Seattle Sounders History
The Seattle Sounders, also known as Rave Green, are a Professional American soccer
team based in Seattle Washington. Formed in November of 2007 as a Major League
Soccer expansion team, the Sounders were only the fifteenth team in the league,
gaining their name from an online poll done by fans. Seattle Sounders tickets went
on sale in March of 2009, where the team won their first game against the New York
Red Bulls with a score of 3-0. Seattle Sounders tickets have sold out for ever league
match the team has played, while they also have the distinction of being the team
with the most season ticket holders in MLS. In their first three seasons alone, the
Seattle Sounders led the entire major league soccer franchise in Seattle Sounders
The team has also broken records for public attendance, and even made it to the
Major League Soccer playoffs for all three seasons as well. The Sounders continue
posting high Seattle Sounders tickets sales due to their amazing league records. For
instance, in 2009 the Sounders became the second league expansion team in history
to win the United States Open Cup; while in 2010 they became the first expansion
team to ever repeat the feat of winning the Cup championship. The team then went
on to win an astounding third U.S. Open Cup championship in a row in 2011. It's
no surprise that the Seattle Sounders continuously post amazing Seattle Sounders
tickets sales considering there many achievements thus far.
CenturyLink Field and the Fans
The Seattle Sounders share CenturyLink Field with the National Football League team, the Seattle Seahawks. Paul Allen, who was the owner of the Seahawks,
wanted to build a new stadium for his team in 1996. During this time Seattle had a
bid to gain an MLS expansion team, and Allen knew that allowing the anticipated
MLS team to share the stadium as a co-tenant would help him win public support for
his new stadium. His plan worked, and the Seattle Sounders had a place to call home
and a stadium to attract fans with Seattle Sounders tickets.
The stadium has gone through a number of name changes over the years. It was
originally known as Seahawks Stadium, changed to Qwest stadium in 2004, then
finally CenturyLink Field in 2011.
By the time the Sounders had moved into the stadium, all 22,000 Seattle Sounders
tickets for the season had been sold. CenturyLink Field can seat 67,000 Seattle
Sounders tickets holders and is usually filled to capacity during every home game.
The holders of Seattle Sounders tickets love their team so much, that they insisted
natural grass be used on the field to decrees player injuries and help the team play
their best. After much debate between fans, owners, and coaches, it was decided
that turf would be used. To keep Sounder fans happy, the organization First & Goal
agreed to pay for natural grass to be installed on the field for the team's special
events and matches. This shows the amount of love and loyalty the Sounders inspire
in their fans.
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Sounders FC News
3-7-14: The Sounders announced the signing of mid fielders Gonzalo Pineda on March 5th. Pineda is a World Cup veteran and former member of the Mexican national team. The terms of the contract were not disclosed as per team policy. Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid is excited to have him on board for the league kickoff this weekend vs Sporting Kansas City.
3-5-14: Despite the MLS season starting this Saturday, the Sounders are still struggling to figure out how to fill out the bottom of there roster. Currently only 24 of the 30 slots are filled. Possible prospects for the spots include draft pick Fabio Pereira, Kevin Parsemain, Cam Weaver, Gonzalo Pineda, Michael Azira and John Arroyo.
3-3-14: Clint Dempsey will be a busy man this week. The Sounders star will play for Team USA for Wednesday's game vs Ukraine in Cyprus. He'll then return home in time for action in the Sounders home opener March 8th vs Sporting Kansas City. Tickets for the game average $52 on the re-sale market and have been trending downward 18% in the past week.
8-3-13: In the biggest move in MLS history, the Sounders officially announced the transfer of USA international Clint Dempsey from the Premiere League's Tottenham Hotspur.
The Sounders will pay Spurs an MLS-record $9 million transfer fee for Dempsey, alongn with a $32-million base salary, also the largest in MLS history.