Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders have come up with a novel way of determining whether to keep a general manager each season. Ask the fans to vote.
That is what the Sounders did, asking their season-ticket holders and members of "The Alliance," the official fan club of the Sounders, to vote on whether to retain General Manager Adrian Hanauer.
Thursday night, comedian Drew Carey, a part owner of the team, announced that 96% of the 13,775 votes cast were to retain Hanauer.
"I'm very touched that obviously a great portion of the fans were supportive and felt that we're doing a pretty decent job. The one thing that is absolutely, positively for sure is that it will not be taken for granted," Hanauer told the Seattle Times.