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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Friday, May 16, 2008

Carey gives more details of Membership Assoc.

Read the AP News Story HERE.
Audio report from MyNorthwest.com.
Seattle Times coverage.
Citizen Rain Blog.


Drew Carey was at Kells mere minutes ago and introduced more details of the Sounders FC Members Association. Here's a bulleted list of what went down.

*Drew presents Patrick from Kells with a signed Sounders FC flag.

*Comments that he'd like a t-shirt if himself in the stands that looks like the Che Rivera shirts.

*Began to love membership idea on trip to Spain when Barca were in the midst of elections.

*Joke from Carey: "Getting the Sounders FC Membership Association details worked out took less time than the R. Kelly trial."

*Season ticket holders are automatically members, non-holders pay $125 a year.

* Members will get discounts at pubs and team shops, plus they are working on more with Fox Sports Northwest for fans.

*Every four years the General Manager is up for election, unless a movement happens sooner.

*Petitions can be presented by fans to the club when 20% of members sign them.

*4 times a year there will be various meetings between club execs. and members.

*To go you'll need 25 people to recommend you to be on the 'council.'

*Drew talks of his dream of doing this kind of thing in MLS, thanks Hanauer & Roth.

*Says Hanauer is completely in control of the soccer side of things.

*Fans can vote OUT a GM, but they can't vote the next one in. ("We hire, you fire.")

*Members will get a monthly e-newsletter

*Drew hopes that one day voting for GM is bigger than voting for Mayor.

*Drew is against cheerleaders and a mascot, but if the fans want them, they can make a petition to get them in.

*Merchandise will be available by November for Christmas sales.

*ECS shouts out, and Drew answers: "It is your band, so they will learn your songs."

*"Emerald City Greens was never a name option."

*Brazil-Canada will be played on the new Field Turf. "It's 100 times better than that crap at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake," jokes Carey.

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