Spenser Davis

Spenser Davis
Spenser Davis covers the Sounders for He also covers the team for Sounder at Heart and has written for World Soccer Talk. Spenser attended Texas Christian University in his hometown of Fort Worth. Follow Spenser on Twitter.

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Sounders striker Nelson Valdez missed last weekend's match with a leg injury. (AP)
Sounders notebook: Nelson Valdez available, Erik Friberg questionable
Spenser Davis | April 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid told the media on Friday that striker Nelson Valdez will be available for Saturday’s match against Philadelphia while midfielder Erik Friberg’s availability will be a late call.

Seattle's struggling attack would benefit from Clint Dempsey operating closer to goal. (AP)
Three things to watch for: Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union
Spenser Davis | April 15, 2016 11:04 am

Three things to watch for when the Sounders host Philadephia on Saturday, including an example of how Seattle should be using star forward Clint Dempsey.

Chad Marshall (14) and Seattle's defense have kept the team afloat during its rough start to the season. (AP)
With attack struggling, Chad Marshall and the Sounders’ defense have carried the load
Spenser Davis | April 13, 2016 12:31 pm

Just as he has done on many, many occasions on defense, Sounders center-back Chad Marshall came to the rescue Sunday in Seattle’s 1-1 draw with Houston. Only this time, he was scoring goals instead of preventing them. When your attackers can’t seem to find their groove, it helps to have a few defenders with an […]

Sounders’ 1-1 draw with Houston further reveals cracks in their attack
Spenser Davis | April 11, 2016 9:48 am

The Sounders earned a much-needed point with a 1-1 draw in Houston on Sunday, but the late goal only papered over the ever-growing issues with their attack.

Chad Marshall’s last-second goal gives Sounders 1-1 tie in Houston
Spenser Davis | April 10, 2016 6:24 pm

The Sounders still have never won in Houston, but they left with a better result than they deserved, a 1-1 draw thanks to a late Chad Marshall goal on Sunday.

Three things to watch for: Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo
Three things to watch for: Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo
Spenser Davis | April 7, 2016 12:51 pm

Three things to watch for when the Sounders take on the Dynamo in Houston on Sunday, including the possibility of lineup changes as Seattle tries for its first road win of the season.

New Sounders forward Herculez Gomez has 24 caps for the United States national team. (Sounders photo)
Seattle Sounders officially sign forward Herculez Gomez
Spenser Davis | March 24, 2016 12:49 pm

The Sounders officially signed former United States international forward Herculez Gomez, who had been training with the team for much of last week, on Thursday.

Corner kicks have been an issue on both offense and defense during the Sounders' 0-3 start. (AP)
At 0-3, Sounders have issues that need fixing during bye week
Spenser Davis | March 22, 2016 4:54 pm

At 0-3 in regular-season MLS play, the Sounders are off to the worst start the club has had since its inaugural season in 2009. With no matches until April 2, here’s what Seattle needs to work on during its bye week.