This is the year that the Cascadia Cup must be reacquired by Seattle Sounders FC for their faithful. The advantage held by the Rave Green is clear.
"Last year was an anomaly. This year is, too, because we play four of the six Cascadia Cup games at home. Last year they had that benefit of playing four of the six Cascadia Cups at home," Schmid said earlier this week. "If you pay four out of six at home, that's the year you should win it. They did what they should do, and now the pressure's on us. With us having four out of six at home, we should win it."
Everything points to Seattle holding the edge over the Wesen and Vancouver. The Cascadia Cup is not a distraction it is our culture. Regaining it would also mean points won against two teams competing for MLS Cup Playoff spots.
"It's part of our culture as a club and the culture here in the Northwest that the rivalry exists between the three teams, and it's something that's competed for every year, and it's something that brings pride to our fans," Sigi explained. "Regarding our fans is always big in our minds."
This is our Cup. The Cup for every single person in our soccer loving 10 million strong region. Sounders FC know that.