And yet, the game went elsewhere in 2009. And 2010. And 2011. And now apparently in 2012, as the Philadelphia Union has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow when the club is expected to announce that it will host this season's game.
Last season, I had spoken to GM Adrian Hanauer about the Sounders' eagerness to host one of these and it sounded like something that will happen eventually, but not a burning issue with the club.