Just a day ago the Seattle Game between Stanford and Washington State was supposed to be an afternoon match. Yesterday, as WSU continues to look strong this year, it was bumped to 7 PM as ESPN picked it up.
#Wazzu announces Seattle game vs. Stanford next Sat at CLink will kick at 7 p.m. on ESPN— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) September 22, 2013
What does this have to do with soccer? Less than 24 hours later, at 6 PM Sunday, Seattle Sounders FC takes on New York Red Bulls in a battle for the Supporters' Shield. Red Bull has more points, Sounders have more points per game. It is also an ESPN game.
There was immediate concern among Sounders fans about the short turnaround and the presence of football lines.
BE NOT CONCERNED.
This afternoon Sounder at Heart was told by a team spokesperson that there will be "no football lines."
The new technology that was brought in after the Salt Lake playoff match seems to be in place. CenturyLink Field's staff clearly works hard to make the field as good as they can for each sport it hosts, but this turn around would seem to be the biggest challenge yet.
NCAA markings to soccer markings in under 20 hours, just another challenge.