Watch Sounders FC on Television
Following a year in which the team’s MLS Cup championship match set national and local records for ratings and viewership, supporters of the Rave Green are set to continue enjoying a robust array of ways to follow the team, as Seattle maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners in 2017.
In regional television, the club’s home remains Q13 FOX (KCPQ-Channel 13) and JOEtv (KZJO-Channel 22), while ROOT SPORTS is scheduled to again serve as the live out-of-market television home of Sounders FC. Additionally, Univision-Seattle (KUNS-TV) returns to provide televised Spanish-language coverage for 10 matches, in addition to 15 episodes of 30-minute shoulder program Sounders FC en Acción.
Bonneville Seattle Radio Group returns as the English radio home of Sounders FC, with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM set to again carry home and away matches in 2017. In addition to match broadcasts, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM is carrying pre and post-match shows surrounding most Sounders FC contests, once again hosted by Jason Rantz with a rotating panel of analysts that includes Webber, Fewing and Jackson, among others. Additionally, a 60-minute Sounders FC-focused show on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM will air at 9:00 p.m. PT every Thursday evening throughout the season featuring Rantz and Matt Johnson.
Sounders FC continues its partnership with El Rey 1360 AM as the Spanish-language home for Sounders FC matches in 2017. With play-by-play voice "Zuper" Mario Rodriguez and Carlos Tapia with analyst Felipe Maqueda on the call, El Rey 1360 AM is set to carry all 34 Sounders FC matches during the 2017 season. El Rey 1360 AM also provides 30-minute pre-match and post-match shows as part of their matchday coverage, as well as a 30-minute weekly radio show, Somos Sounders FC, hosted by Felipe Maqueda accompanied by Carolina Antipolo, Niko Moreno, Hugo M. López y Marco Canseco, airing Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. PT.
Keith Costigan returns to the Sounders FC broadcast team for a second season in 2017. An active part of FOX Sports Media Group’s international and domestic soccer coverage, Costigan has worked as a play-by-play commentator, analyst and reporter throughout his career. Currently Costigan serves in a play-by-play role for FOX’s coverage of the German Bundesliga and UEFA Europa League, in addition to freelance work on Univision’s English-language MLS broadcasts. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Costigan holds a UEFA A coaching license following a professional playing career that included stops with Bray Wanderers, Monaghan United and the Portland Timbers during the club’s USL era.
Following a decorated 20-year playing career across the highest levels of European football and three successful campaigns with Sounders FC from 2009-2011, Kasey Keller reprises his role as broadcast analyst on Sounders FC’s regional telecasts in 2017. Keller capped his playing career with the 2011 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award while also earning MLS Best XI honors, serving as Sounders FC captain and earning an All-Star selection in each of his three MLS seasons. From 1991 to 2008, the Olympia native played in Europe while accumulating U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeping records for most caps (102), wins (53) and shutouts (47). Keller played in three of the world’s strongest topflight leagues throughout his career: England’s Premiership, Spain’s La Liga and the German Bundesliga. A graduate of the University of Portland, Keller and his wife, Kristin, have twins, Chloe and Cameron.
Matt Johnson enters his second season as a play-by-play voice for Sounders FC, having previously served on the club’s radio team as both a play-by-play commentator and as a pre-match, halftime and post-match radio host from 2009-2014. During that period, he also hosted Sounders FC Weekly, the club’s weekly 60-minute radio show on the Bonneville family of networks. The Seattle-native also spent 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as Executive Producer of Seahawks Radio Network and worked three Super Bowls (XL, XLVIII, XLIX). In addition to his time with the Seahawks, Johnson has an extensive radio broadcast background after working at Seattle’s Sports Radio 950 KJR from 1996-2005. A lifelong fan of the beautiful game, Johnson has been to the last six FIFA World Cups, attending over 40 individual FIFA World Cup matches since 1994, in addition to 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, 2008 UEFA Cup Final and FA Cup Final. Johnson currently resides in Queen Anne.
Steve Zakuani was the club’s first MLS SuperDraft pick when he was selected first overall in 2009. The Akron standout went on to score 17 goals and added 17 assists for the Rave Green during his career in Seattle, and Zakuani is now a contributor across Sounders FC’s broadcast and digital platforms.
Marcus Hahnemann, a local goalkeeper who played soccer for top-tier clubs in Europe from 1999-2012, joined the broadcast team after retiring as a Sounder in 2014. Hahnemann, who has nine caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team, began his career as a USL Sounder and finished his run with Sounders FC from 2012-2014. He now performs both radio and television duties for the Rave Green.
Pete Fewing enters his 24th season as Head Coach for Seattle University’s men soccer team in 2017. In 2015, he led the RedHawks to their first-ever Division I Sweet 16 appearance. A fixture in the Seattle soccer community, Fewing is a regular on both television and radio broadcasts for the Rave Green.
Jackie Montgomery enters her fifth full season with Sounders FC’s broadcast team. She previously worked for FOX Sports and Fuel TV, in addition to freelance work with ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports.
Wade Webber played in professional American leagues from 1986-1999, including tenures with the Seattle Storm in 1990 and the USL Seattle Sounders from 1994-1996. The local defender is also the U-15 Head Coach in the Sounders FC Academy, and is a staple of the club’s radio coverage.
Danny Jackson, an English defender, played for the USL Sounders from 2003-2008. He scored two goals in 113 appearances for the club, and now contributes to the club’s radio coverage.
Zach Scott joins for periodic appearances in pre-match, halftime and post-match coverage in 2017. Scott, known as “Mr. Sounder,” needs little introduction to the Seattle faithful. Having retired at the conclusion of the championship-winning 2016 season, Scott spent a total of 15 years with the Sounders at the USL and MLS levels, earning an MLS title, two USL titles, four U.S. Open Cups and a Supporters’ Shield.