Seattle Sounders Parting Ways with Broadcaster Ross Fletcher

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Fletcher to leave club at the end of this season

Sounders announcer Ross Fletcher, left, interviews players Clint Dempsey, center, and Obafemi Martins during We Day at KeyArena. (John Lok/The Seattle Times)
Sounders announcer Ross Fletcher, left, interviews players Clint Dempsey, center, and Obafemi Martins during We Day at KeyArena. (John Lok/The Seattle Times)
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Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle Times

Sounders broadcaster Ross Fletcher will leave the club at the end of this season, the team announced Thursday on its website, bringing to an end a four-year tenure in Seattle.

“I would like to thank the Sounders players for providing some amazing moments on which to commentate,” Fletcher said on the club site. “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.”

No word yet on Fletcher’s next step, with the club story only vaguely referencing a “next broadcasting opportunity.”

Fletcher had spent the preceding decade-plus covering the English Premier League and Championship, first for Derby County then with BBC Radio 5 Live. He replaced fellow Englishman Arlo White, who left the Sounders to become the lead play-by-play voice of NBC Sports’ EPL coverage.
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