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GeekWire vs. Yedlin: What happened when we challenged a World Cup star at FIFA 14

As soon as DeAndre Yedlin initiated the slightly-difficult fake-shot trick just 30 seconds into our virtual match, it became obvious that I was facing off against an experienced FIFA 14 gamer. This was going to be fun. Thanks to Golazo and a massive truck filled with gaming consoles, we had the sweet opportunity this past Friday to see if professional soccer players are… Read More

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Sounders star Clint Dempsey joins Lionel Messi on cover of EA Sports FIFA 15

First, Richard Sherman. Now, Clint Dempsey. There’s just something about Seattle’s sports stars appearing on the newest video game covers. EA Sports announced today that Sounders FC and U.S. men’s national team star forward Clint Dempsey will join Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 15. The Sounders are playing an international friendly this afternoon against… Read More

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The best darn rooftop tailgate party in soccer: Grab your tickets today for GeekWire Sounders Day!

Soccer. Suds. Sounders. It doesn’t get much better than this! Yep, GeekWire Sounders Day is back! Soccer geeks from across the Pacific Northwest will once again congregate on the amazing rooftop deck of EMC/Isilon for an epic tailgate party before the August 20th match against the San Jose Earthquakes. That’s right. This year’s event is… Read More

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How the Sounders use wearables to improve soccer player fitness, with help from Tableau

With most sports, a healthy body is essential to success. That’s certainly true in soccer, where players run around the pitch for nearly 10 miles per match and make a series of sprints that require tip-top physical health. To help ensure that its players are performing to the best of their ability, the Seattle Sounders FC uses a unique… Read More

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X2 Biosystems raising $9.5M, partners with Major League Soccer for concussion software

Concussions suffered by athletes is a serious issue and one company from Seattle is on a mission to help curb the dangerous problem. X2 Biosystems has been quietly pushing forward with its concussion-preventing technology and today announced a new partnership with Major League Soccer. The MLS will begin using X2 Biosystems’ cloud-based ICE software, which provides… Read More

Microsoft is in talks to purchase the naming rights to Real Madrid's home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu. Photo via Flickr user reservasdecoches.com.

Microsoft in discussions to buy Real Madrid’s soccer stadium naming rights

It’s certainly early in the discussion, but talks are underway between Microsoft and the Real Madrid soccer club over naming rights to the team’s famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Speaking with Spanish television channel Antena 3, Microsoft España president María Garaña said that the Redmond-based software giant is indeed one of the candidates in the running to own… Read More

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Seattle vs. Portland: Oh yeah, it’s game time

If you didn’t hear, there’s a little soccer match taking place Sunday. Yep, 67,000 screaming fans are expected at a sold out CenturyLink Field in Seattle for an epic Sounders-Timbers match that has all sorts of story lines: The first home match for U.S. soccer stud and newly-signed Sounders midfield Clint Dempsey. Possible playoff implications…. Read More

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Sounders kick off Windows Phone app amid awful playoff showing

This has got to be one of the more depressing product launches in Seattle tech and sports history. The Seattle Sounders picked Saturday night’s playoff game to unveil the team’s new Windows Phone 7 application, showcasing features such as team statistics, digital yellow cards and live game audio. But for anyone who caught the atrocious… Read More

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What’s at stake for us in the Sounders-Timbers match, and how you can win a free ticket

They’ve got Mt. Hood, we’ve got Mt. Rainier. They’ve got BridgePort, we’ve got Manny’s Pale Ale. They’ve got Intel, we’ve got Microsoft. That’s right, baby, it’s rivalry weekend as the Seattle Sounders face off on the Xbox pitch this Saturday night against the Portland Timbers. We’re certainly pumped up. And, in the spirit of the… Read More