Sounders have navigated a bumpy road since splitting from Seahawks

Tuesday, July 26, 2016. New Sounders interim coach Brian Schmetzer with Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer after the announcement that coach Sigi Schmid had been fired. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

The Sounders decided to split off operations from the Seahawks in 2014. The transition hasn't always been smooth, as events in recent months have underlined.

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