List of Seattle Sounders FC seasons
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. Having won six trophies, Seattle is the sixth most successful MLS club, and one of only two MLS clubs (with Chicago Fire) to win at least four U.S. Open Cups.
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 to competitions
|Top Goalscorer(s) [n 1]|
|2010||30||14||10||6||39||35||+4||48||1.60||4th||6th||QF||W||CONCACAF Champions League||GS||36,173||Fredy Montero||12|
|2011||34||18||7||9||56||37||+19||63||1.85||2nd||2nd||QF||W||CONCACAF Champions League||QF||38,496||Fredy Montero||18|
|2012||34||15||8||11||51||33||+18||56||1.65||3rd||7th||SF||RU||CONCACAF Champions League||SF||43,144|| Eddie Johnson
|2015||34||15||13||6||44||36||+8||51||1.50||4th||6th||QF||R4||CONCACAF Champions League||QF||44,245||Obafemi Martins||15|
^ 1. Avg. Attendance include statistics from league matches only.
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- Pentz, Matt (September 16, 2014). "Sounders win 4th U.S. Open Cup". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
- Boehm, Charles (September 13, 2016). "Open Cup: Perusing the historic tournament's most successful clubs". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
- Romero, José Miguel (December 16, 2008). "Sigi Schmid becomes Sounders FC's first coach". The Seattle Times. p. C1. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
- 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.