23 Facts About Seattle Sounders FC

1. Seattle Sounders FC has 147.52 miles of fresh water shoreline and 53.38 miles of salt water shoreline for a total of 200.90 miles of shoreline.

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2. Seattle Sounders FC have won the National Championships six times and they are the defending champions of the MLS cup.

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3. The Seattle Sounders FC was founded in 2007 and made their maiden appearance in the league competition in 2009.

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4. Seattle Sounders FC is a professional team that participates in Major League Soccer.

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5. The Seattle Sounders FC went on to win the US Open Cup in 2010 and 2011 as well, becoming the first team in over 40 years to win that competition three straight times.

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6. The Seattle Sounders FC finished their first year in the MLS playoffs, but lost in the semi-finals.

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7. Seattle Sounders FC were affiliated with an amateur women's team, Seattle Sounders Women, that plays at Starfire Sports Complex.

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8. In 2017, the Seattle Sounders FC announced that the team would move to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, with business operations transferred to the Tacoma Rainiers baseball club, ahead of a planned rebrand and soccer-specific stadium to be built in 2020.

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9. Seattle Sounders FC was promoted to interim head coach from his role as assistant coach after Sigi Schmid parted ways with the club on mutual terms in July 2016.

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10. Seattle Sounders FC began their title defense with the signings of two academy graduates and several veteran players from MLS and abroad.

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11. Seattle Sounders FC was unable to repeat their successes in the 2014 season.

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12. Seattle Sounders FC advanced to the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final and defeated the Philadelphia Union in extra time, to win their fourth trophy of the tournament.

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13. Seattle Sounders FC continued to break the MLS average attendance record for the fourth and fifth consecutive year in 2012 and 2013, with an average of 43,144 and 44,038, respectively.

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14. Seattle Sounders FC began the MLS season with a run of five matches without a win, the worst start in the team's history, due to injuries to key players.

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15. The Seattle Sounders FC finished third in the Western Conference and qualified for the playoffs, where they advanced out of the first round for the first time in the team's history.

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16. Seattle Sounders FC finished the regular season with a record of 12 wins, 7 losses, and 11 draws.

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17. On October 17, 2009, the Seattle Sounders FC became the third MLS expansion team in league history to qualify for the playoffs in its first season.

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18. On September 2, 2009, the Seattle Sounders FC became the second MLS expansion team in league history to win the US Open Cup tournament in its first season.

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19. Seattle Sounders FC was the first MLS expansion team to win its first three matches, and they did so with a shutout in each.

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20. In 2003, Seattle Sounders FC was again listed as a possibility for an MLS expansion team when the ten-team league announced plans to expand into new markets.

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21. The Seattle Sounders FC are ranked as one of the most valuable franchises in North America.

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22. The Seattle Sounders FC are a phoenix club, and the third Seattle soccer club to carry the Sounders name being part of a legacy which traces back to the original team of the NASL in 1974.

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23. Seattle Sounders FC is an American professional soccer club based in Seattle, Washington.

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