2012 Seattle Sounders FC season

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Seattle Sounders FC
2012 season
General Manager Adrian Hanauer
Manager Sigi Schmid
Stadium CenturyLink Field
MLS Conference:3rd
Overall:7th
MLS Cup Conference Championships
U.S. Open Cup Finalists
CONCACAF Champions
League (2011–12)
Quarterfinals
CONCACAF Champions
League (2012–13)
Semifinals
Cascadia Cup Runners-up (2–1–3)
Heritage Cup Runners-up (0–2–0)
Top goalscorer League:
Eddie Johnson (14 goals)
All:
Eddie Johnson (17 goals)
Fredy Montero (17 goals)
Highest home attendance 66,452
vs. Portland Timbers (October 7
MLS Regular Season)
Lowest home attendance 7,767
vs. Caledonia AIA (August 2
CONCACAF Champions League)
Average home league attendance League: 43,144
Playoffs: 39,758
All: 38,729
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2012 Seattle Sounders FC season is the club's fourth season in Major League Soccer, the United States' top-tier of professional soccer. For the Sounders FC organization, it is their fourth year of existence, and including all previous clubs, it is the 32nd season of a soccer team bearing the Sounders name.

Season overview[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

On November 23, 2011, James Riley was drafted away from Seattle by the Montreal Impact as part of the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft. He was immediately traded to Chivas USA with allocation money for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen. The Sounders also traded Tyson Wahl to the Impact for allocation money.[1] Other off-season transactions included the transfer of Erik Friberg to Malmö FF, the retirements of Kasey Keller, Terry Boss, and Taylor Graham, the release of Nate Jaqua and Pat Noonan, the acquisition of Marc Burch from D.C. United via the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft, and the signings of out of contract players Michael Gspurning and Adam Johansson.

In the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, the Sounders took Creighton University defender Andrew Duran in the first round and University of Alabama-Birmingham forward Babayele Sodade. A week later, in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft the Sounders took University of California-Santa Barbara defender Tim Pontius and former Leicester City F.C. forward Jason Banton in the second round, University of Washington forward Abdul Aman in the third round, and Cal Poly defender Wes Feighner in the fourth round. On the same day as the Supplemental Draft, the Sounders traded the rights to defender Leone Cruz, whom the Sounders acquired in the second round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft but did not sign to a contract, to Real Salt Lake for UCLA defender Andy Rose, whom Real Salt Lake had drafted in the first round of the Supplemental Draft.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Sigi Schmid
Assistant Coaches Brian Schmetzer, Ezra Hendrickson
Goalkeepers Coach Tom Dutra
Fitness Coach David Tenney
Equipment manager Nolan Meyer

Other information[edit]

Majority Owner Joe Roth
Owner & General Manager Adrian Hanauer
Owner & Founder and Chairman, Vulcan Inc. Paul Allen
President Peter McLoughlin
Owner Drew Carey
Director of First Team Grant Clark
Assistant Athletic Trainer Chris Cornish
Chiropractors Lew Estabrook, DC, Jim Kurtz, DC
Team Services Director Vince Johnson
Medical Director Dr. Michael Morris
Head Athletic Trainer Randy Noteboom
Director of Youth Development Darren Sawatzky
Voice of the Sounders FC Ross Fletcher, Kasey Keller
Ground (capacity and dimensions) CenturyLink Field (67,000 / 104x68m)
Training ground (capacity and dimensions) Starfire Sports Complex (4,500 / 101x64m)

Source: Staff, Organization,

Official sponsors[edit]

Source: Soundersfc.com

Kits[edit]

Home
Home Alternate
Home Alt. 2
Away
Third
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Rave Green Blue Rave Green
Home Alt. Rave Green Rave Green Blue MLS, April 7 against D.C. United
Home Alt. 2 Rave Green Rave Green Rave Green MLS, April 28 against Chicago
Away Shale Shale Shale
Third Cyan Cyan Cyan → International friendlies and non-MLS matches

