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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fever Pitch

posted by on November 15 at 13:52 PM

Seattle’s new MLS team has already sold more than 3,000 season ticket memberships.

“The phones have been ringing off the hook,” minority owner-general manager Adrian Hanauer said in a statement released by the Seahawks, who are providing operations support for the soccer team. “We are absolutely thrilled and excited with the response. There is already great response, and we have just begun.”

As for our new team’s name, though I like the snowball’s-chance-in-hell idea of the Seattle Green River Killers (pitched by a reader in this thread), my vote has to go for keeping the Seattle Sounders.

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I agree. It would be sweet to have them be the Seattle Green River Killers, but Seattle Sounders should be their name.

We need to do a team song involving Murdering the opposing team on the Green River, though.

What about team colors? Green and what? What is easiest to clean blood stains off of?

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 15, 2007 2:10 PM

Fuck no!

The Seattle Sounders is a crap name. The MLS is under the Concacaf federation, we should have a suitable name.

F.C. Seattle Armada or some tough sounding nautical nonsense like that would be awesome.

And no teal in the goddamned uniform! If I have to look menacing to Chivas fans I don't want to look like Algae Smurf.

Posted by I Guess It Doesn't MAtter, The Team Is Gonna Suck Anyway. Still Excited. | November 15, 2007 2:14 PM

Green River Killers (thank you, thank you) colors should be green and black with a little bit of red. Or maybe just green and black with a bloody knife logo

Posted by monkey | November 15, 2007 2:18 PM

Seattle Riot!
Seattle Riot!
Seattle Riot!

Posted by tsm | November 15, 2007 2:21 PM

It should be "killaz" as an homage to hip-hop, but I doubt there will be even one brother on the team. They could always call them the Storm if they play like a bunch a white girls.

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | November 15, 2007 2:22 PM

Sorry, but Sounders always makes me think of beagles.

I agree with comment #2. We need something with some flava. And no tourquois.

Posted by tabletop_joe | November 15, 2007 2:22 PM

Seattle Lahar

We'll bury you.

Posted by Lou | November 15, 2007 2:25 PM

How about a compromise?

We call the team Seattle Sounders but we choose team colors that are Green and Black with a stripe of red blood drops off a bloody knife logo.

I like Lahar, but most people don't know what it is, sadly.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 15, 2007 2:45 PM

Emerald green. And scarlet red blood drops.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 15, 2007 2:47 PM

Plain white shirts, at most a single stripe down the arms, and dark blue shorts. Dark blue tops for away. a tiny crest for a logo. No "SEATTLE" screaming across the front. And absolutely no swoopy stuff or dot patterns or color fades or computer typography. Basically Tottenham Hotspur 1961.

Posted by Fnarf | November 15, 2007 2:58 PM

what the hell is a sounder anyways? say sounder over and over again and then look at the word for a while, it looks and sounds ood. i dont know WHAT the name should be but shit, sounders?

Posted by Jake Salvador | November 15, 2007 3:02 PM

i do realize its cuz of the pudget SOUND though, but...come on.

Posted by Jake Salvador | November 15, 2007 3:03 PM

"Seattle Sounders" is a weak name. Oh, so intimidating, naming it after the local geographical area.


Seattle Slashers. And no turquoise. God.

Posted by Seattle slashers? | November 15, 2007 3:03 PM


Of course it won't have a big "SEATTLE" on the front. If it's gonna be at all European like, it has to have a big advertisement across the chest.

Posted by Mike of Renton | November 15, 2007 3:03 PM

Seattle Firs
Motto: "We'll drop needles and sap on your car!"

Posted by boxofbirds | November 15, 2007 3:06 PM

Yeah Fnarf!

How about an Emerald and Black vertical stripes and a crest like a spin on Real Madrid?

Emerald Seattle F.C.?

Not looking forward to the Boeing, Tully's, Starbucks, Safeco, Qwest or Taco Time logo on the front. Can we get a corporate sponsor like Rainier or something? Manny's?

Posted by Armadillo | November 15, 2007 3:08 PM

Oops I meant Barcelona not Real Madrid...duh.

Posted by Armadillo | November 15, 2007 3:09 PM

The Seattle Haters. Every game can be dedicated to a different object of our hatin'. Such as: KEXP not being indy enough, dogs in bars, kids in bars, dirty bus riders, utilikilts, corporate coffee, the ducks, etc.

Posted by skweetis | November 15, 2007 3:16 PM

Our uni's should be bright orange.
Our sponsor a local restaurant.
The Seattle Dicks.


Posted by Joh | November 15, 2007 3:51 PM

Three thousand season tickets.

64,000 more to go and you'll have the stadium at capacity.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 15, 2007 3:58 PM

Yeah, 3,000 can fit into one of the women's bathrooms at Qwest Field.

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | November 15, 2007 4:02 PM

Name: Sons of Soccer Moms.

It's soccer, nothing violent about it, except for the girly shin kicking. Heck, the fans are more violent than the players. That is the European fans are violent, the American fans are too whitebread suburban to be of any threat.

Thanks for the van rides to practice mom!

Posted by Medina | November 16, 2007 11:48 AM

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