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, allow us to introduce you to the team.
Where do the Seattle Sounders Play?
Like their NFL cousin the Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders will once again play their home matches at CenturyLink Field. With amazing views of the Seattle skyline, you can join in with tens of thousands of your closest friends (and maybe even a few enemies) in cheering on the club in one of the most fan-friendly venues in the world. With attendance boasting numbers in the 60 to 65 thousand range, it can get real loud real fast. But if you want to enjoy a more subdued experience, boxes and club level are available. The stadium is designed with modern sensibilities and technology–already proving its mettle when its earthquake-proofing got an impromptu test in 2015–it still has the classic feel you want when attending a sporting event.
Seattle Sounders Schedule
Like most MLS teams, the Sounders schedule will be heavily played on Sundays and, to a lesser extent, Saturdays, with the occasional Wednesday match thrown in for good measure. However, they will kick off their season this Thursday, March 1, by hosting a match against Santa Tecla, who will be traveling all the way up from El Salvador. Check out the full schedule here.
Seattle Sounders Predictions & Players to Watch
Well, they are coming off of back-to-back appearances in the MLS Cup, winning in 2016 and falling short last season, both times squaring off against Toronto FC. And although they look to have lost star player Jordan Morris, they still have experience on their side–and the addition of Weylon Francis and Magnus Wolff Eikrem is sure to bolster their squad. Having appeared in at least the conference semifinals every year since 2009, also winning four US Open Cups, five Heritage Cups, and two Cascadia Cups in that timeframe, they are the team to beat in the west, if not the entire league.
OK, I’m In! Is it Expensive?
You might think that going to a Sounders game with their vaunted history, incredible venue, and accessible schedule would make it outrageously expensive, but tickets usually start around $25 to $30. Oh, and if you hurry, you can still snag some up for this Thursday’s match for only $9. No, that’s not a typo–you can go see the match for less than a sawbuck. Check it out, we know we’ll be there!