The Sound and the Glory with Matt Pentz
Come hear how the Seattle Sounders showed major league soccer how to win over America as Matt Pentz discusses his new book, The Sound and the Glory on Sunday, March 17 at 3pm. Matt will discuss the book with fellow Seattle Times reporter Evan Bush.
The Sound and the Glory (ECW Press, March 2019) is a thrilling and comprehensive look at the Seattle Sounders franchise and its storied run for the MLS Cup. A sensation from the start, the Sounders attracted crowds bigger than any other soccer team in the Western Hemisphere. Despite this, Seattle had yet to actually win the league. In order to reach the ambitious goals that the club set for itself, the Sounders needed the jolt of a championship.
Written by Matt Pentz, the award-winning beat reporter who covered the Seattle Sounders’ historic run to their first MLS Cup championship, The Sound and the Glory details the team’s early popularity and subsequent uphill battle to victory. It was a tumultuous journey for a club that had been built on stability; the Sounders saw a clash of egos, a power struggle over the future of the franchise, and a title run no one could have predicted.
Matt Pentz is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, and ESPN, among other publications. He is a Seattle-based full-time freelancer. This is his first book.