Sounders fans vote to retain GM Adrian Hanauer

Adrian Hanauer will keep his job as general manager of the

Seattle Sounders FC after season-ticket holders and fan alliance

members overwhelmingly voted to retain him.

The results of the Sounders’ first general manager vote were

announced on Thursday night during the organization’s yearly

meeting. Out of 13,775 total votes, 13,271 were in favor of

retaining Hanauer as Seattle’s general manager.

The ability for fans to vote to keep or remove the general

manager was part of the Sounders’ charter when the franchise was

created and modeled after a similar structure at FC Barcelona. The

vote will take place every four years.

The Sounders also re-signed defenders Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and

Patrick Ianni.