Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer faces the voters

When Drew Carey was indulging his soccer fandom in his pre-ownership days, he learned about the concept of fans voting to keep or dump a club president.

He vowed to do the same thing as an MLS owner. And he’s a man of his word. General manager Adrian Hanauer — also a co-owner — is facing a fan vote on his job.

Technically, a “no” vote is a “lack of confidence” vote. From the official voting site: “A lack of confidence vote signifies that season ticket members are not pleased with the job of the general manager and direction of the team.”

But it doesn’t look like he’ll have to worry about it.

The Sounders are promoting the Twitter hashtags #AdrianIN and #AdrianOUT, and most of the OUT tweets are essentially saying only an idiot would vote OUT.

And that sentiment matches the comments I received when I asked aloud on Twitter. Also the comments on the Sounder at Heart blog.

Finally, the Emerald City Supporter feed has already made its feelings clear:

We probably don’t need Nate Silver to run the numbers for us. Four more years.

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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