After last nights two amazing events scheduled around the US MNT's "performance" you'd think you are done with soccer parties this week.
You would be wrong.
You may have heard that Jose Romero is leaving the Seattle TImes, and in fact leaving the state. He has decided to host a gathering where he will just hang out with the fans that made his first season as a soccer reporter so much fun.
Copper Cart Cafe
Thursday Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. to however long it goes
113 Bell St # Main
Seattle, WA 98121-1730
This is an easy one people. It is just a time to show up and say thank you. Jose won't be working, just enjoying life.
Last night's events went very well.
Gorilla FC, Steve Zakuani, James Riley and Patrick Ianni were at the George & Dragon. There, with the help of a packed crowd (overflowing by 5:30p), a silent auction, raffle, raw donations and beer specials going to the cause, they raised $12,000 for Doctor's Without Borders. Romero worked the event and you can see pictures at his blog. It was great to get some one on one time with a few of those that follow me on twitter, and who read the blog. I'm also stunned that the person who won the coffee tasting donation might just want to talk Sounders instead with that time. Maybe I'll find a way to do both.
The Emerald City Supporters, American Outlaws:Seattle Chapter, Sounders FC coaches (Sigi Schmid, Brian Schmetzer, Tom Dutra) and this year's draft class (David Estrada, Mike Seamon, Jamel Wallace) gathered at The Atlantic Crossing and raising substantial funds as well - nearly $2,000 dollars from the Red Cross.
These efforts were not lead by the league, or the team. They were efforts by fans. Good job Seattle.