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of October 3, 2012.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Gspurning, MichaelMichael Gspurning      Austria
3 Midfielder Evans, BradBrad Evans      United States
4 Defender Ianni, PatrickPatrick Ianni      United States
5 Defender Johansson, AdamAdam Johansson      Sweden
6 Midfielder Alonso, OsvaldoOsvaldo Alonso (Vice-Captain)     Cuba
7 Forward Johnson, EddieEddie Johnson      United States
8 Defender Burch, MarcMarc Burch      United States
10 Midfielder Rosales, MauroMauro Rosales (DP / Captain)     Argentina
11 Midfielder Zakuani, SteveSteve Zakuani      Democratic Republic of the Congo
12 Defender González, LeonardoLeonardo González      Costa Rica
13 Midfielder Tiffert, ChristianChristian Tiffert (DP)     Germany
14 Midfielder Tetteh, MichaelMichael Tetteh (GA)     Ghana
15 Midfielder Martínez, MarioMario Martínez (on loan from Real España)     Honduras
16 Forward Estrada, DavidDavid Estrada      United States
17 Forward Montero, FredyFredy Montero (DP / 3rd captain)     Colombia
19 Forward Sodade, BabayeleBabayele Sodade      Canada
20 Defender Scott, ZachZach Scott (4th captain)     United States
21 Forward Cato, CordellCordell Cato      Trinidad and Tobago
22 Midfielder Seamon, MikeMike Seamon      United States
23 Midfielder Carrasco, ServandoServando Carrasco      United States
24 Goalkeeper Hahnemann, MarcusMarcus Hahnemann      United States
25 Midfielder Rose, AndyAndy Rose      England
26 Forward Ochoa, SammySammy Ochoa      United States
27 Midfielder Caskey, AlexAlex Caskey      United States
29 Goalkeeper Ford, JoshJosh Ford      United States
30 Defender Duran, AndrewAndrew Duran      United States
31 Defender Parke, JeffJeff Parke      United States
32 Defender Steres, DanielDaniel Steres      United States
33 Goalkeeper Weber, AndrewAndrew Weber      United States
34 Defender Hurtado, Jhon KennedyJhon Kennedy Hurtado      Colombia
35 Goalkeeper Meredith, BryanBryan Meredith      United States

Squad information[edit]

As of November 18, 2012.
No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of Birth (Age) Signed From Club Appearances (MLS) [Playoffs] Club Goals (MLS) [Playoffs]
Goalkeepers
1 Michael Gspurning Austria GK (1981-05-02)May 2, 1981 (aged 31) Greece Skoda Xanthi F.C. 30 (21) [4] 0 (0) [0]
24 Marcus Hahnemann United States GK (1972-06-15)June 15, 1972 (aged 40) England Everton 1 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
29 Josh Ford United States GK (1987-11-06)November 6, 1987 (aged 25) United States UConn 0 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
33 Andrew Weber United States GK (1983-08-09)August 9, 1983 (aged 29) United States San Jose 5 (3) [0] 0 (0) [0]
35 Bryan Meredith United States GK (1989-08-02)August 2, 1989 (aged 23) United States Monmouth 16 (12) [0] 0 (0) [0]
Defenders
4 Patrick Ianni United States CB (1985-06-15)June 15, 1985 (aged 27) United States Houston 98 (74) [3] 3 (3) [0]
5 Adam Johansson Sweden RFB (1983-02-21)February 21, 1983 (aged 29) Sweden IFK Göteborg 28 (21) [4] 0 (0) [0]
8 Marc Burch United States LFB / CB (1984-05-07)May 7, 1984 (aged 28) United States D.C. United 40 (29) [2] 0 (0) [0]
12 Leonardo González Costa Rica LFB (1980-11-21)November 21, 1980 (aged 32) Costa Rica Municipal Liberia 103 (71) [6] 1 (1) [0]
20 Zach Scott United States CB / RFB (1980-07-02)July 2, 1980 (aged 32) United States Seattle (USL) 74 (45) [4] 3 (1) [1]
30 Andrew Duran United States CB (1989-10-26)October 26, 1989 (aged 23) United States Creighton 0 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
31 Jeff Parke United States CB (1982-04-13)April 13, 1982 (aged 30) Canada Vancouver 105 (78) [7] 1 (1) [0]
32 Daniel Steres United States CB (1990-11-11)November 11, 1990 (aged 22) United States San Diego State 0 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
34 Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Colombia CB (1984-05-16)May 16, 1984 (aged 28) Colombia Deportivo Cali 112 (81) [8] 1 (1) [0]
Midfielders
3 Brad Evans United States CM / RM (1985-05-20)May 20, 1985 (aged 27) United States Columbus 108 (88) [8] 17 (13) [0]
6 Osvaldo Alonso Cuba DM (1985-11-11)November 11, 1985 (aged 27) United States Charleston 151 (113) [10] 14 (6) [1]
10 Mauro Rosales (C) Argentina AM / RM (1981-02-24)February 24, 1981 (aged 31) Argentina River Plate 62 (53) [2] 8 (8) [0]
11 Steve Zakuani Democratic Republic of the Congo LM (1988-02-09)February 9, 1988 (aged 24) United States Akron 90 (72) [7] 19 (17) [1]
13 Christian Tiffert Germany CM (1982-02-18)February 18, 1982 (aged 30) Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 18 (12) [4] 0 (0) [0]
14 Michael Tetteh Ghana LM / LFB (1989-01-16)January 16, 1989 (aged 23) United States UCSB 1 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
15 Mario Martínez (on loan from Real España) Honduras AM / LM (1989-07-30)July 30, 1989 (aged 23) Honduras Real España 10 (3) [4] 1 (0) [1]
22 Mike Seamon United States CM (1988-08-30)August 30, 1988 (aged 24) United States Villanova 21 (9) [0] 0 (0) [0]
23 Servando Carrasco United States CM / RM (1988-08-13)August 13, 1988 (aged 24) United States California 34 (21) [0] 0 (0) [0]
25 Andy Rose England CM (1990-02-13)February 13, 1990 (aged 22) United States Salt Lake 33 (23) [2] 4 (1) [0]
27 Alex Caskey United States CM / LM (1988-07-22)July 22, 1988 (aged 24) United States Charleston 29 (20) [1] 3 (1) [0]
Forwards
7 Eddie Johnson United States ST (1984-03-31)March 31, 1984 (aged 28) England Fulham 38 (28) [3] 17 (14) [1]
16 David Estrada United States ST / RM (1988-02-04)February 4, 1988 (aged 24) United States UCLA 37 (23) [3] 7 (5) [0]
17 Fredy Montero Colombia ST (1987-07-26)July 26, 1987 (aged 25) Colombia Deportivo Cali 160 (119) [10] 60 (47) [0]
19 Babayele Sodade Canada ST (1990-07-26)July 26, 1990 (aged 22) United States UAB 0 (0) [0] 0 (0) [0]
21 Cordell Cato Trinidad and Tobago ST / RM (1992-07-15)July 15, 1992 (aged 20) Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 15 (8) [0] 1 (0) [0]
26 Sammy Ochoa United States ST (1986-09-04)September 4, 1986 (aged 26) Mexico Estudiantes Tecos 27 (13) [3] 10 (3) [0]

