New York Red Bull star Juan Pablo Angel admits he doesn't know what to expect from Seattle Sounders in tonight's MLS kickoff. "We're excited, especially with last year, reaching the MLS Cup final for the first time in this franchise's history. So this year is going to be a very important year for us,'' said captain Angel, well aware of the sellout crowd of 32,500 waiting for them at Qwest Field.

"The expectations are very high. We heard the stadium might be sold out Thursday night, and there's nothing better than that, playing in front of a full house and opening up the season.''