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Sounders honour manager in hilarious GOT tweet

Seattle Sounders has tapped into the hype surrounding the start of the seventh Game of Thrones season with a comical tweet honouring its manager, Brian Schmetzer.

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Game of Thrones fans who also happen to like football were given a treat by MLS defending champion Seattle Sounders, which tweeted an hilarious tribute to the hit show in honour of its manager, Brian Schmetzer - the king of the north.

While the popular TV series returns for a seventh season on Monday (AEST), the Sounders are locked in a gripping drama of their own, sitting seventh in the Western Conference, equal on points with sixth-placed Vancouver and fighting a battle to qualify for the MLS Cup.