Sounders Soldout Again; Good Golly, You’ll Have to Listen to Calabro

If you don’t have tickets to Seattle’s home soccer game against Real Salt Lake, forget it.  It’s soldout.

The Sounders announced Friday morning that all tickets have been sold for the 7:30 p.m. Major League Soccer match at Qwest Field.You can watch it live on Kong TV (Ch. 6 or 16) or listen to it on KIRO 710 AM. Kevin Calabro, the former voice of the SuperSonics, will call the action on the simulcast. He’ll be joined in the booth by Greg Vanney, who played at UCLA and with the LA Galaxy.

Don’t expect to hear any “Good Golly Miss Molly” or “Magic Carpet Ride” calls Callabro was famous for.

Calabro, in an interview before the Sounders’ opener,  told Greg Johns of the Seattle P-I he doesn’t want to get in the way of the game.

“I’ll leave all the old basketball stuff out,” he said. “I want to do service to the soccer and not sully it up with basketball terms. I’ll keep this as simple as I can and as true to the soccer language as I possibly can. And believe me, they definitely have their own terms. I’m sure I’ll kick a few here or there early on, but hopefully I can be descriptive enough.”

Did anybody listen to the opener on KIRO? I’m curious as to how soccer afficianados reacted to Calabro’s call of the game?

The Sounders played before a soldout crowd of 32,523 in its opener against New York. Apparently, not as many seats were made available for the Real (as opposed to Fake?) Salt Lake match.

Next home game is April 11 aganst Kansas City. If you want to join the crowd, you probably shouldn’t wait until the last minute. Call 1-877-MLS-GOAL or go to for ticket information.

3 thoughts on “Sounders Soldout Again; Good Golly, You’ll Have to Listen to Calabro

  1. selling 27,000 tickets to a 72,000 seat venue is hardly a sell out.

    Their deceptive marketing is really turning me off from what is probably a solid product.

  2. In deference to the great Bill Schonely, Bingo, Bango, Bongo. Couldn’t resist. Which reminds me, Craig P, 20,500 is a sell out in the Rose Garden. I guess it’s all relative.

  3. Stark – Are you really confused about Salt Lake’s nickname, or was that a lame attempt at trash talk?

    Craig P – This isn’t the NFL. 72,000 seats were not available for purchase. To make available 27,000 and then call it a sellout when you’ve sold them all is not deceptive. And 27k is not shabby at all for an MLS match!

    Congratulations, Seattle. Your city is the envy of soccer fans across America. That said, I’m looking forward to this match tomorrow. Long live Real Salt Lake!

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