Thursday, September 27, 2007

MLS Seattle 09

Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald News is reporting this morning that a deal has been struck for a team in Seattle to join MLS for the 2009 season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous LS said...

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.


3:08 PM  
Blogger Matth: said...

I am greatly disappointed by this news.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Matt L said...

I would have liked to have seen the MLS picked several other cities before Seattle.

St. Louis
Las Vegas (I am serious - have to figure out the weather situation0
NYC #2
Anywhere in the southeast

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Sasha said...

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?

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.


8:57 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

i hear that seattle seahawks owner and qwest field owner paul allen is one of the financial backers of this deal
hence qwest field
but like lamar hunt they will realize that they need their own home

4:55 PM  

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