Sounders FC introduces outcomes of 2022 General Supervisor Ballot and also brand name advancement information for March to the 50th project

November 17, 2022

RENTON, WASH. Along with Partnership Council, Seattle Sounders FC today revealed the ballot results for its 2022 General Supervisor Ballot, the 3rd in the club’s background. Of the 31.4 percent of qualified citizens casting tallies, 90 percent provided Sounders FC General Supervisor & & Head Of State of Football Garth Lagerwey a ballot of retention. The result of the ballot was revealed at this night’s Yearly Company Satisfying, held at the Sounders FC Facility at Longacres in Renton.

” The club desires to give thanks to all Partnership Members that put in the time to cast their Sounders tally this year, making their voices listened to on numerous issues, consisting of the retention of Garth Lagerwey,” claimed Sounders FC Proprietor & & Head Of State of Company Procedures Peter Tomozawa “Ballot offers a vital function in our culture and also the Sounders tally provides our Participants a distinct means to sustain the club. We take pride in supporting the assisting concept of Freedom in Sports within Sounders FC via this ballot.”

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With the outcomes of the ballot, Lagerwey is reconfirmed as Sounders FC’s primary football decision-maker. Employed in 2015, the club has actually seen its best successes under his period, accumulating a 117-87-56 MLS regular-season document and also 17-5-3 postseason document, consisting of 4 MLS Mug Final looks and also 2 organization champions. Furthermore, the club ended up being the initial MLS group to declare the Concacaf Champions Organization– and also therefore get the FIFA Club Globe Mug– previously this year. On its advancement side, Sounders FC’s Academy has actually delighted in a solid run, creating numerous First string factors and also winning Generation Adidas Mug titles in 2018, 2019 and also 2022, the U-17 United State Football Growth Academy champion in 2018 and also the Youdan/ Sheffield Mug from 2016-2019.

” It is genuinely an honor to have the affirmation of the most effective followers in MLS,” claimed Sounders FC General Supervisor & & Head Of State of Football Garth Lagerwey “Leading this club is a benefit I do not consider approved. 2022 brought us everlasting life and also extraordinary highs, yet was not without its obstacles. With all of it, I am thankful to our followers that relentlessly sustain the Rave Eco-friendly. We win champions for you.”

The 2022 General Supervisor Elect happened this loss as component of the Sounders tally for Partnership Members, giving the club’s Period Ticket Participants– jointly referred to as the Partnership– with the chance to cast ballots on numerous votes connected to group and also Partnership company as component of the club’s idea in Freedom in Sports.

Promoted by Drew Carey as a problem to signing up with the recently produced Sounders FC possession team in 2008, Freedom in Sports is a column of the franchise business that thinks that followers of the group are equipped to have an actual, substantial say in the company with the right to identify the total program of the group. This values is highlighted by the General Supervisor Ballot, which occurs every 4 years of a provided exec’s period. Present General Supervisor & & Head Of State of Football Garth Lagerwey, worked with in advance of the 2015 period, was kept following his initial General Supervisor Enact 2018 and also has actually been kept once more complying with the 2022 ballot.


  • Partnership laws need that 40 percent of qualified Partnership Members join the General Supervisor Elect the outcome to be thought about legitimate. This need progressed complying with the initial General Supervisor Enact 2012 from a 10,000-vote legitimacy limit to a percentage-based version to make up the expanding quantity of Sounders FC’s follower base.
  • Under the initial laws, the club’s first-ever General Supervisor Enact 2012 saw 41.6 percent of all qualified citizens cast a tally, keeping then-General Supervisor Adrian Hanauer with a 96.3 percent ballot of retention.
  • In 2018, with the franchise business’s 2nd ballot and also upgraded laws, Lagerwey was kept with 37.2 percent of qualified citizens casting tallies and also a 87.3 percent ballot of retention.
  • This year, of the 31.4 percent of Partnership Members that took part in the 2022 General Supervisor Ballot, 90 percent cast a ballot of retention for General Supervisor & & Head Of State of Football Garth Lagerwey.

Extra info concerning the Sounders FC General Supervisor Ballot procedure can be discovered below


Past revealing ballot outcomes, this night’s Yearly Company conference provided Partnership Members the opportunity to learn through club and also Partnership management relating to the state of Sounders FC both on and also off the area, assessing the previous period and also expecting the future.

As component of this future expectation, Sounders FC management shared more information relating to the club’s March to the 50 _ th _ project– the Rave Eco-friendly’s main event of its 50th wedding anniversary in 2024. A significant landmark for the company, March to the 50 th was initial revealed in February, when the club presented a brand name identification conversation in between Sounders FC and also the neighborhood. With this conversation, the club intended to get in touch with numerous teams– from followers, Partnership Members, club stakeholders and also the higher Seattle and also Washington State areas– in discussions to identify if the club’s brand name ought to advance, and also, if so, in what methods.

” We claimed this back in February when presenting this job, and also we state it once again currently: ‘our club is what our followers state it is,'” claimed Sounders FC Proprietor Adrian Hanauer “Paying attention was constantly one of the most integral part of this procedure, and also over the previous 8 months, we have actually proactively spoken with our followers and also neighborhood concerning that the Sounders are, what the Sounders mean, and also why this franchise business differs. We have actually been humbled by the comments and also rate of interest that we have actually obtained and also are thrilled to proceed these conversations. As we expect 2024 and also commemorating half a century of Sounders football on Puget Noise, our objective is to advance our brand name in such a way that honors our honored background while likewise establishing a solid structure for the future.”

