Infographic updated 1/19/17: Zach Scott retires at 353 games as a Sounder.
Zach Scott: Man Marker, Sounders Legend. Zach has a combined 15-season span at both the A-League/USL era Seattle Sounders and currently MLS-era Seattle Sounders FC. He is a direct link from our present to our recent past. Scott's 353 total matches across all competitions stands second to no other player -- there's no one even close. Zach is famous for decisive and winning penalty kicks in US Open Cup matches -- including the match-winner in extra time shootout down at Portland in 2010. His nickname "Man Marker" was born after he was inserted into a match to mark FC Dallas' Brek Shea after which many were left wondering if Shea was even in the XI that day. Never stopping, never giving up, leaving it all out on the pitch are hallmarks synonymous with his name. Zach Scott embodies what all Sounders should strive for.
Scott knows his history. He was on squads that dominated from start to finish and won two USL Championships. The 2007 roster was stacked with MLS level talent, but he remembers a certain title game for a bit more than just soccer.
"For me personally my son was born the night before the 2005 championship so I played that game on like three or four hours of sleep," Zach told Sounder at Heart about his favorite memory. "I got subbed at halftime because I was pretty bad, but those are the kind of memories. You just kind of roll with it. Whatever came our way we went with it and we had some really good teams."