reign will finally be on local television! The crew talks that news and an idea is proposed about what the future of the NWSL's ...

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Your favorite podcast about your favorite NWSL team is back for another episode. Stumptown Footy contributor Melina Gaspar joins the podcast to talk about the best rivalry in the NWSL: Portland versus Seattle. We dive into our favorite rivalry memories, discuss the Thorns' season so far, and preview Sunday's Cascadia matchup at Lumen Field.


HOSTS

Susie Rantz (@SusieRants)

Steve Voght (@voght)


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Album artwork: Amy C...

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The Timbers got off to a tough start but seem to have found their footing recently and are unbeaten in four straight. Stumptown Footy's Sam Svilar gives us some insight into our Cascadia rivals.

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