Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Seattle

MLS Cup 2009 will be played in Seattle.

The league's championship match will be held in the Emerald City, which is a great sign for the fledgling franchise. More than 20,000 season tickets have been sold, the club looks about as strong an expansion team that this league has seen and now this.

Kudos to the Sounders. I'd say they have a shot of playing in the game but that's a stretch at this point of the season, no matter how good the team looks on paper. They will have their growing pains for sure. It may be a month or two, maybe less, but they'll struggle like all other expansion teams have struggled.

Still, the preseason could not have come to an end any better for Seattle.

4 comments:

gbell said...

One word - TURF!

joel es latest soccer news said...

Turf is horrible. Ihope that they lay grass over it.

Palouse said...

Just breathe.

Honest to God, this stuff plays as well--maybe better--than grass. Play on it once & you'll see good rotation, honest bounces and no divots or mud. I appreciate tradition (long-time Arsenal supporter), but this stuff will set a FIFA standard before long. Qwest will be the N.A. mecca before long...

Palouse said...

Everybody breathe.

Play on this stuff. Once. You will NEVER go back to grass. I'm not kidding. The Qwest Field stuff is virtually indistinguishable from grass--and no mud or divots. I know all about tradition (long time Arsenal guy), but this will set the standard...