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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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sounders FC Draw Battle Lines – Well, Remove Them Actually

The perfect (plastic) pitch?

Sounders FC say they will get out out their toothbrushes and scrub all night before a match if that is what is takes to get NFL gridball lines off of their Qwest Field Field Turf pitch. Or something like that.

Steve Clare talks with SSFC's Bart Wiley about their good intentions in this new article.

“One of our main objectives when we sent the MLS preferred dates for scheduling was to make sure that we could play without football lines," Wiley tells Clare. "We preached all along from day one we want to maintain the integrity and the purity of the game. We’ve done our best to do everything top notch at the best level and we want to make sure that there are no football lines on the field – to sell what we’ve been selling so far, whether they be seasoned veterans of soccer or just learning the game,. We don’t want them to see anything that resembles American Football on the field and we’re going to kill ourselves to make sure there are no football lines on the field."

Talk about Qwest Field's pitch in the GS Forums.


  1. Is this the Sounders' field?

    That's really nice!!

  2. Yes, that is Qwest Field home ground for Sounders FC.


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