Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
'Sounders' Isn't Dead Yet
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 26th, 2008 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It may be a long shot, but the Seattle Post Intelligencer's Matthew Gaschk reports that "Seattle Sounders" isn't dead yet as one of the possibilities for naming Major League Soccer's new expansion team. On Tuesday, the names Seattle FC, Seattle Alliance and Seattle Republic were announced as the options for the online ballot that will decide the team's name. And while "Sounders," a name belonging to the city's beloved USL club, wasn't on the list, a write-in option was included in the ballot. "We heard a lot of people say it was time for a new beginning, and we heard that from the league, too," Vulcan Sports and Entertainment President Tod Leiweke, said of the decision not to include Sounders on the ballot.

As Gaschk points out, Sounders is a name with considerable history in Seattle, becoming the city's first professional soccer franchise as part of the North American Soccer League from 1974 until 1983. The name was revived eleven years later as the Sounders became part of the A-League, which is now called the United Soccer Leagues First Division. According to a Seattle PI online poll, fans now want that name transferred to the new MLS club: an overwhelming majority of 76 percent chose Sounders over the other three options on the ballot.

Online voting begins Thursday and will continue through Monday on the MLS club's Web site, mlsinseattle.com. Fans are allowed one vote per email address. The winning name and possibly a logo will be revealed during a news conference on April 7.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
Mourinho: Drogba Could Start vs. Man United     
Chelsea striker Loic Remy, who was substituted in the 13th-minute of Tuesday's 6-0 UEFA Champions League ...
Russia: Racism is a Global, Not Russian, Problem    
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko denied that his country has a particular problem with racism in ...
Robben Hails Bayern Tactics in Roma Thrashing    
Bayern Munich's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night-which broke the ...
Kompany: City, Not CSKA, Punished by Stadium Ban    
When UEFA slaps a stadium ban on a European club-as it has CSKA Moscow in the ...
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives