Ross Fletcher To Depart From Seattle Sounders FC Radio After This Season
October 22, 2015 at 2:07 PM (PT)
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC soccer radio broadcaster ROSS FLETCHER has announced his departure from the MLS side at the end of the current season. FLETCHER, who is heard on BONNEVILLE News-Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE, has been calling SOUNDERS matches for the past five seasons.
On the team's website, FLETCHER, who replaced ARLO WHITE (now at NBC SPORTS) as the voice of the SOUNDERS after calling DERBY COUNTY matches at BBC RADIO DERBY, said, “I have had a very enjoyable four years with the SOUNDERS' amazing broadcast team. I would like to thank JOE ROTH, ADRIAN HANAUER and the SOUNDERS organization. I’d also like to thank DAVE PEARSON, BRIAN O'CONNELL and MATT JOHNSON for bringing me to the U.S. to experience the continued rise of MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER.”
“I would like to thank the SOUNDERS players for providing some amazing moments on which to commentate," he added. "Most importantly, I want to say a huge thank you to the fans, who since my first day here have been incredibly supportive. My family and I consider SEATTLE as home and we will always cherish the way in which the fans accepted us. I would like nothing more than to finish my time here by repaying them with a winning SOUNDERS goal call in the MLS CUP Final.”
SOUNDERS FC Owner ADRIAN HANAUER said, “ROSS has been a strong ambassador for our club over the past four seasons and a dedicated steward of our broadcast properties. We wish him every success on his next opportunity, and we’d like to thank him for his service to the organization.”