Seattle Sounders have been part of the MLS since 2007, and were the 15th franchise brought into the league. They’ve been a big part of the action in the Western Conference, commanding the highest attendance anywhere in the country. In fact, since their inception, The Sounders have averaged at least double L.A. Galaxy’s attendance more than their illustrious rivals since their inception. The Sounders’ popularity may be down to them having plenty of the USA national team’s regulars on their roster.
Former Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Clint Dempsey. Dempsey, signed in 2012 for a record $9 million from Spurs, and is definitely the best player to have been part of The Sounders’ squad. They’ve also had other superstars wear the blue and green, including Obafemi Martins, Fredy Montero and DeAndre Yedlin.
The Sounders have never made the MLS Cup finals and only once qualified for the Western Conference finals. They were champions of the U.S. Open Cup in their first year in the league, in 2009. They then followed this up not just the next year but the year after too, winning three back-to-back-to-back U.S Open Cups between 2009-2011. 2011 was easily their most successful year since becoming a franchise as they came 2nd in the Western Conference on their way to the Conference Semifinals.
The Seattle Sounders have won the Western Conference as recently as 2014, where their home stadium of CenturyLink Field became a stronghold. With Clint Dempsey now a figurehead player commanding a $5million annual salary, Seattle Sounders broke attendance records for the MLS. They also won the 2014 Open Cup, beating Philadelphia Union in overtime to winn their fourth Open Cup.
In the Supporters’ Shield, they defeated L.A. Galaxy 2-0. But after battling past FC Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals, they couldn’t repeat the trick against Galaxy, who got their revenge for defeats in the regular season by winning the Western Conference final and going on to win the MLS Cup Final winning 2-1 in the final against New England Revolution.
Dropping to 4th place in 2015, the Seattle Sounders will be battling hard for the title in 2016 after getting off to a good start, again imperious at home. They won’t be favorites to take their first MLS Cup win, but if they get there you can imagine how crazy thehir devoted fanbase will go. With that kind of support, anything is possible.
Seattle Sounders FC Betting Lines Today
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Seattle Sounders FC Scores & Schedule
Whether it’s at CenturyLink Field or on the road, the Seattle Sounders will be desperate to clinch the MLS Western Conference title, which they won in 2014 before finishing 4th in 2015.
Seattle Sounders FC Standings Right Now
They finished top of the pile in the Western Conference just two seasons ago, but after a disappointing slip to 4th place last season, can the Seattle Sounders reign supreme once again? Check out the latest standings below.
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|8||Real Salt Lake||46||34||12||10||12||44||46||-2|
How To Win At Seattle Sounders FC Betting
The Seattle Sounders will always be a threat to any team at CenturyLink Field thanks to their phenomenal home support, which regularly tops every other club in Major League Soccer. But to win the Western Conference and push for a playoff place and hope to win the MLS Cup itself, are major improvements needed?
At the beginning of the 2016 season, The Sounders were a +1600 shot on the moneyline to lift the MLS Cup trophy. That might not seem the best odds for a team who have never won it before, but the feeling among many pundits is that The Sounders are due success thanks in no small part to their affluent set-up and consistent performers.
If Clint Dempsey is firing, he can dominate games as he provides a cutting edge that few teams can match. This is a team that sits on top of what some observers might call the most important table of all – the rich list. The Sounders have annual revenues of over $50 million and are the most valuable franchise at an eye-watering $245 million. Surely that has to turn itself into a highly successful club at some point?
One point from their first three away games hints at a problem with that theory, however, and although they are strong at home, they have already been beaten twice. We don’t think The Sounders will end their run of MLS Cup disappointments in 2016, and although they are a good shot to make the playoffs, they might just as well miss out. We advocate backing young, quick teams ot do them plenty of damage, at CenturyLink Field or away from it. They consistently perform below the moneyline they are set at, so there is more value in backing against the most supported team in Major League Soccer.