I asked the GM if he feels the team doesn’t need to use pitchmen (or women) to hype up games.
“That stuff can’t hurt,” Hanauer said. “Even if we didn’t have to to sell tickets, I would hope we would anyway, because it just builds excitement. I think it’s good for the game when you’ve got a celebrity willing to do a promotional spot.”
“It’s good for our game when celebrities are speaking out and taking an interest.”
Hanauer said he felt confident Qwest Field would have sold out if the Open Cup final was in Seattle.
Tyrone Marshall, who left Saturday’s game early with a hamstring injury, made the trip to D.C. So did other players who were banged up in the game, Nate Jaqua and Brad Evans, to name two. It will be a game-time decision as to who is available to play.
There is no news to report on the Terry Cooke front as of now. Nor any other rumored signing for that matter, at least as far as the team goes. Hanauer did say that the team is “considering options” leading up to the roster freeze Sept. 15.