October 8, 2012

Thanks to my wonderful wife for two tickets to the Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers soccer match-up for our anniversary. The Sounders (our MLS team) have been setting attendance records for a few years, and last night they set a new record – drawing a huge 66,000 fans to a regular season match-up for a regional rivalry. The Timbers fans were out in force as well, and the crowd energy was really high – standing, jumping, chants, streamers, drum section, more.

The ubiquitous Sounders FC scarves – an awesome fan piece that you see all over Seattle when the team plays. The team was handing out the Sounders gloves to fans this night too, making for a pretty complete sea of green and blue.

Green streamers launched from the upper deck of the Hawk’s Nest. Packed crowd, awesome night.

The Sounders went up pretty comfortably in the first half, and held off a few late pushes by the Timbers for a 3-0 win. On a crisp fall evening in Seattle, it was a pretty awesome sight.

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