HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on March 16, 2009.
There’s only one nickname appropriate enough to stand the test of time for Zach Scott: Mr. Sounder. Scott started his career with the Sounders in 2002 when the team was in the USL-1 division, and he anchored the back line for six years before the team joined MLS in 2009. One of the league’s consummate iron men, Scott amassed more than 7,000 minutes in MLS across more than seven seasons, almost all of which were played after his 30th birthday. Scott’s ability to lock down attackers as a center back has hardly slowed, even as his career progressed deep into his 30’s.
OUTSIDE MLS: Scott was a member of the Sounders well before the team joined MLS. From 2002-2008, Scott made 154 appearances for the team and scored eight goals, including the decisive penalty in a 2008 semifinal shootout against Sporting Kansas City that sent Seattle to the semifinals.
COLLEGE: Scott was a standout at Gonzaga, where he starred for four years between 1998-2001. He worked his way into the starting XI by his senior year in 2001, when he was named to the All-West Coast Conference team.
NOTES: Scott is from Hawaii, where he graduated from Maui High School in 1998... Played high school football, earning letters as a strong safety