Updated Oct 16, 2011 - 12:33 pm
Ring of Honor for Kasey Keller
The Sounders played their last regular home season match in front of 64,140 fans. Seattle beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on two second half goals.
Those in attendance came not for the match but to pay tribute to Kasey Keller.
Prior to the start of the 2011 campaign, he announced this would be his last season. As the second player signed by Seattle in their inaugural season, Keller set the tone on the field and in the locker room for the expansion Sounders.
He never shirked responsibility for the occasional bad goal, nor did he shy away from calling out a teammate for not being a team player (Keller called out Freddie Lungberg for his dedication in 2010).
To their credit, Seattle pulled out all the stops in honoring Keller in his 20th professional year of soccer. The Ring of Honor at Century Link Field permanently remembers Seattle Seahawks players that had an impact on the city and the NFL team.
Why not reserve a spot for Keller, the original Mr. Sounder? In his three years with Seattle, no one has had a bigger impact in the on and off-the field for the club. He gave it instant credibility as soon as he stepped on the Seattle pitch for the first time.
Let's start a campaign to immortalize a true professional in every sense of the word!
Below is video I captured from a truly memorable night for Keller and the city of Seattle.
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