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Emerald City Supporters - Match Previews

  • DONATING TICKETS TO THE FRIENDLY

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    The Emerald City Supporters will not be supporting the “Friendly” on Tuesday, July 5th. All game day operations divisions including tifo crews, capos, drummers, and security personnel have the day off. There will be no color posted, no capo stands installed, and no amplification provided.

    The ECS organization is itself a season ticket holder, and we make 50 tickets available for purchase to our members for each home match. As an organization, we have elected to donate those 50 tickets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

    If any ECS member wishes to donate their tickets to the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, you may do so by emailing your tickets to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In order to give them enough time to organize a user for your tickets, please email them before Thursday, June 30. The organization has asked that any member who is interested in donating tickets to download the PDF and email them to the above address. 

    This is not a protest. The Emerald City Supporters have always been vocal about our disapproval of friendlies during an already congested schedule. Since the club insists on fielding a squad, we hope these donated tickets may inspire a youngster in the Brougham End to become our next DeAndre Yedlin.

     

  • Match Preview: SSFC @ DCU 6/1/16

    Onward to (the other) Washington we march, ECS! 

    Wednesday, we find our club at RFK stadium for our only regular season meeting with D.C. United. While we showed support for the D.C. supporters plight earlier this year, during this match our passion will be for the our crest alone.

    Recently, our group has talked about and demonstrated its pride for our club and now, I want to challenge you to something for this away match. SING!!!! 

    If you are traveling to D.C., you will be heard. I have no doubts about this. I invite those not able to join with us to find another supporter or 50 and sing throughout this match. This means you, crew at Kraken Congee! Create an away section wherever you are. Make your viewing party feel like a bus trip before the keg has been finished and the videos start to be Tweeted. Our songs and chants are the pride and sweat of many and they shall be sung by our many voices. 

    We know that our boys can hear our support and that they can feel our unwavering commitment to them. So gather with your pogo neighbors whether at home or wherever ECS gathers and sing our songs. While we may all not originally be Seattle's Own, we are all ECS and we will be heard. 

    So sing up ECS!

  • Match Preview: SSFC @ SJ Quakes 9/10/16

    It's true. Saturday's match in San Jose is an important one when it comes to the Sounders' chances of making the playoffs this season. Just a couple months ago, the basement of the standings was more of a good bet for us.

    Since then, we've had a bunch of ups and a couple of downs. Mostly ups, thankfully. Our newest designated player, Nico Lodeiro, was named player of the month for August. The boys beat Portland at home. Román Torres is back. However, Clint Dempsey is on the shelf with a heart condition, and the boys dropped points in Portland two weeks ago.

    It's safe to say that a rested team with the bulk of its firepower back in action shows promise, though. It's also safe to say that the group of travelers heading to San Jose don't need a massive bar or a Shirt Free Zone to be tempted into going to a soccer match. They're there for one thing - to support the Sounders.

    For the Quakes, this match is just as critical. While they currently hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the West, they stand just one point ahead of Seattle after 26 matches played. Both clubs will be looking to gain ground on (or catch up to) Vancouver and Portland, who have played 28 matches to date, as the regular season comes to a close.

    Forget what the "experts" say for a moment. Forget what the Sounders looked like two or three months ago. Focus on the here and now, the fact that the club has turned a major corner since Brian Schmetzer took the helm, and the fact that we still don't care about the Heritage Cup, but will gladly take it away from San Jose.

    On Saturday evening, you could be in San Jose, might have footgolf-worn feet, or a belly full of tacos from the BarraQ you just attended, but one thing will be for certain. You'll be supporting the boys from wherever you stand, sit or recline (we heard you ate too many tacos!). Do what you do best, ECS, wherever you are.

    Up the Sounders!

    Up the ECS!

  • Match Preview: SSFC @ TFC 7/2/16

    What a weird week so far.

    Saturday featured an extremely annoyed captain Brad Evans taking his teammates to task both on and off the field. Tuesday featured a monster performance from goalkeeper Tyler Miller to push the Sounders one more round forward in this year's US Open Cup.

    So now, the boys travel to Toronto to face a depleted squad that will be without Michael Bradley, Will Johnson, Jozy Altidore and Clint Irwin. Will we see a pissed off, motivated club reeling from a home loss or more of the same? Do the captain's words take hold on the players and make this past week the "moment" from which the season rebounds? We'll know on Saturday evening.

    As supporters, we find ourselves in a constant state of anguish and ecstasy, and this week is a perfect example of what that feels like. Chants of "we're gonna win the US Open Cup" fill the stands after a victory just as often as our opinions about Frank Lampard's limbs did on Saturday. That's why it was almost perfect that "Pride" was the theme of Saturday's match, result aside. Win or lose, we do what we do for the pride we have in our club, each other, and our fair city.

    We'll express that pride again this weekend, as 33 travelers make their way to BMO Field to support the Sounders. As many others will at Hellbent, the Jolly Roger, Danny Coyle's, the Berliner and dozens of other pubs to watch the on Saturday. 

    We take this seriously, win or lose. It's what we do. Let's bring three points home this weekend.