2004 May 13

From today's Sounders news release:

Sounders honor one of franchise's all-time offensive leaders

(Seattle, Wash.) - - Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Seattle Sounders will honor former Sounders forward Chance Fry on a Sounders Legend Night on May 15th before the Sounders play Portland. Drafted by the Sounders in 1982, Fry was an integral part of the Sounders' back-to-back championships in 1995 and 1996.

With an outstanding high school career at Sammamish High School, Fry earned two All-American selections in 1981. After high school, Fry made the U-18 National Team which traveled to Guatemala to play in the CONCACAF Cup.

Drafted by the Sounders in 1982, Fry started a 13-year professional career that included several teams including the New York Cosmos, Tulsa Roughnecks, San Francisco Bay Blackhawks and the Seattle Sounders.

Fry spent time with the U.S. Men's National team in 1984 earning five caps in his tenure among the country's best players.

Rejoining the Sounders from 1994-1998, Fry was an important contributor to the Sounders back-to-back A-League Championships. Fry was selected to the A-League First Team in 1994. Offensive numbers for Fry's Sounders career include 26 goals and 11 assists for 63 points. In all-time Sounders statistics, Fry is currently ranked fourth in points and is third all time in goals scored.

Beginning an impressive coaching career after his time with the Sounders, Fry has helped coach several elite teams in the Puget Sound area including Seattle University and the University of Washington. In 1999, Fry began the women's soccer program at Bellevue Community College, then in 2002 coached the BCC men's soccer team earning the 2002 NWAACC Coach of the Year Award. Fry has even coached for the Sounders organization starting with the Sounders Women's team in 2000-2001 and then was an assistant coach for the men's squad in 2002.

Fry has been a Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA) coach and director of numerous teams, camps and clinics since 1987. This year Fry was honored by being inducted into the WSYSA Hall of Fame.