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The Best Seattle Sounders FC Players In MLS History

February 18, 2020 1.3k votes 75 voters50 items

List RulesVote up the top players ever on the Seattle Sounders FC roster.

The best players ever to lace up their cleats for Seattle Sounders FC have been part of a legacy of improving the sport of soccer in the United States as part of the MLS. All the Seattle Sounders stars of past and present have had a hand in crafting the history of their club team.

Some of the top Sounders players have recognizable names like Clint Dempsey and Chad Marshall, who have helped raise the profile of the Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer, while other talented players like defender Kelvin Leerdam and goalie Stefan Frei might have flown under the radar while establishing themselves among the class of the Sounders franchise.

So which of these players from Seattle’s history through 2020 deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Seattle Sounders FC players of all time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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    59
    15

    Clint Dempsey

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceNacogdoches, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2013-2018

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  • 2
    49
    9

    Stefan Frei

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceAltstätten, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Sounders career: 2014-present

  • 3
    46
    15

    Chad Marshall

    Defender

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2014-2019

  • 4
    46
    15

    BirthplacePaysandú, Uruguay

    NationalityUruguay

    Sounders career: 2016-present

  • 5
    37
    9

    Cristian Roldan

    Midfielder

    Sounders career: 2015-present

  • 6
    30
    4

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Sounders career: 2013-2015

  • 7
    41
    18

    Osvaldo Alonso

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Cristóbal, Cuba, Cuba

    NationalityCuba

    Sounders career: 2009-2018

  • 8
    45
    22

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Sounders career: 2012-2014

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    31
    15

    Jordan Morris

    Forward

    Sounders career: 2014-present

  • 10
    38
    24

    Fredy Montero

    Forward

    BirthplaceCampo de la Cruz, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Sounders career: 2009-2014

  • 11
    25
    11

    Zach Scott

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceHaiku-Pauwela, Hawaii

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2002-2016

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    23
    10

    Eddie Johnson

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBunnell, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2012-2013

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    34
    22

    Lamar Neagle

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2009, 2011, 2013-2015, 2017-2018

  • 14
    18
    5

    Brad Evans

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2009-2017

  • 15
    21
    9

    Will Bruin

    Forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2017-present

  • 16
    16
    5

    Steve Zakuani

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    NationalityDemocratic Republic of the Congo

    Sounders career: 2009-2013

  • 17
    22
    14

    Mauro Rosales

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVilla María, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

    Sounders career: 2011-2013

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    16
    8

    Marco Pappa

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    NationalityGuatemala

    Sounders career: 2014-2015

  • 19
    25
    21

    Nate Jaqua

    Forward

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2009-2011

  • 20
    25
    21

    Chad Barrett

    Forward

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sounders career: 2014-2015

  • 21
    14
    8

    Andy Rose

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Sounders career: 2012-2015

  • 22
    16
    12

    Gustav Svensson

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Sounders career: 2017-present

  • 23
    15
    11

    Kelvin Leerdam

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    NationalityNetherlands

    Sounders career: 2017-present

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    8
    2

    Sammy Ochoa

    Forward

    BirthplaceMorelia, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Sounders career: 2011-2013

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    5
    2

    Joevin Jones

    Defender

    BirthplaceCarenage, Trinidad and Tobago

    NationalityTrinidad and Tobago

    Sounders career: 2016-2017, 2019-present