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Sounders to offer refunds after being routed

SEATTLE -- After a disgraceful 4-0 home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sounders FC midfielder Steve Zakuani said fans deserve an apology and shouldn't have to pay to see that kind of performance.

Turns out Seattle's ownership agreed.

Less than 24 hours after the team suffered its worst-ever home loss and dropped to sole possession of last place in the Western Conference, the team announced Sunday it will refund its 32,000 season-ticket holders for the embarrassment.

The compensation will come in the form of a one-game credit toward next year's season-ticket packages.

"We're in this for the long haul. We need them (the fans) to be in it for the long haul," said Adrian Hanauer, the team's co-owner and general manager. "That wasn't Sounders soccer. And it was quite frankly embarrassing, humiliating, and they don't deserve that."