Seattle Sounders' GM Adrian Hanauer and an ownership conglomerate are ready for another MLS expansion bid. Front office sources of the current A-League side say Hanauer "has done all that he can do" to impress MLS brass. Also adding "all of the money is in place to make it happen." The source does say that MLS has put expansion on the "back burner" until the two new clubs are established. This, says the source, is frustrating for the Sounders group, who would love an "early announcement" of the next round of expansion choices. An early announcement would allow the current Sounders to market towards MLS while playing in the A-League in 2005. The current Seattle A-League club is proceeding in the dark about MLS's wishes or even preferences for the next round of expansion. "I wish they would make an announcement about Seattle in early 2005," the source added. "But for now it looks like we have to put Seattle MLS on the side and continue running and getting the word out about the A-League Sounders." The Sounders are in the middle of a season ticket renewal drive for the 2005 A-League season. "Everyone who renews their tickets asks the same thing," said the source: "What's up with MLS in Seattle?"