Seattle Sounders Women
The Seattle Sounders Women is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2001. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States, until 2015 when the league shut down. In 2016 they joined the Women's Premier Soccer League.
|Full name||Seattle Sounders Women|
|Stadium||Starfire Sports Stadium|
|Head Coach||Scott Ford|
|League||USL W-League (2001–2015) |
|2018||Regular Season: |
1st, West Region-Northwest Conference
Playoffs: WPSL Champions
The team was a sister organization of the men's Seattle Sounders team, which played in the USL First Division and plays in the MLS. Following that team's reorganization into the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, the team's ownership was taken over by Mike Jennings, owner of the United Soccer League franchise Tacoma Tide (Sounders U-23). In 2011, Cliff McElroy & Lane Smith of Datec Inc. became majority owners while Mike Jennings has maintained a minority stake.
Following the collapse of the Women's Professional Soccer league in 2012, the Sounders signed five U.S. international players, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Sydney Leroux, and Stephanie Cox, and enjoyed the sole support of the city until the Seattle Reign began playing in the National Women's Soccer League.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|2001||USL W-League||3rd, Western|
|2002||USL W-League||4th, Western||Western Conference Finals|
|2003||USL W-League||2nd, Western|
|2004||USL W-League||2nd, Western||Western Conference Finals|
|2005||USL W-League||5th, Western|
|2006||USL W-League||2nd, Western||National Semifinals (3rd Place)|
|2007||USL W-League||2nd, Western||National Semifinals (3rd Place)|
|2008||USL W-League||3rd, Western||National Semifinals (4th Place)|
|2009||USL W-League||4th, Western|
|2010||USL W-League||3rd, Western|
|2011||USL W-League||5th, Western||National Semifinals (4th Place)|
|2012||USL W-League||2nd, Western||Western Conference Finals|
|2013||USL W-League||3rd, Western||Did not qualify|
|2014||USL W-League||3rd, Western||Did not qualify|
|2015||USL W-League||1st, Western||Conference Playoff|
|2016||WPSL||1st, Northwestern||Conference Playoff|
|2017||WPSL||1st, Northwestern||Conference Playoff|
|2018||WPSL||1st, Northwestern||WPSL Champions|
- Bird, Liviu (July 6, 2012). "W-League: Sounders Women Carry the Flag". The New York Times. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
- Evans, Jayda (April 12, 2019). "As the Reign starts its 2019 season, here's what you need to know". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
- Seattle Sounders Women website
- Seattle Sounders Women on USL Soccer
- W-League: Sounders Women Carry the Flag (The New York Times Soccer Blog)