It's no secret that everybody loves Seattle soccer these days. The positive press is coming at us from all over. New York Times? Check. MLSnet? Got it. ESPN? Here we go*. But...Portland?!?!?!
The team's wildly enthusiastic fans are demonstrating that in an economic downturn, when individual hopes are low, high-level soccer can provide a joyous outlet, and a community-building uplift that we need more than ever before. The Seattle team has already sold its 22,000 season tickets, and is on its way to becoming a civic icon.
Uh-oh. Does this woman not read her Oregon soccer bible? It is the eleventh commandment:
Thou shalt not speak positively about anything relating to soccer in your much-detested arch-rival city. Especially since they got an MLS team first.
Note to Mary the author: Girl, you may want to keep one eye open when you sleep. Is all I'm sayin'.
Spotted by our buddy "GS-1" on the Seattle Soccer Talk forums.
*The ESPN link isn't exactly positive Seattle press. But it is a very funny post about the game by New York defender Mike Petke.