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There is no way around it, the first half of this season has been dark. We were dismissed from Champions League. We were bounced out of the US Open Cup by a minor league team. We spent much of the time looking up at the Western Conference from the bottom of the table. We lost to Portland twice, including at home. We’ve watched injuries and red cards tear apart the lineup. The team has struggled for goals, and points, and our position on the table is bleak.

But now the boys are returning home, with 5 points from a 3 match road trip. Gustav and Roman are back with the team after representing their nations at the world cup. Nico and Victor are healthy and starting to click. We’ve signed one of the best goal scorers in Liga MX.

We support a powerful club, a powerful team, a powerful group of individuals. Their power is turning what has been dark times in Seattle and dawn is upon us.

This 5000 square foot curtain was produced in just a few days by our ECS tifo production team. We always need more volunteers to help make projects like this happen, find out how you can get involvedhere!

Photo credit: Max Aquino

Always Seattle

No matter which Sounders are on the field, the opponent we face, or where we’re at in the standings, we support and play for our city, our club, our crest.

Always Seattle.

This display is 6,000 sq. ft. and was sewn, drawn, and painted during more than 600 hours of work by our volunteers.

These displays don‘t happen without the amazing commitment of our members. Join us for the next one! Sign up to receive more information here.

Photo Credit: Max Aquino

The World Cup is always a great reminder that soccer by any name is the one sport in the world that belongs to everyone, and there is a real unity in the love we have for the beautiful game. It brings together strangers and friends, neighbors and classmates, coworkers and families.

And yet, at times we are reminded that it can also be a force for exclusion. Players who feel they have to retire rather than live honestly amongst their fellow players and fans. Slurs hurled from the stands as chants. Hostile hosting cities. This violence keeps some of us out. It prevents everyone from being able to exalt in the joy and the solidarity of heartbreak we have for our club, our crest, and our community.

In that spirit, it is up to all of us to be a constant voice of support not just for our players but equally for each other.

To our lesbian, gay, bi, pan, trans, queer, non-binary, non-conforming, and definition-defying sisters, brothers, and siblings —

You are Sounders. You belong on the pitch. You belong in the stands. You belong here.

*This display consists of 1,195 cards, three crests totaling 5,000 sq. ft of overhead, a 1,000 sq. ft. text banner, and a lot of love. Happy Pride, y’all.

Displays like this aren’t possible without the help of our volunteers, and we would love to have your help. Sign up to receive information on the next opportunity by checking the tifo production box on our volunteer form!

Photo Credit: Max Aquino

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