Posted by: Ryan | March 19, 2009

Sounders FC

Seattle welcomed Major League Soccer to town, as the Sounders hosted the hated New York Red Bulls at Qwest Field tonight in the first ever Sounders FC game. Seattle beat New York 3-0, with Fredy Montero scoring the first goal in team history in the first half, followed by another in the second half. The game was listed as a sell-out (over 32,000 in attendance), and ESPN kept raving about the fantastic crowd and exciting atmosphere. Goodbye NBA, Hello MLS.

In a reversal of roles, Kim spent much of the first half explaining the differences between penalty kicks, free kicks, and goal kicks, where the players play on the field, and why the goalie can’t touch the ball outside the big white box.

Go Green!

Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times. Other photos here.

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Responses

  1. gotta love Montero! i got to see the first goal scored. very exciting game, and i’m VERY excited to see how far the sounders will go this season!

  2. How fun to have a new team to support. Go Sounders!


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