11 December. A group of Seattle businessmen, headed by Managing General Partner Walt Daggett, are awarded a franchise in the North American Soccer League.
21 December. John Best, a former all-star defender, is named as Seattle's head coach.
22 January. From thousands of entries, the team is called the Seattle Sounders in a "name the team" contest.
5 May. Seattle plays its first match, losing to the Aztecs in Los Angeles 2-1.
12 May. Before 12,132 fans in Memorial Stadium, Seattle crushes Denver Dynamo 4-0.
22 June. The Sounders stun the rest of the NASL by recording the first sellout in league history (13,876) in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Atoms. It was the first of six consecutive sellouts for Seattle.
26 July. Seattle destroys Los Angeles Aztecs 5-1, for the forst of four consecutive wins.
11 August. Even with the Sounders' 2-1 win over Vancouver, Seattle was nosed out of the playoffs on the last weekend of the season.
6 June. Seattle was awareded a 1-0 forfeit victory over Boston Minutemen. The victory reversed an earlier 2-1 loss, as Boston was guilty of using an ineligible player.
5 July. 17,925 fans packed Memorial Stadium as the Sounders defeated New York Cosmos 2-0. The total was a new Sounder attendance mark, which they would match three times that season.
9 August. Seattle played it's final match in Memorial Stadium in a 2-1 loss to San Jose Earthquake.
12 August. An overtime goal propelled Portland Timbers to a 2-1 playoff victory in the Sounders' first playoff match.
8 April. Before 58,128 fans, the Sounders open the Kingdome, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Pele-led New York Cosmos. Jimmy Gabriel scored the long goal for Seattle.
25 April. Geoff Hurst's penalty kick in overtiem was the answer in an exciting 1-0 Sounder victory over Portland in the 1976 home opener.
12 June. Davey Butler put the home side back on track with a late second-half goal in Seattle's 3-1 victory over St. Louis Stars.
24 July. Seattle beat Philadelphia Atoms 3-2, but lost winger Jimmy Robertson for the balance of the season with a broken leg.
7 August. Tony Chursky set a new club shutout record, collecting his ninth of the season in a 3-0 win over Portland Timbers.
17 August. Geoff Hurst's goal at 39 minutes keyed the Sounders to their first-ever playoff win, a 1-0 triumph over Vancouver Whitecaps.
21 August. Seattle was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Minnesota Kicks 3-0.
30 April. The Sounders, down 1-0 at halftime to Portland Timbers, rally back to win 3-2. New coach Jimmy Gabriel inserted himself into the game at halfitme to inspire the troops and generate some offense.