One year ago today, the Sounders beat Dallas FC, 3-0. But the game is better remembered for the in-stadiu introduction of designated player Clint Dempsey.
Here's our report from back then on Dempsey's introduction to the team, this one looking at the background of how the deal came together, and this transcript from the introductory press conference a couple of days later.
In his first half-season with the Sounders, he produced one goal over nine regular-season appearances and one assist over three playoff games.
However, so far this season, he leads the club with nine goals and has provided three assists. He also is the club leader in shots and shots on target.