Just sat down in Fado to kick off pre-game festivities for the big game tonight. May post updates in this space if the mood strikes.
UPDATE: Fado is now packed. If the Sounders play as poorly as they did on Sunday, this could be an ugly game. This is like a Spanish pro hoops team playing the Lakers. At least Ljungberg should be back tonight.
UPDATE: The Mariners found some offense tonight. 8-4 in the 4th inning in KC.
UPDATE: Stone Roses on the speakers in Fado. It reminds me that one of the reasons that soccer has been so popular in Seattle is because a lot of people here are familiar with the European leagues. A lot of people wearing both Sounders and Barcelona attire this evening.
UPDATE: Barcelona has pink jerseys. Ok.
UPDATE: Messi is the footballer of the year for a reason. Damn.
UPDATE: 4-0. Disappointing but not too surprising. If anyone can locate Knute Berger’s column in Crosscut about how soccer won’t survive here in Seattle, please post in the comments. Hyperlinks are tough from the Blackberry. Thanks.