Stoppage Time: James Woollard

Tuesday, April 30th

His is the deep booming voice to whom you've yelled but likely never spoken. He's James Woollard, stadium announcer for Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field, and he bellows first names to which you celebrate by shouting the corresponding last name each and every time a home goal is scored! There's more to it than that though, his day at the stadium is much longer than ours as fans. It's hard to imagine the seemingly simple but painstakingly precise nature of his job as forty-thousand fans - that's eighty thousand ears (barring any Van Gogh's) - are kept in the loop by the pipes of James!
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