Seriously. While the majority of the story in the Kitsap Sun was concerned about how this game could move the needle on the other side of the Puget Sound, Waite said:
"Realistically for the good of soccer in the Puget Sound, this game should be played here," Pumas owner Robin Waite said. "Nobody cares over there."
And while many would prefer that the Seattle Sounders play this game at Qwest-CenturyLink-RBP-That Massive Stadium, that is not a sign of the ownership, nor the fans not caring about the US Open Cup. A club doesn't win back-to-back trophies by not caring. A club doesn't get in a war of words with DC United because they don't care.
In 2007 the USL Seattle Sounders played their Open Cup matches v MLS sides at Qwest Field drubbing the Colorado Rapids 5-0 and getting edged by FC Dallas in overtime 2-1. More than 10,000 showed up for each of those. When Seattle took on the Columbus Crew in the Open Cup Final in 2010 another attendance record was set, this time by people who cared about the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
On Tuesday there will be a passionate 4,500 or so fans packed in as tightly as the can. They will be at a game with a derth of facilities to see their team perform and win. www.SoundersFC.com will webcast the match, and thousands around the world will watch online.We care over here Mr Waite.
The club cared enough to outbid the Los Angeles Galaxy to host the next round too.I would like to thank you for starting #HateKitsapWeek because I don't think it would have happened without your statement.