We're less than 48 hours away from the start of the 2009 MLS season and pretty much all the scuttlebutt stems around the addition of the Seattle Sounders FC as the league's 15th team ... well, aside from the status of that Beckham fellow.
The Sounders emerged from the USL team of the same name. The club is garnering major buzz -- by MLS standards, at least -- thanks to its Hollywood-based ownership of comedian/host Drew Carey and producer Joe Roth. The Sounders also inked marquee players in ex-Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg and ex-U.S. international 'keeper Kasey Keller, a Washington native. Oh yeah, Seattle has also sold close to 20,000 season tickets.