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Latest news on the Seattle Sounders, an American professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) and is based in Seattle, Washington. The team was founded in 2007 and began playing in the MLS in 2009. The Sounders are owned by Adrian Hanauer and minority owners Paul Allen, Drew Carey, and 14 families from the Seattle area. The team plays its home matches at Lumen Field and has a strong following, including a 53-member marching band called "Sound Wave" that supports the team at home games.
The Sounders have rivalries with other Pacific Northwest clubs, such as the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and compete with them for the Cascadia Cup. The Sounders have been successful in MLS, winning the U.S. Open Cup four times, the Supporters' Shield in 2014, and the MLS Cup in 2016 and 2019. The team has also qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs every year since its inception and has competed in the CONCACAF Champions League six times, winning the modern version of the competition in 2022.
The team has a history of strong attendance and is considered one of the most valuable franchises in North America. It has had several notable players, including Clint Dempsey, Fredy Montero, Osvaldo Alonso, and Nicolás Lodeiro.