"So your metric for success is 58,000 fans showing up on a regular basis. Putting it another way, you will call the MLS in general (and SSFC specifically) a failure if it doesn't attain an average attendance HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE WORLD! Your expectations might just be a bit unrealistic."
-- Posted by "TGos"
"So, what need of yours did this article satisfy, Mr. Fefer? You feel better now? Is your ego soothed? LOL. All you soccer bashers are the same. Can't stand the fact that the world has embraced futbol instead of baseball and/or American football.
-- Posted by "US Fan"
"The increased population of King County doesn't fully prove your point. Sounders FC has not started a marketing campaign for season tickets and have already converted on 17,000 season tickets without having a coach or a designated player. I agree that too often the media rushes to claim that soccer has finally arrived in the U.S., but what is happening in Seattle looks to be big. 17k is a lot of people willing to fork over a good chunk of cash for a product that is not even close to being finished. If Sounders FC gets a well known DP I wouldn't be surprised to watch season ticket sales skyrocket even higher. What we have with Sounders FC is a good thing, focus on building that up, not tearing it down."