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1998 News Archive

Dec 17 - Changes to the A-League:

15 Dec - The Sounders will play their 1999 home matches at Renton Stadium.

10 Nov - Dusty Hudock was added by the MLS Chicago Fire as the backup keeper after Seattle's 1998 season ended. He was on the bench to witness first hand Chicago's successful run through the MLS playoffs to the MLS Championship. He also was there five days later as Chicago did the double, winning the US Open Cup.

Ex-Sounder goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann is now training with Aston Villa of the English Premier League. This is his third trip to England during the off season, having trained at Aston Villa a year ago and at Sheffield Wednesday in 1996.

6 Nov - The Sounders have re-signed Brandon Prideaux and Ian Russell after their rookie seasons and have re-signed two-year veteran Scott Jenkins. All were signed to two-year contracts with the Sounders holding a one-year option for 2001. The three ex-Huskies left yesterday for England to train for a month with Stockport County of the Nationwide (English) League Division One

23 Oct - Mark Baena was named A-League Most aluable Player by the league. He led the league in goals with 24. Baena was also named to the All-League First Team.

20 Sep - The Sounders were eliminated in the second round of the A-League Playoffs. The Minnesota Thunder won both the home and away legs of the series by a score of 2-1 each match. Seattle had advanced from the first round with a 2-1 win over the Orange County Zodiac.

15 Sep - Mark has prepared the Sounder Old Boys list, with links to former Sounders' (including a few of the NASL Sounders who are now coaching) present clubs.

14 Sep - More pictures from Mark's excellent (except for the USA matches) World Cup adventure are available for your viewing at the Seattle Brigade page.

9 Sep - The A-League Golden Boot goes to Sounder forward Mark Baena, who led the league in goals and points (24 goals + 5 assists = 53 points).

27 Aug - Tom Hardy, the defender recently of Seattle University, has been signed by the Vancouver 86ers. Hardy was drafted by the Sounders but not signed.

20 Aug - Midfielder and assistant coach David Hoggan will retire at the end of the season. With 20 goals and 16 assists over the past 5 seasons, Hoggan is second on the Sounders' all-time scoring list.

14 Aug - The Sounders have signed Peter Hattrup for the remainder of the season.

24 Jul - Peter Hattrup has returned to the Sounders, on loan from NPSL indoor Milwaukee Wave for 15 days.

21 Jul - The Sounders have promoted Brad Kimura to General Manager. Kimura was formerly Director of Sales and Operations.

16 Jul - Midfielder Fabian Davis has been called up to the Jamaican National Team and will rejoin the Sounders on August 5.

7 Jul - Midfielder Dick McCormick, who played for the Sounders their first three years of the A-League era, will return to the team. McCormick played on the 1995 and 1996 championship Sounders teams.

5 Jun - Sounders sign midfielder Randy Mann, another ex-Jaguar.

4 Jun - Mark Baena, a forward formerly of the California Jaguars, has joined the Sounders.

3 Jun - Sounders sign Shannon Murray, most recently of the indoor SeaDogs. Eugene Poublon was released and will be a free agent.

22 Apr - Sounders released Gerry Laterza.

10 Apr - The Sounders have signed 23-year-old midfielder Gerardo (Gerry) Laterza for the 1998 season. Laterza was waived by the MLS' Los Angeles Galaxy on April 1, when MLS teams cut their rosters down to 20 "standard" players.

9 Apr - In press release issued today, the Colorado Rapids announced they have called in Dusty Hudock for this Saturday's match against DC United. Dusty will back up ex-Sounder Marcus Hahnemann.

6 Apr - In a Friday press release received by Seattle Pitch today, the Sounders have signed forward Erik Storkson to a one-year contract with an option for 1999, and released midfielder Vicente Figueroa. Storkson played in six matches with the Sounders last season, starting in the last four playoff matches. Figueroa has joined the San Jose Clash of MLS to bolster its struggling offense.

27 Mar - The Seattle Times reports that the Sounders have signed three members of Jamaica's World Cup side: forwards Patrick Beech and Kevin Lamey and midfielder/defender Fabian Davis.

18 Mar - The Sounders have signed 25-year-old midfielder/forward Eugene Poublon to a one-year contract with an option for 1999. Poublon comes from Ajax, current Dutch league champions. He played four seasons for the semi-pro Ajax reserves and played part time for the Stichting AZ Alkmaar reserves.

5 Mar - The club will announce soon that Ian Russell, a midfielder from West Seattle HS and University of Washington will sign with the club. Russell, 22, was an U-18 international, led UW in scoring as a sophomore, captained the side as a junior, and as a senior was second on the team in goals (9) and assists (8). "Russell will have his offensive work cut out for him," noted one of the Sounders faithful. "The team hasn't signed any forwards yet and may have to go with the old 6-4-0 lineup."

4 Mar - Sounder midfielder Vicente Figueroa, a non-roster invitee to the San Jose Clash training camp, scored in a 3-0 pasting of Mexican side U de G.

3 Mar - The Sounders announced the signing of San Diego midfielder Stoner Tadlock to a one-year deal with an option for 1999.

MLS announced their first wave of roster cuts on March 2. Among the 19 players waived were two locals, both fresh out of local colleges. Kansas City waived Tom Hardy, defender out of Seattle University. Tampa Bay waived Bill May, goalkeeper out of UW. Both were also drafted by the Sounders.

24 Feb - The small print section of the Seattle Times says that the Sounders signed Brandon Prideaux, 21, a defender from UW, to a one-year contract with an option for 1999. Prideaux's college honors include UW Rookie of the Year his freshman year and being named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team the past two years.

Also, Dusty Hudock played in goal in a training match last Saturday for the New England Revolution in their 2-1 win over Ikast from the Danish First Division.

20 Feb - Dusty Hudock is in Pensacola, FL training with the New England Revolution. MLS journeymen Jeff Causey and Scott Coufal and former NY Fever netman Khalil Azmi stand in the way of Dusty and First Division football.

10 Feb - The Seattle Times is reporting today, in small print, that 38-year-old Bernie James is re-signed for the 1998 season. Bernie, who has two USA caps to his credit, will also be an assistant coach.

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