For those who didn't read all the way down in the Vancouver Sun story linked in the post below, it ends with this little shot across the Sounders' bow:
Vancouver Southsiders president John Knox said the Whitecaps supporters club has grown from about 40 paid members to 100 paid members in the past few months. He said Seattle had 50 or 60 paid supporters club members before it joined MLS but now that number has grown to more than 1,800.
“I see no reason why we can’t outdo Seattle,” he said. “We’ve always been a better [soccer] market than them.”
The story also includes these Vancouver promises for game presentation:
Lenarduzzi emphatically denied a rumour the Whitecaps will play all their MLS games next season at Empire Field, insisting the team fully expects to shift to a renovated BC Place sometime next summer.
He also stressed the Caps — who will share the venues with the B.C. Lions — will never play on a field with CFL markings.
“It undermines the product and will never happen here,” Lenarduzzi said.