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Archives: April 2008


Sounders FC announces ticket plans

Seattle Sounders FC announced today how it will structure season-ticket packages for the 2009 MLS season. The team release:

Seattle Sounders FC Announce Ticket Pricing

KIRKLAND, WASH. — Seattle Sounders FC announced season ticket pricing today for the inaugural 2009 season. Season ticket packages will be based on an 18 home match schedule with prices starting as low as $288 for a full-season ticket package. All home matches will be played at Qwest Field.

"We’ve created a variety of season ticket packages to meet the needs of our passionate soccer fans in the Pacific Northwest," said majority owner Joe Roth.
Season ticket prices per match are $16, $20, $24, $29 and $35. Ticket prices in Club Wells Fargo are $39 and $75 per match.

Fans seated in $75 ticket sections will receive exclusive benefits that include reserved parking and an all inclusive menu hosted in the FSN Lounge. The menu will feature regional flavors and local ingredients prepared by a personal Chef.

In the north end of the stadium, fans seated in $24 ticket sections will enjoy an all inclusive experience featuring classic stadium food and beverages.

Each season ticket holder will be assigned a personal customer sales representative to assist with their seating selection. Fans who placed deposits for Sounders FC will be sent an e-mail this week inviting them to submit
their seating preferences through an interactive website.

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Two big derbies Sunday

Actually, “big derby” doesn’t quite do either game justice.

The Derby della Madonnina – AC Milan v Internazionale – is on Fox Soccer Channel at 6 a.m. This edition doesn’t have quite the usual high stakes but there is still plenty for both teams to play for: Inter could all but clinch the Scudetto with a win, while Milan is trying to salvage Serie A’s last Champions League spot. A big time glamor match.

But the really, really cool game is El Superclassico at noon, also on FSC: Boca Juniors y River Plate at La

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Sounders fall to Portland, 2-0

The USL Seatte Sounders fell to 0-1-1 on the season after a 2-0 loss at Portland on Saturday night.

Here’s a report from The Oregonian, and below is the release from the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders second game of the year ended in a 2-0 loss with goals from Takayuki Suzuki and Miguel Guante for Portland.

Traveling to a hostile venue at PGE Park in Portland for the first game of the Cascadia cup, the match was exciting and intense with nearly 30 shots and 21 fouls combined.

Coming off a 1-1 draw in Charleston,

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Sounders-Timbers rivalry today, 2 hours south

One of the few downsides to Seattle’s promotion into MLS is the at least temporary loss of its Northwest rivalries with Vancouver, and — especially — Portland.

I say “at least temporary” because both Vancouver and Portland have MLS hopes, so the Interstate-5 rivlarly and a higher-level Cascadia Cup may resurrect one day.

In any case, today kicks off the final season of the Sounders-Timbers’ USL rivalry, as the teams meet at PGE Park.

The teams meet again May 10 in Seattle, the Sounders’ home opener and their only game this season at Qwest Field.


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Thierry-Henry-to-Seattle overview

Yahoo has an interesting overview on the possibility of Sounders FC bringing Thierry Henry to Seattle.

It details his interest in the Unites States — especially New York — and in Seattle’s interest in him — and the bigger implication that Sounders FC plans not to be some meek little expansion team, but one of the serious soccer sides in North America.


How do you miss a PK?

Everybody’s out with their list of worst penalty misses following Ronaldo’s shocker yesterday v Barcelona at Camp Nou.

A good selection here at the Mirror in UK.

Who can forget No. 7?

UPDATE: Good call, Gunner. You’re not half bad for an Arsenal man.

Here indeed is Martin “El Loco” Palermo – prolific and deadly for Boca – on the day that explains why he only made seven international appearances for Argentina.