Xbox to Remain Seattle Sounders Shirt Sponsor

September 12, 2013

The Seattle Sounders have extended their partnership with Microsoft for the “Xbox” logo to feature on the Major League Soccer (MLS) teams shirts for another year.

Originally signed in 2009 when the Sounders joined MLS, anesthetist the shirt sponsorship deal was due to expire at the end of this season.

“We’re very happy, shop ” Sounders GM and part owner Adrian Hanauer told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s been a fantastic partnership. We’re excited to extend for a year and hopefully this leads to something even longer term.

At one point last year, abortion it looked as if extension talks were breaking down as the Sounders hired a firm to help explore other possibilities.

“I’m not sure it’s true that we were ever far apart,” Hanauer said. “We wanted to explore the marketplace, but at the same time we always wanted to be with Xbox and Microsoft. They’re the perfect partner. Ultimately we stayed in contact and ultimately it made sense for both parties, at least on a short-term basis and hopefully we can figure out something long term from here.”