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Bryan Babcock

Sounders FC 2021 preseason begins March 1 at Starfire Sports

SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today unveiled its schedule for the 2021 preseason, with preparations for the upcoming campaign to be held primarily at Starfire Sports, in addition to one scheduled trip to Los Angeles from April 6-11. The Rave Green are set to play a select number of preseason matches, including a training game against the Portland Timbers on March 30. The 2021 MLS regular season begins on Saturday, April 17, with the league’s full schedule set to be released at a later date.

MEDIA NOTE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Sounders FC training sessions at Starfire Sports remain closed to media for the time being. In addition to training photos, b-roll and video soundbytes provided by Sounders FC Communications, media can participate in weekly group video conferences with players and coaches. For any specific requests, please contact a member of Sounders FC Communications.

Prior to training sessions beginning on Monday, Sounders FC players reported to Seattle on February 21 to begin the required quarantine before their entrance physicals. While training at Starfire Sports throughout the month of March, the Rave Green are scheduled to play training games against Tacoma Defiance on March 25 and the Portland Timbers on March 30. Brian Schmetzer’s side has a series of tune-up matches scheduled while down in Southern California, first on April 7 against LA Galaxy II and then a double-header on April 11 against San Diego Loyal SC and LA Galaxy II.

Sounders FC’s First Team roster sits at 22 players ahead of 2021 preseason preparations.


March 1 – April 5

Training at Starfire Sports

April 6 – 11

Training camp in Los Angeles

April 12 – 16

Training at Starfire Sports

April 17

MLS Season Begins


March 25

Tacoma Defiance

March 30

Portland Timbers

April 7

New England Revolution

April 7

LA Galaxy II

April 11

San Diego Loyal SC

April 11

LA Galaxy II

NOTE: All dates and times are subject to change. Preseason matches may be added at any time.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Stefan Cleveland, Stefan Frei, Spencer Richey

DEFENDERS (7): Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Xavier Arreaga, Jimmy Medranda, Nouhou, Shane O’Neill, Alex Roldan, Brad Smith

MIDFIELDERS (9): Josh Atencio, Jordy Delem, Ethan Dobbelaere, Shandon Hopeau, João Paulo, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe

FORWARDS (3): Will Bruin, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Raúl Ruidíaz

PLAYERS ON LOAN (2): Jordan Morris (Swansea City), Trey Muse (San Diego Loyal SC)