That figure already assures that the crowd will be the largest for any MLS game this season -- or anytime since 2007. The San Jose game was part of a three-game ticket package that included the friendly against Manchester United. The other game in that package -- the June 23 game against New York -- drew 46,065. This game apparently is building on that at least in part because of fan-appreciation promotions and also because of a postgame ceremony marking the final regular-season home game for goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
"I’m just humbled and honored that the response has been what it’s been," Keller said. "By no means am I taking all the credit. We’ve put a good team together, we’ve done a lot of good things this year in multiple competitions, and it just so happens to be my last game. But there are a lot of people who are coming out just to support this franchise and what this team has done all season. I’m just happy to be a part of it."
Tickets are available at www.SoundersFC.com, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and the CenturyLink Field Box office.