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Know Your History: the 1974-2014 edition (infographic)

The Seattle Sounders used their 2014 season to add to their 41 year-old storied franchise by adding a fourth Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Championship as well as an MLS Supporters' Shield to the trophy case. Our Know Your History infographic celebrates the history, heritage, and tradition of the beloved club across all of its several different iterations in Seattle.

Know Your History: 1974-2014 (updated 4/7)

(Also available in PDF format)

Some highlights:

- 23 total trophies; From NASL Pacific Conference Champions in the NASL, to League Champions in the USL/A-League, 4 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Championships, and 2014 Supporters' Shield.

- League award winners; Famous names such as Roger Davies, Peter Hattrup, Mark Peterson, Fredy MonteroMarcus Hahnemann, Jim McAllister, Kasey Keller, Chance Fry, Chad Marshall, Alan Hinton, and Brian Schmetzer.

- Breaking attendance barriers; our MLS attendance is well known, but way back in the NASL days, the Sounders averaged 18,293 over 9 years (1974-1983) while the league average was 12,620 in the same time frame.

Special thanks goes out to Frank MacDonald (@frankmsounders) and Molly Wagner (@crazycalico). Molly helped me with a lot of the early number leg work and fact-checking with her book collection. Frank is a walking fountain of Sounders knowledge from the past and present. Without Frank's help, a lot of these numbers and dates would be the not-so-accurate versions found on Wikipedia.

Note for attendance numbers: All numbers shown are SEASON averages, not single game highs or lows. For single game attendance records:

NASL Sounders: league 49,606  all comps 56,256  friendly 58,125
FC Seattle: league 8,199 all comps 8,199 friendly 5,300
Sounders : league 25,515 all comps 25,515  friendly 10,002
Sounders FC: league 67,385  all comps 67,385  friendly 67,052

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