Seattle Is Ground Zero

2009 – Around the World and Close to Home

Barack Obama takes office as the first Black U.S. President. After a bird strike during takeoff, Sully Sullenberger successfully ditches a US Airways jetliner into New York City’s Hudson River with all 155 on surviving. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, dies of cardiac arrest at age 50. Locally, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer publishes its final print edition. Sound Transit’s Link light rail line carries its first passengers between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Boeing’s 787, with an airframe made of composite materials, takes flight. Washington wins the Pac-10 men’s basketball regular season.

Seattle Is Ground Zero

A dream come true, only bigger and more magical than anyone could’ve imagined. In its first season, the Seattle Sounders FC proved to be fantasy futbol in the flesh. Eye-popping achievements all around, from the field to the fans to the club’s community outreach. Everything and everyone the Sounders touched seemingly turned to rave green. And green is good.

Proof of that success is found everywhere. A championship banner hangs from the Qwest Field rafters and a trophy sits in the team offices. Led by a 53-piece marching band, fans flooded the streets of Pioneer Square for the March to the Match and then filed into the stadium, filling every seat for each and every home MLS match–16 consecutive sell-outs.

The collective passion of this club and its supporters is clearly evident from afar: the pulsating, scarf-waving sea of green is a sight to behold, and to hear the roar firsthand can send shivers up the spine. American soccer has never seen or felt anything like it.

Soccer had long ago taken root in the community and its first pro team, the Sounders of the NASL, had been enthusiastically supported. Later, the proponents of the sport helped push through an initiative to build a world-class venue, Qwest Field.

By 2009, the hunger for an MLS team was ravenous. Season tickets were capped at 22,000 and twice capacity was increased to accommodate demand. The club didn’t need glitz or added incentive, the community’s appetite for soccer was authentic. The kids who had tagged along with parents and coaches to the Kingdome were now parents and coaches themselves.

On the field, Sounders FC shot off the mark, becoming the first expansion team to win its first three games, and it did so without allowing a goal. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid delivered to the fans an XI which was instantly cohesive, fearless and attack-minded.

Whereas the USL Sounders had made several deep runs into the U.S. Open Cup, their MLS successors finished the job. Seattle won six straight knockout matches, the last in the nation’s capital, where the Sounders wrested the cup from holders D.C. United, 2-1.

The Sounders were not the only new club to open. Across Puget Sound, in Bremerton, the Kitsap Pumas debuted in the Premier Development League, joining Seattle Wolves, Spokane Spiders, Tacoma Tide and Yakima Reds in the Northwest Division.

Year in Review
Season Record
12-7-11, 3rd MLS West regular season, 1st rnd
Sigi Schmid (1st year)
Best XI
Freddie Ljungberg
Top Scorer
Fredy Montero (12 goals)
U.S. Open Cup
Seattle Sounders, champion
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Whitworth, D3 quarterfinals
Women's Collegiate Postseason
Washington, D1 2nd Washington State, D1 2nd rnd Seattle Pacific, D2 1st rnd Puget Sound, D3 1st rnd
Men's Conference Champions
Saint Martin's (GNAC), Whitworth (NWC)
Women's Conference Champions
Seattle Pacific (GNAC), Puget Sound (NWC)
NWAC Men's Champion
Clark d Spokane, 1-0 OT
NWAC Women's Champion
Clackamas d Walla Walla, 2-1
Largest Attendance
66,848, Qwest Field, Sounders v Barcelona (friendly)

2009: Seattle Is Ground Zero

A new era is ushered into American soccer with Seattle’s huge, vocal fan base gaining the world’s attention overnight. The Sounders’ first season, on and off the field, rates as perhaps the most successful in U.S. expansion sports history.

Whitworth Earns Third NWC Title in a Row
November 7, 2009

For the third year in a row and fifth time in six years, Whitworth ends the season with the Northwest Conference championship. Brent Zahn's goal with seven minutes to go beats Whitman, 1-0, in Spokane. the Bucs finish two points ahead of Pacific Lutheran and enter the NCAA tournament on a 10-game unbeaten streak (8-0-2).

Saints Women Close with a Rush
November 7, 2009

Saint Martin's gets a brace from Kayci Donatelli to win its fifth in a row, 3-2 over Central Washington in overtime, to finish its third season. The Saints double their win total from 2008, going 12-7-0. Donatelli's goal in the 99th minute wins it in Lacey.

Lystedt Law Address Concussion Care
May 14, 2009

The Zackery Lystedt Bill is signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire in Olympia. It requires high school athletes who have sustained a concussion to be removed from practice and play and not to be allowed to return until cleared by a medical professional. Lystedt suffered a debilitating brain injury as a 13-year-old player in 2006 because his concussion wasn’t properly detected or treated. He underwent two emergency surgeries after collapsing during a middle-school football game.

Solo Named USSF Player of the Year
December 21, 2009

Richland’s Hope Solo becomes the first goalkeeper named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. Solo, 28, helped lead St. Louis Athletica to second in the WPS standings and was instrumental in the USWNT going undefeated throughout the year. She allowed only one goal in six USWNT appearances.

Murphy, Seattle Academy Win Titles
November 21, 2009

Archbishop Murphy of Everett completes a perfect (23-0-0) season in 2A girls, and Seattle Academy repeats in girls' 1A at Sparks Stadium. Maddy Huggins and Alli Beard score first-half goals for Murphy in a 2-0 victory over Cheney, which had now allowed a goal in 11 games. Seattle Academy rides Sierra Keeler's brace to a 2-1 victory over Overlake for the fourth title in five years. Keeler finishes with 27 goals for the season.

SPU Reign Ends in Shootout
November 12, 2009

Seattle Pacific's time atop the NCAA Division II throne comes to an end with a first-round shootout defeat to Chico State, 0-0 (4-3), in La Jolla, Ca. It's only the second time the Falcons have been held scoreless in 38 games. SPU finished with a 18-8 advantage in shots. The two tiebreaker penalty misses were off-target. Chico State, which lost to SPU at home earlier in the season, earns its NCAA record ninth draw.

