Seattle Sounders FC is an American professional soccer club based in
Seattle, Washington. The club competes in Major League Soccer (MLS),
playing home matches at CenturyLink Field with a reduced capacity. It
was established in November 2007 as an MLS expansion team; the first
match of the inaugural season was played on March 19, 2009. It is the
third team to bear the Sounders name, and the 15th team to join the
league. The club set MLS records for average attendance for the first
eight seasons. It competes with its local rivals, Portland and
Vancouver, for the Cascadia Cup. Brian Schmetzer has been the team's
head coach since 2016, replacing Sigi Schmid. Seattle has been among the
league's most successful teams, winning the U.S. Open Cup four times,
the Supporters' Shield in 2014, and the MLS Cup in 2016. The team has
qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in each of its ten seasons and
competed in the CONCACAF Champions League five times, advancing as far
as the semifinals.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
American Civil War: The last battle of the Carolinas Campaign,
the Battle of Bentonville, began, which contributed to the ultimate
Union victory in the war.
Socialist German politician Clara Zetkin helped to establish
the first International Women's Day.
The American cable television network C-SPAN, dedicated to
airing non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs
programming, was launched.
Libyan Civil War: The French Air Force launched Opération
Harmattan, beginning foreign military intervention in Libya.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (countable) A devious device or trick.
2. (uncountable) Dishonest, underhanded, or unscrupulous activities or
Wikiquote quote of the day:
No government can long endure unless its citizens are willing to
make some sacrifice for its existence. In this, our land, we are called
upon to give but little in return for the advantages which we receive.
Shall we give that little grudgingly? Our definition of patriotism is
often too narrow. Shall the lover of his country measure his loyalty
only by his service as a soldier? No! Patriotism calls for the faithful
and conscientious performance of all of the duties of citizenship, in
small matters as well as great, at home as well as upon the tented
--William Jennings Bryan
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