"We want to make this a fortress and today was the first step in that direction. This is going to be a place in MLS where teams are going to have to think twice about coming in here to play. It has atmosphere, it's loud, I told Brad Evans after game we have to start working on hand signals because 'I can't hear a thing you're saying, coach.' I've never had a player say that to me in any MLS stadium."
-- Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidafter his team made its MLS debut with a 3-0 win over New York before a crowd 32,523 at Qwest Field.