October 2015

The details on #11
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/31/15
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Aaron Kovar was born and raised in Seattle, so it’s no wonder that the team he plays for is the Seattle Sounders, wearing the #11 jersey. The 22-year-old soccer player was born on August 14, 1993. He is a middle fielder. He stands at 5’10 and weighs 155 pounds. Like several other Sounders, he was signed on as a Homegrown Player, “graduating” from the Sounders FC Academy onto the First Team. He was signed on to play with the team on January 8, 2014, the same day as fellow Homegrown Player, Sean Okoli. Kovar has played a total of nine games during the regular season in his time with the First... Read More
Find out more about First Team newbie #17
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/30/15
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Darwin Jones is a forward for the Seattle Sounders. He is player #17. Although his birthplace was Chicago, Illinois, his hometown is Des Moines, Iowa. The 23-year-old player was born on April 4, 1992. He stands at 5’10 and weighs 175 pounds. On January 9, 2015 he was signed on to play with the Sounders as a Homegrown Player. So far, Jones’ career with the Sounders has included nine games played. Jones has not yet started in any games, nor has he scored any goals, largely due to an injury he sustained that prevented him from playing many more games. He has played a total of 107 minutes on the... Read More
Meet Sounders #23
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/29/15
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Although he has only been with the Seattle Sounders for a few months, Andreas Ivanschitz has an impressive soccer career spanning back to 2000. He was signed on to play with the Sounders on August 4, 2015 as a Discovery Signing. Since he joined the team, he has started in five of the six games he has played. He has played a total of 439 minutes and scored one goal. He has had a single yellow card and no red cards as of yet. Ivanschitz was born on October 15, 1983. His birthplace is the same place as his hometown, Eisenstadt, Austria. He weighs 180 pounds and stands at six feet tall. A middle... Read More
#12 has been a Sounders Defender since 2009
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/28/15
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There aren’t many Seattle Sounders left from the team’s very first season, but Leonardo Gonzalez, also known as “Leo,” has that claim to fame. Born on November 21, 1980, he is a defender for the team. Gonzalez’s number is 12. He weighs 174 pounds and stands at 6’1. Some say that Gonzalez is the face of the team, having been around this long and still playing strong. During his career, Gonzalez has played in 137 games, starting in 120 of those. He has scored two goals and played a total of 10,638 minutes on the field during the regular season. He has both played and started in 12 post-season... Read More
What's the skinny on #28?
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/27/15
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Major League Soccer has no shortage of stars that hail from Sweden. Erik Friberg is definitely such a player. Born on February 10, 1986, he comes from Göteborg, Sweden. He is a huge fan favorite in the Seattle area. The 29-year-old’s full name is John Erik Gunnar Friberg and he is 5’11. He also weighs 154 pounds. His last name is pronounced “free burg.” He plays midfielder for the Seattle Sounders. Friberg has played in 39 games with the Sounders during the regular season. In the postseason, that number is only two. In his league career, he has only scored a total of 12 goals but fans admire... Read More
Find out more about #24
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/24/15
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The goalkeeper of the Seattle Sounders is none other than Stefan Frei. Frei is 29 years old and was born in Altstaetten, Switzerland. He was born on April 20, 1986 and his name is pronounced “STEF-in FRY.” The Swiss player weighs in at 195 pounds and stands at 6’3. He plays #24 for the team. Frei says that if he had to face off anyone on the field, it would be Edwin van der Saar. Frei has spent his entire professional career playing in Major League Soccer. Frei first came to the Sounders through a trade with the Toronto FC team, which occurred on December 10, 2013. The trade was for a 2015... Read More
Inspiring words from #91
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/23/15
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He’s a midfielder and defender for the Seattle Sounders FC. He wears the #91 jersey and believes that “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Oniel Fisher was born in Portmore, Jamaica. The man stands at 5’9 and weighs 155 pounds. His birthday is November 22, 1991. During the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Fisher was selected as the 40th player during the Second Round for Seattle Sounders acquisition. As of 2015, Fisher has played 11 games, during which he has scored a total of 9 goals. He has played a total of 844 minutes during the season. Prior to his membership to the Sounders,... Read More
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/22/15
