It’s a long way to 7:30. So here’s a little reading material to pass the time leading up to tonight’s match.
Here’s our preview from the TNT, dealing mostly with the Kasey Keller tribute.
Here’s a nice piece on Keller from the Bay Area.
Here’s a Keller-tribute video provided by SoundersFC.com (and suggested by blog reader EverydayFan).
Here’s a story from MLSsoccer.com, in which Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer suggests 60,000-plus crowds like tonight’s may eventually become the norm here.
From the Earthquakes side of things, here’s a completely different piece from the Mercury News looking at Austen Everett — the girlfriend of Quakes rookie Matt Luzunaris — who will attend tonight’s game just two days after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.