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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 KNKX’s Morning Edition since 2006. She handles all aspects of the show - from news selection and writing to audio production. Kirsten has worked in radio for 30 years. She was born in Ohio, grew up in Indiana and attended high school and college in North Texas. In addition to being a journalist and active in the public radio host community, Kirsten is also sports lover. She and her husband live in Seattle with their son and their dog.