Seattle sells out Aug. 25 match vs. rival Portland

Clint Dempsey’s likely home debut for the Seattle Sounders could
be played in front of one of the largest crowds in team

The Sounders announced Tuesday that their Aug. 25 match versus
rival Portland had sold out and that the club would be opening 400
bleacher seats plus offering standing room only tickets for the
first time in club history for an MLS match.

The Sounders say more than 6,000 tickets were sold after
Dempsey’s signing was announced Saturday. Dempsey could make his
debut for Seattle on Saturday at Toronto, but he sat out training
on Tuesday with an illness.

Seattle had led MLS in attendance each of its first four
seasons. The Sounders drew 66,452 last season when they hosted