Dempsey, Martins power Sounders past Revolution, 3-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored twice and Obafemi Martins added a goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Sunday night in the opener for both teams. The Sounders are coming off the best year in franchise history, winning the Supporters’ Shield with a 20-10-4 record and 64 points.[…]

MLS minimum: Playing for $36,000 with millionaire teammates

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer’s lower division. Scott now plays before crowds of more than 60,000 fans in Seattle with Sounders teammate Clint Dempsey, who made[…]