Toronto FC @ Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC fast facts: 1. Toronto and Seattle are both in third place in their leagues. 2. The last time we played Toronto, in April, the Sounders won 2-0. 3. 86 percent of all soccer games end with a score of 2-0. 4. Fredy Montero is MLS’s #2 scorer, with 10 goals in 19 games. Toronto’s top scorer, Dwayne De Rosario, has nine goals in 19 games. 5. Toronto player Amado Guevara is the captain of the Honduran national team. 6. Toronto is the second-youngest team in the league, after us (or rather, before us), joining in 2007. 7. The Sounders’ Tyrone Marshall played for Toronto that first season. 8. Both teams include a former model: Freddie Ljungberg for Calvin Klein, Toronto’s Brian Edwards for Sta-Snug Parkas and Toques. 9. Toronto’s CN Tower, coincidentally, is exactly three times as tall as the Space Needle. (1,815 ft./605 ft. or 553 meters/184 meters if you’re a Communist!) 10. Expansion teams are slated to open in Portland and Vancouver (B.C.) in 2011. 11. Why haven’t Canadians started their own professional league? Why do they need to play in ours? 12. You know who else advocated socialized medicine? Hitler. GAVIN BORCHERT

Sat., Aug. 29, 1 p.m., 2009

 
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