Wasn't it just a few days ago that I was reading my Seattle Times to find that Seattle is getting the long awaited Major League Soccer team?
Turns out, that was actually a few years ago, but they finally debut tonight against the New York Bulls.
With famous faces such as Drew Carey investing in this potent team, they need to win, for Seattle and for themselves.
Seattle has endured many hardships in recent years, including rumors of their sport teams moving away to foreign cities (the Seattle Supersonics were the only Seattle team to actually move away, however, it was widely rumored that the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks were on the move), and difficulty for the teams to flat out win games.
As a Washingtonian (citizen of Washington) myself, I can honestly say that Seattle is a soccer town through and through. Every where you look, you see houses with little kids getting ready for that ever so important second grade matchup against the Glacier Park Elementary Polar Bears.
On Facebook, you read of your friends' posts that they are getting ready to go to watch the Sounders at Quest Field. We see friend after friend get hurt running their countless amount of lines, even though the coach doesn't believe they will amount to much.
But now, we have a new team to cheer for: the Seattle Sounders FC. A team with players coming from all over just to be a part of a new team in such a soccer-loving city.
So let's go out, buy our Seattle Sounder FC hats and watch the Sounders battle out their first ever game against the New York Red Bulls. The game starts at 6:00 PM, and will be aired on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
Sigi Schmid and the rest of the Seattle Sounders, we would like to say one thing: Welcome to Seattle, and good luck!