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Seattle Sounders confirm appointment of ex-RSL chief Lagerwey

Seattle Sounders have unveiled Garth Lagerwey as their new general manager and president of soccer.

The 42-year old joins the Sounders having spent the past seven years as general manager at Real Salt Lake where he played a key role in the 2009 MLS Cup triumph.

Lagerwey replaces Adrian Hanauer as general manager and the Sounders co-owner was delighted to welcome the former goalkeeper to CenturyLink Field.

"I always said that if the best general manager was available, I would hire that person to replace me. I believe that Garth is that man," Hanauer in a team press release.

"This decision will allow me to focus more time on strategy surrounding the long-term future of our club."

On his move to Seattle, Lagerwey spoke with great passion about the history of the club which kicked off four decades ago.

"I'm really excited to join Sounders FC. I understand in coming here I am inheriting a trust, and in many ways I'm now a steward of that trust. It's not merely Sounders since 2009 - it's Sounders since 1974," said Lagerwey in the release.

"I am humbled by that responsibility and will do my best to live up to those communal expectations in managing Sounders FC as a generational entity that has been an integral part of people's lives for 40 years."

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