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November 19, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Headway being made on ticket allocations for away fans?

2013059187.jpgPhoto credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

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I was on Seahawks duty today, but in checking my Twitter feed and the news wire it appears as though some progress is being made on the issue regarding ticket allocation for away fans in Pacific Northwest rivalry games. Marc Weber of the Vancouver Province tweeted that the Whitecaps have decided to open up two sections for visiting fans, but the proposal still needs league approval. With some outside help, Prost Amerika figured that to be around 600 seats, but we’ll have to wait and see for the official numbers.

In another update down South, Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian got in touch with a spokesman from the league office, who confirmed ticket allocation will certainly be more than 150. The post mentioned that an announcement could be coming shortly or in a couple months.

Stay tuned.

Here are some other interesting links and stories from the day:

  • Sounders FC midfielder Steve Zakuani wrote a diary entry regarding his trip to France to debut internationally for Congo DR. Some interesting tidbits include: intense jet lag, playing for about 65 minutes, helping set up a goal and, finally, upcoming training with Everton.

  • In other club news, the academy teams will be taking on Crossfire this weekend and one involved Sounders fan was honored by MLS W.O.R.K.S. and awarded a trip to the MLS Cup for her work in the community.

  • Here’s a larger story on FC Dallas’ David Ferreira winning the league MVP award Friday. Another writer says it’s the right choice. Personally, I think there were a lot of deserving players and he’s certainly one of them.

  • In other league news: the Timbers website had a chat with Seattle’s own Kasey Keller, our old buddy Jose had a preview of the expansion draft from the Portland perspective, Grant Wahl had his annual chat with MLS commissioner Don Garber and, lastly, an some updates on D.C. prodigy Andy Najar, both internationally and domestically.

  • From the league website: take a survey to help out MLSsoccer.com (if you want), the U.S. Senate has also passed its written support of our country’s World Cup bid and the league has donated $2 million to help bring the W.C. here in 2022.

  • Also on the World Cup front, FIFA released its reviews on all the prospective hosts and the U.S. apparently didn’t rate that bad at all.

Not much longer until we’ll have a new MLS champion. Is the excitement building or waning? Anyone brave enough to take Colorado?

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