A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.
Zach Scott now plays before crowds of more than 60,000 fans in Seattle with Sounders teammate Clint Dempsey, who made $6.7 million last year. Scott has started 67 games in six MLS seasons, yet he has never made more than $52,500 a year.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time.
Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso could miss the first two games of the MLS regular season after undergoing groin surgery.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually.
Clint Dempsey had a goal and assist in the first half to give Seattle the lead, but Juninho's tiebreaking road goal early in the second half sent the Los Angeles Galaxy to the MLS Cup final for the ninth time in franchise history after their Western Conference championship with the Seattle Sounders ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 52nd minute, and the LA Galaxy opened the Western Conference championship with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.
Former MLS player and current Seattle Sounders assistant coach Ezra Hendrickson has been named the first head coach of Sounders 2, the club's USL PRO franchise that will begin in 2015.
Mike Rosa knows a little thing about alcohol. After all, he's standing outside CenturyLink Field with a Sounders cape wrapped around his neck and a coffee tumbler with a hidden Bloody Mary inside.
Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 54th minute, and the Seattle Sounders tied FC Dallas 1-1 in the first leg of Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals on Sunday night.
The Seattle Sounders and forward Obafemi Martins have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the striker coming off an MVP-caliber regular season.
The Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup Western Conference finals for the second time in franchise history despite playing to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas in the second leg of the conference semifinals on Monday night.
Second-half substitute Marco Pappa scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 to win the MLS Supporters' Shield for the first time in the six-year history of the club.
Clint Dempsey and Federal Way's Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy on Sunday night.
The Seattle Sounders will start an independent lower-division USL Pro team beginning in 2015 called Seattle Sounders FC 2 with 20 percent of the club to be owned by fans through a community trust.