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Seattle's new Major League Soccer roster gets its first player with the signing of Sounders forward Sebastien Le Toux, 24. In his first season in Seattle, Le Toux had led Seattle to the USL championship and earned league MVP honors after scoring 10 goals. The Frenchman had been courted by other MLS teams.
Seattle native DeAndre Yedlin earns his first U.S. National Team cap vs. South Korea, a 2-0 friendly in Carson, Calif. Yedlin comes on in the 74th minute, replacing fellow Sounder Brad Evans.
Making their debut at a national tournament, the Chieftains of Seattle University overpower Wheeling Jesuit (WV), 4-0, at the NAIA Championships in St. Charles, Missouri. Sheralyn Stackhouse scores two goals and Jamie French and J.J. Stamborsky add goals in the team's record 18th win.
Marcus Hahnemann, 42, announces his retirement from professional soccer. Hahnemann began and finished his illustrious 21-year professional career with his hometown club, spending three seasons with the A-League Sounders from 1994-96 and a little more than two seasons with Sounders FC from 2012-14. In between, he played for Colorado then 13 seasons in England, including 276 appearances with Reading, where he reached the Premiership.
Michelle Akers scores a record five goals in the first 47 minutes and the U.S. routs Chinese Taipei, 7-0, in the quarterfinals in Foshan. Akersí masterpiece features two rebounds, a free kick, a penalty and a header.
The Northwestern Association Football League is formed. It features seven clubs: Celtics, Rangers, Rainiers, Shamrocks (all from Seattle) and Tacoma, Everett and Port Blakely. In the inaugural matches, Rangers blast Celtics, 5-1, at Woodland Park and Tacoma posts 2-0 home win over Rainiers.