The largest crowd to ever attend a soccer match in the Pacific Northwest did not go home disappointed…well, except for the 1000, or so, who made the trip up from Portland. In front of 67,385, the Seattle Sounders defeated their arch rival Portland Timbers by a score of 1-0.
I don’t have much else to add (in writing, anyway). The only thing I’ll say is this: I think there is a new “loudest moment” at a Sounders match — the instant that ball went in off of Eddie Johnson’s head. At the top of the previously debated contenders where the Kasey Keller quadruple save in his last regular season home match and Steve Zakuani’s return to the pitch after his broken leg. But the eruption of noise the moment the ball hit the back of the net was, in my opinion, louder than anything else at a Sounders match.
But enough of that, here is a really big gallery including the March to the Match, a little bit of tifo (from both sets of supporters), not to mention Clint Dempsey’s home debut. (Oh and that introduction probably would have been in the discussion for loudest moments if you were to have had that debate at halftime.)