Gallery: Exclusive images from Seattle’s win over Philadelphia

The Seattle Sounders moved off the bottom of the Western Conference with an important home win over Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening.

Seattle endured a tough start to 2016 but have now gone unbeaten through three-straight games and picked up their second consecutive home win by beating the Union on Saturday.

Chad Marshall netted his second in as many weeks before halftime to open the scoring before rookie forward Jordan Morris opened his MLS account later on in the game, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Philadelphia’s cause wasn’t helped when Roland Alberg was sent off on 53 minutes but the visitors did get on the scoresheet when Sebastien Le Toux slotted in on 73 minutes. Though Seattle were able to hold on to seal an important 2-1 home win, moving them up to eighth in the West.

Check out some exclusive photos from the game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey.

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Gallery: Exclusive images from LA Galaxy’s draw with Portland Timbers

Two Western Conference heavyweights clashed at StubHub Center on Sunday night as LA Galaxy were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers.

Both sides would have been looking for all three points, but ultimately had to settle for a share of the spoils after a hard-fought battle.

Fanendo Adi opened the scoring for Portland early in the second half, before a late Nat Borchers own goal earned the Galaxy a draw. LA sit fourth following the game, with Portland struggling down in ninth at this early stage.

Check out exclusive photos from the game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey.

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Gallery: Exclusive images from Seattle Sounders’ win over Montreal

Seattle Sounders finally got their first win of the 2016 MLS regular season on Saturday night as they edged past Montreal Impact 1-0 at CenturyLink Field.

Clint Dempsey scored the game’s only goal in the 79th minute as he headed in Andreas Ivanschitz’s corner to give the Sounders three vital points.

Seattle remain bottom of the Western Conference but are now back in contention to start climbing the table if they can build on Saturday’s win.

Montreal may have lost their second-straight game, but they remain top of the Eastern Conference on goal difference.

Check out exclusive photos from Saturday night’s game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey.

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Gallery: Exclusive photos from Vancouver’s win in Seattle

CenturyLink Field hosted the 2016 season’s first Cascadia Cup clash of the year as Vancouver Whitecaps edged past the Seattle Sounders by a 2-1 scoreline.

The result left Seattle as the only team in MLS yet to register a point after three consecutive losses have left the Sounders rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference.

Andreas Ivanschitz netted a superb free-kick during the game but it wasn’t enough as two Pedro Morales penalties saw the Whitecaps return home with all three points.

Check out exclusive photos from Saturday’s clash below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey.

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Gallery: Exclusive photos from Seattle’s 2-2 draw with Club America

Seattle Sounders endured mixed emotions as they played their first competitive match of 2016 on Tuesday night as they drew 2-2 at home to Club America in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal clash.

Seattle led twice, with Clint Dempsey scoring both goals, but the Liga MX side battled well to earn a valuable 2-2 draw, with the two away goals a blow for the Sounders.

A huge crowd of 42,836 were in attendance at CenturyLink Field for the game – a club record for a CONCACAF Champions League match – and they will have been pleased by the performance of their team.

Check out the following photos from Tuesday’s game, taken by MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey in Seattle:

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PHOTOS: Exclusive images from Seattle’s 2-1 win over Portland on Sunday

Seattle Sounders managed to beat Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday night in a key Western Conference clash at CenturyLink Field, despite being outplayed for large parts of the game.

The Timbers wasted several opportunities and will be kicking themselves for leaving Seattle with nothing as they now sit just two points clear of the Sounders with seven regular season games to play.

An early Obafemi Martins goal settled Seattle supporters’ nerves before Brad Evans doubled their lead against the run of play from the penalty spot.

The Timbers rallied to score early in the second-half through Jack Jewsbury but couldn’t find that elusive equaliser as Seattle beat them for the second time at CenturyLink Field this season.

Check out our exclusive images from the game below, courtesy of our North American photographer Denise McCooey.

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PHOTOS: Exclusive images from Vancouver and Seattle’s CONCACAF Champions League clash

Just days after the Vancouver Whitecaps piled more misery on the Seattle Sounders with that 3-0 MLS win at CenturyLink Field, the two sides met again in their first CONCACAF Champions League game of the year at BC Place.

The game between the Cascadia rivals ended 1-1 on Wednesday night in what will be seen as a better result for the Sounders than the Whitecaps, especially when you consider Sigi Schmid’s team’s recent form.

Going on the road at earning a point in the Champions League is never a bad result and the Sounders will now hope to kick on in league play when they take to the field against LA Galaxy at StubHub Center on Sunday.

A Lamar Neagle goal tied the game in Vancouver after defender Tim Parker scored with a backheel flick just after 61 minutes as both sides fielded several reserve players.

The two teams will next meet in the Champions League on September 23 at CenturyLink Field in what will be the Sounders’ final group stage game.

Check out the photos below taken by our North American photographer, Denise McCooey:

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