One thing Sounders fans can look forward to on Saturday is their first look at Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
Blanco is the Fire’s designated player, brought in at a cost of almost $3 million — more than twice what the Sounders are paying Freddie Ljungberg.
And Sounders coach Sigi Schmid makes Blanco sound worth every penny, offering this brilliant description after Thursday training at Starfire.
"He’s a butterfly,” Schmid said. “He floats around the field. He finds different spaces, different places. He doesn’t go anywhere real fast. But he gets to all parts of the…