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He’s a defender and middlefielder, and he wears the #3 jersey for the Seattle Sounders. His name is Brad Evans and he’s known as the Sounders’ “Humanitarian of the Year,” a title he achieved through his work in the community in 2015. His career statistics include 195 games played, 170 goals scored and 14,915 minutes played. Evans stands at 6’1 and weighs 170 pounds. He was born on April 20, 1985. Some of his awards include 2005 Big West Offensive Player of the Year, 2006 All-American, 2006 Big West Offensive Player of the Year, Player of the Week in Week 33 during 2012 and MLS Team of the... Read More
The lowdown on #2 and his many accomplishments
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/21/15
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Seattle Sounders player #2 is Clint Dempsey. Dempsey is a forward for the team and weighs in at 170 pounds. He stands 6’1 tall. The 32-year-old is a designated player from Nacogdoches, Texas. Dempsey was born on March 9, 1983 and is often identified by his many tattoos. The Seattle Sounders signed Dempsey on to play as a Designated Player on August 3, 2013 after he’d already established a career full of great stats, wins and awards. In his regular season play, Dempsey has a record including 125 games played. He has scored 118 goals during his regular games with the Seattle Sounders and New... Read More
Find out more about #99
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/20/15
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Number 99 for the Seattle Sounders, Andy Craven is a forward. He was born on January 21, 1992 and is from St. Simons Island, Georgia. Craven is 5’11 and weighs 167 pounds. As a newbie on the team, Craven has only played three games in the league so far, with no goals scored yet. He has played a total of 67 minutes on the field so far. Craven was promoted play with the Sounders First Team Squad on June 27, 2015. He was the 48th selection of the third round during the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Sounders FC General Manager and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey says that he has played so well with S2... Read More
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/18/15
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A defender from Medellin, Columbia, Andres Correa is a 21-year-old defender for the Seattle Sounders. Born on January 29, 1994, Correa is 5’10 and weighs 175 pounds. He is a new player for the Sounders without any stats to report from experience on the team yet. He wears the number 13 jersey. Since he is from Columbia, his membership on the team was pending his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. The Sounders signed Correa on February 10, 2015. Prior to his tie with the Sounders, Correa played in 10 games with the Colombian Youth National Teams.  He aided his team in achieving... Read More
Number 18 is already known for his victory dance
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/18/15
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A Midfielder from Minas Gerais, Brazil, Thomas is Sounders number 18. He stands at 5’10 and weighs 160 pounds. Thomas is a young player, born on February 24, 1993 and new to the Sounders as of 2015. Fans now that his name is pronounced “Toe MOS,” and that the player goes by his first name only. His real full name is Thomás Jaguaribe Bedinelli. He started playing professional soccer in 2011 at Flamengo, where he appeared nine times and started in four of those. He continued with Flamengo for two more years, setting a career high of 12 starts and 909 minutes in 2012. In 2014, Thomas went on... Read More
What's the story on number 19?
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/18/15
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Hailing from San Diego, California, Chad Barrett  is Seattle Sounders number 19. He plays forward for the team. Barrett weighs 185 pounds and is 5’11. His birthday is April 30, 1985. Barrett’s middle name is Randall. Barrett attended Southridge High School and gained his soccer experience with the Westside Metros Club Soccer team in Beaverton, Oregon. Prior to playing for the Sounders, Barrett played for his college team at UCLA Bruins for two seasons. During the second year, Barrett made headlines by leading the UCLA team in number of assists during the year. Barrett did not finish college,... Read More
Discover more about player #42
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/18/15
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Seattle Sounders player number 42 is Middlefielder Micheal Azira. Azira is 5’10 and weighs 160 pounds. He is from Kampala, Uganda and was born on August 22, 1987. He signed on to play with the Sounders on March 6, 2014. During his first game for the team, Azira subbed for Kenny Cooper in the 66th minute of the game against Montreal Impact on March 23 of that same year, less than a month after joining the team. In addition to middle field, he also plays a role on the team as a defender. Prior to his role with the Sounders team, Azira played for several other organizations. During his youth... Read More
He wears jersey number 6.
Posted by SeattleSoccerInsider on 10/18/15

Sounders player Osvaldo Alonso is number 6 on the team. He is a middlefielder who weighs 155 pounds and is 5’11. His hometown, which is also his birth town, is San Cristobal, Cuba.  Alonso’s birthday is November 11, 1985. He signed on to play with the Seattle Sounders on January 29, 2009, coming to the team from Charleston Battery. Just a few years later, Alonso became a citizen of the United States on June 16, 2012. The Sounders started Alonso during 28 out of 29 of his games during his first season, and in 26 of those games, he played the full 90 minutes from start to finish. Although he... Read More