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2020 season likely to feature increase number of matches for Seattle Sounders

After the first day of preseason, one thing is immediately clear: 2020 stands to be perhaps the most action-packed season in its MLS history.

Battling up to five competitions – the MLS regular season, Concacaf Champions League, U.S. Open Cup, Campeones Cup and, hopefully the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs – the Sounders will almost assuredly play more matches than they did a year ago.

“I think we played 39 games last year,” said Sounders FC GM & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “We’re probably going to play between 45-50 this year, depending on Champions League and a variety of things.