Seattle Wins, Sets Attendance Mark
October 24, 2009

Brad Evans scores the game winning goal in the 84th minute as the Sounders cap the regular season with a 2-1 comeback win over FC Dallas. Seattle’s 47 points (12-7-11) earns the third seed in the Western Conference and fourth-best total overall. It’s also the 125th career win for Sigi Schmid, the most in MLS history. Freddie Ljungberg assists on both goals, beginning with Nate Jaqua’s equalizer. With a crowd of 33,108, Seattle sets an MLS season average attendance record (30,943).

Falcons' Second-Half Goal Rush Extends Streak
September 30, 2009

Seattle Pacific's incredible start requires a second-half gusher of goals, but the No. 1-ranked Falcons move to 10-0-0 with a 5-0 rout of Western Oregon at Interbay. Kelsey Jenkins finally gets SPU on the scoreboard in the 51st minute, Megan Lindsay doubles it eight minutes later. The Wolves are held to six shots, and it is the 11th straight Seattle Pacific shutout, dating back to the 2008 championship win over West Florida.

Tough NCAA Draw for Puget Sound
November 14, 2009

Fourth-ranked Puget Sound pays the consequences for a poor NCAA Division III tournament draw. They fall to No. 1 Hardin-Simmons (Tx.), 1-0, in a first-round game at Claremont, Ca. Kallie Wolfer makes six saves for UPS, but one rebounds in the 71st minute and the Cowgirls cash-in for the winner.

A Perfect Opening Night
March 19, 2009

Fredy Montero scores twice as the Sounders win their inaugural game, 3-0, over New York Red Bulls before a national TV audience and 32,523. It's a spectacle, with supporters in the Brougham End waving massive flags, singing, chanting and the support is contagious throughout the stadium. The crowd erupts when Montero drills the first goal after only 11 minutes. In the 25th, Brad Evans goes between the keeper's legs, and with 15 minutes to go Montero puts it out of reach. Seattle plays without DP Freddie Ljungberg. Four members of last season’s USL team – Zach Scott, Sebastien Le Toux, Sanna Nyassi and Roger Levesque - see action. Kasey Keller, playing for a hometown club for the first time as a pro, makes two saves to notch the shutout.

Skyline Beats Rival for 4A Title
November 21, 2009

Skyline goalkeeper Tina Vargas makes two saves in the shootout as it gets the decision over rival Issaquah 1-1 (3-1) for the Spartans' second consecutive 4A state title at Lakewood. Issaquah had defeated Skyline, 3-1, three weeks earlier for the Kingco title. It's Skyline's third tiebreaker win in four playoff games. The Spartans go in front in the 14th minute when Shea O'Donnell gets free on a breakaway. Issaquah pulls level in the 45th minute through Kristin Maris's 21st goal of the season.

Solo Stars in Algarve Cup
March 11, 2009

Hope Solo is named Best Player of Algarve Cup after allowing only one goal in four USWNT matches. In the tournament's 14 years, Solo becomes the first keeper to win the award. She had a clean sheet vs. Norway in the semifinals, preserving a 1-0 lead by tipping Ingvild Stensland's shot off the crossbar and over the goal in the 83rd minute. Sweden won the Mar. 11 final, 1-1, (4-3), in Faro, Portugal.

Davidson, Waitley Deliver U-Dub Win
October 23, 2009

Kari Davidson twice denies California star Alex Morgan, and McKenna Waitley contributes the game's lone goal midway through the first half as Washington defeats No. 23 Cal, 1-0, at Husky Soccer Stadium. The Huskies are unbeaten in nine games 6-0-3), one shy of the UW record. Veronica Perez's cross is not controlled by the Cal keeper and Waitley pounces in the 24th minute. Morgan forces Davidson's first save at 38' and again at 64'.

Saint Martin's Stages Comeback, Upset
October 1, 2009

Saint Martin's parlays a big comeback to earn a momentous victory, 3-2 over 24th-ranked and previous unbeaten Seattle Pacific at Interbay. Victor Kelmel redirects a Vlad Voin corner kick into the net at the 59:07 mark, capping the Saints' comeback from down 2-nil. That deficit is erased in 13 minutes. Xan Nixon makes it 2-1 at 20:22. A long throw-in by Brandon Scott leads to Gabe O'Hara's header for the equalizer at 33:17.

Houston Ends Seattle's First Season in Overtime
November 8, 2009

A fairy-tale first season for the Sounders ends when an ex-Sounder punishes a poor clearance six minutes into extra time. Brian Ching volleys past Kasey Keller from 15 yards for the only goal of the two-leg series. The Dynamo, the MLS home team over the past four years, rewards 27,465 at Robertson Stadium after ex-UW defender Mike Chabala's cross is not headed out of danger. Moments later, Freddie Ljungberg's shot is tipped over goal by Pat Onstad.

No. 20 Cougs' Upset Bid Falls Just Short
October 23, 2009

Washington State comes within four minutes of upsetting No. 1-ranked Stanford in Pullman before falling, 2-1, in overtime. Kiersten Dallstream finds Elysse Van Leer for the initial WSU lead at the 54-minute mark. After four straight saves by Meghan Berlingo in little more than a minute, Stanford's Christen Press finally breaks through with the game-tying goal in the 87th minute, and Kelly O'Hara clinches the match for the Cardinal in the 95th.

Fisher is New Youth Executive
June 1, 2009

Washington Youth Soccer names Terry Fisher as executive director and chief executive. As CEO, Fisher will oversee operations of the nation's sixth-largest association. He is the first executive director since 2002.

Chelsea Comes to Town
July 18, 2009

Daniel Sturridge and Frank Lampard score first-half goals as FA Cup-holders Chelsea earn a 2-0 win over the Sounders in a friendly match played before 65,289 at Qwest Field. The crowd establishes a club attendance record, and it is the third-largest figure for a match played in Seattle.

Kitsap Gets its Man
February 10, 2009

John Wedge is hired as first head coach of the Kitsap Pumas. Wedge, a native of England and Bainbridge Island resident, previously coached Federal Way High School, Shoreline Community College and Evergreen State College.

Big Crowd, No Goals for Playoff Opener
October 29, 2009

Seattle fans account for the largest opening-round crowd (35,807) in MLS history, yet Houston and Seattle are unable to score in the 0-0 first leg at Qwest Field. Former Dynamo Patrick Ianni clips the crossbar with a header off Freddie Ljungberg's free kick in the 43rd minute.

