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Spring 2017 Pub League Begins This Weekend

"Soccer for All" is more than just about ticket prices. It's also a mentality which firmly believes that soccer needs to be available to people to play, regardless of age, body type, gender, or skill level. ECS Pub League embraces this concept.
 
The league, currently entering its tenth season, originally started to in 2012 with around 40 people, and has grown into a league of over 120 players spanning two divisions and eight teams. The Championship (Lower) division is designed for beginners and promotes the idea that an adult who has never touched a soccer ball can learn the game in an environment which promotes development, team play, and fun over results. The Premier (Upper) division is designed for players who are ready to take the next step and embrace a more competitive environment but are not quite ready to make the jump to ECS FC's GSSL or indoor teams. The games are played Saturday mornings at the Rainier Boys and Girls Club in the Rainier Valley, and the spring season kicks off on Saturday, April 1 at 11AM.
 
ECS Premier (Upper Division)

Premier Jerseys

Meeseeks FC - Sponsored by Flatstick Pub, coached by Bart Leslie and Ben Fox
Scum and Villainy - Sponsored by Hellbent Brewing, coached by Nicholaus Biela and Tom Biro
Inter Redonk - Sponsored by #WeAreKyle, coached by Kyle Gassler and Shane Porcincula
Benchwarmers United - Sponsored by ErnieCorp, coached by Anton and Andrew Erne

2016 Fall Champions: Die-Hoff Mannschaft

ECS Championship (Lower Division)

Championship Jerseys

Space Balls: The Pub League Team - Sponsored by Constellation and Co., coached by Molly Wagner and Jacob Bush
Sea of Green - Sponsored by Atlantic Crossing, coached by Bob Uhlenkott and Greg Potter
Go to Ale FC - Sponsored by Hellbent Brewing, coached by Ian Tucker
WWFC - Sponsored by Jake, coached by Kelsey Gallo

2016 Fall Champions: Mr. Potter's Fantastic Beasts

Take 'Em All Pale Ale, Now On Tap

On March 14, ECS and Hellbent Brewing Company unveiled a brand new beer to enjoy on match days (and beyond), Take 'Em All Pale Ale. It's the first beer we've brewed with Hellbent, and it's currently available at the brewery, The Atlantic Crossing, Temple Billiards, Fuel Sports Bar, and inside CenturyLink Field at the craft beer stand near section 119. They're working on additional distribution to partner and subgroup partner pubs, and feel free to let your local pub know to contact the brewery if they'd be interested in putting it on tap.

If you're counting at home, the beer's stats are as follows: 5.3% ABV, 38 IBUs, and the hops are Mosaic, Cascade, Eukanot, Amarillo, Bravo. 

A very special shout out to Gareth and The Atlantic Crossing for hosting our event that night, and to the Sounders' Cristian Roldan, who poured the first Take 'Em All Pale Ale. Additionally, Cristian stopped by to accept his 2016 Jon Glyer Memorial Player of the Year Award, which is awarded to the player who embodies the mentality of ECS throughout the season. Congratulations to Cristian, and enjoy the beer!

CHAMPIONS

 

 

December 10, 2016. Thousands of Brougham Faithful descended on Toronto, devouring every memory of the weekend they could. One local watering hole might have run dry of nearly all kegged beverages. It was a wild time. When one tries to sit back and recall MLS Cup weekend 2016, there are a few distinct memories, and many more clouded in a fog of delirium.

 
One memory will never fade. When it was all over, our boys in famous green, were standing on the podium hoisting MLS Cup for the first time. It's a snapshot that is sure to never fade from the memories of the almost two thousand Sounders who froze for 120 minutes singing away the ice trying to form in their lungs, nor from the hundreds of Sounders who waited in an airport parking lot to welcome home their heroes, nor from the tens of thousands of Sounders who marched victorious down 4th Avenue on a Tuesday afternoon.  
 
Today's display attempts to capture that feeling in time: The boys raising the Cup, the confetti falling, surrounded by their faithful with the knowledge that after what started as the worst season we've ever had, our heroes fought and brought home that star for our crest.  
 
Champions at last. 

Fast Facts:
- The curtain and text banner combine to make 4,800 square feet of painted fabric. 
- Around 40 volunteers worked for roughly 700 combined hours to build and deploy this display.
- 1300 cards formed the star and starburst in the lower section.
- 15 pounds of confetti were released from the upper deck level.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Farewell Zach and Thank You(s)

Wednesday night's Zach Scott Testimonial was a huge success, with 2,620 people coming to Memorial Stadium to say Farewell and Thank You to Mr. Sounder, Zach Scott. Between ticket sales, the auction, and donations, we raised $65,000 and increased awareness for charities important for Zach and his family. An event such as this requires a lot of work, and as such we have a lot of thanks to give today.

First and foremost, thank you to Zach Scott for being a player and a man who deserved this. Zach and his family were so gracious in working with us on this event, and their commitment to helping the community is an inspiration for us all. He will always be Mr. Sounder to us!

Thank you to all the players, it was great to see so many Sounders legends come back to help us honor Zach and show off what they’ve still got in the tank. Soccer in the Seattle area is strong because of guys like this who still care so much about each other, the Sounders, and the sport.

Thank you to all the ECS volunteers who helped make this happen. From tifo crew to our ticket sellers in the box office, to ticket scanners and the gameday crew leading the atmosphere, we couldn’t have done this without you. As a volunteer organization, everything we do is powered by the members who step up when asked.

Thank you to the Sounders FC! As partners on this project, we created a great event. From ticket launch and marketing to gameday operations, we came together to create and execute a plan to make this a special night for everyone. 

Thank you to the RAVE Foundation, for helping raise money by organizing and hosting the auction and scarves. It was a special opportunity for Sounders fans to get their hands on some rare and special memorabilia while helping raise funds for important causes!

A MASSIVE thank you to the Seattle Reign FC, for helping with the logistics of hosting a match at Memorial Stadium! From sharing experiences to sharing equipment, we could not have pulled this event off without the staff from the Reign.

Thank you to Ceres Roasting Company for doing all of the catering for the event and donating generously from the profits of the night to help further the charitable cause of the evening. It’s not a soccer match in Seattle without beer and meat pies!

Thank you to Hellbent Brewing Co for helping make the beer garden happen and keeping everyone warm with the magical powers of alcohol. We have high hopes for a long partnership!

Thank you to Bootstrapper Studios for making it possible to stream the match for the Sounders fans who were unable to attend. Thank you to Gregr and Manley for announcing, it was a lot of fun!

Last, and certainly not least, thank you to everyone who attended, donated, or participated in the online auction. Without you, we couldn’t have presented that check to Zach. It’s amazing what we can do together!

It's Matchday!!! Zach Scott Testimonial

The ECS is happy to announce a livestream of tonight's Zach Scott Testimonial, thanks to our friends at Bootstrapper Studios! There is also an online silent auction and donation website open now, and ending after halftime. If you're unable to make it to Memorial Stadium to honor Zach's legacy and career with the Sounders, we hope you'll watch the stream and bid generously in the auction!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVESTREAM

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUCTION