Looks like we have some catching up to do. The Seattle Sounders have sold about 14,000 tickets for the March 7 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Santos Laguna. With a month left before the game, that's a perfectly respectable total, but it's also about 25,000 fewer than Toronto FC has sold for their quarterfinal against the LA Galaxy the same day.
Not to make this into some kind of appendage measuring contest, but there's just no way we can sit idly by and have TFC sell more than twice as many tickets as we have. Sounders fans have taken a good deal of pride in showing up to games rain or shine and packing CenturyLink Field even on relatively short notice, as has been the situation for the U.S. Open Cup finals in each of the past two seasons.
Granted, the Sounders have not really pulled out the big marketing muscle yet, and they very well may do that, but anyone reading this site should take some serious pride in using this game as a chance to evangelize. That doesn't mean you should feel compelled to take your whole office, but bringing along at least one friend that wouldn't otherwise go is a pretty good start.
Let's remember, this is easily one of the five most important games the Sounders have ever played at C-Link. There's no good reason why we shouldn't turn out in numbers that shows we understand that fact.