The USA international will step out for his third Sounders appearance but his first at CenturyLink Field when Seattle meet Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers this weekend.
“Well, I knew about the experience and atmosphere playing a World Cup qualifier here. But yeah, Seattle wanted me the most, they made the biggest push for it, and I’m excited to be here,” he said.
“They get 40-plus thousand to each game. Look at the game this weekend: I think it’s 67-68,000. It’s huge here.
“It’s one of the top crowds in the world. I think its top 30, something like that. I’m excited about playing here and hopefully we can do something special.”