Thanks for reading through this third Sounders season.
And if you miss the MLS season already, here's something to be thankful for: The off-season is short. The Sounders are tentatively scheduled to open practice for their fourth season exactly two months from today.
And those two months will be busy.
Dec. 5 and 12 will bring the two-stage re-entry draft for veteran players who options were declined or who are no longer under contract to their existing clubs.
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The Sounders’ college combine will be held Dec. 16-18 in Las Vegas.
The new MLS schedule is expected to be released in late December or early January.
The two-round SuperDraft will be held Jan. 12, and the four-round supplemental draft Jan. 17.
The new season will begin March 7 at CenturyLink, as the Sounders meet Santos Laguna of Mexico in the first leg of the quarterfinal round of CONCACAF Champions League.
And there will be lots of new in the new season: new "super cyan" kits, new turf, new keeper, new club in Montreal, new schedule and playof format, and who knows what else.
And then there will be another eight – and the Sounders hope, nine – months of soccer.