List of Seattle Sounders FC seasons

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Several players are standing together with three trophies on the ground in front of them
Sounders FC players with the '09, '10, and '11 U.S. Open Cup trophies.

Seattle Sounders FC is a soccer team based in Seattle, Washington, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the most senior soccer league in the United States. Sounders FC was established in 2007 as an MLS expansion team and began play in 2009. In addition to the MLS regular season, Seattle also competes in the annual U.S. Open Cup tournament. Depending on the team's performance in these two competitions, they may also qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs in the same year and the CONCACAF Champions League the following year. The CONCACAF Champions League winner qualifies for the next FIFA Club World Cup.

The Sounders won their first MLS Cup in 2016, and have won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup four times and the MLS Supporters' Shield once, in 2014.[1][2] Having won six trophies, Seattle is the sixth most successful MLS club,[citation needed] and one of only two MLS clubs (with Chicago Fire) to win at least four U.S. Open Cups.[3]

Sigi Schmid was the club's head coach from the inaugural season in 2009 to 2016; he was replaced by Brian Schmetzer, initially as interim coach and later as full head coach.[4][5]

The list covers the period from 2009 (when the new club began play) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in senior league and cup competitions, the top scorers and the average attendance for each season.

Key[edit]

Key to competitions

Seasons[edit]

Season League Position Playoffs USOC Continental Average
Attendance
Top Goalscorer(s) [n 1]
Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts PPG Conf. Overall Name Goals
2009 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9 47 1.57 3rd 4th QF W 30,943 Colombia Fredy Montero 13
2010 30 14 10 6 39 35 +4 48 1.60 4th 6th QF W CONCACAF Champions League GS 36,173 Colombia Fredy Montero 12
2011 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 63 1.85 2nd 2nd QF W CONCACAF Champions League QF 38,496 Colombia Fredy Montero 18
2012 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18 56 1.65 3rd 7th SF RU CONCACAF Champions League SF 43,144 United States Eddie Johnson
Colombia Fredy Montero
17
2013 34 15 12 7 42 42 0 52 1.53 4th 6th QF R3 44,038 United States Eddie Johnson 12
2014 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 1.88 1st 1st SF W 43,734 Nigeria Obafemi Martins 19
2015 34 15 13 6 44 36 +8 51 1.50 4th 6th QF R4 CONCACAF Champions League QF 44,245 Nigeria Obafemi Martins 15
2016 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48 1.41 4th 7th W QF 42,636 United States Jordan Morris 12
Total 264 123 81 60 379 305 +74 429 1.56 Colombia Fredy Montero 47

^ 1. Avg. Attendance include statistics from league matches only.

Interactive chart[edit]

Major League Soccer Season Records
Major League Soccer Season Records

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes all goals scored in League, MLS Cup, U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, and FIFA Club World Championship matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pentz, Matt (October 27, 2014). "Sounders claim Supporters' Shield after beating Galaxy, 2-0". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Pentz, Matt (September 16, 2014). "Sounders win 4th U.S. Open Cup". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Boehm, Charles (September 13, 2016). "Open Cup: Perusing the historic tournament's most successful clubs". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Romero, José Miguel (December 16, 2008). "Sigi Schmid becomes Sounders FC's first coach". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved December 16, 2008. 
  5. ^ Pentz, Matt (November 11, 2016). "Sounders remove interim tag, hire coach Brian Schmetzer on a full-time basis". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved November 11, 2016.