Watching the Seattle Sounders make history, with 70,000 of your closest friends

On Sunday, Seattle claimed a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC to secure the MLS Cup. Source: Watching the Seattle Sounders make history, with 70,000 of your closest friends Early in the morning, a completely packed Pioneer Square set the tone for what was to come, with children clambering atop trash cans and spectators climbing trees to get a glimpse of the pregame rally. Before the noon kickoff, Seattle rapper Macklemore hosted a free concert, drawing in as many people as could fit into Occidental Park. At one point, a young boy — his face painted blue and green — held his … Continue reading Watching the Seattle Sounders make history, with 70,000 of your closest friends

Are the Seattle Sounders underrated? They don’t care after winning MLS Cup again | Pro Soccer USA

On the final day of the regular season, ESPN’s Five Thirty Eight forecast model gave the Sounders a 4% chance of lifting the MLS Cup. Meanwhile, LAFC had 74% odds of making the final — which they didn’t because the Sounders knocked them out of the playoffs — and 53% odds to win it all. “Yes, maybe we didn’t have a season like LAFC, but we’re hoisting the trophy,” Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei said. “Honestly, in the end I could care less how pretty we play. Screw possession and all those other stats. We got another star and that’s all … Continue reading Are the Seattle Sounders underrated? They don’t care after winning MLS Cup again | Pro Soccer USA

‘Unbelievable’: Sounders fans packing Pioneer Square, CenturyLink Field elated with MLS Cup win

When Nick Bebee went to Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, soccer was not a thing. Nobody played, there wasn’t a team. Fast forward a half-century. All five of Bebee’s kids played in high school. Bebee, 67, plays every weekend with his fellow old-timers. And Sunday he was among the more than 69,000 spectators on hand to watch the Sounders win the MLS Cup on home turf. He could only shake his head. “Never, never,” he said. “It’s unbelievable, seeing how it’s developed in the last 50 years. Unbelievable.” Source: ‘Unbelievable’: Sounders fans packing Pioneer Square, CenturyLink Field elated with MLS … Continue reading ‘Unbelievable’: Sounders fans packing Pioneer Square, CenturyLink Field elated with MLS Cup win

Photos: Thousands of Sounders fans crowd Seattle park for pre-MLS Cup party with Macklemore

“This. Is. It.” And it was something. Seattle Sounders FC fans turned out in force Sunday morning for pre-MLS Cup festivities just blocks from CenturyLink Field as the city’s pro soccer team got set… Source: Photos: Thousands of Sounders fans crowd Seattle park for pre-MLS Cup party with Macklemore Continue reading Photos: Thousands of Sounders fans crowd Seattle park for pre-MLS Cup party with Macklemore

Sounders FC announces CenturyLink Field sellout for November 10 MLS Cup Final against Toronto FC

SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the club’s MLS Cup Final match on November 10 against Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field has officially sold out. Season Members were offered a presale opportunity on October 31, with tickets available to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Source: Sounders FC announces CenturyLink Field sellout for November 10 MLS Cup Final against Toronto FC Continue reading Sounders FC announces CenturyLink Field sellout for November 10 MLS Cup Final against Toronto FC

Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops announce new T2 partnership

HILLSBORO, OR –The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) and Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) announced a new partnership for T2 (@TimbersFC2) in which the Hops will be responsible for running the business operations for the USL Championship club, including marketing, ticketing and sponsorship sales. Source: Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops announce new T2 partnership Continue reading Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops announce new T2 partnership

Reign FC’s Bethany Balcer Named NWSL Rookie of the Year

Reign FC forward Bethany Balcer was named the National Women’s Soccer League’s Rookie of the Year, the league announced today. The forward made history by becoming the first player from an NAIA school to ever sign an NWSL contract and went on to lead all rookies in scoring during the 2019 season. “ Source: Bethany Balcer Named NWSL Rookie of the Year — REIGN FC: THE BOLD Continue reading Reign FC’s Bethany Balcer Named NWSL Rookie of the Year

Seattle Sounders fully confident they can hang with LAFC in playoff showdown

TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders know where they stand going into Tuesday’s Western Conference Final against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium (10 pm ET | ESPN in US; TSN1/5, TVAS in Canada) and it certainly isn’t as the odds-on favorite. Source: Seattle Sounders fully confident they can hang with LAFC in playoff showdown Continue reading Seattle Sounders fully confident they can hang with LAFC in playoff showdown