Big Crowd Sees RSL Take MLS Cup
November 22, 2009

Real Salt Lake prevails in penalties to take MLS Cup, 1-1 (5-4), over the LA Galaxy at Qwest Field, the first final played on artificial turf. Attendance is 46,011, the largest for a final since 2002. Mike Magee stakes the Galaxy to a lead at 41’, converting a cross from Landon Donovan. Robbie Findley ties it for RSL in the 64th. In the shootout's seventh round, Nick Rimando saves against Edson Buddle, and Robbie Russell converts the final kick.

Whitworth Goes Through to Third Round
November 15, 2009

Elly Bulega's goal in the 83rd minute lifts Whitworth to a 2-1 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Santa Cruz, Ca. For just the third time in program history the Pirates advance to the sectional round. Keith Kirsch gives Whitworth a quick lead for the second game in a row, heading in Cameron Bushey's corner kick in the second minute. Kirsch scored a seventh minute opener in a 2-0 win over Chapman a day earlier.

Sounders Head to USOC Final
July 21, 2009

Stephen King scores the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of overtime to give the Seattle Sounders FC a 2-1 comeback win over the Houston Dynamo in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal at Starfire Sports Stadium before 4,895. Nate Jaqua, playing with a bandaged head since the 10th minute, sends the match into overtime with a goal in the 89th minute. King beats Gig Harbor's Tally Hall for the winner. Seattle dominates, with a 16-2 advantage in shots, 12-0 after halftime. Three shots hit the post or crossbar. The win is part of a nine-game unbeaten run (6-0-3) across all competitions between June 13 and July 25.

Sounders Prepare in Argentina
February 26, 2009

A five-match, 9-day Sounders preseason tour of Argentina begins with a 3-1 training game win at Estudiantes in Buenos Aires. Fredy Montero scores two, Nate Jaqua one. Seattle goes 2-1-1 with one match canceled due to heavy rain.

Rave Wins 3rd Straight
April 4, 2009

Freddie Ljungberg scores in his first start and rookie Steve Zakuani gets his first professional goal as the Sounders remain perfect, winning their road opener, 2-0, at Toronto. Ljungberg, making his first start in place of Fredy Montero, works a 1-2 with Nate Jaqua on a counterattack for the game's first goal in the 15th minute. Just before halftime, Zakuani converts the rebound of a Jaqua shot to silence the capacity crowd of 20,658. Seattle becomes the first MLS expansion team to open with three straight wins. Afterwards, Jingle Bells makes its MLS singing debut in the BMO Field locker room.

Peters Powers Tacoma Baptist Repeat
November 21, 2009

Josh Peters powers Tacoma Baptist to a second straight boys' 1B/2B championship, 2-0 over Bear Creek School in Sumner. After a scoreless first half, Peters gives the Crusaders the lead in the 45th minute, then doubles it four minutes later. He also had two goals their semifinal win.

Fewing Named Kitsap Boss
November 9, 2009

Peter Fewing is named the new head coach of the Kitsap Pumas. Fewing, 47, returns to the sidelines three years after leaving Seattle University. The Pumas went 13-2-3 and won the PDL Northwest under John Wedge in their first season.

WSU Advances in NCAA Opener
November 13, 2009

Mallory Fox's header with 16 minutes left in regulation sends No. 14 Washington State to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 1-0 win over Villanova at College Park, Md. Two days later the Cougars are beaten by host Maryland, 1-0.

Perfect UPS Secures Hanson's 200th
October 10, 2009

Behind two goals in the opening five minutes Puget Sound goes to 10-0-0 by beating Linfield 3-0 in McMinnville, Or., for the 2nd-ranked Loggers' 200th win under coach Randy Hanson. Theresa Henle tallies at 2:14 and Jenny Moore follows just over two minutes later.

Columbia River Wins Shootout, 3A Girls
November 21, 2009

Columbia River of Vancouver becomes just the second girls' 3A champion from Clark County, edging Mercer Island in a shootout, 1-1 (3-2) at Lakewood. goalkeeper Teagan Ryan makes two saves in the tiebreaker. Samantha Schoene, Brianna Brown, and Hannah Kimsey convert for River. The Islanders score first in regulation on a 23' volley from Erin Bourguignon. With 14 minutes left, Kellianne Swenson ties it for the Chieftains.

Palodichuck, Richey Help U.S. Cinch Qualification
April 26, 2009

Nick Palodichuk scores two first-half goals and Spencer Richey of Seattle gets the shutout as the U.S. clinches first place in their group with a 3-0 win over Honduras at the CONCACAF U17 Championships in Tijuana, Mexico. Palodichuk, from Battleground, scores in the 28th and 45th minutes. While the U.S. clinches a place in the U17 World Cup, the semifinals and final are canceled due to a swine flu outbreak.

Monge Paces Wolves Past Reds
May 8, 2009

The Seattle Wolves make an impressive PDL debut, rallying for four unanswered goals in beating Yakima, 4-1, at Marquette Stadium. Fernando Monge ties it before halftime, then puts the Wolves in front in the 48th minute. Ely Allen and Matt Hulen score two minutes apart to seal it.

Seattle Storms Columbus Fortress
October 3, 2009

A first-half goal from Roger Levesque and relentless effort at the defensive end enables the Sounders to snap Columbus’s MLS record 22-game home unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory at Crew Stadium. Making only his second start of regular season, Levesque stakes Seattle to a lead in the 36th minute. The defending MLS champion Crew’s best chance to score comes in the 81st minute. Guillermo Barros Schelotto sends his penalty kick wide of the left post. Tyrone Marshall figured in three pivotal defensive plays. He redirects Eddie Gaven’s shot off the crossbar and later Marshall’s overhead kick saves a Steven Lenhart header on the goal line.

Levien Gets Career Record for No. 1 UPS
September 27, 2009

Janece Levien caps a big week for Puget Sound with a hat trick in a 6-1 home win over Whitman. The unblemished (7-0-0) Loggers were voted No. 1 among Division III schools to begin the week. Levien ties the game and the UPS career goals record in the 44th minute and surpasses Cortney Kjar with two more in the second half. UPS, which did not allow a goal in the first six games, eventually goes to 12-0-0.

