|Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):|
As a Sounders fan
|Quoting Bhill (Reply 3):|
USL? Paleeze...besides, once the Kingdome was imploded..nowhere to play.
|Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 5):|
Didn't you hear? They've been renamed.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):|
They were there. Hence why they moved up to the MLS.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):|
Relative to what? They were a minor league soccer team.
|Quoting Nwaesc (Reply 10):|
Relative to any metric you want.
* Rest of the USL
* Relative to other sports in SEA
* Relative to the size of the city/metro area
* Relative to the number of PDX fans that would routinely make the drive up I-5
*etc., etc., etc.
It's just very convenient that now that SEA are in MLS, that all of these people came out of the woodwork. Where were all of you before, and why weren't you supporting your hometown team?
|Quoting Bhill (Reply 12):|
Sounders FC fans are recognized as the loudest and most involved supporters in MLS.
|Quoting Threeifbyair (Reply 11):|
If the sport is so popular (allegedly) in other American cities, where are the fans?
|Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 15):|
Many MLS teams have stadiums too small to rank higher, even if they sell out. I wonder how many tickets Toronto could sell if they weren't stuck in the 20,500 seat BMO Field. How many would Beckham and the Galaxy draw in a stadium larger than the 27,000 seat Home Depot Center?
|Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 16):|
About the same, I'd guess. There's a reason why soccer-specific stadia in the US are always built in the 20k-25k range, and why soccer teams based in American football stadia always tarp off the upper decks.
|Quoting Bhill (Reply 18):|
now go out and buy a bigger grown up full size pitch...and either grow real grass or get the pitch re-turfed...until next year!!