Fans wanting to carry Rave Green with them wherever they may go can now do so with a new twist with Sounders FC license plates, which were made available on Thursday along with Seahawks license plates that will grace cars of sports fans around the state of Washington.
“The license plates are a distinctive way Seahawks and Sounders FC fans can display their passion and support local non-profits,” said Seahawks and Sounders FC President Peter McLoughlin.
The majority of proceeds from Sounders FC plate sales benefit Washington State Mentors (www.wamentors.org), with the Association of Washington Generals (www.wagenerals.org) also receiving a portion of the sales.
For more on ordering plates, visit http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/spsounders.html.
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MLS ANNOUNCES FIRST FOUR IN GENERATION ADIDAS CLASS
The first four names in the 2014 Generation adidas class were announced on Thursday as the list of players eligible for the 2014 MLS SuperDraft is starting to take shape.
University of Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake, Louisville midfielder Marlon Hairston, Creighton defender Eric Miller and Maryland forward Schillo Tshuma all elected to sign early with MLS through the Generation adidas program. In addition, a pair of seniors signed early contracts, after Tshuma’s Maryland strike partner Patrick Mullins and Georgetown forward Steve Neumann also agreed on Thursday.
Blake was a three-time All-American, including First Team nods in 2012 and 2013. Hairston notched six goals and five assists in 39 matches over two seasons. Miller played with the U.S. in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey and started 62 of 63 matches in three seasons at Creighton. Tshuma had six goals in his sophomore season to help Maryland reach the College Cup final.
Mullins is a back-to-back First Team All-American and was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2012 and 2013, tallying 47 goals in four seasons, including 17 in 2012 and 19 in 2013. Neumann was a two-time Second Team All-American after amassing 20 goals and 19 assists in the last two years.
The 2014 MLS SuperDraft will be held on Thursday, January 16 in Philadelphia. Sounders FC holds the 13th overall pick in the first round.