Player movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Number Position Player Transferred from Notes Date Source
32 MF Colombia Miguel Montaño Canada Montreal Impact End loan deal November 21, 2011
1 GK Austria Michael Gspurning Greece Skoda Xanthi Free December 7, 2011
8 DF United States Marc Burch United States D.C. United Re-Entry Draft December 12, 2011
5 DF Sweden Adam Johansson Sweden IFK Göteborg Free December 29, 2011 [3]
28 MF Denmark Christian Sivebæk Denmark FC Midtjylland Undisclosed January 11 [4]
21 FW Trinidad and Tobago Cordell Cato Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force F.C. Undisclosed January 18 [5]
7 FW United States Eddie Johnson Mexico Puebla F.C. Selected by Montreal Impact via allocation process, traded in exchange for Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle
February 17 [6]
30 DF United States Andrew Duran United States Creighton Bluejays
United States Des Moines Menace
SuperDraft, joined after pre-season training camp March 1 [7]
19 FW Canada Babayele Sodade United States UAB Blazers
United States Michigan Bucks
[7]
33 GK United States Andrew Weber Unattached Free, released by San Jose, joined after pre-season training camp March 2 [8]
25 MF England Andy Rose United States Real Salt Lake Supplemental Draft, traded in exchange for Leone Cruz, joined after pre-season training camp March 13
27 MF United States Alex Caskey United States Charleston Battery Free, selected by Seattle in the 2011 SuperDraft, joined after pre-season training camp
32 DF United States Daniel Steres United States San Diego State Aztecs Supplemental Draft, selected by Chivas USA, played for Sounders Reserses (March - April), selected in Waiver Draft (June 6) June 22
13 MF Germany Christian Tiffert Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern Undisclosed July 27 [9]
24 GK United States Marcus Hahnemann Unattached Free, selected via allocation process, Seattle acquired the No. 1 selection from Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional draft pick selection September 14 [10]

Loan in[edit]

Date from Date to Player Position Transferred from Fee/Notes Ref
August 1 End of season Honduras Mario Martínez MF Honduras Real España End of season loan deal
On Trial[edit]
Number Position Player Transferred from Notes Date Source

Out[edit]

