FIFA has restored a two-star ranking to the FieldTurf surface at CenturyLink Field, indicative of a professional-quality surface.
After turning two years old this season, the pitch had been downgraded to one star, indicative of a recreational-quality field. The surface was given a new test and upgraded.
Even at that, however, the Sounders would like the field replaced before the start of next season. However, no such commitment has yet come from the stadium or its other tenant: the Seattle Seahawks.