About That New Sounders Website...
I'd like to take a moment to lavish praise upon the new website that Seattle Sounders FC just launched. I have to say that it's pretty damned awesome, but what else would you expect from a club with Microsoft money behind it? You should give it a whirl yourself, but the things that stuck out to me where that the 1st thing you see in the top left corner is a module for feedback, embeddable video (such a must, yet next to one has it in MLS, USL or U.S. Soccer) and a brilliant seat selection tool. All of this points to an extremely fan-focused experience that will hopfully catch on.
All the back patting aside, check out their interview with Khano Smith from Friday; it certainly doesn't sound like he's trade bait but you never know. But if I can back-pat just once more I have to say that it's also very savvy of them to have their own reporter/host for all of their in-house video. Such a nice touch.
You know I have to admit that while I may still have my reservations about Seattle as an expansion choice ("boo" to hideously large stadiums and the hypocrisy of such a choice), I must give the organization credit for really stepping up and reintroducing a formerly minor league also-ran sports franchise as a major league player in the market. 'Nuff respect.