We are Sounders fans.
We are season ticket holders and go to all of the home matches. We march and we sing and we chant. We sit on the edge of our seats feeling the tension and waiting, waiting for that goal, for a Sounders goal, and when it happens we erupt in a roar of cheers along with the rest of the 40,00 fanatics around us.
During the season, from March to November, our hall tree looks like this.
But, alas, yesterday the Sounders season came to an end, not easily, but finally, after 90 minutes of regulation play, plus 30 minutes of overtime, plus a shoot out. It left the Seattle side drained, including all of us fans watching on TVs all over the region, and the Dallas players and fans exuberant to be moving on in the playoffs.
Now it's Monday morning, time to move on. It's dreary and raining non-stop again, depressing. And it is with sadness that I pack up our supporter gear and stow it away for this season.
Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow. I know we'll be back in March, supporting Sounders, wearing gear.