Sounders eliminate defending MLS Cup winners LA Galaxy

Seattle Sounders ended LA Galaxy’s two-year reign atop MLS with a 3-2 victory in a Knockout Round match on Wednesday. Erik Friberg sent the reigning MLS Cup winners home at the first hurdle with a precisely taken volley after 73 minutes. Friberg’s decisive goal settled a frenetic, open game befitting these two expansive sides. Clint Dempsey pounced on a Galaxy defensive error to...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: 2015 Summer Transfer Window-Soccer Staff Roundtable Wrap-up

Friberg, Ivanschitz, Torres, Valdez, show off their new jerseys. After a spring of such promise for the Sounders, this summer the wheels came off of our beloved Rave Green Attacking Machine. A dire losing streak that never seemed to end forced the Sounders FC front office’s hand.  Lead by Sporting Director Chris Henderson, and General Manager Garth Lagerwey the Sounders...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders FC – 0 Real Salt Lake – 2:

The Seattle Sounders went into the RIOT (Rio Tinto Stadium) in Sandy Utah to face their nemesis Real Salt lake; but could not pull of the victory, losing 0-2. Problems in the 1st half were prevalent as Real owned possession 60% of the time in the 1st half.   RSL also made tackles at a rate of 80%–these two trends would play out for the entire game. In the 12th minute a sloppy foul...
Via Seattle Side Up!
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

CCL Roundup: Sounders rally late to defeat Olimpia

Seattle Sounders 2 -- Olimpia 1 Brad Evans converted a penalty kick seven minutes into second-half stoppage time to claim victory at CenturyLink Field. Olimpia grabbed control of the game through Alberth Elis’ fifth-minute header and spent the next 85 minutes frustrating the home side with resolute defending and thorough timewasting. Seattle hit the post on a couple of occasions...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How Seattle Stomped Orlando for Three

The best player in the league, the best player on the field. Seattle stomped Orlando at home on Sunday 4-0.  A big win for the Sounders that gave them a little breathing room in the MLS Western Conference above the red line.  It was big in more ways than one and here are three reasons why the Sounders came out on top. Valdez and Torres Prove Their Worth There were two towering figures...
Via Seattle Side Up!
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: How Swede it is, Erik Friberg is back!

Well, well, well,  isnt that something? Beloved former Sounder infielder Erik Friberg is back! Expect the chants of “Play Friberg!” to echo throughout the pitch this Friday by the Rave Green faithful. Injuries and red cards have decimated the Sounder squad. Losing to the cellar dwelling Philadelphia Union and suffering a second humiliation to Portland in the span of 2 weeks have...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders FC Make Some Moves In The MLS Re-Entry Draft

Seattle Sounders FC blogger Jason Green reports that the Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg is leaving to return to Sweden. But the Sounders added defender Marc Burch, formerly of D.C. United, in the re-entry draft this week. In the re-entry draft the Sounders also lost Nate Jaqua. After a solid season this year Seattle has high hopes from last season.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Friberg transferred from Seattle to Swedish club

The Seattle Sounders FC have transferred midfielder Erik Friberg back to his native Sweden and top flight club Malmo FF. The Sounders announced the move on Monday. General manager Adrian Hanauer says Friberg is starting a family and wanted to be closer to home. Friberg spent one season in Seattle and started 23 regular season matches. He had one goal and two assists in his one...
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Sounders add Manchester United to exhibition list

Erik Friberg had to be a Manchester United fan growing up in Sweden. His father, a die-hard United supporter, wouldn't have it any other way. So consider Peter Friberg the slightest bit torn come Wednesday night when his son takes the field for the Seattle Sounders FC against Manchester United in an exhibition on the Red Devils' American tour. It's the only exhibition game this...
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July 19, 2011  |  Discuss

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