11.10.2007

And now for the fun part...


The speculation can end: Seattle will have an MLS franchise.

And now, according to this article, all of the team's details will be announced at the press conference this coming Tuesday. So until then, we have three questions to ask of Seattle MLS: What is your name? What is your crest? What are your team colors?

We expect to see a new crest, but using the traditional Seattle soccer colors of green and teal-ish. As for the name... let's just say that the hardcore Sounders fans should be happy. *LATE EDIT* Suggestions for the name are now being accepted online, so the name may still be up in the air.

(Bonus points if you caught the Monty Python reference!)

Also, since this news has already been leaked, we can confirm that Drew Carey will almost certainly be a part of the ownership group.

10 comments:

Matthew said...

any idea how far in advance jerseys will go on sale?

Zungul Rules said...

http://mlsinseattle.com/

A blah, general website is already up...it will probably have more info in the next few days.

Ness said...

Wait until the press announcement thing tomorrow... there should be more solid information after that.

bartw said...

any thoughts as to what season ticket prices should be?

Anonymous said...

Are you confirming that the new team will be the Seattle Sounders? I know they are taking name suggestions on their website.

I certainly hope we get to keep our Sounders.

If we do have to make a change I hope we don't go with some faux-european nonsense such as FC Seattle or Real Seattle.
( Football Club? in a Soccer league?)

Ness said...

I had heard that they were probably going to keep the name, but since they are now accepting suggestions, I'm doubting the guy who gave me that info. I'll edit that part of the post...

ningwers said...

Hey Ness, what's your suggestion for the team name?

Ness said...

Keeping the Sounders name would be fine by me. If not, then I'm partial to Seattle City FC just because it sounds cool.

Matthew said...

I just heard that they are going to keep the Sounders name. Cannot provide any more detail though and I have no idea how good a source this originated from.

Ness said...

Matthew, that's about what I've been hearing as well, questionable source and all. If true, my guess is that it probably won't be announced until early spring-ish...