A few notes from a Sounders fan: March to the Match: You guys totally owned it from Occidental Park! It was a blast to walk with you and join in your chants. Well done! Oh, and we witheld the usual Sounders flags, chants, songs, smoke, etc out of respect for you. I hope you appreciated that. Booing the Galaxy Supporters: Yeah, a smattering I guess. Not classy on our part. Their "march" actually came from the South and it was tiny compared to yours. And they were not friendly or inclusive. Sounders chant: that was to honor the Sounders, for crying out loud. OF COURSE our team marched out for honors - well before the game, and not in uniform. You would have the decency to do the same, had you ended your season on the road and had a chance for one last well-wishing goodbye! RSL Chants: Your stuff includes some that we use, and some good simple stuff that was easy for folks to pick up. Folks I saw that leaned your way tried to get a bit of cheering on, it definitely helped to loosen up the RSL fans mixed in our section. But mostly your superior traveling support carried the day. RSL Drums: You were drowning yourelves out. What is up with that? Somebody tell your drum corps they are there to support the RSL Supporters, not vice versa. Golden Scarf Girls carrying in the MLS Cup: Those are NOT cheerleaders, they present all awards of honor at XBox Pitch, including presentation of the Golden Scarf before each Sounders match. Don't mess with the Golden Scarf Girls, capisce? RSL Banner: Thank the gods you guys brought one. Looked good covering all of 203. Did you have anything up in 338? Couldn't see from the west seats, and nothing on the jumbo screens. Galaxy has one big flag, is that all they brought?? The game-play: Well-played, etc etc, whatever. Too much bunker-ball. Looked like you were playing for PK's after you tied it 1-1. Where were those all-out counterstrikes you pulled on us this year? The PK's: It was a relief to see Real Salt Lake put every shot on frame. With Ricketts out, that's the no-brainer approach. I was glad to see Becks put his on frame and disappointed to see Donovan miss. Would have been nice to see if Rimando could have saved off Landon, in the Season-MVP vs Postseason-MVP showdown. The ECS crowd lost their resolve to stay neutral in PK's, they were definitely offering more distraction whenever Galaxy was kicking. Celebration: Great to see the team go over to 104 and greet the fans at the rail. It was the opposite side from the presentation, but by far the best place to actually touch the fans. Too bad we didn't seem to have a way to get the 300-level crowd down to field level for the presentation - all our security planning was based on the possibility Chicago could get in, and that Section 8 would bring the WTO Riot Crew again from another local community. And once we plan for a worst-case scenario, we don't really know how to back off. Painting the town Cobalt: You guys really showed up, and made our place yours. Well done, from start to finish. Well worth the effort and expense for most all, I'm sure. Moments like these are a joy! And a sincere thank you from an appreciative host.