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Soccer Celebration has begun in Seattle

And they aren't just Puget Sound fans. I bumped into folks who traveled from Utah and L.A. and saw lots of soccer jerseys, including the Vancouver Whitecaps. I even saw a brave soul wearing the unmistakable orange of the Houston Dynamo. I asked him if any fans have given his grief, since it was his team that bounced the Sounders from the playoffs. His answer: "Not yet."

The blogging plan for today is some pregame news and color, then running blog through the game, with notes and quotes after. Also, if I get any update on Sigi Schmid, you know I'll pass it along.