Sometimes change can be a good thing. If you're part of the new Seattle Sounders' franchise, then change is a very good thing.
The Old Sounders had been playing in the USL since 1994, but the team recently disbanded in 2008. The 2009 Sounders will be participating this year in MLS with a new team of athletes and jerseys.
David Beckham was the old MLS European icon getting the attention at the start of last year's season. Now that he's left for Italy, all eyes will be on the 2002 Premier League Player of the Year Freddie Ljungberg.
The Swedish star starts his season in front of a sold out Qwest Field against Real Salt Lake this weekend. The team recently capped the season ticket sales at 22,000 and they have already sold over 20,000 seats. They are the largest season ticket base in MLS in just their very first season.
The Freddie Ljungberg Seattle Sounders Adidas jersey is perfect way to kick off the season in something that sure to get praise at the game. The jersey is made with Adidas ClimaCool technology that will keep you cool in the hot summer.
The jersey has the Xbox 360 sponsorship logo displayed on the front; while the Microsoft/Sounders partnership is a local one and should work out well.
Microsoft gave the Sounders $20m dollars over the next 5 years to get their name on this piece of MLS history. You can get yours for significantly less.