MLS Commissioner Don Garber took in games today at Vancouver and Seattle.
First he watched the Whitecaps take on Toronto FC where he said that one aim of MLS was to secure World Cup qualification for Canada.
He also said that a 4th MLS franchise in the country was unlikely.
In Seattle, he watched the Sounders home opener versus Montreal Impact.
He addressed the media at half time covering such issues as the Cascadia Cup Trademark row, expansion, his respect for Joey Saputo and making the league among the world’s top 10.
But he mostly fielded questions about the Trademark row where he said the words “it’s their trademark,” refering to Cascadian supporters but refused to promise to cease contesting its ownership when pressed.
He admitted he was surprised by the strength of the original backlash when the story broke.