Sounders Annual Business Meeting wraps up 2022 – Sounder At Heart

by | Nov 17, 2022 | Business

The Seattle Sounders and the Alliance Council said farewell to the 2022 season on Wednesday night with the club’s 14th Annual Business Meeting. This was the first in-person edition of the ABM in several years, and the event was held at the Longacres facility.
Following an odd season that included both historic highs (winning CCL!!!) and the low of missing the playoffs for the first time in the club’s MLS era, there were two major points of interest. The first was the result of the General Manager vote, which was a resounding vote of confidence for Garth Lagerwey with 90% of voters approving off his performance.
“It’s a good pressure test. Is the organization healthy? Do the fans feel like they’re getting good value for their money? When you see 90% approval, I think that’s a good reflection that we’re doing something right,” Lagerwey said of the vote.
The vote proved to be something of a futile gesture, though, as only 31.4% of eligible voters participated, a bit short of the 40% participation required for the vote to be binding. Still, it’s a good indication of the trust in Lagerwey from a fan community perspective, despite the team missing the playoffs.
The second major point of interest was the March to the 50th campaign, a project focused on evolving the club’s brand and visual identity to coincide with t …

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