Seattle Sounders Women

The Seattle Sounders Women are an American women's soccer team in the Women's Premier Soccer League. The Sounders Women were a member of the USL W-League until 2015.

Seattle Sounders Women
Full nameSeattle Sounders Women
Nickname(s)The Sounders
Founded2001
StadiumStarfire Sports Stadium
Capacity4,500
OwnersCliff McElroy
Lane Smith
General managerJason Prenovost
Head coachScott Ford
LeagueWomen's Premier Soccer League
2018Regular season: 1st, W Region (NW Conference)
Playoffs: Champions
WebsiteClub website

The Sounders Women play their home games at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington, six miles south of downtown Seattle. The team's colors are green and white.

Founded in 2001, the Sounders Women were a sister organization of the men's team in the USL First Division. Following the men's team's departure for Major League Soccer, Mike Jennings, owner of the United Soccer League franchise Tacoma Tide, took over the Sounders Women's ownership. In 2011, Cliff McElroy and Lane Smith of Datec Inc. became majority owners, while Mike Jennings has maintained a minority stake.[1] In January 2020, Seattle Sounders FC terminated its branding agreement, leading to a re-brand with Sound FC, a youth soccer club based in Woodinville, Washington.[2]

The Sounders Women were most notable for having signed five U.S. international players, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Sydney Leroux, and Stephanie Cox, following the collapse of the Women's Professional Soccer in 2012.[3]

Current playersEdit

As of 21 May 2019.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Laurel Ivory
2   DF Alyssa Conarton
3   DF Kaylene Pang
4   DF Jodi Ulkekul
5   MF Kristina O’Donnell
6   FW Morgan Weaver
7   FW Melina Ayres
8   FW Kaylee Dao
9   MF Summer Yates
10   MF Yuuka Kurosaki
11   DF Kirsten Pavlisko
12   DF Jordan Thompson
13   DF Kimberly Hazlett
14   MF Taylor Nielsen
15   DF Emily Madril
16   DF Samantha Hiatt
No. Position Player
17   MF Sianna Siemonsma
18   DF Alicia Barker
19   MF Taylor Radecki
20   MF Sophie Hirst
21   MF Olivia Van der Jagt
22   FW Leahi Manthei
23   MF Holly Rothering
24   FW India Jencks
25   FW Mireya Grey
26   DF Stephanie Spiekerman
27   MF Hikari Yamada
28   DF Rachel Bowler
29   MF Anna Henderson
30   GK Riley Travis
31   GK Madeline Nielsen

Year-by-yearEdit

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
2001 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2002 USL W-League 4th, Western Western Conference Finals
2003 USL W-League 2nd, Western
2004 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2005 USL W-League 5th, Western
2006 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2007 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2008 USL W-League 3rd, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2009 USL W-League 4th, Western
2010 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2011 USL W-League 5th, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2012 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2013 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did not qualify
2014 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did not qualify
2015 USL W-League 1st, Western Conference Playoff
2016 WPSL 1st, Northwestern Conference Playoff
2017 WPSL 1st, Northwestern Conference Playoff
2018 WPSL 1st, Northwestern WPSL Champions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/recentnews/296258.html
  2. ^ "Sounders Women to re-brand". Sounders Women. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ Bird, Liviu (July 6, 2012). "W-League: Sounders Women Carry the Flag". The New York Times. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.wpslsoccer.com/roster/show/4552374?subseason=559894

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