The second home match of the season is the fourth in 8 days for the Sounders Women and the last in a while for the contingent of national team players, who will be traveling to Sweden for a two-week camp involving matches against Sweden and Japan as they warm up for the Olympics this summer.
Facing them will be the onetime Colorado Force, who changed their name this season as they partnered with the Colorado Rapids. I'm sure that's a good move for them and a promising move for women's soccer in general, but won't win them any fans in Seattle, who have a few bones to pick with their MLS brethren. They'll even be wearing the burgundy Rapids jerseys out there. Boo.
Seattle will be hoping to approach their home opener sellout attendance of 4500, which for now has them ranked above all but 3 non-MLS teams for average attendance in US Soccer. It's by far the best in W-League, nearly twice the best WPSL Elite team, above every PDL team, etc. Only San Antonio in NASL and Orlando and Rochester in USL Pro outdraw the Sounders Women so far. Let's hope that continues and it reinforces to USL that the center of gravity for the new W-Pro league, born from the dying embers of WPS, should be in the West, and in Cascadia in particular.
The match will as usual be streamed for free on USLnation.com