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Keller reminds there's room for football and futbol

A lot of people -- myself included -- thought it was kind of cool that the soccer match drew the bigger crowd. But Keller reminds that there's no reason liking one should mean not liking the other.

"Well, I had a lot of friends that went to both games, and that just shows you the way that sports are perceived here in Seattle and the U.S.," he said. "I'm a fan of football. I watched college football today in my preparation for the game. I also watched a bit of the Chelsea game this morning as well. That's just the way we are. We understand that there's a lot competition in this

country, and I'm one of those guys that enjoys that. There's no reason why we can't have our own little piece of the pie -- and actually a lot bigger piece because the sport's growing and growing. And I'm just proud to have been able to be a part of it from the beginning, and now I'm more than happy to go to a football game one day, go to a soccer game the next day, go to a baseball game, go to a basketball game. That's called being American."