MLS opener is tonight

The 2009 MLS season kicks off tonight in Seattle with the expansion Sounders hosting the New York Red Bulls. The match begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2. How many of you are ecstatic that another soccer-crazed market is joining MLS?

My prediction tonight is a 1-1 score, a match that will no doubt be sloppy but absolutely thrilling for the fans. For all you Real Salt Lake fans, think back to RSL’s first-ever home match back in 2005 when Brian Dunseth head home the winner in the final 10 minutes. That match was by no means well played, but the atmosphere at Rice-Eccles Stadium was electric.

What are your expectations for tonight’s game?

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