Sounders FC and Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of Sounders FC, are launched Join the XI, a season-long fan engagement program that gave 11 Sounders FC fans, the fan Starting XI, unparalleled access to the team, including signing a one-day contract and later flying with the club to their July 29 match against Los Angeles.

Fans could nominate themselves or someone they know throughout the season. Upon selection, each of the Join the XI winners would attend a signing announcement at The NINETY, where they will meet some of their new teammates and coach and receive their “contract” and official Delta/Sounders FC Join the XI kit. Later, they will travel on the team plane for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Los Angeles. Each winner and a guest will receive roundtrip air travel, hotel accommodations, pre-game field access, game tickets and more.


Assistant Editor: David Gutlay