Two days before starting the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series against Santos, Sounders coach Sigi Schmid says the CCL is the most prestigious cup the Sounders will play for this season.
"It's the most prestigious cup any MLS team competes for," he said. "MLS Cup is certainly an important championship. You always want to win your country's championship: as is Supporters Shield, as is the U.S. Open Cup. But if you can win the championship of your confederation, if you can be the champions of that group, if you can lay claim to the title that says, 'Hey, we're the best team from Canada all the way through Panama,' you know that's something that's pretty special and pretty unique."