Champions League: Chelsea wins it on PKs. And don't forget -- the Sounders would want me to tell you -- they'll be at CenturyLink Field on July 18.
Champions League: Drogba header equalizes for Chelsea in 89th minute. Headed to added time at 1-1.
Lineups: Sounders have tweeted this: GK Meredith, RB Johansson, CB Parke, CB Hurtado, LB Burch, RM Rosales, CM Alonso, CM Caskey, LM Fernandez, F Montero, F Johnson. ... Reserves: Weber, Cato, Estrada, Levesque, Ochoa, Rose, Scott.
Whitecaps have tweeted: Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Koffie, Davidson, Chiumiento; Le Toux, Mattocks, Salgado. ... Reserves: Knighton, Barbara, Camilo, Harvey, Hassli, Thorrington, Watson.
Champions League halftime: Bayern-Chelsea scoreless.
Saturday morning: BC Place was thoughtful enough to open the gates early enough for fans to make this one a double-header. They are watching the Champions League final on the big (really big) screens hanging above the pitch before settling in for the (local) main event: Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps at 2 p.m.
And while that worked out well for the fans, it poses a problem for Sounders coach Sigi Schmid -- who is naturally not only a fan of soccer, but of German soccer.
"We can't really see it, so I'm trying to record it, and I'm debating whether I want nobody to tell me the score," he said yesterday. "But the chances of being able to get all the way back to Seattle and not know the score are probably impossible. I noticed there was a TV in the coaches room, so maybe we'll see part of it."
It's a beautiful day in Vancouver, and the roof of BC Place is open. However, the upper deck is not opened -- as it will be for the Whitecaps return visit to CenturyLink on Aug. 18.
We'll also keep this blog post open at least to gametime, when it might be replaced by a running blog report/conversation during the game, which will be shown on KONG 6/16 in the Puget Sound area.