Former Sounders captain Brad Evans announces retirement

After 12 seasons in Major League Soccer, former Seattle Sounders captain Brad Evans announced his retirement on Monday.

Evans, 33, was a member of Columbus Crew SC from 2007-2008, spent nearly a decade with Seattle from 2009-2017 and for his final season in 2018 was with Sporting Kansas City.

"The last 12 years have been an absolute privilege, and there are so many teammates, players, coaches and fans who I am excited to thank," Evans said. "I'm extremely proud to have represented Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City and the United States and appreciate every opportunity I have been given. Although my playing career has ended, I look forward to keeping the special relationships I've made throughout my time in Major League Soccer."

Evans made 255 career MLS appearances over his 12 seasons in MLS, recorded 28 goals and 31 assists.

He leaves the league as a two-time MLS Cup champion (2008, 2016), a four-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion (2009-2011, 2014) and a two-time Supporters' Shield winner (2008, 2014).

"There are players that come around every once in a while that develop a really special connection with supporters, and Brad was that guy for us during his time in Seattle. Whether it was his unselfish playing style, his workmanlike attitude every day in training or his tireless work in the community, Brad was always a first-class representative of the Seattle Sounders. I'd like to join our organization in congratulating him on a successful career," said Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer.

More news from KIRO 7

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE NEWS APP