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Playoffs, awards make it an exciting time to be a soccer fan in Puget Sound region

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Both of the professional soccer teams in the region made it to the playoffs this season. The OL Reign was ousted in the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 14. Now the Seattle Sounders are preparing for their first playoff game of 2021 on Tuesday night at home against Real Salt Lake. The team has reached the MLS Cup championship match in four of the past five seasons.

More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."