Green is the color of the day at Qwest Field, between Celtic's traditional hoops jerseys and the Sounders' rave green.
The gates have just opened. The tarps are off of most upper deck seats, indicating a crowd of 50,000 or more. Many of the early arrivers are wearing the Celtic hoops jerseys. And there's a nice festive feel here, helped along by the band above: the Stout Pounders.