Tomorrow, the Portland Timbers take on the Seattle Sounders in the second round of the US Open Cup. There is no deeper, more hateful, or hotly contested rivalry in American Soccer. These teams hate each other, and if the Sounders had fans, they'd hate us. As it is, they have customers, who are starting to get the message that this is a rivalry.

As of Monday there were only about 2,000 tickets still available. I cannot impress upon you all how awesome this game will be. We will win, we will smash, we will out sing, out play, out shout and out class any wanker that comes from Seattle, in a jersey or donning one of their 'rave green' scarves.