Number Position Player Transferred to Notes Date Source
18 GK United States Kasey Keller Unattached Retired November 2, 2011
7 DF United States James Riley Canada Montreal Impact Expansion Draft November 23, 2011
5 DF United States Tyson Wahl Traded in exchange for allocation money
28 GK Puerto Rico Terry Boss Unattached Retired December 2, 2011
26 DF United States Taylor Graham
32 MF Colombia Miguel Montaño Canada Montreal Impact Free December 7, 2011
21 FW United States Nate Jaqua United States New England Revolution Re-Entry Draft December 12, 2011
25 FW United States Pat Noonan United States Los Angeles Galaxy Re-Entry Draft
8 MF Sweden Erik Friberg Sweden Malmö FF Undisclosed
-- DF United States Leone Cruz United States Real Salt Lake Traded in exchange for Andy Rose January 17
2 FW United States Mike Fucito Canada Montreal Impact Traded in exchange for Eddie Johnson February 17
27 MF United States Lamar Neagle
13 FW Jamaica O'Brian White Unattached Released, Seattle Buys out his contract March 22
-- MF The Gambia Amadou Sanyang United States Charleston Battery Released, in Chicago Fire preseason camp April 6
28 MF Denmark Christian Sivebæk Denmark Vejle Kolding Waived by mutual agreement June 22
24 FW United States Roger Levesque Unattached Retired July 18
15 MF Uruguay Álvaro Fernández United States Chicago Fire Traded in exchange for allocation money July 27

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
June 15 August 17 United States Andrew Duran DF United States Atlanta Silverbacks Returned after ACL injury
August 24 October 3 Ghana Michael Tetteh MF United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers End of season loan deal
On Trial[edit]
Number Position Player Transferred to Notes Date Source
No Longer On Trial[edit]
Number Position Player Transferred to Notes Date Source
-- GK United States Tyrel Lacey Unattached Out of contract, First phase of camp January 30
-- MF South Korea Park Cheun-Yong United States Los Angeles Blues First phase of camp January 30 [11]
40 DF Honduras Ever Alvarado Honduras Real España Left Back, Second phase of camp February 10 [12]
38 MF Jamaica Andrew Vanzie Jamaica Portmore United F.C. Four week trial, Second phase of camp February 10 [12]
-- GK United States Chris Blais Unattached SuperDraft, Cut by San Jose, Third phase of camp February 18 [13]
45 DF Honduras Harlinton Gutiérrez Honduras Real España Centre Back, Second & Third phase of camp February 26
-- GK United States Brian Rowe United States UCLA Bruins Played for Sounders Reserses (April 16) April 16
-- GK United States Steve Spangler United States Oregon State Beavers Played for Sounders Reserves (April 23) June 1
-- MF United States Sean Morris United States Portland Timbers U23's 2011 Supplemental Draft, Played for Sounders Reserves (March–April) June 1
-- MF United States Jonathan Prieto Unattached First phase of camp, Played for Sounders Reserves (April) June 1
-- MF United States Armando Ochoa -- Played for Sounders Reserves (April) June 1
-- DF United States Michael Gallagher United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (June 1) August 12
-- MF United States Aaron Kovar United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (June 1) August 12
-- DF Junior Bergueos -- Played for Sounders Reserves (August 12) August 19
-- MF United States Angel Ayala United States Cerritos College Played for Sounders Reserves (August 12) August 19
-- DF United States Kyle Bjornethun United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (August) September 9
-- MF United States Moisés Orozco Mexico Tigres de la UANL Played for Sounders Reserves (August 19) September 9
-- FW Jamaica Dawyne Smith United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Supplemental Draft, selected by New England Revolution, selected in Waiver Draft (June 6), played for Sounders Reserves (August 19) September 9
40 DF Romania George Ogăraru Unattached Played for Sounders Reserves (September 9) September 16
41 MF United States Seth C'deBaca United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Played for Sounders Reserves (September 9) September 16
43 FW Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen Belgium Cercle Brugge Played for Sounders Reserves (September 9) September 16 [14]
-- FW United States Darwin Jones United States Seattle Sounders FC U-23
United States Washington Huskies
First phase of camp, at practice in September September 16
-- DF United States Jacob Beck United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (June & September) September 23
-- FW United States Isidro Prado-Huerta United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (August & September) September 23
-- DF United States Jalen Markey United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (September 23) September 26
-- DF United States Kenny Mueller Unattached Played for Sounders Reserves (September 23) September 26
-- MF United States Duncan McCormick United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (September) September 26
-- MF United States Henry Wingo United States Seattle Sounders FC U18 Played for Sounders Reserves (September 23) September 26
-- FW United States Dominique Dismuke United States Seattle Sounders FC U18
United States Washington Huskies
Played for Sounders Reserves (June - September) September 26
-- FW United States Jordan Morris United States Seattle Sounders FC U18
United States Eastside FC
Played for Sounders Reserves (August & September) September 26
Unsigned draft picks[edit]
Number Position Player Transferred From Transferred to Notes Date (In) Date (Out) Source
-- FW Ethiopia Abdul Aman United States Washington Huskies United States North Sound SeaWolves
United States Washington Huskies
Supplemental Draft, First phase of camp January 17 January 30
42 DF United States Tim Pontius United States UC Santa Barbara United States Ventura County Fusion Supplemental Draft, First & Second phase of camp January 17 February 10 [12]
44 DF United States Wes Feighner United States Cal Poly
United States Orange County Blue Star
Unattached Supplemental Draft, First & Second phase of camp January 17 February 10 [12]
39 MF England Jason Banton England Leicester City England Crystal Palace Supplemental Draft, First & Second phase of camp January 17 February 10 [12]

