May 19, 2008

Seattle Sounders announce new fan association with power to vote GM off the team, thanks to Drew Carey.: Members can be nominated and selected to the Sounders FC Association Council on a yearly basis. Those interested must receive at least 25 nominations from other association members, with the first nominations accepted next month. Association membership is free for all season-ticket holders. Non-season-ticket holders can join beginning in June for an annual fee of $125. Benefits include voting privilege, a membership pin and card, a discount at team shops and an invitation to the annual meeting which Carey himself will host beginning later this year.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 06:57 PM - 4 comments

SpoFi wanna "own" a piece of this? The price is right!

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:58 PM on May 19, 2008

A fan association with the power to vote the general manager off the team? I am all for that idea. I can think of a few teams (one specific one) where that would be a very helpful association.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:59 PM on May 19, 2008

I just want to be in the marching band. If I know Drew Carey, the road trips with the cheerleaders he selects would be memorable.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:43 AM on May 20, 2008

This could be interesting, I'm interested to see how this works out in practice. What exactly is the job description of the general manager? I believe it isn't the same at all clubs? Drew Carey is a great guy, a real fan's fan. I'm glad he's involved with the Sounders. I hope he sets some positive precedents for MLS.

posted by dave2007 at 12:50 AM on May 22, 2008

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