As we count down to the big Cascadia Cup game between Sounders FC and Vancouver at 2 p.m., there’s another big game that will kick off beforehand. Bayern Munich hosts Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final starting at 11:45 a.m. (where GM Adrian Hanauer will be in attendance).
I hear BC Place will open early so people can watch on the big screen. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid admitted it might even be a little bit of a distraction during pregame warmups.
Here’s a quick UCL survey you call fill out in the comments section if you like:
1. Who do you think will win? By what score?
2. Who do you want to win?
3. Does Chelsea coming here in July affect your feelings at all in this one?
4. If you could pick one player on either team to join the Sounders, who would you pick?
Lastly, here are some links:
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— Here’s more information on your chance to meet the Sounders Women on May 30.
— Around the league, Omar Cummings signed a new deal with Colorado, the field at BBVA Compass Stadium has its critics, here’s a good story on San Jose forward Alan Gordon, and David Beckham is hopeful of his place on England’s Olympic team.