The Sounder at Heart Annual Awards wrap up with voting for the Moment of the Year in 2017. Past winners, in order from ‘09 to ‘16, are fans meeting the team after winning the Open Cup in DC, Nyassi brace to win the Open Cup repeat, Alonso’s dagger to earn Open Cup three-peat, Zakuani returns to MLS play & exchanges jerseys with Mullan, Traore’s goal to draw level with Tigres in CCL play, Pappa pickpockets Pinedo to secure Supporters’ Shield, the Red Card Wedding and The Save.
The question is simply, what moment will you remember in years to come? In 2017 the nominees are a mix of negative and very positive. There will be no group stage as in some previous seasons. You have ten options and you only get one vote. Your choices are;
What was the Seattle soccer moment of 2017?
This poll is closed
Lynch runs the ball in at Zakuani & Friends
Alonso takes West trophy onto capo stand
USMNT fails to make World Cup ‘18
Laura out; Vlatko in
Torres takes Panama to World Cup
Joevin goes AWOL
S2 moves to Tacoma
Ozzie’s social media rage around Expansion Draft
Dempsey returns, wins Comeback Player of Year
‘Pinoe returns, finishes top 5 in NWSL MVP
Roldan scores to cap off 4-3 comeback win DC United
Osvaldo Alonso takes the Western Conference trophy to the capo stand
The celebrations of a winning a trophy at home involved a boom-boom-clap, a victory lap, and the whole team taking the trophy onto the capo stand. Alonso was first.
United States men’s national team loses to Trinidad & Tobago, failing to qualify for the World Cup
It’s hard to figure out the singular moment of failure behind the USMNT not qualifying. It was their loss to T&T that finally did them in.
She was everything you could want in a Reign coach/GM, but after several years she decided to move onward. Eventually she would lead the RSL Royals project. Replacing her the Reign found the only coach that regularly showed that they could beat Harvey.
Roman Torres leads Panama to qualifying for the World Cup
He’s a national hero and living legend.
Joevin Jones abandons Sounders during Cascadia Cup action
It lead to the emergence of Nouhou as a regular starter, but is also possibly why Seattle didn’t win the 1 seed in the Western Conference.
It took a few years, but the Sounders finally settled on a permanent location for their USL team.
Ozzie is left unprotected, takes to social media to express frustration
Alonso remains a Sounder after not getting selected in the Expansion Draft, but for a few days his anger was felt by everyone on social media.
Clint Dempsey plays soccer again
At this time in 2016 there was a possibility that Captain America’s time with soccer was over. Instead he lead the team in goals scored.
A fully functional ‘Pinoe returns to the field
Megan Rapinoe also had a major injury. Her return was impressive, leading the Reign in their success and finishing in the top five for NWSL MVP.
Cristian Roldan scores to finalize a comeback from being down three goals
Seattle beat D.C. United 4-3 in a stunning match where the Rave Green looked lost and out of it, until the second half started.