Seattle Sounders FC Details
Reigning MLS Cup Champions, the Seattle Sounders have earned the accolade of MLS Best Club of the Decade. With ten straight years in the playoffs, three MLS Cup appearances, three U.S. Open Cups, two MLS Cup trophies, and one Supporters’ Shield the Sounders have been a consistent club over the last 10 years.
Seattle Sounders FC became a Major League Soccer expansion team in 2009 but drew on decades of history in the sport upon their entry to the league. The Seattle Sounders competed in the North American Soccer League from 1974 to 1983 and were one of the more successful clubs of that era, reaching the Soccer Bowl in 1977 and 1982 but losing both times to the New York Cosmos. The Sounders later participated in the United Soccer League from 1997 to 2008, winning championships in 2005 and 2007. Seattle has maintained a regional rivalry with the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC across multiple professional leagues.
Sounders FC asserted dominance over the U.S. Open Cup in its early years, winning four of the first six tournaments played as an MLS franchise. A semifinal appearance in the 2013 CONCACAF Championship showed the club’s ability to compete with international clubs. Seattle reached the MLS playoffs in each of its first 10 seasons. The Sounders won the Supporters’ Shield in 2014 as the league’s best regular-season team.
Seattle’s greatest achievement in the early seasons culminated in the 2016 MLS Cup final. The Sounders finished fourth in the Western Conference and won a knockout round match against Sporting Kansas City. Seattle proceeded to win series against FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids to reach the MLS Cup against Toronto FC. The match remained scoreless after 90 minutes and extra time, requiring penalties. Sounders defender Roman Torres finished the match with a goal in the sixth round and goalkeeper Stefan Frei won MLS Cup MVP.
With their win in 2019 and second league title in four seasons, the Sounders immediately elevated themselves into the top tier of the MLS hierarchy. Even better was winning the 2019 Cup in front of 69,274 supports at CenturyLink Field, an even that sold out in 2 hours.
The Sounders made several fan-friendly moves that strengthened its position in the league after 2009. First, the club moved into the 69,000-seat CenturyLink Field, which they share with the Seattle Seahawks, for its inaugural season. This venue allowed the club to accommodate the large crowds interested in rivalry matches against clubs like the Portland Timbers. Seattle also adopted the Sounders FC Alliance, a group of season ticket members who have the ability to vote on retaining or removing the general manager after four seasons in charge. The Sounders also brought U.S. men’s national team captain Clint Dempsey to Seattle in 2013, which combined Dempsey’s talents with interest in the upcoming 2014 World Cup to attract fans to the club.
Frequently Asked Questions About Seattle Sounders Tickets and Games
How much are Seattle Sounders tickets?
Seattle Sounders ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Seattle Sounders tickets can be found for $46.00, on average.
When do Seattle Sounders tickets go on sale?
Individual Seattle Sounders tickets are now on sale for the 2020 season.
Where do Seattle Sounders play?
The Seattle Sounders home games are played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA.
Do I need to print Seattle Sounders tickets?
Print-at-home tickets are being discontinued for MLS games. Seattle Sounders are using mobile ticket entry to all games.
Does my child need a ticket for Seattle Sounders games?
Each MLS team has their own child ticket policy. Some teams have age requirements, others have restrictions on height and some have both. The Seattle Sounders policy states all children under 3 are free.
How long are Seattle Sounders games?
Seattle Sounders matches consist of two 45-minute halves, with a halftime break of 15 minutes.
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February 28, 2018
What to Expect from the Seattle Sounders FC This Season
If you're a fan of soccer then Seattle is the town for you this season. With the Sounders looking to avenge their loss in last year’s MLS Cup, they are thirsty to retake their position at the top of the heap. But for those who are new to the Beautiful Game in the Emerald City,…