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Seattle Sounders FC Community Shield[edit]

Other training games[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Major League Soccer Conference Championships Finalist March 17, 2012 November 18, 2012
2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Quarterfinals March 7, 2012 March 14, 2012
2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Qualified for the Quarterfinals August 2, 2012 2013
U.S. Open Cup Third round Finalist May 29, 2012 August 8, 2012

Last updated: November 18, 2012
Source: Competitions

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

2011–12 edition[edit]

2012–13 edition[edit]

Group 4
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States Seattle Sounders FC 4 4 0 0 12 5 +7 12
Honduras Marathón 4 1 1 2 5 7 -2 4
Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA 4 0 1 3 3 8 -5 1
  CAL MAR SEA
Caledonia AIA 0–0 1–3
Marathón 2–1 2–3
Seattle Sounders FC 3–1 3–1
Match results

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS regular season[edit]

Table[edit]

Western Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) (W1) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
3 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
4 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
6 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
7 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
8 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
9 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34

Updated to matches played on October 28, 2012
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.
Overall

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 Supporters' Shield & 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15
3 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
4 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
5 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
6 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5
7 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
8 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12
9 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
10 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
12 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
13 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
14 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
15 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
16 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
17 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
18 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34
19 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to games played on October 28, 2012
Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League (placed in Pot A). The other U.S. representatives in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League are:


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 56 15 8 11 51 33 +18 11 4 2 27 11 +16 4 4 9 24 22 +2

Last updated: October 28, 2012
Source: 2012 Major League Soccer season
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H H H A H A H H A H A H A A H A A A H A A H A H A A H A H A H H H A
Result W W L T W W W W W L T L T L T L T T W T W W L W W T W T L T W T W L

Last updated: October 28, 2012.
Source: Regular season matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

World Football Challenge[edit]

Cascadia Cup[edit]

See also: Cascadia Cup

The Cascadia Cup is a trophy that was created in 2004 by supporters of the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. It is awarded to the club with the best record in league games versus the other participants.

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Portland Timbers 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 11
2 Seattle Sounders FC 6 2 1 3 9 5 +4 9
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 0 3 3 4 8 -4 3

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer Playoffs Champions League U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Austria GK Michael Gspurning 34 -30 25+0 -15 4+0 -4 4+0 -10 1+0 -1
3 United States MF Brad Evans 45 7 33+0 4 4+0 0 4+1 2 1+2 1
4 United States DF Patrick Ianni 21 1 15+1 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
5 Sweden DF Adam Johansson 32 0 25+0 0 4+0 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
6 Cuba MF Osvaldo Alonso 47 5 34+0 1 4+0 0 4+1 0 4+0 4
7 United States FW Eddie Johnson 41 18 26+5 15 2+1 1 1+2 1 3+1 1
8 United States DF Marc Burch 42 0 21+10 0 2+0 0 3+2 0 2+2 0
10 Argentina MF Mauro Rosales 34 3 26+3 3 1+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Steve Zakuani 15 2 5+6 1 1+2 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
12 Costa Rica DF Leonardo González 26 0 15+4 0 0+0 0 2+2 0 3+0 0
13 Germany MF Christian Tiffert 22 0 15+1 0 4+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
14 Ghana MF Michael Tetteh 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 Honduras MF Mario Martínez (on loan from Real España) 14 2 2+5 1 2+2 1 3+0 0 0+0 0
16 United States MF David Estrada 28 7 12+8 5 0+3 0 3+0 2 0+2 0
17 Colombia FW Fredy Montero 49 17 32+5 13 4+0 0 4+1 2 3+0 2
19 Canada FW Babayele Sodade 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 United States DF Zach Scott 34 4 18+5 2 2+1 1 3+0 0 5+0 1
21 Trinidad and Tobago FW Cordell Cato 15 1 0+8 0 0+0 0 1+2 0 4+0 1
22 United States MF Mike Seamon 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
23 United States MF Servando Carrasco 15 0 2+7 0 0+0 0 2+1 0 1+2 0
24 United States GK Marcus Hahnemann 1 -1 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 -1 0+0 0
25 England MF Andy Rose 35 4 11+14 1 0+2 0 3+0 1 5+0 2
26 United States FW Sammy Ochoa 19 8 4+6 1 1+0 0 4+0 4 3+1 3
27 United States MF Alex Caskey 30 3 13+8 1 1+0 0 3+1 1 4+0 1
29 United States GK Josh Ford 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 United States DF Andrew Duran 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 United States DF Jeff Parke 44 0 33+1 0 4+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
32 United States DF Daniel Steres 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 United States GK Andrew Weber 5 -5 3+0 -4 0+0 0 1+0 -1 1+0 0
34 Colombia DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 41 0 24+2 0 4+0 0 6+0 0 4+1 0
35 United States GK Bryan Meredith 15 -16 10+2 -14 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 -2
  Own goals for 0 3 0+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who left the club during the season: (Statistics shown are the appearances made and goals scored while at Seattle Sounders)
13 Jamaica FW O'Brian White (Released) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 Uruguay MF Álvaro Fernández (Traded) 18 3 11+3 2 0+0 0 2+0 1 1+1 0
24 United States FW Roger Levesque (Retired) 8 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+2 0
28 Denmark MF Christian Sivebæk (Waived) 4 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
-- The Gambia MF Amadou Sanyang (Released) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Last updated: November 18, 2012
Source: Competitive matches

