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Onward! - Shuffle up and deal, Joey

Ben Knight

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You're right and you're wrong, Ben. I've been scouting the Seattle papers, fan sites and blogs regarding the Sounders in the weeks leading up to the first game, and one of the things that many people from outside the Pacific north-west don't understand is the strange regional rivalry (especially in soccer matters) amongst Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

IMHO, I think that Gerber took a look at the situation and figured that if they wanted to develop a regional rivalry (and right now there doesn't appear to be the kind of intense rivalry amongst teams in the MLS), teams in Vancouver and Portland, along with Seattle, was the way to go. Once Vancouver's bid topped out, Portland was inevitable.

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