Also going on is the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, in which the USA Men's National team has also advanced and they play again Sunday.
Saturday evening the Seattle Sounders finally had another home match after almost 6 weeks. They are missing many of their regular players, who are playing for their national teams in tournaments all over the world.
The Sounders pulled together a team of a lot of young players who have not seen much action in matches so far this year. Our opponent was a neighboring rival, Vancouver, B.C.
It was a beautiful summer evening, perfect for a soccer match.
June is Pride month, and this is Pride Week in Seattle, so there were rainbows.
And we got to sing "O Canada".
And of course our national anthem also.
and giant sparklers.
The Emerald City Supporters deployed a wonderful tifo.
The game was hotly contested and the tensions rose as we approached the 90 minutes plus eight minutes of extra time with no score. When the Sounders scored with less than two minutes to go, the roar that erupted from the crowd of 45,000 was glorious, surpassing any crowd reaction I have ever experienced.
With victory making our spirits soar, we faded away into the lingering light of the sunset,
eager to return again for the next home match.
But before then, we have USA Women and Men to cheer on.