Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Borrowed The Cup

Last night the Sounders played again, this time at home in Seattle. It was a late start, 8:00 Wednesday night game, not great for a school night/work night, but still just under 40,000 fans were there. 

We were there too, of course. As we lined up for the March to the Match in Occidental Park, the Emerald City Supporter leaders brought the Cascadia Cup that the Sounders had won in Vancouver for the 2018 season.

I decided I needed to hold it. I gave Tom my phone and walked up, tapped the guy on the shoulder and held out my hands for the trophy. 
I think you can see that they thought it was pretty cool. I thought so too. 

The game itself was intense. We were playing Philadelphia, a strong team from the eastern conference. As we near the end of the season, every match matters for teams trying to make the playoffs. The Sounders have been on a run, winning the last nine matches in a row. 
Alas, Philadelphia scored in extra time at the very end of the match, to bring our hopes and our win streak crashing down.

I know many of you are not sports fans, but most of you are passionate about something, so you understand disappointment. But all good things must come to an end, and the playoffs are still a real possibility. 

We march on!


  1. I can imagine your excitement. I remember when the Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl they brought the trophy around to small towns like ours. We didn't get to hold it but had our picture taken with it. It added to the excitement.

  2. Nice picture of you holding the trophy! Sorry about the loss, though.

  3. you are certainly loyal fans through rain and losses-nice to win now and then!

  4. Sorry about the loss but I love the picture of you borrowing the winning cup!

  5. Passions are needed. Keep on cheering the Sounders.

  6. That was so cool that they kind of let you hole the cup. That you made the playoffs is amazing. My baseball team is fighting to get first round draft pick for having the worst record. I still love them.

  7. I love that photo of you and the cup. What a wonderful memory.


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