List Of Seattle Sounders FC Players
Seattle Sounders FC is an American soccer club founded in 2008, after the city of Seattle was awarded a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. Sounders FC began playing competitive soccer in the 2009 season. It plays its home games at CenturyLink Field, competing in the Western Conference of the MLS. The current Sounders FC is the third soccer team from Seattle to bear the Sounders nickname. The tradition was started by Seattle's North American Soccer League team in 1974, and continued by the city's United Soccer Leagues side, formed in 1994. The current Sounders FC is an entity distinct to both of these clubs, and played its first MLS game on March 19, 2009, against Red Bull New York.
As of May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19), a total of 57 players have participated in at least one league match for Sounders FC. This consists of 50 outfield players, and seven goalkeepers. On June 16, 2012, forward Fredy Montero became the first Sounders FC player to play 100 regular season MLS matches. Montero is the club's all-time top scorer with 38 goals, and his 30 assists is also a Sounders record. Twenty four Sounders FC players have represented their country at full international level. Keller has made the most international appearances (102 for the United States), while Obafemi Martins has scored the most goals (18 for Nigeria ).
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