Found June 10, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
When the United States men's national team finally made it up to the Pacific Northwest, where the craziest of soccer crazies have resided for some time now, it was to be a perfect match. In a region where the cooler temperatures should favor the Americans over all their more southerly rivals and large crowds could be relied upon to be overwhelmingly pro-USA, those factors would conspire to forge a stronghold. It would be the Yanks' own bastion, where they could take tricky opponents and intimidate them with circumstance, the way their regional foes have done to them for so many years. Or so the reasoning went. But heading into their World Cup qualifier against Panama ( live, Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET ), it isn't looking like an altogether flawless idea. In spite of CenturyLink Field's 67,000-seat capacity - capped at 45,000 for the night because of a simultaneous Seattle Mariners ballgame next door - ticket sales are stuck around 35,000. A Seattle Sounders Major League ...
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