Sounders FC 2011 Preseason Schedule
Feb. 8–Real Salt Lake* (Casa Grande, Ariz./10:30 a.m.)
Feb. 10–at Columbus* (Phoenix, Ariz./11:00 a.m.)
Feb. 12–Chivas USA* (Casa Grande, Ariz./10:00 a.m.)
Feb. 21–FC Dallas* (Orlando, Fla./3:30 p.m.)
Feb. 22–Houston* (Orlando, Fla./11:00 a.m.)
Feb. 26–Chicago* (Bradenton, Fla./2:00 p.m.)
Mar. 4–Portland (Tukwila, Wash./7:30 p.m.)
Mar. 6–Vancouver (Tukwila, Wash./3:00 p.m.)
Mar. 9–Colorado (Seattle, Wash./7:00 p.m.)
All times are local
And here are details from the club on the local games:
Second Annual Community Shield Set for March 9
Sounders FC has announced plans for the club’s second annual Community Shield match which will take place on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. The reigning U.S. Open Cup champion Sounders FC will face the MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids for the preseason match.
General Admission tickets for the event will go on sale Monday, February 14. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (6-17). Children under the age of six are free. Tickets will be available at www.SoundersFC.com, by calling 877-MLS-GOAL, all Ticketmaster outlets and the Qwest Field Box office.
Proceeds from the match will benefit the team’s community outreach programs. Sounders FC fans helped raise over $80,000 from the 2010 Community Shield match which was allocated to the team’s charity partners.
The model for the event is based upon the “Charity or Community Shield” matches in England, where they are a long standing tradition featuring the champions of the FA Premier League against the winners of the FA Cup with all proceeds going to charity.
The regular season opens on March 15 with MLS First Kick 2011. Sounders FC hosts the L.A. Galaxy, holders of the Supporters’ Shield, on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field in a match televised nationally by ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT. MLS First Kick 2011 is presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Cascadia Summit Tickets Go on Sale Tuesday
Tickets for the inaugural Cascadia Summit at Starfire Sports Complex will go on sale Tuesday, February 1. Sounders FC will host three days of events featuring preseason matches between Seattle, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. In addition there will be forums involving the coaches and supporters groups from each club.
All matches will be played at the Starfire Sports Stadium. Tickets are $10 for each day and are available at SoundersFC.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. There is a two-day Sounders FC package for $18 that is good for both Seattle matches. No ticket is necessary for Saturday’s Supporters Event/Coaches Forum.
Portland and Vancouver supporters will each be allotted 500 tickets in specific sections for their matches with Sounders FC. For the Whitecaps FC-Timbers match, each group will be allotted 1,300 seats, with 500 for Seattle fans. Seating is limited.
Cascadia Summit Schedule of Events (all held at Starfire Stadium)
Friday, March 4
7:00 p.m. Summit Opening
7:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers
Saturday, March 5
1:00 p.m. Supporters Summit & Coaches Forum
5:00 p.m. Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sunday, March 6
12:00 p.m. Sounders FC Academy U18 v Whitecaps FC Residency
3:00 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC