Seattle Sounders FC Tickets
The Seattle based, American professional soccer team the Seattle Sounders FC was first established in November of 2007 as an expansion team of the MLS. The team is the 15th team to join the Major League Soccer (MLS) and are currently the third Seattle soccer club to share the Sounders name. The Seattle Sounders currently have several owners, including majority owner and Hollywood producer Joe Roth. The club’s minority owners include Drew Carey, Paul Allen and Adrian Hanauer.
The club is lead by head coach, Sigi Schmid, a two-time MLS Cup winner; and plays their home matches at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle. The field is one of the largest for a MLS team, hosting 38,500 fans, with the ability to expand to 67,000. The team plays in the Western Conference and has frequently ranked in the top positions in their conference and in the entire league. Although the team was established as part of a league expansion in 2007, they didn’t make their inaugural debut until 2009. During their opening match of the season they played the New York Red Bulls, where they famously beat the successful team in this opening game.
The club has not only had numerous successful seasons in their three short years as a team, but they have made other contributions to the MLS as well. The Seattle Sounders FC has actually sold out every league match they have played in since first forming, leading them to set MLS records for average attendance in the MLS and to leading the entire league in season ticket sales. The club has also made an impression on the league by qualifying for the MLS Cup playoffs in each of their first three seasons, making them one of the most successful teams in the league. They were also the second expansion club in MLS history to win the U.S. Open Cup and in 2012 became the first MLS club to make back to back Open Cup championship appearances. They followed this record with a third Open Cup win in 2011.
With records like these to their name, there is no denying the success of the Seattle Sounders who in their short years together have managed to become one of the most successful teams in the MLS.