The CenturyLink Field fixture will mark veteran goalkeeper Kasey Kellerâ€™s last home match for the club and Schmid says the expected crowd of more than 59,000 will provide a great backdrop for the end of an outstanding career for the ex-Fulham and Tottenham man.
"I think it's a great reflection of our fans' understanding what's happening and what's going on,â€ť he told The Seattle Times.
â€śIf you don't have a ticket yet, you need to get one because it's going to be a special event. You don't always get to see someone's last regular-season game. To see someone who has been a premier U.S. goalkeeper, who's played in World Cups as he has, you don't often get that opportunity.
â€śFrom that standpoint, you want to be there, you want to be part of the event.
â€śI think it's a reflection that our fans have committed themselves to coming out and honoring Kasey. It's well deserved."