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Regardless of results, the play on the field, the weather or car shows, we give our all FOR SEATTLE, FOR SOUNDERS, FOREVER. We’re Sounders Til We Die. We are Emerald City Supporters.

This display includes a 10’ x 100’ text banner and about 2400 cards spread across 3 sections. Each seat in the GA section had 2 cards, the biggest card switch we’ve done AND WE SWITCHED IT TWICE! We’re excited to continue to do new and bigger displays like this, and we need YOU to help! Please join us at our upcoming sessions, you can sign up HERE to get emails of when that will be!

Photo Credit: Joe Towner / PNWMF

For the 10th anniversary of our club entering MLS, we choreographed a display that calls for everyone to raise their cups to celebrate, then we raised Big F’ing Two Poles (BF2Ps) with each of the Sounders cups (and a shield) from this era. It has been a great 10 years, and as we head into the playoffs we hope to see more added to this collection of silverware!

This display consists of a curtain 25’ tall and 150’ wide, 9 BF2Ps that are 10’x10’ and about 2500 small flags. ECS volunteers produced this display in about a week of sewing, drawing and painting. The tifo production team needs more volunteers to keep doing displays like this, and going bigger and better! Please join us at one of our upcoming sessions, you can signup HERE to get emails of when that will be!

Photo Credit: Jill Peck

The Emerald City Supporters style of support is influenced by cultures around the world. For this weekend’s match against the Rapids, in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month we worked with La Barra Fuerza Verde to bring forward more of the Central and South American elements of our support. From the massive confetti launch at kickoff to the tirantes running through (above!) the section to songs like Para Ganar, our focus was paying homage to these influences.

Azul eterno, verde por siempre, soy Sounder hasta la muerte!

Photo credit: Max Aquino

 
Last week the Emerald City Supporters lost one of our own, Seth Ringling. Seth was a tifo crew volunteer on our weekday match crew, helping fill the Brougham End with color and he was always there for all hands tifo crew setups for big display days. Seth enjoyed traveling to support the Sounders, making friends along the way with his smile, laughter and sense of humor. We honored Seth yesterday with a banner on the capo stand and a moment of silence with all the flags up. Stefan Frei and Cristian Roldan came over after the match to pay their respects, signing the banner and giving the shirts off their back to help raise funds for Seth's final expenses. A fundraiser has been created to help, if you're interested in donating.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 7th at 5:00 pm at Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center, 3800 Lake Washington Blvd South, Seattle WA 98118. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Caitlyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Following the memorial, Fuel Sports Bar will be hosting an event for anyone wishing to gather, have a drink and honor Seth. Will Bruin will be there at 7:30 to join us in this difficult time. Fuel will donate a portion of proceeds from every Hellbent Capo's Choice, Jameson shot and "Bruin Shooter" to help with Seth's final expenses.
 
RIP Seth, Eternally Blue, Forever Green

Clint's legacy with the Sounders will never be forgotten. From the days of Dempsey Watch to the amazing connection with Oba. Winning the double in 2014 with the US Open Cup and Supporters Shield, the goals, the assists, the amount of shit he tried. The heartbreak of his broken heart, the triumph of the MLS Cup Championship. His handshakes and coaching of the club's youth.

To honor his retirement our tifo features Clint's face on 75 foot diameter circle. He is surrounded by laurels, like the Texas state seal. The star at the bottom represents the 2016 MLS Cup that Clint won with the Sounders. And you counted the laurel leaves, right? Over 6000 cards filled the Brougham End to surround Clint in a field of blue and green.

We had just 76 hours from the time of the retirement announcement (Wednesday 9am) to kickoff (Saturday 1pm), and we were all out to get this project designed and produced. Production took about 8 hours, with over 50 volunteers coming out to participate.

As always, tifo projects like this aren’t possible without the help of our volunteers and we’d love you to get involved. For more information and email updates, check the tifo production box on our volunteer form and follow ECSTifo on twitter.

Photo credit: Max Aquino