The Seattle Sounders announced their 2005 schedule in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) First Division, formerly known as the A-League, yesterday and it features 28 matches, including...

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The Seattle Sounders announced their 2005 schedule in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) First Division, formerly known as the A-League, yesterday and it features 28 matches, including five at Qwest Field to open the season.



The Sounders, who finished as the A-League runner-up at 18-13-5 overall last season, get two rematches with the A-League champion Montreal Impact. Montreal beat Seattle 2-0 in last season’s A-League title match.



The Sounders play a home-and-home series with the Impact, July 3 in Montreal and end their regular season against the Impact on Sept. 9 at Qwest Field.



Seattle begins the season at home against Portland, its traditional season-opening opponent, on April 30 at 7 p.m. at Qwest Field.





Notes



• Saturday’s Dempsey Indoor Preview at UW marks the collegiate track debut of freshman Norris Frederick, who, as a senior at Roosevelt High School, became the first state prep ever to high jump 7 feet and long jump 24 feet in the same season. The Huskies freshman, who led all U.S. preps in the high jump last year and ranked fourth nationally in the long jump, will compete in both events for UW.



• The Washington State soccer program will host the seventh annual 7-A-Side Classic the weekend of April 23-24 at WSU’s Rogers Field and Martin Stadium.



• The Whitman women’s swim team raised its season dual meet record to 4-2 with a 160-56 thrashing of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. Meanwhile, the Whitman men’s team lost its dual meet 129-68.



College sports-information departments contributed to this report.