In just a matter of hours the 14th season of Major League Soccer will get underway in Seattle as the expansion Seattle Sounders take on the New York Red Bulls in the Sounders' first MLS match.
The city of Seattle is buzzing with excitement about its newest sports team and it has been thoroughly impressive to watch just how tuned into the existence and impending arrival of the MLS Sounders the people of Seattle are. The more than 20,000 season tickets sold by the Sounders is no fluke. This city is hungry for a sports team to root for, a winning sports team, and the Sounders have benefited fully from that hunger and from a real appreciation for soccer.
We will be providing plenty of posts to help kick off the new MLS season, as well as a detailed look at tonight's match, but for now, here are some stories previewing the match:
Seattle vs. New York Preview (ESPN.com)
Sounders ready for debut (Seattle Times)
Bulls poised to spoil Seattle's debut (Soccer America)
Now let's talk about what you see happening in tonight's match:
What do you see happening tonight? Will the Sounders get off to a dream start as Fredy Montero and Kasey Keller lead Seattle to victory, or will Juan Pablo Angel and the revamped Red Bulls spoil the party at Qwest Field tonight?
Share your thoughts on tonight's match in the comments section below.