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Seattle Sounders announce McLoughlin as new president

Seattle Sounders minority owner Paul G. Allen today announced the appointment of Peter McLoughlin as president of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and First & Goal Inc.

McLoughlin will assume responsibility for all business operations, sales and marketing, sponsorship, administration and operations of Seattle's football and soccer franchises. As president of First & Goal, he will oversee management of Qwest Field and Event Center, and WaMu Theater.

"Peter is a bright, proven leader who believes as I do that the fans always come first and understands the importance of community," Allen said. "He is experienced in all aspects of the business side of sports.

"Peter joins a very capable leadership team with General Manager John Schneider and Executive Vice President of Football Operations & Head Coach Pete Carroll. He is the best fit for the job to continue the growth of the Seahawks and Sounders FC."

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