Montero Named Top Newcomer
November 11, 2009

Seattle’s Fredy Montero, 22, is named MLS Newcomer of the Year after finishing third in league scoring with 12 goals. Two of Montero’s teammates, Freddie Ljungberg and Kasey Keller, were the other finalists for the award.

Falcons Win 10th Straight by Shutout
September 30, 2009

Seattle Pacific erupts for five second-half goals and Maddie Dickinson posts the No. 1-ranked Falcons’ 10th straight shutout – all wins – to open the season, in a 5-0 victory at Western Oregon. Kelsey Jenkins, who also had an assist, opens the scoring six minutes after halftime with a low 12-yard shot off a pass from Megan Lindsay. Eight minutes later Lindsay breaks open the match by heading in a free kick from Janie Wurth.

Whitworth Shutout Earns Advancement
November 21, 2009

A second-half own goal pushes Whitworth through to the NCAA Division III section final with a 1-0 win over Hardin-Simmons in Dubuque, Iowa. With just two saves Brian Sherpe earns the shutout for the 15th-ranked Pirates, who are unbeaten in 13 games (11-0-2). Their run ends the following day with a 2-0 loss to No. 5 Dominican.

Crossfire Girls Earn U17 Regional Title
June 21, 2009

Annelise Sittauer scores in the 10th minute and Emily Hurd puts the match away with two second-half goals, leading Crossfire Premier to a 3-0 victory over Real So Cal in the girls' U17 Far West Regional final at Lancaster, Ca. Crossfire, the only Washington team to win a regional title, goes 0-2-1 in group play at the USYSA Nationals in July.

Pumas Purr in Opener
May 2, 2009

Stephen Phillips delivers a hat trick, and the Kitsap Pumas win their inaugural game, 5-0, against the Spokane Spiders at their new home, Greyhound Park in Post Falls, Idaho. Phillips gets his third goal by the 58th minute. Tony Kerr notches the Pumas's first PDL goal. The physical game results in two red cards.

Pumas Advance at Wolves' Expense
July 29, 2009

A season-best crowd cheers the Kitsap Pumas to victory over the Seattle Wolves, 2-0, in a second-round PDL playoff at Bremerton Memorial Stadium. Stephen Phillips gets the 2,328 fans on their feet early, connecting on a free kick in the 14th minute. Phillips threads a ball to Alex Megson for insurance in the 68th minute.

Surprise: Saints March to the Top
October 31, 2009

Vlad Voin scores in the 75th minute and Saint Martin’s wins at Northwest Nazarene, 2-1, to clinch the Saints’ first GNAC men’s championship in just the program's third season. It's the fifth straight conference win for SMU, which finishes three points ahead of Western Washington. Conner Biggs gets the visitors' opener only 80 seconds into match. Saint Martin's had gone 9-27-1 in its first two seasons. Two days earlier the road trip began with a 2-1 overtime win at Montana State Billings on a pair of Xan Nixon goals.

Cascadia Cup to be Rebooted
March 18, 2009

On the eve of Seattle opening play, MLS announces Vancouver will become the 17th team in 2011. Two days later, Portland is admitted, recreating the Cascadia Cup rivalry.

Novack Sparks Scots to 3A Title
May 30, 2009

Jeremy Novack scores shortly before and after halftime in leading Shorecrest past West Valley, 5-2, at Lakewood. It is the Scots’ second 3A state championship in the past five years. Shorecrest jumps on top in the first 12 minutes on goals from Ian Adams and Jonathan Cho. Novack and Eli Blauser then double the lead by the break. The Scots finish 22-1-0.

Palodichuck Scores As U.S. Exits U17 World Cup
November 4, 2009

Nick Palodichuk of Battleground scores the second-half equalizer but the United States exits the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the knockout stage, losing 2-1 to Italy in Kaduna, Nigeria. Italy opens the scoring through Giacomo Beretta, but Palodichuk ties it in the 51st minute. Pietro Iemello puts Italy back in front for good five minutes later. Seattle's Spencer Richey is also in the U.S. squad.

Hutchins Breaks Central Assist Mark
September 2, 2009

Kaycie Hutchins assists on a record five goals in Central Washington’s 8-0 rocking of Northwest University at Kirkland. Hutchins, who scored the Wildcats’ only goal in their first three matches, finds Monique Cornier to open the scoring at 5:42 and Cornier double the lead two minutes later. In the second half, Hutchins sets up Serena Tomaso (twice) and Gwenna Carie, all within a span of five minutes.

Rave Signs Colombian Gold Booter
January 21, 2009

Seattle acquires 21-year-old Fredy Montero on loan from Deportivo Cali, where he was two-time scoring leader in the Colombian first division. Montero joins the Sounders as they conduct their first training session in frigid temperatures at Virginia Mason Athletic Complex.

Seattle United Forms in SYSA
July 9, 2009

Seattle Youth Soccer board members vote to adopt Seattle United as its new premier club. It will be comprised of four regions throughout the city, where select teams will be neighborhood-based. Those select teams will also be integrated with the premier program, with flexibility for players to move between levels. A scholarship program makes the club accessible to all families. Soon after, Jimmy McAlister is named Seattle United's Director of Soccer.

Sounders Partner with Soccer Saves
March 26, 2009

Save the Children announce partnership with the Seattle Sounders FC and Soccer Saves, co-founded by former Seattle Pacific coach Cliff McCrath and former Microsoft executive Frank Schott. Soccer Saves builds upon Save the Children's proven success in helping adolescents in Africa access reproductive and sexual health information and services. Youth-friendly health services will provide greater accessibility to voluntary counseling and HIV testing.

South Kitsap Shocks Pasco
May 30, 2009

South Kitsap becomes the first Kitsap County squad to capture a boys’ soccer championship, with the Wolves toppling previously undefeated Pasco, 2-1, in Lakewood. The Bulldogs entered the match with a 19-0-0 record. South Kitsap, the No. 3 finisher in the Narrows League, played the role of underdog with 14-3-1 record. Pasco had outscored it postseason foes by 11-2 but the Wolves strike in the 32nd minute through Brent Ricigliano, and Dixon Hammer's header make it 2-nil at 56'. Richard Renteria cuts the deficit four minutes later.