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Ran No. Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer Playoffs Champions League U.S. Open Cup Total
1 7 FW United States Eddie Johnson 14 1 1 1 17
17 FW Colombia Fredy Montero 13 0 2 2 17
3 26 FW United States Sammy Ochoa 1 0 4 3 8
4 3 MF United States Brad Evans 4 0 2 1 7
16 MF United States David Estrada 5 0 2 0 7
6 6 MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso 1 0 0 4 5
7 25 MF England Andy Rose 1 0 1 2 4
8 10 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales 3 0 0 0 3
15 MF Uruguay Álvaro Fernández 2 0 1 0 3
20 DF United States Zach Scott 1 1 0 1 3
27 MF United States Alex Caskey 1 0 1 1 3
3 0 0 0 3
13 11 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Steve Zakuani 1 0 1 0 2
14 4 DF United States Patrick Ianni 1 0 0 0 1
15 MF Honduras Mario Martínez 0 1 0 0 1
21 FW Trinidad and Tobago Cordell Cato 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 51 3 15 16 85

Last updated: November 18, 2012
Source: Competitive matches

Italic: denotes no longer with club.

Clean sheets[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total clean sheets are equal.

Ran No. Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer Playoffs Champions League U.S. Open Cup Total
1 1 GK Austria Michael Gspurning 9 2 0 0 11
2 35 GK United States Bryan Meredith 3 0 0 1 4
3 33 GK United States Andrew Weber 0 0 0 1 1
4 24 GK United States Marcus Hahnemann 0 0 0 0 0
29 GK United States Josh Ford 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 12 2 0 2 16

Last updated: November 9, 2012
Source: Competitive matches

Italic: denotes no longer with club.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total cards are equal.

R No. Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer Playoffs Champions League U.S. Open Cup Total
Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 6 MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso 8 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 14 1 0
2 20 DF United States Zach Scott 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 0
3 17 FW Colombia Fredy Montero 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
4 7 FW United States Eddie Johnson 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
5 8 DF United States Marc Burch 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
12 DF Costa Rica Leonardo González 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
25 MF England Andy Rose 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
34 DF Colombia Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
9 4 DF United States Patrick Ianni 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 0
13 MF Germany Christian Tiffert 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
31 DF United States Jeff Parke 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
12 3 MF United States Brad Evans 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
13 10 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
15 MF Uruguay Álvaro Fernández 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
16 MF United States David Estrada 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 MF United States Servando Carrasco 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 1 GK Austria Michael Gspurning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 DF Sweden Adam Johansson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 MF Honduras Mario Martínez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 FW United States Sammy Ochoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
28 MF Denmark Christian Sivebæk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 53 1 3 7 1 0 10 0 0 11 1 0 81 3 3

Last updated: November 19, 2012
Source: Competitive matches

Italic: denotes no longer with club.

Captains[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on November 18, 2012.
No. Pos. Name Games
10 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales 29
6 MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso 9
20 DF United States Zach Scott 6
17 FW Colombia Fredy Montero 5

Team statistics[edit]

