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As with the display from the previous round, this was inspired by Brian Schmetzer’s emotional letter. We love the message he shared and we wanted to include everyone in this display. With over 6400 flags throughout the Brougham End, we showed that we are all Sounders, fighting together to defend our MLS Cup. Whether you're on the field, in the stands or watching from around the world, you're part of this!

The 3 text banners are each 10' tall and 100' wide, and our ECS Tifo team produced this in 2 nights. The 6400 flags is the most we've used in a display, our volunteers set them all up in about 90 minutes. If you're interested in getting involved in producing, setting up, or deploying tifo, let us know here!

Photo Credit: Joe Towner / PNWMF

Our beloved Sounders have made it to the MLS Cup Final, and we’re going to Toronto, again!

As with 2016, ECS has been provided access to a limited allotment of tickets, which will be made available to current (read: 2017) ECS members.

Tickets will go on sale at approximately 11:30PM PT tonight. Tickets are $99. Yes, we know this is significantly more expensive than last year. ECS has, however, bought these tickets down to double digits, and is covering the credit card fees associated with each purchase. You can direct your ire at MLS and Toronto for increasing prices over the 2016 MLS Cup Final by more than 50%.

Current members can purchase one (1) ticket to the final. After 12PM PT on Friday, December 1, current members can purchase a second ticket, should there be any remaining. We are not selling any more memberships at this time, and the sales cutoff was September 30.

Tickets will be distributed in person, at one location (time TBD, expected to be Thursday, December 7) in Seattle and at least one location in Toronto on Saturday, December 9. You will need to have photo identification to pick up your ticket(s) at either location. Other specific details on the purchase of tickets can be found on the ticket purchase page in the ECS shop.

THESE TICKETS ARE NOT FOR THIRD PARTY / SECONDARY MARKET SALE. IF YOUR TICKET IS FOUND ON A SECONDARY MARKET, YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO FUTURE TICKETS FOM ECS. YES, WE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. YES, WE WILL KNOW IT IS YOUR SPECIFIC TICKET.

We have improved the ticket buying experience to the best of our ability. Please note that we are not a massive multinational ticket vendor, so please be patient when completing your purchase process. Now is not the time to be asking our webmaster to update your email address or other contact information.

You must have a valid passport (for air, land, or sea) or Enhanced Driver’s License (for land or sea) to enter Canada. Yes, we’re reminding you of this for a reason.

See you in Toronto.

At the start of the 2017 playoffs, Sounders fans were read a letter by Head Coach Brian Schmetzer about the defense of our 2016 MLS Cup Championship. This resonated with us, so for our first home playoff match we joined the Sounders lineup announcement with a large text banner celebrating the words coach shared with us. 

Photo Credit: Max Aquino Photography

Once again we find ourselves nearing the end of a roller-coaster season. The past season has been full of ups and downs. The future is uncertain. But one thing has been constant. A force that drives every chant, every pogo, every extra ounce of passion in our hearts- our players have time and time again shown us their worth, and it’s about more than just kicking a ball around a field. They embody values that we as supporters connect to on a fundamental level. It’s what makes soccer so universally relatable and what makes the Seattle Sounders so special.

Photo credit Joe Towner / PNWMF

The Brougham Cathedral display celebrates the values that we see our boys live for day in and day out, both on and off the field. We’ve chosen seven players that demonstrate what it means to be a Sounder, each personifying a particular value in his own way. These are our patron saints that we look to in times of struggle and lift up in thanks in times of glory. Our love for them, for all of the Sounders, is deep and profound -  a love that only the gods can understand!

For this display we constructed curtains that span 7 sections, a text overhead in GA and 7500 cards covering the Brougham End, including the 300 level, to frame our image. This expansion in footprint makes this the largest choreo in ECS history! All of this was produced in 12 days by our 100% volunteer choreo production team, totaling about 500 hours of hard labor.

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

Photo Credit Max Aquino Photo

Reference photo credits for design: Dean Rutz (Ozzie), Lindsey Wasson (Frei, Nico), Charis Wilson (Dempsey), Ted S. Warren (Jordan, Cristian), Dan Poss (Jones)

To: Adrian Hanauer, Joe Roth, Paul Allen, and Drew Carey, owners of Seattle Sounders Football Club

As Seattleites, we know the devastation of watching a new owner take our team to a new town. They take our players. They take our records. They take our trust.

As Sounders, our club is defined by the relationship between the fans and the players. And we believe, as Brian Schmetzer likes to say, that our coaches and owners are stewards of the Seattle Sounders, entrusted with the care taking of our club.

As Emerald City Supporters, our commitment to this club knows no bounds. We love our city, our colors, our players with fierce intensity and passionate expression. As Emerald City Supporters, we are also very aware that calling a franchise "our club" in a single-entity league is a choice. It’s a choice of trust in you, the owners, and we make that choice every day.

That is why the potential move of an original franchise, which seems to have the support of the league, shakes us.

For us, it’s not about saving that fanbase. We’re writing to you today to save our ideals. That our sport can be different. That soccer in North America can be about more than profit margins and business metrics. It *is* more. Soccer is a fabric made up of players, fans, sponsors, city pride, and national hope, all woven together.

But this move tears at that fabric. And if it is not stopped, it will be the unravelling of our collective trust as fans in the owners of our clubs.

Please deny this move. Trust us. It’s the right thing to do.

Emerald City Supporters