The Sounders won their 2017 home opener by defeating the Red Bulls, 3-1, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. The win came as the Sounders commemorated their 2016 MLS Cup title by unfurling a championship banner. The result also snapped New York's regular season unbeaten streak at 18 matches.
The match was even at 1-1 before the hour mark, but a 66th-minute header from Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp deflection in the 79th minute pushed the Sounders to victory.
- 28' – SEA – Clint Dempsey (PK)
- SEA: Friday, March 1 – vs. Atlanta United (10 pm ET | FS1 in the US; MLS LIVE in Canada)