But to expand the audience there may need to reach out to more outlying communities. Kitsap, Thurston and Skagit counties pull in plenty of fans for the Mariners (and were cited as the reason for the retractable roof) and the Seahawks. Those communities (Island and Mason county as well) are part of the Puget Sound Combined Statistical Area.

They too are Sounders. These nearly million people — and more than a million if you include some of the easily drive-able communities over the pass — are relatively untapped.

Yes, and let’s win the Cup this season.