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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It's Soccer Season Again!

While the new Major League Soccer season doesn't officially start until March 6th, our Sounders and a few other teams are playing in an international tournament. 

Tuesday night the Sounders hosted Club America, Mexico's top club, at Century Link Field. Naturally, we were there.  Over 42,000 fans attended, many of them rooting for the Mexican club. It was a vibrant atmosphere. 

This was the view of the city as we arrived via the Link light rail.
 By the time we arrived at Pioneer Square Station and strolled a bit, it was time to form up for the march to the match.  It felt good join in the singing and chanting again. 

The weather was dry and mild, good for eating our stadium food dinner out on the concourse on the upper level. Hot Ivar's clam chowder hit the spot. 
 Gradually the stadium filled with fans and the Emerald City Supporters had a nice little tifo display for the occasion.  
 It was an exciting match with the Sounders scoring first and the visitors answering each time for a final score of 2-2. The second leg of the quarterfinal will be next week in Mexico City. We'll have to watch that one on TV. 

I love the view of the city as we walk down the ramp from the top of the stadium. The stadium is reflected in the mirror-like windows of a new condominium. 

 We traveled home under an almost full moon in an almost clear sky. 
It was a good start to what will be a long, and hopefully fun, season. 

13 comments:

  1. That sounds like s splendid evening. I can sense your excitement. I look forward to reading about your family enjoying your beloved Sounders.

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  2. An awesome evening followed by that moon which was just barely past full.

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  3. I saw that same moon here in Hawaii. Lol. Enjoy the soccer season.

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  4. Good luck for a successful season of soccer.

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  5. You did catch the atmosphere perfectly.

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  6. looks like fun...spring is coming!

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  7. Baseball and soccer have similar seasons and like you I am salivating for it to START. Wishing your Sounders a wonderful season.

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  8. Quite a wonderful night out and a great bright moon!

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  9. I am hoping that the Sounders have a great season, for one reason only: to make my friend Linda happy! :-)

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  10. I hope the Sounders have a great season!

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  11. Wishing you and the Sounders and you a great season! How do you find the time to do it all?

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  12. Sounds fun. I've never attended a professional soccer game. I always loved to watch my son play when he was young - but what parent doesn't. I know we have a professional team here in town. I need to check it out.

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  13. I'm not a soccer fan or a sports fan, but every time I see your sports posts, it gets me excited too. Have a terrific season.

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