Seattle Sounders FC
is a professional soccer team based in Seattle
, and is a prominent member of Major League Soccer (MLS
). The franchise was established in 2007
and became the league's 15th team when it joined in 2009
. The team's name pays tribute to the rich soccer history in Seattle
and the region's strong maritime ties.
The Sounders have a storied history of success and have consistently been one of the top-performing teams in the league. They have won multiple U.S. Open Cups and Supporters' Shields, showcasing their dominance on both the domestic and league-wide levels.
From the beginning, the Sounders have enjoyed immense support from their fans, setting record attendance figures in the MLS
. Their loyal and passionate fan base, known as the "Seattle Sounders FC
Alliance," is involved in various aspects of the club's operations, making it a unique and community-oriented franchise.
The team's success on the field and its dedicated fan base have contributed to its continued success and growth in Major League Soccer. The Seattle
Sounders have solidified their position as one of the league's most prominent and successful teams and continue to be a dominant force in American soccer.