Seattle Sounders Women

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Seattle Sounders Women
Full name Seattle Sounders Women
Nickname(s) Sounders
Founded 2001
Stadium Starfire Sports Stadium
Ground Capacity 4,500
Owner Cliff McElroy, Lane Smith & Mike Jennings
Community Relations Teddy Mitalas
Head Coach Hubert Busby, Jr.
League USL W-League
2013 Regular Season: 3rd, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

The Seattle Sounders Women is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2001. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States, and as a club in the Western Division, they play against Colorado Rapids Women, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Pali Blues, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, and Bay Area Breeze.

The Sounders play their home games at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington, 6 miles south of downtown Seattle. The team's colors are green and white.

The team was a sister organization of the men's Seattle Sounders team, which played in the USL First Division. Following that team's reorganization into the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, the team's ownership was taken over by Mike Jennings, owner of the United Soccer League franchise Tacoma Tide (Sounders U-23). In 2011, Cliff McElroy & Lane Smith of Datec Inc. became majority owners while Mike Jennings has maintained a minority stake.[1]



As of July 1, 2014.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Megan Kufeld
2 United States MF M'ily Reiter
3 Canada DF Rachel Melhado
4 Philippines MF Joana Houplin
5 United States DF Brooke Gilbert
6 United States FW Cara Ledman
7 Canada FW Elise Wyatt
8 England DF Rachel Pitman
9 United States FW Caroline Brown
10 United States MF Sharis Lachappelle
12 Canada MF Nicole Setterlund
13 United States MF Olivia Mackey
14 United States MF Taylor Comeau
15 United States DF Kelsey Hodges
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Lyndsey Patterson
17 Canada FW Brittany Baxter
19 United States DF Annie Sittauer
20 Trinidad and Tobago FW Kennya Cordner
21 England MF Marta Matthews
22 United States FW Ifeoma Onomunu
23 England FW Emma Follis
24 United States DF Kellyn Farrell
25 Canada DF Kimmie Krauss
28 United States FW Jaclyn Softli
29 Canada DF Nicole Stewart
31 Italy GK Anna Maria Picarelli
40 Canada GK Kayla Klim

Notable former players[edit]


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2001 2 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2002 2 USL W-League 4th, Western Western Conference Finals
2003 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western
2004 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2005 2 USL W-League 5th, Western
2006 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2007 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2008 2 USL W-League 3rd, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2009 2 USL W-League 4th, Western
2010 2 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2011 2 USL W-League 5th, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2012 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2013 2 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did not qualify


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