Sounders 2012: A year in photos

With the 2013 MLS season nearly upon us, I decided to look back through my images from the 2012 Seattle Sounders. It was an exciting season – from the Community Shield through to the Western Conference Final, with many Champions League, US Open Cup, and even a few Reserve League matches in between. Oh, and there was also a little friendly with Chelsea.

It was my first year photographing the Sounders. In total, I worked 29 matches. Trying to select just a few was rather difficult, so here are a whole bunch of them.

Some I picked for their significance – Zach Scott’s match-winning header against Colorado, Roger Levesque’s final match, or Steve Zakuani celebrating his first MLS goal since his broken leg. While others I chose simply because there was something about the photo I liked – the composition, the moment, the light, etc.

I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I enjoyed selecting them. March 2 is almost here – a season bound to be filled with new stories, some new faces, and of course, lots of photographs.

(Click on the photos below to view them in a gallery)

February 29, Community Shield, Jaguares de Chiapas

March 7, CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal, Santos Laguna

March 17, Toronto FC

March 23, Houston Dynamo

March 31, San Jose Earthquakes

April 10, Reserve League, Portland Timbers

April 14, Colorado Rapids

May 2, LA Galaxy

May 5, Philadelphia Union

May 23, Columbus Crew

May 30, US Open Cup, Atlanta Silverbacks

June 1, Reserve League, Vancouver Whitecaps

June 5, US Open Cup, Cal FC

June 20, Sporting KC

June 24, Portland Timbers (away)

July 7, Colorado Rapids

July 11, US Open Cup, Chivas USA

July 18, Friendly, Chelsea FC

August 2, CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage, Caledonia

August 5, LA Galaxy

August 18, Vancouver Whitecaps

August 19, Reserve League, LA Galaxy

September 8, Chivas USA

September 9, Reserve League, Chivas USA

September 22, San Jose Earthquakes

September 29, Vancouver Whitecaps (away)

October 7, Portland Timbers

November 2, MLS Western Conference Semifinal, Real Salt Lake

November 18, MLS Western Conference Final, LA Galaxy


  1. Hey Mike! As always, I truly enjoy your photos of our team. I cannot wait to see what you capture this season! Well Done!

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  3. Love it — thanks for the retrospective! Bring on the new season!

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