Sounders Beat Fire 6-0 In US Open Cup Semifinal

Andy Rose and Kenny Cooper each scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders routed the Chicago Fire 6-0 in their U.S. Open Cup semifinal Wednesday night. Major League Soccer-leading Seattle will face the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 16 in the final in Chester, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia advanced on the road Tuesday night, beating FC Dallas on penalty kicks. Seattle reached the final for the fifth time since joining MLS in 2009. The Sounders won three straight Open Cups from 2009-11, and lost at Kansas City on penalty kicks in 2012. Chad Barrett opened the scoring in the sixth minute, and Rose made it 2-0 in the 33rd when he headed Marco Pappa's corner kick high into the upper left corner past goalkeeper Sean Johnson. Near the end of the 58th minute, Rose made it 3-0 when he headed in a target ball from Pappa. The Sounders added three goals in a 4 1/2-minute span, with Obafemi Martins connecting in the 79th, and Cooper in the 82nd and 84th. TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - August 14, 2014

Tottenham Signs Seattle's Yedlin To 4-Year Deal

Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team defender DeAndre Yedlin has signed a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur but will remain in the United States through the remainder of the MLS season. Both clubs announced the deal on Wednesday. Yedlin spent last weekend in London visiting with Tottenham officials and the sides were able to finalize the deal. Tottenham said Yedlin would join the club ahead of the 2015-16 season. Yedlin burst onto the international scene with his performance for the U.S. at the World Cup. He was immediately linked with clubs throughout Europe, but Tottenham eventually became his destination. The 21-year-old was the first MLS homegrown player to appear in the World Cup and has been an MLS all-star selection each of his first two years in the league. TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - August 14, 2014

Police Clear Marshawn Lynch

Police have cleared Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch in an assault and property damage case. The Bellevue Police Department issued a statement late Wednesday night saying Lynch wasn't involved and that the case remained open. The police department expressed appreciation for cooperation from Lynch and the Seahawks. Police initially released a statement Monday mentioning Lynch. The Seahawks released a statement a day later saying they believed the accusations to be "bogus" after speaking with Lynch. BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - August 14, 2014

Seattle Rookie Marsh To Have MRI After Injury

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh will undergo an MRI after appearing to suffer a knee injury in practice. Marsh was hurt after getting tangled in a pile during Wednesday's practice, the final one before Seattle broke training camp. The Seahawks have a light practice Thursday before Friday night's second preseason game against San Diego. The team did not have any further details. Coach Pete Carroll is expected to talk after Thursday's practice. Marsh was a fourth-round pick out of UCLA and was expected to contribute right away as a pass rusher for the Seahawks. Marsh had four tackles and a sack in Seattle's preseason opening loss to Denver. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 14, 2014

Seattle Over Blue Jays 6-3

mariners logo NewKyle Seager and Kendrys Morales hit solo home runs, Dustin Ackley added a key two-out two-run single, and the Seattle Mariners moved into a tie for the second wild card spot in the American League with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Seattle won for the seventh time in eight games to catch Detroit in the wild card race.

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