Two parts happy, one big part sad.
Happy: The MLS Cup Champion Sounders take the field today to begin their title defense. It’s regular season MLS time!
Happy: Now that the Sounders won the MLS Cup I can argue that the Supporters’ Shield winner is the real champion of a given season without sounding like a bitter homer.
Sad: I’m away from Seattle as the Sounders season begins. From season tickets to nearly 3000 miles away is a sad trade.