One of the fun traditions of a testimonial is former teammates coming together to play in the match. A player with a career as long as Zach’s comes with a lot of former teammates, and the list of players for the testimonial is a regular who’s who of Sounders history in the last 15 years.
The players participating in the testimonial are champions 113 115 times with the Sounders:
Defenders: Zach Scott, Daniel Scott, Djimi Traore, Ezra Hendrickson, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Kevin Sakuda, Ryan Edwards, Scott Jenkins
Midfielders: Ben Somoza, Chad Brown, Chris Henderson, Darren Sawatzky, Gonzalo Pineda, Hugo Alcaraz Cuellar, Jacob Waxman, Jason Farrell, Leighton O'Brien, Nate Sturgis, Sean Henderson, Steve Zakuani, Michael Tetteh
Forwards: Cam Weaver, Craig Tomlinson, Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque, Viet Nguyen
Goalkeepers: Ben Dragavon, Chris Eylander, Jimmy Ward, Kasey Keller
By the numbers
1,234: These players have a combined 1,234 appearances in matches with Zach (973 USL, 261 MLS)
144: Roger Levesque leads the participants with 144 matches in which both he and Zach appeared (116 USL, 28 MLS)
142: Kevin Sakuda takes that title from the USL era, with 143 matches played with Zach
74: Chris Eylander has been in goal behind Zach for 74 matches
59: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado leads the MLS era, with 59 matches played with Zach
30: Daniel Scott has been Zach's little brother for 30 years
12: Jacob Waxman is Zach's longest running teammate, the 2 played together from age 6 all the way through elementary, middle and high school - a total of 12 years playing together! Go Haiku Knighthawks and Maui Sabres!
The Zach Scott Testimonial is Wednesday, March 1st at Memorial Stadium. Tickets can be purchased now at MrSounder.com! At Zach's request, all proceeds from the testimonial will be given Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund, the Seattle Sounders RAVE Foundation and a college fund for his three children.
Update, 2/20, 9am: Michael Tetteh has been added!