Similarly, folks in the Sounders organization kind of wondered aloud how many folk at Qwest Field tonight will sing, sing, sing for the road team when Monterry of Mexico shows up for the 7 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League match.
As of yesterday, about 18,000 tickets had been sold, meaning this crowd will top the Metapan crowd, but won't approach the numbers of a normal MLS match.
Here are a few Sounders speculations about how home-pitch advantage might change tonight:
Kasey Keller: "No idea. I doubt it (will be pro-Monterrey). I just couldn’t see our fans getting outnumbered by anybody, I just don’t see that possible. If Barcelona can’t do it, and Chelsea can’t do it, then I don’t see Monterrey doing it. We’ll have great support as always."
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David Estrada: "I feel like our fans, at home the Sounders will still have their following. But I feel like (Monterrey) will have a decent crowd just because there’s a nice Mexican-American population around here."
Adrian Hanauer: "I think there will be more (supporters of the visiting team). I think it will be dramatically a Sounders home game, but I hope there are a few Monterrey fans. But what I hope most is that over the course of the game they turn into Sounders fans."