Welcome to Casa Grande, Arizona, where we are live for the Sounders FC match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
We are about 25 minutes from kickoff, so if you have any questions, I can take them now.
@Bryan They've looked great so far. Really have liked how the starting group has played together.
@Bryan Tough to say ... not sure how the Galaxy will replace Omar Gonzalez on defense and they don't play the most attacking style anyway.
@Alex yepez It's the first preseason game, so it's tough to say.
@Connor Everyone will be playing.
@Dan We'll be announcing everything tomorrow, I believe.
@Brougham Hooligan Of course. We've chatted a bit a couple of times. He's happy to be back in the NW.
@Bryan So far, so good, but today may be a better indication.
@Aknox No captain has been chosen yet.
@Alex Because of our preseason schedule gearing toward a Champions League match, the Cascadia Summit could not be organized.
@Brougham Hooligan We should have something to announce tomorrow.
@josh He is in Seattle right now. Not sure when to expect the next update. When there is something to update, we will have it here though.
We've got about 100 fans here - vast majority of them are in rave green.
@Agent86 Hard to say since they haven't played a preseason game yet, but the outside backs look stronger and Gspurning is a beast.
@PatrickWSU That is the plan, yes
We are just about to get under way, here, so I won't be able to answer all the questions, but I'll try to get to them when I can.
The mayor of Casa Grande is on hand and it's a beautiful day for a match.
Seattle is in rave green and Vancouver is in navy blue.
Vanocuver took the opening kick and we are under way.
1: Vancouver has two players massively offside and the linesmen lets them play. John Thorrington puts away the goal and Vancouver is up 1-0.
4: Eric Hassli just fouled Jeff Parke on a free kick - Parke was taking the free kick ... I can't make this stuff up.
4: Atiba Harris is shown a yellow card for a harsh tackle on Alvaro Fernandez against the sideline. ... This is getting ugly quick.
8: Osvaldo Alonso misses high on a shot from 35 yards out.
9: Seattle presses into Vancouver's end and earns a corner kick.
9: Mauro Rosales plays the ball into the box from the right side, but Joe Cannon springs the ball and makes the grab.
10: Jeff Parke steps in front of Eric Hassli as the Frenchman strikes from 26 yards out, blocking the shot.