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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Geared Up For a New Sounders Soccer Season

It was sunny yesterday when I posed for my new Facebook  photo.  We weren't so lucky today, game day.  But we made do.
 It was dry in the Link light rail riding into the city.
It was dry in the Starbucks next to the rail station where we got off to go to the stadium, and where we had lattes and goodies and played with our phones.
We had on enough rain gear to keep us dry as we walked to the stadium and watched the march to the match arrive.

 We usually participate, but I'm not ready for that kind of action yet this season.
And it was dry when we arrived at our new seat location on the covered third tier.
Where we looked down on where we used to sit.
When the pre-match ceremony began, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Seattle Sounders.


 The whole lower stadium went blue and green as the Emerald City Supporters deployed a huge tifo banner celebrating the club history.


 The rain made deployment tricky, so it took a while to reveal each layer, and the match was under way so the banner was hurriedly tucked away. Our Jill and Jake were part of the crew.




 We stayed nice and dry and comfortable through the first half and at half time we strolled the upper concourse with views of the rainy city.
The second half was tense, and it wasn't until the final minute of extra time that the Sounders scored, to take the victory over last year's champions, Sporting Kansas City.
We walked around on the lower concourse, staying dry as the crowds thinned out before making our way back to the light rail station. 
It was pretty steamy on the ride home with all of those wet, but happy, Sounders fans.

Today had been my target for being recovered enough to go to the opening match.  I handled it well.

Now we are already setting our clocks ahead an hour.  It has been a full day, and we won't mind missing that hour at all.

11 comments:

Kay said...

I love how you enjoy life, Linda! You brought the excitement of the Sounders to all of us. They may not have won, but I can see what fun it was. I'm also glad to see that your forehead is healing nicely. That's a relief.

DJan said...

You sure look good, Linda. You and Tom are such diehard fans. I especially like that picture with the green streamers in front. I'm sitting here in bed with my laptop after a full day yesterday, too. :-)

Red said...

What a colorful event. There was much more than a soccer game going on.

Lin Floyd said...

good to see you out and about plus staying dry! and your team won!!!

Lin Floyd said...

good to see you out and about plus staying dry! and your team won!!!

Alison said...

So glad you hit your milestone and made it into the city to see the match.

Tabor said...

I have never been a big sports fan, but I do like how happy this trip made you both and how brave and dedicated to endure that weather.

Olga said...

That is great. You look well (although I still see the remains of that bruise on your forehead). I know it meant a lot to be able to be there to support your Sounders.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so happy for you that your season has started. I am that way about baseball. I had no idea professional soccer in the states was 40 years old. Here's hoping you have a great season.
Seems like you have the perfect seats. Safe from the rain.

Henny Penny said...

Some of those pictures are breathtaking! You amaze me! I need some of your spunk and excitement! You seem to enjoy life to the fullest! I love the picture of you and your husband!

gigihawaii said...

Wow, you are a die hard fan, all right. I find it difficult to sit at our stadium, so I prefer to watch football on TV at home.