The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly developing story as it relates to the Seattle Sounders and the sports world at large. We’ll do our best to keep you updated.
Mar 4, 2020, 5:00pm PST
October 2, 2021
Brad Smith has Covid-19, Australia coach confirms
The Sounders left back had previously been listed as out under the league’s "health and safety protocol."
September 7, 2021
Next Sounders game will have expanded mask mandate, vax mandate to follow
Fans will need to show proof of vaccination starting Oct. 2.
June 6, 2021
Reign, Sounders throw-in to promote vaccination
All vaccinated residents according Washington State Department of Health by time of drawing will be entered.
May 17, 2021
Sounders amend policy for vaccinated section, masks now optional
Children and those in unvaccinated sections will still need to wear masks.
May 11, 2021
Seating expansion, vaccinated sections another ‘milestone’ on return to normal
Sounders will have nine sections available to vaccinated fans starting on May 23.
May 3, 2021
Washington will allow vaccinated sections but Sounders may need to wait
Once rule is fully implemented, capacity could expand as high as 22,000.
April 6, 2021
Answering your questions about Sounders’ plans to bring back fans to Lumen Field
We looked into many of the issues that left you confused.
April 5, 2021
Sounders reveal plans for allowing fans into first five games
About 7,000 tickets will be made available to existing season-ticket holders on April 13.
September 15, 2020
Defiance match rescheduled after positive Covid-19 test
This is the first positive test from the Defiance organization.
July 30, 2020
Fans or not, Sounders planning to resume season
While Sounders are writing off season tickets, MLS is reportedly preparing for 18 more regular season games.
July 8, 2020
Details of Sounders PPP money
Sounders collected about $2.8 million from federal government, allowing them to avoid layoffs and delaying other cost-cutting measures.
July 8, 2020
Optics of MLS is Back look awful
Even if players’ safety can be reasonably assured, the upside is looking smaller each day.
July 4, 2020
After rash of positive COVID-19 tests, FC Dallas delays first MLS is Back match
FC Dallas’ opener will now be played against the Sounders on July 15.
July 3, 2020
Support, anger and uncertainty as Sounders depart for Orlando
About 100 fans attended and socially distanced along Fort Dent Way
June 28, 2020
Brian Schmetzer has a message: Wear your mask
Sounders head coach doesn’t understand why so many seem to be reluctant to perform a very simple task.
June 13, 2020
Sounders resume full-contact training for first time in 3 months
Sounders gearing up for MLS is Back Tournament.
June 10, 2020
Sounders announce ticketing plans for remainder of 2020
Season-ticket holders will have option to wait and see, move ticket credits to 2021, or request a refund.
June 10, 2020
MLS unveils plans for return-to-play tournament
Draw will take place on Thursday with games scheduled for July 8-Aug. 10.
June 5, 2020
Sounders look past CBA fight, eye Orlando tournament
Full training is likely right around the corner.
June 4, 2020
With games on horizon, Sounders prepare for expanded training
Sounders will start small-group training on Thursday.
June 3, 2020
MLSPA ratifies new CBA, paving way for return
MLS is expected to unveil plans for their Orlando tournament soon.
June 2, 2020
Lockout looms with MLS, Union seemingly at an impasse
Disagreement over CBA opt-out clause, wage cuts threaten season.
May 30, 2020
MLS players approve Orlando plan, await response from owners
Players agree to broad framework but many important details remain undecided.
May 28, 2020
MLS authorizes small group training as league continues to ponder how to return
Sounders won’t move to immediately expand training but could do so in the coming days.
May 21, 2020
Details emerge on plan to restart MLS season
Teams would be split into four groups, play at least five games in Orlando then hopefully continue regular season at home stadiums, according to a report in The Athletic.