Total Home Away
Games played 49 25 24
Games won 26 18 8
Games drawn 12 3 9
Games lost 11 4 7
Biggest win 5–0 v Cal FC 5–0 v Cal FC 6–2 v Chivas USA
Biggest loss 1–6 v Santos Laguna 0–2 v Columbus Crew 1–6 v Santos Laguna
Biggest win (League) 4–0 v Los Angeles Galaxy
6–2 v Chivas USA
4–0 v Los Angeles Galaxy 6–2 v Chivas USA
Biggest win (Playoffs) 1–0 v Real Salt Lake
2–1 v Los Angeles Galaxy
2–1 v Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 v Real Salt Lake
Biggest win (North America) 3–1 v Caledonia AIA
3–1 v Marathón
3–1 v Caledonia AIA
3–1 v Marathón
3–1 v Caledonia AIA
Biggest win (Cup) 5–0 v Cal FC 5–0 v Cal FC 1–0 v San Jose Earthquakes
Biggest loss (League) 1–4 v Montreal Impact 0–2 v Columbus Crew 1–4 v Montreal Impact
Biggest loss (Playoffs) 0–3 v Los Angeles Galaxy n/a 0–3 v Los Angeles Galaxy
Biggest loss (North America) 1–6 v Santos Laguna n/a 1–6 v Santos Laguna
Biggest loss (Cup) 1(2)–1(3) v Sporting Kansas City n/a 1(2)–1(3) v Sporting Kansas City
Clean sheets 16 10 6
Goals scored 85 51 34
Goals conceded 52 17 35
Goal difference +33 +34 -1
Average GF per game 1.73 2.04 1.42
Average GA per game 1.06 0.68 1.46
Yellow cards 81 37 44
Red cards 6 3 3
Most appearances Montero (45) Alonso (24) Johnson (22)
Montero (22)
Top scorer Johnson (17)
Montero (17)
Johnson (9) Montero (10)
Worst discipline Alonso 14 Booked 1 Red card Alonso 8 Booked 1 Red card Alonso 6 Booked
Montero 5 Booked 1 Red card
Penalties for 4/4 100% 4/4 100% 0/0
Penalties against 8/8 100% 3/3 100% 5/5 100%
Points (League) 54.9% 68.63% 41.18%
Winning rate 53.06% 72% 33.33%

Last updated: November 18, 2012
Source: Competitive matches

International call-ups[edit]

No. P Name Country Level Caps Goals Opposition Competition Source
5 DF Adam Johansson Sweden Senior 2 0 vs. BahrainGreen tickY (January 18)
vs. Qatar U-23Green tickY (January 23)
Friendly
31 DF Jeff Parke United States Senior 1 0 vs. VenezuelaRed XN (January 21)
vs. PanamaGreen tickY (January 25)
Friendly
3 MF Brad Evans United States Senior 2 0 vs. VenezuelaGreen tickY (January 21)
vs. PanamaGreen tickY (January 25)
Friendly
19 FW Babayele Sodade Canada U-23 1 0 vs. El Salvador U-23Red XN (March 22 - Group Stage)
vs. United States U-23Green tickY (March 24 - Group Stage)
vs. Cuba U-23Red XN (March 26 - Group Stage)
vs. Mexico U-23Red XN (March 31 - Semi-finals)
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
21 FW Cordell Cato Trinidad and Tobago U-23 0 0 vs. Mexico U-23Red XN (March 23 - Group Stage)
vs. Panama U-23Red XN (March 25 - Group Stage)
vs. Honduras U-23Red XN (March 27 - Group Stage)
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
15 MF Mario Martínez Honduras U-23 1 1 vs. Brazil U-23Green tickY Goal (August 4 - Quarter-finals) 2012 Summer Olympics
Senior 1 0 vs. Boca JuniorsGreen tickY (August 15) Friendly - Unofficial
Senior 4 2 vs. CubaGreen tickY (September 7 - Group Stage)
vs. CubaGreen tickY (September 11 - Group Stage)
vs. PanamaGreen tickY (October 12 - Group Stage)
vs. CanadaGreen tickY Goal Goal (October 16 - Group Stage)
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 DF Adam Johansson Sweden Senior 1 0 vs. ChinaGreen tickY (September 6) Friendly
vs. KazakhstanRed XN (September 11 - Group Stage)
vs. Faroe IslandsRed XN (October 12 - Group Stage)
vs. GermanyRed XN (October 16 - Group Stage)
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 FW Eddie Johnson United States Senior 2 2 vs. Antigua and BarbudaGreen tickY Goal Goal (October 12 - Group Stage)
vs. GuatemalaGreen tickY (October 16 - Group Stage)
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [15]
15 MF Mario Martínez Honduras Senior 1 0 vs. PeruGreen tickY (November 14) Friendly

Awards[edit]

Sounders FC Team Award Recipients

Award Position Player Link
Most Valuable Player MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Sounders FC Award
Defender of the Year DF United States Jeff Parke
Golden Boot FW United States Eddie Johnson
Humanitarian of the Year FW United States David Estrada

MLS Goal of the Year

Player Opponent Link
United States Patrick Ianni Sporting Kansas City Goal of the Year

MLS Comeback Player of the Year

Player Link
United States Eddie Johnson Comeback Player of the Year

MLS Best XI

Position Player Link
MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Best XI

U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament

Player Link
Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Player of the Tournament

