Well that was a great weekend in Seattle!
The Friday night at Fado's was quite the party. Saturday morning felt like London before a game and the atmosphere at the stadium was excellent.
We played well in the first half, showing some classy touches with two well worked goals. The second half was less impressive, with many changes and a second-string attack.
It was wonderful to see so many blue shirts in the crowd. I'd guess about 20% of the 65,000 crowd and our 100 or so Vancouver section made quite an impact too.
I think we were all very impressed with the set-up at the Sounders club, and with their fans. It felt "real" rather than the over-hyped "showbiz" stuff that the States has had for footy in the past. I think the Whitecaps have a great model in Seattle to learn from.
Who knows, one day we might see our beloved Blues in Vancouver again (yes, Chelsea did visit in the early 1990s).
Here are some photos, including Alistair Browne, my kids and yours' truly meeting the players on Saturday night. I am still coming-down after meeting Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole. They took time to chat with us and made an effort for the kids to be photographed with them.
Thank you to all the Vancouver Chelsea fans who made the trip.