Solo Named 2008 Seattle Star of the Year
January 20, 2009

Gold medalist goalkeeper Hope Solo is voted Seattle P-I Women's Sports Star of the Year at the Westin Hotel. It was a year of redemption for Solo, the former UW All-American. Benched at the 2007 World Cup, in 2008 benched in World Cup competition in 2007, she was named player of the match following the Olympic final shutout victory over Brazil. It proves to be the final year of the P-I Sports Star tradition. The paper ceases publication in March. Solo becomes only the third soccer personality to win the award, joining Cliff McCrath (1986) and Michelle Akers (1996).

French Scores First Goal After Return
May 27, 2009

Michelle French scores the game's only goal in the Seattle Sounders Women's road victory over the Colorado Force. It is French's first score since coming back from an October 2008 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatments, and later finishes as the team's top scorer and an all-W-League selection.

Sounders Tap Zakuani First
January 15, 2009

Seattle makes Akron winger Steve Zakuani, 20, the first selection in the MLS SuperDraft in St. Louis. The London-born Zakuani led the nation with 20 goals as a sophomore. University of Washington midfielder George John is taken as the 14th overall pick by FC Dallas.

Whitworth Works Overtime to End UPS Streak
October 18, 2009

Stacy's Hamer's header deep into overtime for Whitworth punctures Puget Sound's perfect (12-0-0) start and 25-game NWC win streak, 1-0, in Spokane. Callie Bergstrom stymies the No. 2 ranked Loggers with nine saves until Hamer's head meets Elizabeth Mattila's cross in the 107th minute. It's the Bucs' first win over UPS in 12 meetings.

Two New Fields for Clallam
November 18, 2009

Clallam County Parks dedicates two soccer fields in Agnew, between Port Angeles and Sequim. The fields are made possible through Storm King Soccer Club, Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club and a grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

Huskies' Gallimore Celebrates 200th Win
October 30, 2009

McKenna Waitley assists on Alex Kirk's go-ahead goal and adds another score for Washington in a 3-1 Pac-12 win at Oregon. It's the 200th win for UW coach Lesle Gallimore. Kirk snaps a 1-1 tie in the 78th minute and Waitley gets her goal at 85'.

Sounders Women Beat LA, Stay Unbeaten
July 14, 2009

Second-half goals coming four minutes apart steer the unbeaten Seattle Sounders Women (3-0-3) past the Los Angeles Legends, 3-1, at Starfire. Chalise Baysa gives the Sounders a 2-1 advantage after 53 minutes, and at 57' Kelli Smith gets what proves to be the winner. For the remaining six matches there's a goal drought and Seattle goes 0-3-3.

Seattle Advances in USOC
July 7, 2009

Sebastien Le Toux’s 89th-minute penalty, his 11th career U.S. Open Cup goal, gives the Sounders a 1-0 quarterfinal win over 10-man Kansas City, 1-0, before 4,352 at Starfire. It extends Seattle unbeaten run to six games (4-0-2) in all competitions.

Wolves Join PDL Northwest Division
January 26, 2009

A fifth Washington club joins the PDL Northwest Division for 2009. The Seattle Wolves move over from the Pacific Coast League and make Starfire Sports their home. The Wolves and Kitsap Pumas are added to the Tacoma Tide, Yakima Reds and Spokane Spiders.

Bremerton Welcomes Pumas
May 15, 2009

The Kitsap Pumas draw, 1-1, with Tacoma Tide in their inaugural home game, played before 1,572. Bremerton’s Memorial Stadium features a new video scoreboard, and Spencer Schomaker gives the Pumas the lead in the 12th minute. The Tide's Michael David ties the first installment of the Narrows Bridge Bell rivalry in the 72nd.

Levesque Torments Timbers Again
July 1, 2009

Longtime Portland nemesis Roger Levesque opens the MLS era of the Sounders-Timbers Cascadia rivalry by scoring after 48 seconds, and Stephen King tallies what proves to be the U.S. Open Cup third-round winner, 2-1, before a record crowd of 16,382 at PGE Park. Levesque's diving header is the final touch on a beautiful give-and-go between Sanna Nyassi and King, with Nyassi beating a defender and crossing. King's blistering strike is set up by Nate Jaqua, who drops a ball to the top of the box in the 27th minute.

Messi Masterful in Barca Visit
August 5, 2009

Lionel Messi scores a pair of sensational first-half goals before a record Pacific Northwest soccer crowd of 66,848 as reigning European champion Barcelona eases to a 4-0 win over Sounders FC in a friendly. Jeffren Suarez and Pedro Rodriguez score in the second half for Barca. Barcelona is coming off the coveted Treble this past season as winners of La Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League.

Wolves Knock-out Timbers U23
July 23, 2009

Alex Chursky accounts for all the Seattle Wolves' scoring in a 3-2 first-round road victory over the Portland Timbers U23 at PGE Park. Chursky ties it in the 30th minute, again on a header in the 81st and wins the PDL playoff in the 90th. It's the Wolves' fourth straight win.

Sounders, State Youth Create RTC Program
August 4, 2009

Seattle Sounders FC and Washington Youth Soccer announce a partnership to integrate new programs into the youth soccer development system throughout the state. New programs will begin in September 2009 and will bring the MLS Youth Initiative program to Washington, creating additional levels and avenues to elite play for local youth soccer players. Five Regional Training Centers will bring the top players together once a week to train under elite coaches., and the RTC system is designed to identity the very best players across all leagues, affiliations and geographic locations.

Perez Pushes U-Dub Past Illinois
September 13, 2009

A late score from Veronica Perez gives Washington a 1-0 victory over 11th-ranked Illinois at Portland. It's the start of a 10-game unbeaten (7-0-3) run for the Huskies. Perez, who hit the right post earlier, takes a through ball from McKenna Waitley, rounds the keeper and scores.

Nine New Fields in Monroe
August 27, 2009

Sky River SC opens new, nine-field complex in Monroe – second only to Snohomish’s Stocker Fields among Snohomish County facilities. Fredy Montero and Osvaldo Alonso of the Sounders are on hand for the opening.

Everett Camp For At-Risk Youth
June 22, 2009

The City of Everett's Casino Road Futbol Academy begins a weeklong day camp for youth. Located in South Everett, the Casino Road neighborhood has long been a haven for criminal activity, and the camp is being held at Hall Park, where a lot of that violence has happened. Over 200 kids, ages 8-15, take part in this first of what will become an annual camp. In between drills, they get to meet members of the city's police department and other community leaders.