MLS Player of the Week

Week Player Opponent Link
2 United States David Estrada Toronto FC Player of the Week
22 United States Eddie Johnson Los Angeles Galaxy Player of the Week
27 Chivas USA Player of the Week
32 United States Brad Evans FC Dallas Player of the Week

MLS Team of the Week

Week Player Opponent Link
2 Uruguay Álvaro Fernández
United States David Estrada
Toronto FC Team of the Week
3 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Houston Dynamo Team of the Week
5 Austria Michael Gspurning
Cuba Osvaldo Alonso
D.C. United Team of the Week
6 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Colorado Rapids Team of the Week
9 Argentina Mauro Rosales
Colombia Fredy Montero
Los Angeles Galaxy
Philadelphia Union
Team of the Week
17 United States Eddie Johnson New England Revolution Team of the Week
18 Argentina Mauro Rosales Colorado Rapids Team of the Week
21 United States Eddie Johnson Team of the Week
22 Argentina Mauro Rosales
United States Eddie Johnson
Los Angeles Galaxy Team of the Week
24 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso Vancouver Whitecaps FC Team of the Week
25 Argentina Mauro Rosales
Colombia Fredy Montero
Chivas USA Team of the Week
27 Germany Christian Tiffert
United States Eddie Johnson
Team of the Week
28 Colombia Fredy Montero Portland Timbers Team of the Week
30 United States Jeff Parke Vancouver Whitecaps FC Team of the Week
31 Sweden Adam Johansson
Germany Christian Tiffert
Portland Timbers Team of the Week
32 United States Brad Evans FC Dallas Team of the Week

MLS Goal of the Week

Week Player Opponent Link
9 Colombia Fredy Montero Los Angeles Galaxy Goal Week
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Goal Week
16 United States Patrick Ianni Sporting Kansas City Goal Week
27 United States Eddie Johnson Chivas USA Goal Week
28 Colombia Fredy Montero Portland Timbers Goal Week

MLS All-Stars 2012

Position Player Link
MF Cuba Osvaldo Alonso All-Stars
FW United States Eddie Johnson All-Stars

Castrol Index Top 25 performers

Rank Player Score
7 Colombia Fredy Montero 728
12 Austria Michael Gspurning 695
14 United States Eddie Johnson 686

24 Under 24

Rank Player Link
24 England Andy Rose 24. Andy Rose

MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month

Month Player Link
May United States Roger Levesque Humanitarian of the Month
October United States Servando Carrasco Humanitarian of the Month

Reserves[edit]

MLS Reserves League[edit]

League table[edit]

West Division
Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 LA Galaxy (C) 10 6 3 1 22 11 +11 19
2 San Jose Earthquakes 10 5 3 2 15 12 +3 17
3 Seattle Sounders FC 10 4 5 1 18 18 0 13
4 Portland Timbers 10 4 5 1 17 18 –1 13
5 Chivas USA 10 3 4 3 21 21 0 12
6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10 3 5 2 11 22 –11 11

Source: MLSsoccer.com

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Seattle is in the No. 15 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[16]

International roster slots[edit]

Seattle has eight MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 season. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated eight international roster spots and no trades involving Seattle have been reported.

Future draft picks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Defenders James Riley selected and Tyson Wahl traded by the Montreal Impact
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  3. ^ "Sounders FC signs Danish midfielder Sivebæk". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sounders FC signs Johansson". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sounders signs Trinidad & Tobago U20 Forward". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Sounders FC "Sounders FC Trades for Eddie Johnson". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Sounders sign both MLS SuperDraft picks: Andrew Duran and Babayele Sodade". Joshua Mayers. Seattle Times. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sounders FC Signs Goalkeeper Andrew Weber". Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sounders FC signs Tiffert". Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sounders FC Acquires Marcus Hahnemann". Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Blues Sign Another Talented South Korean in Park". Los Angeles Blues. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d e Mayers, Joshua. "Sounders FC roster getting close to season shape". Seattle Times. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Mayers, Joshua. "Roster update after Eddie Johnson trade". Seattle Times. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Gudjohnsen in the mix". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Johnson bags a brace on return to USA action". Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  16. ^ 2011 MLS Roster Rules | Major League Soccer
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  18. ^ Public, Sounders FC (2011-03-29). "Defender Leo Gonzalez Receives Green Card - Seattle Sounders Football Club". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  19. ^ a b "Sounders | Sounders FC's Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Blaise Nkufo, Steve Zakuani granted green cards | Seattle Times Newspaper". Seattletimes.nwsource.com. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  20. ^ Public, Sounders FC. "Fredy Montero receives Green Card - Seattle Sounders Football Club". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  21. ^ Public, Sounders FC. "Fernandez and Rosales receive U.S. Green Cards - Seattle Sounders Football Club". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.