Evening Updates: Sounders, Fire, and More

Evening Updates: Sounders, Fire, and More

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 27, 2010
  • Krzysztof Król, Landon Donovan

Qwest Field will be full again in 2010. (Getty Images)

Just a few notes to pass on this evening. I thought about going into each of these stories individually but couldn’t find the right time to actually do so today. All stories are MLS related in some capacity too.

Seattle Caps Season Ticket Sales at 32,000


You’ve got to be freakin’ kidding me. For some reason the club had to explain why they capped the season ticket sales at 32,000 which is an unbelievable number for any MLS club. First of all they raised the number of season ticket sales by 10,000 and with only a 1,000 of those left on the board you have to expect them to reach that total by March.

We’ve been saying since day one other teams must take note of everything this club does off the field in terms of outreach to the community, marketing and just everything really. Kudos to the Sounders for a job well done here.

Fire Add Krol To Their Defense


I like how the Chicago Fire are going about their offseason here. They have a simple checklist of positions that they need to fill and one-by-one they are taking care of business with them. Today they announced the addition of a new left back to replace Gonzalo Segares. The name Krzysztof Krol isn’t flashy by any means but if he does any bit as good as Segares the Fire will be fine.

Burse Jr. Out In Dallas


Some fans hate to see a quality player go but in this instance I can’t say I am upset by this move by FC Dallas. Today they waived keeper Ray Burse Jr.

Look Burse had a decent run but he never really cracked the starting lineup full-time like some thought he should. He got loaned out one year and did well in the USL and I’m sure he’ll get picked up somewhere else. He always needed PT to progress as a player and in Dallas that just wasn’t happening anytime soon unless Dario Sala was injured.

Dallas just needed to move on from him and I don’t blame them a single bit for it. More than likely they are searching for a new keeper to step in either sometime down the road.

Donovan Scores First EPL Goal

The title says it all.