Just two days after qualifying for their 12th consecutive postseason appearance and extending their own MLS record, the Seattle Sounders received their championship rings from their 2019 MLS Cup win. It was a proud day for the franchise as it celebrated its second MLS Cup title in four years.
“Thinking back to Nov. 10 [when the Sounders won MLS Cup], it was a great day in Sounders history, it was a great day in Seattle history,” said Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. “Today we were able to give the guys a big reward and give them their championship rings. To have now two rings is such an outstanding achievement and something that as they get a little older and they reflect on these days playing for the Seattle Sounders, it should be a proud moment in their careers.”
Per Jostens, the 2019 championship rings are crafted from 10-karat white and yellow gold with stunning diamonds, featuring the Sounders FC iconic crest created using custom green and blue enamel and accented with 24 round diamonds, symbolic of the team’s two MLS Cup victories. The shield sits atop a brilliant blue stone, with the title MLS CUP CHAMPIONS proudly displayed above and below. Located above the Sounders badge are two contrasting gold stars representing the club’s 2016 and 2019 MLS Cup titles. An additional 126 diamonds cascade down the ring top.
The left side of the ring proudly displays the recipient’s name, and below their name, players receive their number brilliantly set with diamonds. The background of the ring’s left side is a detailed depiction of CenturyLink Field.
The MLS Cup is brought to life in the center of the right side of the ring just below the Sounders FC wordmark logo. The championship year date, 2019, is located in a banner that surrounds the cup, marking the year the Sounders once again claimed the league title.
The interior of the ring features the Sounders FC crest above the Toronto FC logo, with the final score of the MLS Cup championship match. Overall, the rings feature 150 round diamonds.
Have a look for yourself below.
2019 MLS Cup Champions:— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
Has a nice ring to it. 💚💙 pic.twitter.com/KqXVLGw0ev
CAPTAIN L💍DEIR💍. pic.twitter.com/TfIhEiXaG5— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
R💍MÁN T💍RRES. pic.twitter.com/3pprhPTLPP— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
Sounders owners Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore got rings of their own too!
Championship Mindset. pic.twitter.com/Wf97YH6yOW— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
Like the ceiling can't hold us 🙌 pic.twitter.com/3qtVecvPgf— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
And lastly, stars of Sounders past congratulated every member of the squad on their championship (stick around to the end to see a Chad Marshall cameo you won’t want to miss).
💚 Sounders Family 💙— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2020
What it's all about! pic.twitter.com/UMzAWGgowk
2020 Season Ticket Members will receive their replica cup rings at the start of the 2021 season with their annual Alliance Member scarf.