The Seattle Sounders have completed an international camp in Marbella, Spain. The camp lasted from January 26 to February 10. During their stay in Spain, the team played three matches against European teams.
The first game was on January 31 against FK TSC Backa Topola. The Serbian football club was founded in 1913 and currently competes in the Serbian SuperLiga, the top tier of Serbian football. The club is currently in third place on the 23/24 season with 10 wins, seven draws and only two losses.
The second game was on February 4 against IFK Norrkoping, a Swedish football team. The club was founded in 1897 and has won 13 national championships and six national cups. The club plays in the top division, Allsvenskan. The 23/24 season didn't start yet and in the last season the club finished in ninth place.
The third and final game abroad was on February 8 against Odense BK, from Denmark. The club is also known as OB and was founded in 1887. They play in the Danish Superliga, the top tier of Danish football. OB has won three Danish championships and five Danish Cup trophies. The 23/24 season has already started but it's currently paused because of the winter weather. The club is in ninth place out of 12 teams.
New home ready - the Sounders FC Center at Longacres
After the time overseas, the Rave Green will continue their preparation in their new and permanent world-class training facility in Renton. The Sounders FC Center features 50,000 square feet of office space for both the business and soccer operations of the club. It will have four full-size training pitches and should be ready for the team after the time in Spain.
The fourth and final match before the start of the season will be against the Sacramento Republic FC on February 17 at 10 a.m. PT. The USL team finished the 2023 season at the top of their table. In 2022, the Californian team lost the US Open Cup final to Orlando City.