Named in honor of Puget Sound, which is located in Seattle, name originally used by Seattle's NASL team.
Sigi Schmid 2009-
Century Link Field 2009-
First Game Played March 19, 2009
12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056
Century Link Field* 2009-Present
*-Known as Qwest Field 2009-2010
MLS Cup MVP:
2011: (18-7-9; 63 points)
2009 (12-7-11; 47 points)
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KING (Channel 5), KONG (Channel 6); KUNS (Channel 51)
KIRO (97.3 FM); KDDS (99.3 FM)-Spanish
Ross Fletcher and Kasey Keller-English; Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar and Jaime Mendez-Spanish
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Page created on August 17, 2009. Last updated on May 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm ET.
Sigi Schmid 2009-Present
MLS Cup Champions:
MLS Cup Appearances:
Supporter's Shield Winner:
Semi-Finals Appearances: (1)
Playoff Appearances: (5)
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
All-Star Games Hosted:
All-Star Game MVP:
Coach of the Year:
Rookie of the Year:
Goalkeeper of the Year: (1)
2011 Kasey Keller
Defender of the Year:
2009: On March 19th Professional Soccer made a triumph return to Seattle, as the Seattle Sounders, named after Seattle NASL team made it's debut with a 3-0 win over Red Bull New York, who played in the previous years MLS Cup. Scoring the first goal for the Sounders was Fredy Montero. The Sounders would use their huge home field advantage to three straight wins to start their inaugural season as they proved early on they would not be a typical expansion team. They would have almost the same amount of ties and wins and they would surge to the playoffs with a record of 12-7-11. During the season, the Sounders would not sink lower than fifth place. In the first round, the Houston Dynamo used a Brian Ching goal in extra time of the second leg to eliminate the Sounders. In the midst of the season, the Sounders won the US Open Cup, replicating the accomplishment of the Chicago Fire.
2010: Unable to match the hot start from their inaugural year, the Sounders spent much of the season before the World Cup break in the bottom half of the West. Eventually, the team would heat up again and use a seven match unbeaten streak and a five game winning streak to propel themselves back to the playoffs with a record of 14-10-6. Their stay in the playoffs would be brief as the LA Galaxy beat them 3-1 on aggregate. On a side note, the Sounders successfully defended their US Open Cup, beating the Columbus Crew in the final.
2011: The Sounders would start the season 0-2-2. That would only prove as a warm-up act for the rest of the season as the Sounders played much better during the spring and summer. There were no long wining streaks, but there were no long losing streaks either as the Sounders used a 5-0-2 run during the summer and a 7-2-0 stretch ending the year to finish second in the West with a solid record of 18-7-9. But in the playoffs, they were upset by Real Salt Lake 3-2 on aggregate.
2012: Looking to continue adding to their impressive resume after three seasons as a club, the Sounders won seven of their first nine matches to start the year to challenge the Earthquakes for the top spot in the West early on. But a nine game winless streak brought the club back to earth as they struggled to regain their early form and finished the season 15-8-11 and in third place. Against Real Salt Lake in the playoffs, the Sounders finally advanced for the first time as Mario Roberto Martinez scored in the 81st minute of the second leg in Utah for the surprise result. But their dreams of a first MLS Cup appearance were vanquished against the Los Angeles Galaxy, going quietly 4-2 on aggregate.
2013: The Sounders struggled out of the gate going winless in their first five before surging with seven wins in their next ten. On August 3, the Sounders transferred Clint Dempsey from Tottenham Hotspur and his arrival sent shockwaves through MLS. As for the Sounders, he helped them win eight of their next twelve to help qualify for the playoffs in fourth place at 15-12-7. A 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on goals by Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson extended their season. Unfortunately for the team, their rivals to the south, the Portland Timbers ended their season in the next round 5-3 on aggregate.
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