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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Soccer Season is Here!

The 2017 Major League Soccer season ended for the Seattle Sounders just a few months ago, in early December, when the Sounders played  Toronto for the MLS Cup. The Sounders lost that one, but did win the cup the year before, which qualified them to represent the the US as the top club in the country in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament. This is the region that includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Regions all over the world have tournaments where the top club from each nation competes, eventually ending in a club world cup. 

Anyway, last week the Sounders played Santa Tecla, the El Salvadorian top club, in El Salvador, and tonight was the second of the home and away matches. 

The score is an aggregate of the two matches, and the Sounders lost the first round 2-1, so they had some catching up to do.

Today was a beautiful day, sunny, dry, and the temps reached 50 by late in the afternoon. But when the sun goes down, it gets cold quickly. We bundled up in multiple layers to go to the stadium tonight. 
 Quite a few soccer fans made it out on a chilly work week night. The supporters group, ECS, presented an awesome overhead, "Climb Higher"
 The game was close, and scoreless at the half, but then the Sounders broke it open and won 4-0. They will move on to the quarter finals. We were comfy in our layers of warm clothes and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. 
 A full moon rose over the stadium as we made our way to the train. They say there might be an inch of snow in the morning. We'll see.
But we know that when we return to the stadium Sunday afternoon for the actual season opener, it will again be sunny and dry! Here we go, Sounders!


  1. Are you sure the Sounders don’t play year around? I can’t figure out when they’re not playing. They are lucky to have your family as fans.

  2. I realized I will miss your pretty little bird once you replace him. I'm glad to see him as your header for now, though. Congratulations to the Sounders for their incredible win. :-)

  3. The off season is very short.Obviously they've been training for the season opener.

  4. great to have good weather for your favorite sporting event...

  5. It may get relatively warm during the day but as you say, it sure cools off fast in the evening. I hadn't even realized it was the full moon tonight ( there's a light rain falling so no chance of seeing it ).

  6. You guys have so many interests that keep you active and living life to the fullest. You are among the very fortunate.

  7. Just the beginning of your fun season of soccer...enjoy! Hockey is coming to an end here we enjoy watching the games:)

  8. Hooray for the return of soccer season!

  9. Congratulations on the soccer win! That must have been so much fun!


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