Since news has been kind of slow around here lately, here is a good cause you can support. Rumor has it that Seattle will be the next entrant into the league after San Jose. As of now it is undetermined as to what the team will be called. I have heard rumors that the Sounder brand would be continued, I have heard there will be a name the team contest, and current Seattle Sounder owner Adrian Hanauer had told me in an e-mail back in August that it has not been decided. Many Sounder fans of course want to continue a tradition that dates back to 1974, the same year the San Jose Earthquakes entered the NASL. The current Sounder connection to their past is even greater than San Jose's is to the Earthquakes. They have retained the Sounder blue and green colors and still use the original NASL era Sounder logo. Owner Adrian Hanauer was a big fan of the NASL Sounders as a kid. Current coach Brian Schmetzer played for the NASL Sounders. No professional soccer team operating in the US at this time has carried a name longer than the Sounders. Sounder fans have started a website where you can sign an online petition in support of the Sounder tradition. I know that these types of petitions don't carry any weight, but, a good response can inspire Sounder fans to continue their efforts. http://www.saveoursounders.com/ The current Sounder franchise supplied the Earthquakes with players such as Brian Ching and Craig Waibel, to name a couple. Help keep soccer tradition in this country alive by supporting the Seattle Sounders brand.