Stated Principal Income & & Advertising And Marketing Police Officer Taylor Graham of the procedure, “We listened to loud and also clear from our neighborhood that the Sounders are not a club that requires reinvention. We listened to that our background and also heritage going back to 1974 established us apart. And also we listened to a readiness and also cravings to accept our background and also heritage totally as we prepare for the following half a century. We prepare to satisfy this pledge to our followers, and also tonight we verify that the Sounders brand name identification will certainly advance heading right into 2024 to even more deeply get in touch with our past as we plan for our future.”

Tonight the club shown the Partnership a recap of that procedure, consisting of a summary of individuals and also essential searchings for, and also validated that after collective interaction with these target markets, a brand name advancement has actually been validated and also remains in the procedure of progressing, comprehensive of a brand-new crest and also connected marks.

” Seattle Sounders FC is a club with a long, abundant background that should have to be commemorated. And also, as lots of people understand, the March to the 50 th wedding anniversary of the club has actually started,” claimed Partnership Council Head of state Cameron Collins “We at the Partnership Council were welcomed to participate in this, most especially as component of the brand name identification procedure that will certainly form what the Sounders end up being for the following half a century.

Collins proceeds, “Throughout this procedure, the club has actually exceeded and also past in doing the study, in addition to consisting of the general public and also the Partnership Council in assisting make a decision the instructions progressing. The club has actually been open and also truthful throughout, including us in conversations, paying attention to our comments, and also using our point of views in significant methods.

” My most significant takeaway from every one of this is that we have actually a club committed to producing the most effective feasible brand name identification and also follower interaction worldwide, and also we could not be a lot more fired up wherefore is ahead. As component of the team entrusted with talking in support of Sounders followers almost everywhere, I’m honored to be see Freedom in Sports at work.”

More information relating to the brand name advancement and also the March to the 50 th loom. Present info can be discovered through


Sounders FC likewise revealed its 2022 Social Effect Record, detailing the club’s initiatives in the neighborhood this year that additionally the assurances made in the club’s Social Justice Structure; a lasting dedication to make sure an extra fair future for all. The club’s Social Justice Structure concentrates on 4 fields for modification: Battle Bigotry, Protect the Right to Play, Mean LGBTQ+ Equal Rights and also Shield Our Earth The record highlights tales of intersectionality, deliberate collaborations and also cooperations with neighborhood professionals, and also an expect 2023 as we are devoted to our Social Justice Structure for the lasting.

” Sounders FC’s Social Justice Structure is a lasting dedication to making our neighborhood a lot more fair and also a technique display that can be used throughout the club. We take pride in our job this year, and also this year’s Social Effect Record is a picture of our operate in 2022,” claimed Sounders FC Principal Operating Police Officer Maya Mendoza-Exstrom “For me, the highlights consist of starting our multi-year collaboration with the Facility for Equity and also Incorporation, spending $200,000+ with regional BIPOC and also minority-owned small companies in cooperation with Intentionalist, opening our 12th and also 13th RAVE mini lend a hand Yakima, noting the middle for the 26 by 2026 project. Individual to me was the chance to commemorate both the 50th wedding anniversary of Title IX and also 50th wedding anniversary of women football in Washington State. We likewise proceeded the job to assemble Seattle professional sporting activities groups to commemorate common worths, straightened residence suits to inform our neighborhood around the systemic influences of predisposition, raised our professionals and also far more. We understand there is more job to do and also anticipate collaborating to produce a fair neighborhood for all.”


BATTLE BIGOTRY Sounders FC is devoted to purposefully buying young people in traditionally marginalized areas, straightening our system to inform our neighborhood around the systemic influences of predisposition and also utilizing our system to enhance the voices of professionals. The club likewise sustains regional BIPOC and also diverse-owned local business by coordinating with Intentionalist, an on the internet overview to deliberate costs that makes it very easy to locate and also sustain small companies and also varied regional areas.

PROTECT THE RIGHT TO PLAY RAVE Structure, the club’s philanthropic companion, pictures an area plentiful with complimentary play, where all interact to make use of football to motivate young people and also assistance areas. RAVE’s 26 by 2026 effort is devoted to developing 26 areas in areas where accessibility to complimentary play is restricted by the year by 2026, when the USA organizes the FIFA Globe Mug.

MEAN LGBTQ+ EQUAL RIGHTS Sounders FC makes every effort to make Washington one of the most comprehensive, risk-free state to play young people football in the nation, and also concentrates on offering gender-diverse young people. We deal with professionals to craft, enhance and also share gender-inclusive plans with young people groups, trains and also organizations.

SHIELD OUR WORLD Sounders FC is honored to be the initial carbon neutral expert football group in The United States and Canada and also the initial carbon neutral professional sporting activities group in the USA. We dedicate to gauging, balancing out, and also functioning to decrease our impact annually. The club teams up with neighborhood companions to inform young people most impacted by ecological oppression and also encourage them to boost neighborhood health and wellness end results.

Sounders FC completed the 2022 project with a 16-17-5 document throughout all competitors. The Rave Eco-friendly ended up being the initial MLS side to win the Concacaf Champions Organization title in the springtime, prior to a normal period that disappointed the Audi MLS Mug Championship for the very first time in the club’s 14-year background. Seattle heads right into the offseason with its views established on the 2023 project, which starts with the FIFA Club Globe Mug. Before the beginning of 2023, Sounders FC has a team-record 4 existing gamers joining the FIFA Globe Mug Qatar 2022 ™, which starts on November 20.