Spenser Davis

Spenser Davis

Spenser Davis covered the Sounders for 710Sports.com. He also covers the team for Sounder at Heart and has written for World Soccer Talk. Spenser attended Texas Christian University in his hometown of Fort Worth. Follow Spenser on Twitter.

2016 season in review: The year the Sounders made history

The Sounders struggled into the summer, leading to them switching coaches and adding a number of players. The moves worked as they caught fire and won their first MLS Cup.
5 years ago

MLS champion Sounders exercise options of 8 players

The Sounders announced eight players on Monday whose contracts they have exercised for next season, including Roman Torres, who scored the deciding penalty kick in Saturday's MLS Cup.
5 years ago

No shots on goal, no problem for the Sounders as they win first MLS Cup

Heroic performances by the Sounders' defense and goalkeeper Stefan Frei gave Seattle what it needed on a night its offense had no way of attacking Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final.
5 years ago

The Cup comes to Seattle: Sounders beat Toronto FC in shootout for 1st MLS title

Stefan Frei made a huge save in extra time and Roman Torres scored the deciding penalty kick as the Sounders beat Toronto FC 5-4 in a shootout to win the MLS Cup on Saturday night.
5 years ago

Three keys: Sounders seek first MLS Cup title vs Toronto FC

The Sounders made a dramatic turnaround and caught fire to secure a spot in their first MLS Cup championship. But what will they need to do to leave Toronto with the trophy?
5 years ago

Scouting report: How Sounders can beat Toronto in MLS Cup final

The Sounders will face a Toronto FC team in Saturday's MLS Cup final that has the potent goal-scoring combination of Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore.
5 years ago

Five key moments that led the Sounders to the MLS Cup final

With less than week to go before the Sounders face off against Toronto FC in their first ever MLS Cup final, it’s worth reflecting on the extraordinary season that led them here. Spenser Davis revisits five key moments.
5 years ago

Sounders to travel to Toronto for MLS Cup

Toronto FC beat Montreal Impact 5-2 Wednesday night for an aggregate score of 7-5. That means they'll face the Sounders at home on Dec. 10 for the 2016 MLS Cup final.
5 years ago

Sounders did everything right vs Rapids en route to 1st MLS Cup final

If the Sounders continue to play like they did in their Western Conference finals win over Colorado, they could be bringing home their first MLS Cup in less than two weeks.
5 years ago

On to the MLS Cup: Sounders beat Rapids for Western Conference title

Arriving in Colorado with a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals, Jordan Morris scored a goal to give the Sounders a 3-1 aggregate win Sunday and progress to the first MLS Cup in team history.
5 years ago

3 keys: Sounders aim to clinch trip to MLS Cup in 2nd leg of conference finals vs Colorado

Will the Sounders alter their strategy and bunker down Sunday to preserve their 2-1 lead in the second leg of the Western Conference finals against the Colorado Rapids?
5 years ago

Sounders were good in first leg, but they’ll need to be even better

The Sounders scored twice against one of MLS' better defensive teams and only allowed one goal off a deflection. But as good as they were in the first leg vs. Colorado, they'll need to be even better in the second.
5 years ago

Sounders’ Nicolas Lodeiro wins MLS Newcomer of the Year

After being listed as a finalist, Sounders FC midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro was named 2016 MLS Newcomer of the Year by the league on Monday.
5 years ago

Three keys for the Sounders vs Colorado Rapids in Leg 1 of MLS Western Conference finals

The Sounders ripped Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals at home, but Colorado is unlikely to present the same kind of opportunity in the conference finals.
5 years ago

Injury report: Updating status of Jordan Morris and more before Sounders’ conference finals

A look at how the Sounders are doing on the injury front heading into next Tuesday's first leg of the Western Conference finals at CenturyLink Field.
5 years ago

Sounders’ Jordan Morris named MLS Rookie of the Year

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named AT&T Rookie of the Year for the 2016 season. He's the first Sounder to earn this award since the club joined MLS in 2009.
5 years ago

After surviving vs Dallas, Sounders face tough opponent in Colorado

The Sounders were far from perfect against Dallas, and after advancing to the conference championship, they'll have their hands full while possibly being shorthanded against a tough Colorado opponent.
5 years ago

Sounders say Jordan Morris’ injury is a hamstring strain

Contrary to comments from club officials during Sunday night's match that Jordan Morris was substituted at halftime for a "thigh injury," Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said afterward that Morris suffered a hamstring strain.
5 years ago

Sounders hang on vs Dallas to earn spot in conference championship

Despite losing 2-1 on Sunday, the Sounders held on to get the 4-2 win on aggregate and a place in the Western Conference Championship.
5 years ago

Sounders have 7 players called up to international duty

Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro are among the seven Sounders players who received call-ups from their respective countries for the next slate of international matches.
5 years ago

3 keys as Sounders look to clinch win over FC Dallas in Western Conference semifinals

The Seattle Sounders have the clear advantage in Sunday's match, taking a three-goal lead into the second and final leg of their playoff series against FC Dallas.
5 years ago

Why the Sounders finally hired Brian Schmetzer as full-time head coach

A remarkable turnaround to the 2016 season under interim head coach Brian Schmetzer gave the Sounders' front office all the evidence they needed to give him the full-time job.
5 years ago

Brian Schmetzer hired as Sounders’ head coach

The Seattle Sounders announced Wednesday they have removed the interim tag and hired Brian Schmetzer as the head coach.
5 years ago

Jordan Morris, Chad Marshall among Sounders up for MLS awards

Major League Soccer announced this week the finalists for a number of is end-of-the-season awards, with a handful of Sounders players among those honored, including Jordan Morris and Chad Marshall.
5 years ago