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