First-Year Pumas Clinch Division
July 11, 2009

Fourteen matches into their existence, the Kitsap Pumas own a title. The Pumas clinch the PDL Northwest Division with a 1-0 win over the Abbotsford Mariners at Bremerton Memorial Stadium. Stephen Phillips's header in the 67th minute from an Alex Megson is the winning formula. Kitsap is among three undefeated (11-0-3 in league) of 68 PDL teams.

Van der Meer: Spokane's Mr. Soccer
September 30, 2009

Cor van der Meer, founder and former longtime coach of men’s and women’s soccer at Community Colleges of Spokane, dies after a lengthy battle with lung cancer at age 74. Van der Meer was regarded as Spokane’s Mr. Soccer. He was CCS men’s coach for 20 years and 11 for the women. He also founded a five-a-side tournament now marking 25 years.

Sounders Clinch Playoff Berth
October 17, 2009

Second-half goals seven minutes apart from Roger Levesque and Nate Jaqua earn the Sounders a playoff-clinching, 3-2 comeback win at Kansas City. Freddie Ljungberg is a factor in all three Seattle goals and earns two assists. Jaqua nets the game-winner in the 76th minute from a Ljungberg run and cross. A Ljungberg corner kick sets-up Levesque’s header to knot the score in the 69th minute. Tyrone Marshall scores in the game's opener. Seattle becomes the first expansion team in 11 years to make the playoffs.

LA Story: Sounders Stop Slide
August 15, 2009

Seeking to break out of a funk, the Sounders don their all-blue kit for the first time and beat the L.A. Galaxy, 2-0, on the road. Seattle, scoreless in its last three MLS games and 0-4-4 on the road since winning at Toronto April 4, get goals from Steve Zakuani and Fredy Montero, both while playing a man up following David Beckham's 17' red card. In the final 14 minutes each team has a player sent off. Beckham goes through Peter Vagenas with studs showing. Vagenas is starting for Freddie Ljungberg, out due to illness.

Cougs Keep Winning Away
October 30, 2009

Freshman Brandi Vega's first-half goal proves to be the difference as No. 19 Washington State leaves Corvallis with a 1-0 win over No. 25 Oregon State. It's the Cougars' second win over a ranked team in five days. It's a record seventh road win for WSU.

Seattle Pacific Goes Atop GNAC
November 5, 2009

Jocelyn Charette assists on the equalizer and scores the overtime winner as No. 17 Seattle Pacific reclaims first place in the GNAC in the penultimate regular season game, a 3-2 win at Montana State Billings. Andrea Chan makes it 2-2 in the 77th minute, and Charette's golden goal, at 98:10, is her sixth of the season. With Western Washington tying at Northwest Nazarene, the Falcons go on to clinch their sixth GNAC championship with a 6-0 victory at NNU Nov. 7.

Pumas Fall in PDL Quarterfinals
July 31, 2009

Hectic travel and high heat no doubt have their effect on the Kitsap Pumas, who battle valiantly before going out of the PDL quarterfinals. The Ventura County Fusion find the winner in added time and defeat Kitsap, 2-1, in Laredo, Tx. The Pumas endured a dawn flight and three-hour bus ride to reach their destination. Game-time temperatures hover over 100 degrees, but Max Lipset heads home before halftime from a Steve Mohn throw to tie it, 1-1. Rodrigo Lopez scores on a set piece two minutes into stoppage time for Ventura, the eventual PDL champion.

Huskies Get Past Ole Miss in NCAAs
November 13, 2009

Washington holds No. 25 Mississippi to five shots – none on frame – and wins its NCAA first round game, 1-0, in Portland. Kate Deines scores from 18 yards midway through the first half, after McKenna Waitley settles a Veronica Perez cross. The Huskies are beaten by No. 2 Portland, 2-1, in the second round.

Western Ends SPU Unbeaten Run
October 3, 2009

Top-ranked Seattle Pacific sustains its first loss in 28 games, 3-2 to Western Washington at Orca Field. The defending NCAA champions had won 21 in a row since tying Western in 2008. The Vikings never trail after Emily Frankland's fifth-minute opener, which end the fourth-longest defensive scoreless streak in Division II history (11 games). After Megan Lindsay levels for SPU in the 67th minute, Lucy Miller hits the winner from 25 yards at 81:33.

Sixty Acres South Breaks Ground
August 31, 2009

Lake Washington Youth Soccer breaks ground on a $1.6M project that includes nine new fields plus other amenities at Sixty Acres South. By summer 2010, the entire complex will total 25 fields, making it the biggest soccer facility west of the Mississippi. The first 16 fields have been leased and operated by LWYSA since 1984.

Gold Cup Comes to Qwest
July 4, 2009

Robbie Rogers assists on two goals and scores a third as U.S. celebrates Independence Day at Qwest Field by beating Grenada, 4-0, in a CONCACAF Gold Cup group match. Freddy Adu, Stuart Holden and Charlie Davies also score, and Sounders midfielder Brad Evans makes his international debut as a 63rd-minute substitute

Walla Walla Women Are Perfect Champs
November 22, 2009

Walla Walla becomes the first NWAACC women's champion to complete a season unscathed, defeating defending champion Columbia Basin, 1-0, in overtime at Starfire Sports Stadium. The Warriors finish 18-0-0 when Tahlia O'Loughlin scores a golden goal in the 94th minute.

Vini Wins Sounders Reality Tryout
February 1, 2009

Vinicius “Vini” Oliveira, a 20-year-old native of Brazil, Edmonds resident and player for Bellevue College, wins the Sounders SuperSearch, televised live from Starfire Sports. Oliveira earns a preseason roster spot. After being released he later signs with the PDL Yakima Reds.

Levien Leaves UPS Records Rewritten
October 31, 2009

Five years after arriving as a defender, Janece Levien leaves her final, bold imprint on the Puget Sound record book. Levien scores her record 71st career goal to complete a brace at George Fox in a methodical 4-0 victory at Newburg, Or. Levien scored 66 of her goals after sitting out 2006 to recover from five concussions. Her 2007 total of 25 goals is also a standard. She puts the Loggers on top early, in the 12th minute. Levien assists on the UPS third just before halftime before scoring her second in the 54th minute.

