Seattle Sounders FC Issue Match Refund To Season Ticket Holders Following Drubbing

"That wasn't Sounders soccer," says GM Adrian Hanauer.
Seattle Sounders FC set several records on Saturday.

The 36,273 fans in attendence represented a regular season attendance record.

The 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy was the first time the club had conceded more than one goal in Qwest Field and the joint biggest loss in franchise history.

And, for the first time in Sounders FC history, the club will refund season ticket holders for the match.

"That wasn't Sounders soccer. It was quite frankly embarrassing, humiliating and the fans don't deserve that," said Seattle owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer. "The refund will come in the form of a credit against next year's season tickets. We want our fans committed for the long haul and we think this is the right thing to do for our fans."

Season ticket holders will receive a credit towards the 2011 season.

"I think it is a fair tribute to our fans," said head coach Sigi Schmid. "I said to the team today that the fans support throughout the game and the way they remained and they supported us after the game was phenomenal."

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