It was a week of extreme emotions. It started off in spectacular fashion when the Seattle Sounders broke their playoff curse by beating Real Salt Lake 1-0 in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinals.
Before that really had much time to sink in, the Sounders were playing the LA Galaxy in the first leg of the Western Conference finals on about two days of rest. That obviously went horribly, as they lost 3-0 and will now need a miracle in the return leg to make their first-ever MLS Cup.
To help us make sense of it all, we asked Sounders GM and part owner Adrian Hanauer to help walk us through some of the emotions the team is feeling and what this could mean for the club moving forward. He also tells us that about 40,000 tickets have already been distributed and that the team is already opening up extra sections to accomodate increased demand. As it is, that number would already represent a record for a non-MLS Cup final playoff game. We end that segment by letting him answer some reader questions.
There weren't a ton of questions, otherwise, but we take a few of those as well. If you'd like to get your questions answered on a future show, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@NosAudietis) or send us an email to NosAudietis(at)gmail(dot)com.
Intro: Perry Como - 'Seattle'
First Break: Pearl Jam - 'I Believe in Miracles'
Second Break: REM - 'Everybody Hurts'
Outro: Woody Guthrie - 'Roll on Columbia'