posted by brucio at 10:09
What I don't get is how Ives seems to think the Sounders have a built in fanbase. Seattle? Maybe. Sounders? Not so much. They only drew around 3,300 a game in a NFL stadium. What happend to SSS? And to think Portland fans will come up there? Don't bet on it. Sure, some passing fans may come up to see Becks, but the Timbers have a rabid fan base who pulled in 11,800 for the USL semis. They sold out at 15,000+ for the final regular season game. They love their Timbers and hate their Sounders.
Spot on Anonymous, Timbers Army hate the Emerald City Supporters (by means of the rivalry).Portland does draw much larger crowds.However, the MLS audience are those who don't even know the USL-1 exists, or poo-poo it for being a 'minor' league. At least the word is that they'll keep the history of the Sounders. It's almost like promotion/relegation, but that is another story.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, WOLFIO
I am greatly disappointed by this news.
I would have liked to have seen the MLS picked several other cities before Seattle.St. LouisPhillyLas Vegas (I am serious - have to figure out the weather situation0NYC #2Anywhere in the southeast
Good, Seattle should get in first. Portland is a minor league city.The Lynx sure did predict Toronto FC's gate success, didn't they?
Myself, I'm mystified about this. They better have a SSS deal in place and getting an absolute killer deal to play in Qwest for this to be worth it. Every indication I've seen it woud seem St. Louis would be far more of an attractive site than anywhere else in the country. The stadium there may not be a done deal, but I've yet to see anything about one in Seattle at all. There's something here that MLS is not letting on about.Kelly
i hear that seattle seahawks owner and qwest field owner paul allen is one of the financial backers of this dealhence qwest fieldbut like lamar hunt they will realize that they need their own home
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