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Seattle Sounders FC
The Seattle Sounders FC crest, with the team's name on a banner stretched across a green and blue shield with the shape of the Space Needle in the center.
Full name Seattle Sounders FC
Nickname(s) The Sounders, Rave Green
Founded 2007
Stadium Qwest Field
Seattle, Washington
(Capacity: 35,700 or 67,000)
Owner(s) Joe Roth
Adrian Hanauer
Paul Allen
Drew Carey
General Manager Adrian Hanauer
Head Coach Sigi Schmid
League Major League Soccer
2009 Western Conference: 3rd
Overall: 4th
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
Website Club home page
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Seattle Sounders FC is a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Seattle, Washington. It was established in November 2007 as an MLS expansion team. Fans chose the Sounders name through an online poll in 2008, making the Seattle Sounders FC the third Seattle soccer team to share the moniker.

The team's majority owner is Hollywood producer Joe Roth and its minority owners are Adrian Hanauer, Paul Allen, and Drew Carey. Two-time MLS Cup winner Sigi Schmid is the team's head coach. Sounders FC home matches are played at Qwest Field. Along with several organized groups, a 53-member marching band called the Sound Wave supports the team at each home game. Former BBC announcer Arlo White calls the play-by-play for local broadcasts. Seattle competes with rival club San Jose Earthquakes for the Heritage Cup.

Seattle Sounders FC, the league's 15th team, began play in the 2009 season. During their first season every home game was sold out, a new MLS record for average match attendance was set, and they sold the most season tickets in the league. The team finished the 2009 season with a winning record and qualified for the MLS playoffs where they were eliminated in the conference semi-finals. Sounders FC is the second expansion team in MLS history to win the U.S. Open Cup tournament in their first season.

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Golden ScarfEdit

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