The Seattle Sounders FC plays their home games at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. CenturyLink Field has been home to Sounder Soccer since the team first started playing in 2009. CenturyLink Field is one of the most recognizable venues in all of North American Sports and is also home to the Seattle Seahawks. The Seattle Sounders FC typically has one of the highest attendance rates of any team in all of Major League Soccer, often toping upwards of 35,000 fans at a single game.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers
This rivalry pre-dates both teams entrance into MLS. The intensity of this rivalry is often compared to European soccer rivalries in the Premier League. It is often listed among the most exciting rivalry games in all of North American Soccer. With games spanning USL First division, A-League, NASL, and now MLS, this rivalry is also one of the most contested games in American soccer, with the two teams meeting over 85 times.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
This rivalry is one of the newest on the MLS Schedule. Although the two teams have played in other leagues in the past, the Whitecaps did not join MLS until 2011. The rivalry has become one of the top games in the MLS Western Conference and is 2nd only to the Timbers in terms of intensity for the Seattle Sounders FC.