Seattle Sounders vs Chelsea, Friendly: Open Thread

Chelsea kicks off its 2012 US summer tour with a friendly against Seattle Sounders tonight. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on ESPN2 beginning at 9:30pm ET (also shown live on

Playing their first match since the triumph of winning the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Final, Chelsea will hopefully give debuts to new signings Eden Hazard and Marko Marin. Plus, it’ll be a good opportunity to see if January transfer signing Kevin De Bruyne gets a run out for a Blues side that is expected to be very strong next season.

The last time these two teams played each other, in 2009, Chelsea won 2-0 in front of a capacity 69,000 crowd. I don’t expect tonight’s crowd to be as large, but it should be an entertaining game in front of a wonderful set of supporters.

Before, during and after tonight’s match, post your rants, raves, questions and observations about the game in the comments section below.


  1. gillyrosh July 18, 2012
  2. Matt July 18, 2012
  3. Alex Wolcott July 18, 2012
  4. Matt July 18, 2012
  5. gillyrosh July 18, 2012
  6. Dennis Murray July 19, 2012
    • The Gaffer July 19, 2012

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