Reigning in Seattle
Yes, world, MLS can put fans in the seats
DRUMS BEAT, CHANTS ring out, fans march. There are brightly colored scarves and home-made banners, celebrity spectators and crisp, damp spring air. But this isn't Manchester. It's not even England. It's Seattle, and come Saturdays, the streets and seats fill, and the right side of Puget Sound becomes as lively a soccer city as anyplace in the Prem.
Sounders FC, a young franchise in a disrespected league, tucked away in a remote corner of a nonsoccer nation, is proving ...
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ESPN The Magazine: May 28, 2012