Loggers Clinch 8th Straight NWC Crown
November 6, 2009

Puget Sound's reign as NWC women's champion extends to an eighth straight season. With rain coming down on East Athletic Field, the Loggers (17-1-0) beat Pacific, 2-0. The heavier rain coincides with UPS raising their game in the second half. In the 52nd minute Christine Isabella nods home a corner kick from Mikaela Freeman, who now has 13 assists, one shy of the school record. Theresa Henle scores at 77' to end the Boxers' upset hopes.

Sounders Claim Open Cup
September 2, 2009

Seattle becomes the second MLS expansion franchise to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title with a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Roger Levesque scores what proves to be the game-winning goal in the 86th minute on an assist by Sebastien Le Toux. Fredy Montero opens the scoring in the 67th minute after a Freddie Ljungberg shot was initially saved by United goalkeeper Josh Wicks. Moments after the goal, Wicks stomps on a fallen Montero and is sent off. After D.C. pulls a goal back, Kasey Keller makes two key saves in stoppage time, part of his six for the night, to preserve the victory.

I thought it was going to head to penalties the way it was going. Crap happens, and there's nothing you can say.
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on Houston's late, playoff series winner
The support that we’ve gotten from the city, the love that they’ve showered upon our team and the organization–and hopefully what we’ve returned to them as well–we just want this to continue. I don’t want to wake up if this is a dream.
Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid, following final regular season home match
I think the expectations are to win the league. Why not? They've got a trophy. I've said to Robin (Waite), I'd love to see us win an Open Cup game or two.
Peter Fewing, upon being named Kitsap Pumas coach
This sport was poised to have a special moment like this year in Seattle. They over-delivered on all our expectations, and we continue to hope to build on the excitement in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. You know what the other teams can learn about? That this wasn't luck or good fortune. This was about a lot of hard work and careful planning, good sports administration, effective marketing and committed ownership and deeply embedded community progress with players focused on and off the field.
ESPN broadcaster Glenn Davis on Seattle's effect on MLS
Our experience is an adult experience. We are heavy drinkers. It's not family entertainment. But it's a very contagious experience.
Emerald City Supporters co-president Greg Mockos on the Sounders supporter culture in the Brougham End
We love soccer here, and these are the kinds of players we can get behind. Only a couple of them earn more than six figures. They could be your neighbor, and maybe they are your neighbor. It's awesome. It's been way beyond my expectations as a fan. I had no idea this many people would be excited. It's just like everyone decided, 'Hey, this can be our team. Let's make it work.' It's a party all the time.
Sounders fan Likkit Pocinwong on the club's instant popularity with the community
Bottom line: If you're a soccer fan living in America, you're doing yourself a great disservice if you don't make an attempt to take in a Seattle Sounders FC game. The overwhelming fan support, the sold-out crowds, the insane noise level inside Qwest Field - it's enough to bring a tear to one's eye, as it did for MLS commissioner Don Garber.
Jonah Freedman, Sports Illustrated
You have to tip your hat to Seattle as far as doing everything right. Every team that comes here wants to bring their best game because it such a great atmosphere.
Denis Hamlett, Chicago Fire coach
My pride is about the city. I'm a Seattle guy, and to have this back in Seattle, to have the same vibe back in this city as it was in the '70s when I was growing up, that's just a dream come true for me.
Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer on his emotions and pride during its inaugural match
The night was full of magic. For two hours, the green-garbed fans danced and sang as if they thought they were from Manchester… This was the perfect beginning for a franchise that is doing everything right.
Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley, reflecting on Sounders FC opening night
We work extremely hard. We fight like hell to stop teams from scoring. We put our bodies on the line.
Kasey Keller, Sounders FC goalkeeper, after win at Toronto pushes them to perfect 3-0-0 start
It took 25 years, but the world’s game is back in Seattle. You guys (the fans) did it with a big bang. With 22,000 season tickets, the Sounders have the most successful start in MLS history. You did it — Seattle is the center of soccer in America.
Sounders owner Joe Roth, addressing fans before the inaugural match
We did the motorbike celebration to show that Sounders FC is taking off for the start of great things.
Fredy Montero, Sounders FC forward, describing his first goal celebration
The scenes wouldn't be noteworthy in most parts of the world, but in America, they are rare. The Brougham End, where fans stand and cheer and chant for the entire game. The March to the Match, during which hundreds of fans and a 53-piece marching band fill the streets with color and noise on their way to Qwest Field, of which seats are filled by noisy, enthusiastic fans swathed in blue and green.
USA Today on the trappings of a Sounders home match
To repeat as state champions in this state is probably the most difficult challenge I can picture for a high school team. The way they did it, by always competing, always playing tough and just being so stingy on conceding goals — it's exactly the kind of thing we wanted out of them.
Skyline girls coach Don Braman, whose Spartans survived three postseason shootouts
It was amazing. It really reminded me of a crowd in Europe, they were all cheering the Sounders and rightly so. It was tremendous and a great atmosphere.
Thierry Henry, Barcelona striker, of Sounders FC crowd
A woman charged with stealing more than $72,000 from Fife-Milton-Edgewood Junior Soccer Club pleads guilty to 10 counts of first-degree theft. The 43-year-old former club treasurer is sentenced to 90 days in jail. As a result of the theft, the club lost its entire savings.
June 26, 2009
