Tonight's Sounders-Tijuana match was delayed about 20 minutes to allow fans trapped in terrible Seattle traffic to get to the game on time. Even at that, the stands were unusually empty at first kick, before filling in as the evening went along.
Afterward, Sounders players also sounded plenty aware of the traffic troubles, some from first-hand experience:
Cristian Roldan: "Funny story, I think (goalkeeper Stefan Frei) had to park around the Westin and ran down here. I was in traffic for 45 minutes."
Chad Barrett: "It’s kind of far away from August, but it was a break in our schedule, a chance for guys who haven’t gotten a lot of minutes to play in front of the fans at CenturyLink. Victor, I though a lot of them played really well. Kovar played really well. It was just a good opportunity. It was better than going out and practicing on Tuesday. Except for the traffic: the traffic was terrible."