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things to consider...

1) the credibility of guy who said it

2) the fact that they'd take a quote that I'm about 99% sure was probably not intended for public mass-media circulation and consumption and broadcast it on their Twitter speaks volumes of the douchebaggery of those people
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Awesome. Good for them.

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Why Soccer is better than Baseball:

Soccer is a game about a group of people working together to protect and obtain a common goal.

Baseball is a game with a bunch of babies just trying to run "home" and be "safe"

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Relax hater nation, that organization deserves all the pludits that come their way. truly a first rate sports franchise, soccer team and a very very successful expansion launch.

I must admit I have mass dick envy for Seattle, they are everything I wish our "club" could be.

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Chicago accomplished MUCH more in their first year of existence.

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I would love to have 3 Open Cup Titles in the last 3 years. Ugly uniforms and plastic NFL field not so much.

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I would love to have 3 Open Cup Titles in the last 3 years. Ugly uniforms and plastic NFL field not so much.


Please the only think Seattle has that we don't want is the plastic pitch. Ugly kits? Really...have you never seen what our team wears?

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Chicago accomplished MUCH more in their first year of existence.



Is that a fact? Outisde of winner MLS Cup in 1998, what else did the Chicago Fie accomplish that Seattle did not; or to put it another way, what else did Chicago accomplish MUCH better or more than Seattle?

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Ugly kits? Really...have you never seen what our team wears?


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Which surface is better?

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Chicago accomplished MUCH more in their first year of existence.



On the field they did. In terms of impact on the city and growing the fan base it's not even close.

The Seattle hate comes off as pathetic. You could debate whether they are the MOST successful in history but they certainly deserve to be in that debate.

Besides you should show some respect for the franchise that invented singing and tifo.

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On the field they did. In terms of impact on the city and growing the fan base it's not even close.

The Seattle hate comes off as pathetic. You could debate whether they are the MOST successful in history but they certainly deserve to be in that debate.

Besides you should show some respect for the franchise that invented singing and tifo.

I was starting to worry until you said that.
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On the field they did. In terms of impact on the city and growing the fan base it's not even close.

The Seattle hate comes off as pathetic. You could debate whether they are the MOST successful in history but they certainly deserve to be in that debate.

It's not hate.
Chicago (who I dislike more than Seattle) won two cups in their first year with a completely new front office and stayed a contender for years. They had less deep-pocketed investors throwing money at the team and no fans brought over from an old NASL team. So yes, they accomplished a hell of a lot more with a hell of a lot less.

Besides you should show some respect for the franchise that invented singing and tifo.

You're kidding right?

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Their thrid kit, the neon yellow one is not my favorite. But this is their kit line up.


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Our club on the other hand...well i doubt we will ever be inthe most desriable kit contest of the league anytime soon.

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It's not hate.
Chicago (who I dislike more than Seattle) won two cups in their first year with a completely new front office and stayed a contender for years. They had less deep-pocketed investors throwing money at the team and no fans brought over from an old NASL team. So yes, they accomplished a hell of a lot more with a hell of a lot less.


The hate comment wasn't directed at you, poor use of quote by me. I still disagree with your original point though. I just don't think Chicago had anywhere near the off-field impact Seattle had. Yes it was a better climate for Seattle to come into but the USL Seattle franchise wasn't exactly lighting up the league in terms of attendance. It's not just the impressive attendance, I just think Seattle has made themselves more relevant in their home city than most other teams in MLS.


You're kidding right?


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