Be that as it may, Dallas had specific complaints about field conditions at the Starfire complex, whether it be the grass left long or the turf not watered down before the game, or the size of the field which is just barely fifa size, it really doesn't matter IMHO. Seattle refuses to play a road game in the open cup, I saw somewhere that over the three years they have won the oc, they have played two road games, both in Portland, both when the timbers were still in the USL. But given the Sounders performance on the road in the real playoffs, I can see why they are so adamant about having something they can show their hordes of hipster fanboys as a sign of progress. That being said, I look forward to beating Seattle this year, their fans are clowns and I think they made a huge mistake trading away two decent players for a washed up striker whose last team was 1st english division side Preston north end where he scored a grand total of 0 goals in 18 appearances. You better hope you guys get Mark Kadlicek as your referee again this year for our games, he helped you guys out alot last year against us.