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Following the strongest regional television ratings in club history throughout 2014 that saw a 32-percent increase in year-over-year viewership – and the highest household ratings in MLS – Sounders FC has extended its relationship with Q13 FOX (KCPQ-Channel 13) and JOEtv (KZJO-Channel 22) to continue as the regional television home of the Rave Green.
Highlights of the new multi-year agreement include a 30-minute pre-match show, a new and expanded 30-minute post-match wrap-up following each contest, two 30-minute Sounders FC specials during 2015 and a weekly segment during Friday’s “Q It Up” sportscast throughout the season. Eight 2015 Sounders FC matches are being carried by Q13 FOX, with the remaining regional fixtures slated for JOEtv.
Additionally, the club has reached a separate multi-year agreement with ROOT Sports to serve as the live out-of-market home of Sounders FC regional broadcasts, bringing the Rave Green to households throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. ROOT Sports is also set to re-air Sounders FC broadcasts regionally throughout Western Washington, with the network carrying a new biweekly Sounders FC magazine show titled "Sounders FC All-Access," providing fans with an advanced level of depth and access surrounding the club (check local listings).
Seattle Sounders FC will also broadcast select matches in Spanish on Univision-Seattle (KUNS-TV) and This TV (American Sports Network). A minimum of 10 Sounders FC matches are being carried by Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2015. Additional Spanish-language matches may be added to the schedule at a later date. Univision-Seattle (KUNS-TV) is set to air 15 30-minute Spanish-language magazine shows throughout the season. The show, titled Sounders FC en Acción, is hosted by Spanish-language play-by-play voice Jaime Mendez. A total of 15 locally produced Sounders FC en Acción shows run on Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. PT on Univision-Seattle (KUNS-TV).
Ross Fletcher - Play-by-Play Announcer
Ross Fletcher returns for his fourth season with the Sounders FC broadcasting team as the club’s play-by-play announcer. The “Voice of the Sounders FC” can be heard on all television and radio broadcasts.
Fletcher spent five-and-a-half years as a football commentator and reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, covering the Barclays Premier League and the English Football League Championship. He has also been a regular voice across the station's schedule as a sports bulletin presenter.
For seven years Fletcher was the voice of Derby County for BBC Radio Derby, commentating on the Barclays Premier League and Championship. His most memorable call was the 2007 Championship Playoff Final in which Derby beat West Bromwich Albion in front of 75,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. During his time at the station, he was part of the highly successful team that won the coveted Sony Radio Academy 'Station of the Year' title three times in five years.
Kasey Keller - Broadcast Analyst
Along with Fletcher, Kasey Keller returns for his fourth campaign as a Sounders FC broadcast analyst after spending the previous three seasons in Seattle’s net.
Keller completed his 20-year professional career in 2011 by earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Best XI honors. He served as the Sounders FC captain and was an All-Star selection each of his three MLS seasons. From 1991 to 2008 the Olympia, Washington native played in Europe while accumulating U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeping career records for most caps (102), wins (53) and shutouts (47). Keller played in three of the world's top leagues: England's Premiership, Spain's La Liga and Germany's Bundesliga.
A graduate of the University of Portland, Keller and his wife, Kristin, have twins, Chloe and Cameron.