SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC today announced that it has reached an agreement with Entercom Seattle, LLC to air two late-season matches on 107.7 The End (KNDD). The club's Western Conference clash vs. the LA Galaxy on September 10 is set to air on The End, followed by Seattle's regular-season finale against the Colorado Rapids on October 22.
Similarly to when 107.7 The End broadcast two matches during the 2016 MLS season, the agreement allows Sounders FC to maintain a quality radio broadcast while avoiding scheduling conflicts with the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners on Bonneville Seattle Media Group, Sounders FC's official radio partner.
"After successfully airing two matches on 107.7 The End last season, we're happy to again be able to offer this option to our fans in 2017," said Sounders FC Chief Operating Office Bart Wiley. "Our club thanks both Entercom and Bonneville for their commitment to helping Sounders FC provide the best broadcast options for our fans."
Sounders supporters can expect a normal Sounders FC broadcast in-match, while the pre-match, halftime and post-match shows are hosted by 107.7 The End on-air talent Gregr and Manley, who will be joined by Sounders FC analysts Wade Webber, Pete Fewing and Danny Jackson.
"We put our scarves up for every Sounders match, so we're excited to get to broadcast these matches on The End!" said Leslie Scott, Program Director of 107.7 The End.
Currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak, Sounders FC travels to face expansion side Minnesota United FC on Saturday, August 5, with kickoff set for 5:00 p.m. PT (Q13 FOX, Univision-Seattle, KIRO Radio 97.3 PM, El Rey 1360 AM). The Rave Green currently sit in a tie with the Portland Timbers for fourth place in the Western Conference with 31 points.
ABOUT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
Winner of the 2016 MLS Cup, 2014 MLS Supporters' Shield and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014), Sounders FC is Seattle's Major League Soccer franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneur Adrian Hanauer, Hollywood executive Joe Roth, Seattle Seahawks Chairman Paul G. Allen and entertainer Drew Carey, the club received an MLS charter on November 13, 2007 and has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in every year of its existence. In 2016, Sounders FC reached a milestone as the franchise claimed its first MLS Cup championship with a road victory over Toronto FC. Since the club's debut MLS season in 2009, Sounders FC has set the standard for soccer support in North America by leading the league in attendance each year. Prior to joining MLS, the Seattle Sounders organization has been a part of the greater Seattle community and U.S. Soccer professional scene since 1974.
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