In 2012, the ECS was introduced to a new name which many of us couldn't (and still can’t) pronounce. We watched YouTube clips and hoped that this man could fill the void of a departing player. We learned his nickname and were concerned that he could live up to the legend.
At the end of 2012, with 21 regular season games, he conceded only 15 goals for a 0.73 GAA, the third lowest in MLS history.
That man is Michael Gspurning.
Apart from being a beast in goal, earning the nickname Cerberus, he has become a fan favorite by being an all around nice guy and truly embracing what is means to be a Sounder.
That’s why at the end of 2012, ECS members voted Michael Gspurning the 2012 Jon Glyer Memorial ECS Player of the Year.
Please join us on March 8th as the ECS present Michael with his Award at Atlantic Crossing.
About the ECS Monthly Happy Hours
Many have asked, “What's the best way to get involved in ECS and really get to know the members?” Match day is usually the worst time as most of us are busy fulfilling differing roles for ECS operations (tifo, capo, street team, etc.). That is why we have created the monthly happy hours for people to come out when most of our members are really able to relax and have a drink away from the chaos. Everyone is invited to join whether you are an ECS member or not!
We encourage anyone who wants to meet new people, find out how you can get more involved, or just have a pint with friends to join us. This is the perfect opportunity to really get to know some of the leadership and other members in a very casual environment, as well as let them get to know you. Feel free to come by yourself or with other friends who might be interested in the ECS and Sounders. The happy hours will rotate every month
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