We really wanted to make a point, coming here and winning it for our fans and for our organization.
Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller of U.S. Open Cup championship
This is how we can change attitudes. These kids are not only going stay away from things they shouldn't be doing, but attract others. This is a magnet for the kids.
Everett Police Sgt. Manuel Garcia, one of the Casino Road Futbol Academy camp
(Seattle) was just plain relevant. People cared about it from the governor to the mayor to the man on the those people who love the game. And that's what we need, at the end of the day. We need more relevance. That team was just plain relevant. People cared about it.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber, praising the Sounders as an indication of what the sport can become in America
He was a true professional - always loyal, and a man who believed in soccer and what youth and athletes of all ages could gain from participating in it.
Maury Ray, CC Spokane athletic director, eulogizing longtime coach Cor van der Meer
How do you improve an atmosphere that had distinguished Seattle from every other team in the MLS sometime between opening of the gates and end of the national anthem?
John McGrath, News Tribune columnist after Sounders FC inaugural match
You see him on TV. I see him every day. He is the best in the world not only for his youth, but also for his ability to dominate all aspects of the game.
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola of Lionel Messi following Sounders FC friendly
For a long time, I was relying on my wife and her success as an engineer. Now having a 401K and health insurance, it's a real job, in a real professional league.
Zach Scott, one of several USL Sounders signed by the MLS club for 2009
He used to open the (locker room) doors, so everyone could listen and the opposition could listen. It means no disrespect to anybody. Some teams over the years have taken offense to that, but it's about us. It's about this team. We don't want people to take it the wrong way.
Sounders FC assistant coach Brian Schmetzer on the tradition, started in 1994 by Neil Megson, of Seattle singing Jingle Bells following road wins
When you take a step back, the credibility that we have, the awareness we have of the great success in Seattle on the field and off the field gives us something that we've never had before, which is a real indication as to what the sport can be in this country.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber
If you would have told me at the beginning of the game that we would have won the game on a bicycle kick, and I had to pick one of my players that was going to score the bicycle kick, I think Ianni would have been number nine.
Brian Schmetzer, coaching in Sigi Schmid's absence, on Patrick Ianni's overhead kick winner vs. Houston
Tonight, our history becomes legend.
Emerald City Supporters tifo prior to inaugural Sounders FC match
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
Jocelyn Charette (University Place) Seattle Pacific (D2/2nd/F)
Janece Levien (Beaverton, Or.) Puget Sound (D3/2nd/F)
Derek MacLean (Burien) Pacific Lutheran (D3/3rd/D)
Spencer Richey (Seattle) Bradenton Prep (G)
Collegiate Men's Records
Evergreen 6-6-4
Gonzaga 6-10-3
Northwest 9-6-4
Pacific Lutheran 14-5-0
Puget Sound 9-9-2
Saint Martin's 11-7-0
Seattle University 4-12-1
Seattle Pacific 11-5-3
Washington 5-7-6
Western Washington 8-11-1
Whitman 4-12-3
Whitworth 16-3-3
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington 8-10-1
Eastern Washington 7-9-2
Evergreen 1-10-4
Gonzaga 8-12-0
Northwest 3-10-2
Pacific Lutheran 5-13-1
Puget Sound 18-2-0
Saint Martin's 12-7-0
Seattle University 7-11-1
Seattle Pacific 16-3-2
Washington 12-6-4
Washington State 14-6-2
Western Washington 11-4-4
Whitman 8-9-2
Whitworth 17-3-0
Commissioners Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 ISC Arsenal Blue ‘97 Barros (EYSA)Chinook Ice 97 Connell
U12 Tracyton SC Impact 96 (NSYSA)MVP Marauders 96 Navy (MpVYSA)
U13 GRFC 95 Rogers (GRJSA)CW Crush
U14 Vancouver United 94 Northstar (SWYSA)SCSS Synergy (SWYSA)
U15 Vancouver United 93 Northstar (SWYSA)NK Chaos 93
U16 RedhawksCrossfire Select 92 Habash (LWYSA)
U17 Vancouver United 91 Blue (SWYSA)FME Fusion (TPCJSA)
U18 CW Bears (ECYSA)Olympic
PDL, W-League Records
Kitsap Pumas 12-1-3, 1st Div.
Seattle Sounders U23s 5-7-4, 7th Div.
Seattle Sounders Women 3-3-6, 3rd Div.
Seattle Wolves 10-3-3, 3rd Div.
Spokane Spiders 3-13-0, 10th Div.
Yakima Reds 3-11-2, 9th Div.
Professional All-League
Player (Pos) Team (Lg-Tm)
Freddie Ljungberg (M) Sounders (MLS-1st)
Michelle French (M) Sounders Women (WL-1st)
Daniel Scott (D) Kitsap (PDL-NW)
Ely Allen (M) Wolves (PDL-NW)
Rory Agu (F) Tide (PDL-NW)
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 IR Galindo (D1)FME Blue Flame (D3)
U12 BullDogs (D7)Dragons (D7)
U13 ST Jaguars (D3)Tracyton Tornados 96 (D4)
U14 Cassidy 95 (D6)Voltage (D7)
U15 Tacoma United DP Mojonera (D3)Skittles (D3)
U16 HYSC Cushers (D7)LSDSC Alakazaam (D3)
U17 FC North Bend (D2)SK7 Storm 92 (D4)
U18 91 LWHS Chargers (D2)FSC Comets (D3)
U19 HYSC Pumas (D7)Strykers (D2)
Washington State Youth Champions
Age BoysGirls
U12 Crossfire 96 A. Spidahl (LWYSA)Eastside FC 96 Red Fry/Bunnell (EYSA)
U13 Washington Premier 95 Black (TPCJSA)Eastside FC 95 Red Bialek (EYSA)
U14 Eastside FC 94 Red Strom (EYSA)G94 White (SSFC)
U15 Washington Premier FC 93 Black (TPCJSA)Evergreen 93 Green (NCYSA)
U16 Crossfire Premier A. Henderson (LWYSA)Emerald City FC 92 Green (SYSA)
U17 Eastside FC 91 Red Lee (EYSA)Crossfire Premier A McCormick (LWYSA)
U18 Eastside FC 90 Red Storm (EYSA)Crossfire Premier 90 Lombard (LWYSA)
U19 River City SC Seely (SVJSA)Shadow-Bushey (IEYSA)
WIAA Championship Games
Boys 4A South Kitsap 2Pasco 1
Boys 3A Shorecrest 5West Valley (Yakima) 2
Boys 2A Squalicum 4Cheney 2
Boys 1A Columbia (White River) 2Connell 0
Boys 1B-2B Tacoma Baptist 2Bear Creek 0
Girls 4A Skyline 2Issaquah 1
Girls 3A Columbia River 2Mercer Island 1
Girls 2A Archbishop Murphy 2Cheney 0
Girls 1A Seattle Academy 2Overlake 1
Girls 1B-2B Orcas Island 2Napavine 1
Seattle Sounders MLS Inaugural game

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2009 Open Cup - Sounders vs DC United

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Sounders Snap Columbus Home Streak

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Sounders vs Portland in Open Cup

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