However it turns out, today is already guaranteed to be one of the bigger days in the Major League Soccer history of Seattle Sounders FC.
- They can clinch an 8th-straight playoff appearance with a win.
- They are saying farewell to Zach Scott, a blue collar servant of one club over two leagues and more than a decade.
- They are hosting fan appreciation day.
- They are wrapping up an amazing stretch in which *interim* Head Coach Brian Schmetzer, a Seattle native and former Sounder (NASL) player has guided them from the depths of despair to the edge of the playoffs.
- The match is a full-stadium affair at the Clink, nationally televised at 1 PM on ESPN.