MLS Kicks Off Today: 2010 May Be the Best Season Ever

Major League Soccer's 15th season officially kicks off tonight when the Seattle Sounders face first year team the Philadelphia Union at Qwest Field in front of a capacity crowd of 35,500 screaming fans. Kickoff is at 9:30 PM ET and it'll be on ESPN 2.

Coached by Sigi Schmid, the Sounders were the darlings of the MLS last season as they advanced to the playoffs and had the best attendance and fan support that was noticeable by the entire league.

With excellent defense, they finished with a 12-7-11 record and were tied with the Houston Dynamo for first in goals allowed. Led by Freddie Ljungberg and Fredy Montero, this Sounders team has a balance of youth and experience capable of winning the MLS Cup this season.

For the Philadelphia Union, this is their inaugural season. Coached by veteran Peter Nowak, the Union will be faced with five young players transitioning and adapting to the level of MLS play. Drafting intelligently, the Union may have a cham...

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