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It doesn't really feel like another epic Cascadia clash is right around the corner. Maybe it's because we're deeper into the season now, and that there are other more immediate matters. The Timbers will be playing a friendly against Club America tomorrow evening, so perhaps they are waiting until that is over to fully commit their attention to our visit. In any case, as we get closer and closer, expect much more intensity from the Portland fans. Or at the very least higher ticket prices. On the Portland Craigslist, I've seen as high as $150 a ticket for Timbers Army seating. Talk about a premium rivalry.
The rules for this contest are simple: you have to be either 1) bashing Seattle 2) something funny 3) an obscure Timbers fact (?) 4) something bashing scalpers
Now, I'm not one for spamming other people's twitter accounts, but come on, Sounders fans have to be some of the best twitter-er's of all time, OF ALL TIME. I'm not suggesting you do anything. I am merely putting this up here, and if the Sounders twitter #yacht merely happens to get wind of it, then I had nothing to do with it...
The Baby Sounders are in their very first year and are doing Washington proud. I've been telling people all along, this state has the young talent to show those Texas and California pansies how to play soccer. So it's no surprise that this weekend the U-16 team will be headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a shot at the USSDA National Championships. They will be facing off against familiar youth heavyweights like the Dallas Texans, CASL Chelsea Academy, North Carolina Fusion, and several other MLS academy teams.
If you think about it this way, these kids could essentially be the future stars of our 2018 Russia World Cup roster, and that is awesome. Come on you Sounders!
What Sigi revealed in this quote is that he doesn't want to do any of that. While he states that he would love to have Marcus back here in Seattle, it's fairly obvious he is not going to go out of his way. When he says "the rules right now don't allow it", what he really means is "we could splash the cash for a retiring and old keeper, but we won't".