Sounders FC launch Spanish website to connect with diverse fan base

To connect with a growing and diverse fan base, Seattle announces the launch of Espanol.SoundersFC.com.

RENTON, Wash. – The Sounders FC have launched a new website which will provide original content and features in Spanish to meet the growing demand and interest from their growing and wide-spread fan base.

"The Sounders FC website hosts visitors from over 20 Spanish-speaking countries so far,” said manager of digital media Kenton Olson.  “We have experienced even greater traffic from throughout Central and South America with the addition of Leo Gonzalez and the ongoing success of Fredy Montero, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Osvaldo Alonso.”

Jorge Rivera, as editor of and in partnership with La Raza del Noroeste, will provide updates from the Sounders FC players, coaches and front office.  Espanol.SoundersFC.com will serve as a resource for Spanish-speaking fans about the matchday experience, the team’s community outreach and activities.  The site will also feature occasional blogs from the Central and South American players in addition to the blogs and forums available in the site’s pioneering integrated social media platform.

“As the team develops into a competitive force nationally and internationally, the interest for Sounders FC grows very noticeably amongst us, who speak Spanish, live in the northwest, and love ‘Fútbol’”, said Rivera.

Fans will also be able to watch the Spanish TV show, “Sounders FC en Accion” on the site, hosted by Jaime Méndez, and sports reporter/producer Elimar Ugueto.  The show airs live on KUNS, channel 51 from 6-6:30 p.m. every Saturday and can be replayed anytime at Espanol.SoundersFC.com.

The website project has been a work in progress since April and will continue to evolve.

For more information visit espanol.soundersfc.com

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