David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sounders FC have one eye on calendar

Don Ruiz has this excellent article in today's Tacoma News Tribune:

Every second of every day, a countdown clock on the Sounders FC Web site ticks ever closer to Seattle’s debut in Major League Soccer.

It’s now down to 330 days.

“I think it’s kind of just right,” general manager Adrian Hanauer said last week during a brief stop home between international scouting trips. “I might go crazy if I had too much more time.”

Less time would also be a challenge, although it could be done. That was proven by the San Jose Earthquakes, who are one win and three losses into an expansion season that began about nine and a half months after being invited into MLS.

“It’s nice to have a bit (more) lead time,” said Gary Wright, the Sounders’ senior vice president of business operations. “But while (it) sounds like a lot, it’s going to go by awfully fast. We’ve got so many things still to do. We’ve got time to do them and do them right; but if we procrastinate, we aren’t going to get anywhere.”

The rest of the story is detailed information on what the club has left to do and how they may go about doing it, from players, to coaches, to uniforms.

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