Sounders broadcaster Ross Fletcher will leave the club at the end of this season, the team announced Thursday on its website, bringing to an end a four-year tenure in Seattle.
“I would like to thank the Sounders players for providing some amazing moments on which to commentate,” Fletcher said on the club site. “Most importantly, I want to say a huge thank you to the fans, who since my first day here have been incredibly supportive. My family and I consider Seattle as home and we will always cherish the way in which the fans accepted us. I would like nothing more than to finish my time here by repaying them with a winning Sounders goal call in the MLS Cup final.”
No word yet on Fletcher’s next step, with the club story only vaguely referencing a “next broadcasting opportunity.”
Fletcher had spent the preceding decade-plus covering the English Premier League and Championship, first for Derby County then with BBC Radio 5 Live. He replaced fellow Englishman Arlo White, who left the Sounders to become the lead play-by-play voice of NBC Sports’ EPL coverage.