Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hope Solo signs with Women Sounders. Wait.... Whaaaat??

Tukwila, WA
Here at the Apple we might consider ourselves sports fans. We like the Mariners, the Rainiers, the Seahawks, and of course our favorite, the Storm who as of tonight just advanced to the next round of the playoffs! (Just kidding about the playoffs, but you wouldn't know) So when the news broke today about the US star goal keeper coming to play with the womens Sounders team, my immediate reaction was, I have to look this up on the internet. And sure enough, there is not only a womens soccer team, but there is an entire league!

Now I know you must be eager to learn more about all this, so I did some research to save you some time and posted some frequently asked questions below.

W-Sounders FAQ
1. Are the rules in the W-league the same rules as in the MLS?
A) No. There is no scoring in the W-league. This was always sort of an "unwritten" rule, but as of this season the refs will be watching out for it.

2. My friends and I suffer from "Cold Neck" so we must wear scarves to sporting events. Will we still fit in at a W-Sounders game?
A) No. Although the W-Sounders sympathize with victims of Cold Neck Syndrome or CNS, they would prefer to let the stadium be more of a home for those with Ankle Freeze and who are forced to wear leg warmers to the match.

3. I am really excited for the season. When does the schedule come out?
A) The coaches and the players parents will have a meeting next week to determine the best time slots for everyone. The schedule should come out soon after that.

4. I have heard drums and singing at the MLS Sounders game. Can I expect that here too?
A) No. The drums and the singing you heard was an idea the fans had to give them something to do during the game. The W-Sounders encourage you to bring a Kindle.

1 comment:

  1. What is a "Sounder" anyway? Wouldn't it make more sense if they were called the "Puget Sounders?"

    The "Sounder" is the train that makes we wait anytime I need to get anywhere in Sodo. I don't have any pride in that train...I hate it! It makes me so mad! Always choo-chooing and chug-a-chug-chugging! Quit blocking my way Sounder train.