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The Sounders won MLS Cup and we'll never forget it, or let anyone else. We've celebrated being Champions, bragged about our trophy case, declared Brian Schmetzer the Rightful King and now we're celebrating that this star is eternal by raising it while we sing Sounders Til I Die in the 74th minute. This championship is for all Sounders fans, so we're passing it around the stadium so everyone can get in on the fun!

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Photo credit: TrueBlueImages

With the schedule change for the Away Match at Portland on 6/25/17, this page will be the most up-to-date source for logistics for transportation and ingress / egress. Please keep an eye on this page for future updates, which will all be timestamped to provide you the most recent information. 

Our Travel Monkeys are looking into the possibility of an additional bus for ticketholders whose other transportation methods will now not work with the new match time. 

6/23/17 2:54PM PT - Tickets have been sent to anyone who purchased through ECS. 

6/23/17 2:16PM PT - Monkey Mail will go out this afternoon to all of you who purchased tickets.

6/23/17 11:03AM PT - Word on the street is that the dedicated cameras on the supporters' sections are gonzo. Back to supporting. Be on the lookout for your Monkey Mail, travelers. 

6/23/17 9:48AM PT - Many of you have written, texted, tweeted, and waved semaphore flags indicating that you had not received your Monkey Mail and tickets as of yet. This is correct. You can blame ESPN and MLS for choosing to place dedicated cameras pointed at the supporters' sections (both Seattle and Portland) that can be streamed online for the entirety of the match. We promise we'll have an update on the delivery of your wildly overpriced tickets to a match that a beer company is literally drooling to create content from soon, so stay tuned. 

6/22/17 12:03PM PT - The buses are currently expected to depart Tukwila at 1PM and Tacoma at 1:45PM on Sunday afternoon. All passengers should arrive 30 minutes prior to expected departures to avoid delays.

6/22/17 9:45AM PT - SSFC has generously secured a third bus with limited seats available to anyone attending the match, ECS members or not. Get in!

6/22/17 7:31AM PT - A little bit more detail on how things should work on the Ticket Exchange.

6/21/17 4:01PM PT - ECS and the Sounders have secured one additional bus that will run to / from the match. Tickets for this bus will go live tomorrow morning at 10AM PT. More details to follow, including timing.

6/21/17 1:40PM PT - We know that a number of those with tickets will now be unable to attend, and our Members Only Ticket Exchange has been temporarily opened for non-members (likely until Sunday afternoon, 6/25). 

6/21/17 1:14PM PT - The match has been moved to 7:30PM PT

It’s the one year anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, where dozens of Latinx LGBTQIA  (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender) lives were tragically taken. We look forward to our boys in green playing against the home of the 49 Rainbow seats. Nuestra Comunidad seeks to pull ourselves together to heal our hearts and honor them with full lives.  We ensured our message spoke in two languages, to speak to the moment in which we find ourselves, and to speak to our hispanophone Sounders. The skyline as a heartbeat represents how the Rave Green flows thru our veins, the rhythm the Sounders give our city, and to the events of last year. The rainbow splits out, welcoming all who seek to find a home in this sport. Come cheer for the Eternal Blue Forever Green and know that Wherever We May Roam, there’s a home for you when you see the Emerald City Supporters assemble. We are one community, una comunidad.

A special thank you to Anders Mac and Pride of the Sound for helping design and produce this display and doing this writeup!  

Photo Credit: Max Aquino Photography

When the Sounders signed Osvaldo Alonso in 2008, he was a 23 year-old with one year of professional experience in the United States. He was relatively unknown at the time, but over the 8+ seasons he has played for the Sounders, Ozzie has earned the reputation for being one of the best defensive midfielders in MLS history. Earlier this year, he surpassed 20,000 minutes (about 14 DAYS) played in his MLS career, and on Saturday in Yankee Stadium he played in his 300th Sounders match. In that time, he's filled his personal trophy case with 4 US Open Cups, a Supporters Shield, and an MLS Cup.

This display celebrates Ozzie’s 300th match and plays off the nickname earned by his fierce gameplay and leadership of the team: "El Corazon de los Sounders" (The Heart of the Sounders). The display is 3 panels, each one 34’x15’ and our tifo production team completed this in 3 days. In a fun twist, due to the uncertainty of when Ozzie would reach 300, this display was designed and produced with flexibility to be deployed at either Starfire or RBP.

Photo Credit: Brendan Vaughn

The Sounders 2016 MLS Cup championship makes things right in the world. For the previous year, the most successful club in Cascadia had been usurped by an imposter. But Brian Schmetzer’s Rave Green Army reclaimed the throne for the Rightful King and claimed the MLS Cup as a spoil of war. The king sits upon his throne in the Emerald City and looks out upon his realm, the waves in the northern waters and the happy little trees in the southern forest.

The Rightful King

We chose Brian Schmetzer to represent the Sounders on the throne because of his lifetime of contributions to the club. Brian’s career with the Sounders started at the age of 17 when he signed for the NASL Sounders directly out of high school. His professional playing career took him across the country before he returned to Seattle as the head coach of the USL Sounders in 2002. After serving as an assistant coach for the MLS squad starting in 2009, Brian was named head coach in July 2016 and led the club on an amazing run to the 2016 MLS Cup.

This display is 12,500 sq feet of material and used about 70 gallons of paint. With sewing and painting, our choreo production team knocked this out in about a week.

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: Joe Towner/PNWMF