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S2 at Tacoma and Emerald City Supporters are pleased to announce a resolution to the events surrounding the May 12th match in which the group's capo and drummer were ejected from the stadium. Starting Sunday, June 10, a new mutually agreed upon security protocol, including a designated supporter liaison, is now in effect for all upcoming matches to protect both organizations against similar issues in the future.

As a show of good faith by S2 and the Tacoma Rainiers leadership, all ECS members will receive free admission on Sunday, June 10, so bring your 2018 membership card! For current supporters with S2 season tickets, a quick stop at the customer service window before the match will secure a refund for Sunday's ticket price.

Come on out and support your S2 at Tacoma. Let’s Sounder Together.

S2, the Tallboys, the Sounders Reserves, whatever we've called them, ECS has been there and supported them for the past 10 years. So, the idea that this latest iteration of stewards at Cheney Stadium, who have exactly six matches under their belts, would now dictate how we support our club is a step beyond the absurd.

That's why on Sunday, June 10th, we will bring our support and we will treat this match like we do all competitive matches in which the Sounders play: a Must-Win. And the executive teams at the Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can choose to accept us as we are, as we have always presented ourselves. Our support for the Sounders is unwavering, and it is as it has always been, family friendly as fuck.

ECS members can follow along or learn more on this topic here

For the 100th all time Sounders vs Timbers match we wanted to remind everyone how Seattle feels about Portland, and always has. If you don’t get it yet, study up on the International maritime signal flags.

Here's a better angle to see the flags!

This small display includes a 400 sq ft ECS skull and 16 two poles. Let’s take a walk down memory lane of some of our other tifo displays against Portland.

It Takes a Sounder

Decades of Dominance

All In

Build a Bonfire

Cascadian Masters

The Rightful King

Tifo projects like this aren’t possible without the help of our volunteers and we’d love your help. For more information, check the tifo production box on our volunteer form!

Photo credit: Jeremiah Oshan / SounderAtHeart

The year was 1909, and Seattle was hosting the Alaska-Yukon Exposition. Along the shores of Lake Union, a 20-foot-tall sign was illuminated declaring “You’ll like Tacoma”. The City of Tacoma was enticing businessmen from around the world to live and do business in the City of Destiny.

Fast forward to 2018. Supporters from the South Sound got together to create a welcome message for our S2 boys as they transitioned from Tukwila to their new home in Tacoma. This tifo was unveiled on March 16, 2018 at the inaugural S2 match at Cheney Stadium in front of a full house. The boys went on to win the match against their rivals 2 to 1. 109 years later, the message still rings true, you’ll like Tacoma.

This display was painted over a weekend and used over 350 square feet of fabric and 7 gallons of paint.

S2 is back in action this Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm. Come down to Cheney Stadium and help push the Boys from Tacoma to victory, you'll like Tacoma too!

Photo credit: Max Aquino

Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, B.C.  — The representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver have jointly agreed that the results of the following regular season matches will count toward awarding of the Cascadia Cup in 2018:

  • Saturday, June 30th, Sounders v Timbers
  • Saturday, July 21st, Sounders v Whitecaps
  • Saturday, August 11th, Timbers v Whitecaps
  • Sunday, August 26th, Timbers v Sounders
  • Saturday, September 15th, Whitecaps v Sounders
  • Sunday, October 28th, Whitecaps v Timbers

As in past years, the Cascadia Cup rules and tiebreakers for these six matches are as follows:

  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw
  • The team with the most points after all six Cascadia Cup matches is the winner

Tiebreakers are, in order:

  1. Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams concerned
  4. Re-apply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied
  5. Greater goal difference in all cup matches
  6. Greater number of goals scored in all cup matches
  7. Smaller number of disciplinary points in all cup matches (yellow = 1 point, red = 2 points)

The result of the Sunday, May 13th match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will not be considered toward awarding the Cascadia Cup.

The Cascadia Cup Council regrets that Major League Soccer made this decision necessary by scheduling an unbalanced number of matches among the three teams. Supporters of all three Cascadia Cup teams prefer a balanced schedule going forward, meaning that making such determinations would not be required.

About the Cascadia Cup Council: The Cascadia Cup Council is a recognized not-for-profit entrusted with the management of the Cascadia Cup. The Council is made up of one representative from each of the three founding Cascadia Cup supporters groups. The current Cascadia Cup Council representatives are: Fernando Machicado - Timbers Army; Heather Satterberg - Emerald City Supporters; and Peter Czimmermann - Vancouver Southsiders.