Seattle Sounders FC are relatively new to the MLS. The club was established in 2007 as an MLS expansion team, making it the 15th team in the league. The Sounders battle it out in the Western Conference and play their home games at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders have a 53-member marching band, known as Sound Wave, who support them at all of their home matches. The Sounders closest rivals are the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps. The three teams play against one another in the Cascadia Cup.
The Sounders are lucky enough to have one of the best followings in the MLS. They have led the way in terms of average attendance and season ticket sales. The fans were repaid by seeing their beloved Sounders reach the MLS playoffs in all of their first seven seasons.
The Sounders played their inaugural match in March 2009, hammering the New York Red Bulls 3-0 at CenturyLink Field in front of a huge crowd. The Sounders have won the US open cup 4 times and added the Supporters Shield in the 2014 regular season.
Head coach, and two time former MLS cup winner, Sigi Schmid was at the helm. The German-American knows the game inside out and was a firm Sounders faithful favorite. Schmid was sacked mid-season in 2016 with the Sounders struggling to make the playoffs and was replaced by Brian Schmetzer. Schmetzer not only helped the Sounders reach the playoffs but led his team all the way to their first MLS Cup trophy.
Seattle Sounders FC Next Regular Season Game
Check out who the Sounders have up next. Their fantastic home fans provide the edge they need in close matchups, so targeting home games is a great betting strategy.
Here are all of the Seattle Sounders FC games for the current regular season. Keep an eye out for the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps.
The fierce rivalry between the teams often means you can disreagard form. Tread carefully in these matches, as they are often wild and unpredictable.
Keeping up to date with current injuries and the general mood in each camp could help swing your pick in the right direction. Social media is a great starting point here. Most of the key information can be found on Seattle's website or Twitter feed.
What Are The Current Seattle Sounders FC Standings
See how the Western Conference is shaping up below. The Sounders perfrom consistency well so the team is expected to qualify for the playoffs each season.
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You would have been hard pressed to imagine the Sounders winning the MLS Cup halfway through the 2016 season, but that's the beauty of sports. The team gained confidene and went on an unstoppable run.
The Sounders were as strong as ever at home, despite their poor start, and can brag of a 10-5-2 record. Only five other MLS teams won more than nine home games. The Sounders were, however, poor away from home, going 4-9-4.
If the Sounders can start 2017 as they ended 2016 (8-2-3), they are going to take some stopping.
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