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Pub League is returning for its Spring Session, and we are proud to announce that our two-league format will be back. Last fall, Premier brought a new competitive level for our more experienced players, while Championship focused on enabling our beginner players to learn the game and have fun. 

With that in mind, it's time to sign up for new and returning players, and this season we've split up sign-ups between the two levels. The Championship division will go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 11th at 8PM PT, and the Premier division will follow on Monday, Feb. 13th at 8PM PT. Pub League management will evaluate the Championship signups, and if any players are deemed inappropriate for that level, they will be notified of their status in Pub League.

Sign-ups will take place on the ECS shop. If you are unsure of which division you belong in, please contact Pub League Management at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before registering.

2017 Spring Session schedule:

Pub League Combine: Feb. 25th from 11:00AM-4PM

Week one: April 1st from 11AM-4:30PM

Week two: April 8th from 9:00AM-2:30PM

Week three: April 15th from 9AM-2:30PM

Week five: April 29th from 9AM-2:30PM

Week six: May 13th from 9AM-2:30PM

Week seven: June 3rd from 9AM-2:30PM 

Week eight: June 10th from 9AM-2:30PM

Week nine: June 17th from 9AM-2:30PM

Playoffs: June 24th from 9AM-2:30PM

We look forward to seeing everyone out for this upcoming session!

Kyle Anderson
ECS FC Pub League Director

Can't make it to Toronto for the Final? Show your support by joining your fellow ECS at one of our official viewing events hosted all over the country and around the Puget Sound. Below you'll find a list of linked viewing events by state, city and subgroup where you can watch our boys take the final step towards eternal glory.

Washington State

Seattle (Pioneer Square) - OFFICIAL ECS VIEWING
Fuel Sports Beats & Eats
164 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle (Capitol Hill) - PRIDE OF THE SOUND
Modera Capitol Hill
1427 11th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

Bellingham - 542 BRIGADE
Wild Buffalo
208 W Holly St
Bellingham, Washington 98225  

University Place - ARMED SERVICES GROUP & 253 DEFIANCE
The Ale House Pub and Eatery
2122 Mildred St W
University Place, Washington 98466  

Renton - BARRA FUERZA VERDE
The Berliner Pub
221 Main Ave S
Renton, Washington 98057  

Olympia - BLACK HILLS MILITIA
Three Magnets Brewing Co.
600 Franklin St SE, Ste 105
Olympia, Washington 98501  

Silverdale - WEST SOUND ARMADA
Cash Brewing Co
3388 NW Byron St
Silverdale WA 97383  

Yakima - DRY SIDE SUPPORTERS

Sports Center - All Ages
214 E Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98901

Kennewick - DRY SIDE SUPPORTERS
Uncle Sam's Saloon
8378 W Gage Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336

Spokane - DRY SIDE SUPPORTERS
Geno's
1414 N Hamilton St
Spokane, WA 99202 

Arizona

Tempe - Sonoran Sounder Alliance
Wasted Grain Tempe
526 Mill Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

California

Mountain View - FOG CITY FAITHFUL
Stephens Green
223 Castro St
Mountain View, California 94041

San Francisco - FOG CITY FAITHFUL
San Francisco Athletic Club
Viewing Party to benefit StreetSoccerUSA
1750 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Costa Mesa - SOCAL SOUND
55 Tavern and Bowl
1875 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA

Long Beach - SOCAL SOUND
Shannons on Pine
209 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles - SOCAL SOUND
The Fox and Hounds
11100 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91604-3133

San Diego - SOCAL SOUND
The Brew Project - 4pm - Family Friendly || SSFC Shot Specials!
3683 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA  

Colorado

Denver - Green Mile High Club
Three Lions Pub
2239 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Idaho

Boise - DRY SIDE SUPPORTERS
NorthEnd Pizza
1513 N. 13th St.
Boise, ID 83702  

Louisiana

Ruston - BOURBON SQUAD / HEARTLAND HORDE
Roma’s Italian Bistro
102 N Monroe St
Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Massachusetts

Boston - SEATTLE SOUNDERS EAST
The Field Pub
20 Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139  District of Columbia

Nebraska

Omaha - HEARTLAND HORDE
DJ's Dugout
2102 S. 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68106  

New York

New York City - SEATTLE SOUNDERS EAST
Carlow East
1254 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Ohio  

Cleveland - HEARTLAND HORDE
Merry Arts Pub & Grill
15607 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, Ohio 44107  

Oklahoma

Tulsa - HEARTLAND HORDE
Elgin Park Brew Pub
325 East M.B. Brady
Tulsa, OK 74120  

Oregon

Portland - ANCHOR-N-ROSE 48S
Jolly Roger
1340 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214  

Tigard - ANCHOR-N-ROSE 48S
Bull Mountain
13727 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223  

Bend - ANCHOR-N-ROSE 48S
Pour House Pub
1085 SE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97702  

Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS EAST
Lou's City Bar
1400 Irving St NW 
Washington, District of Columbia 20010 

Wisconsin

Plattsville - HEARTLAND HORDE
Steve's Pizza Palace, Inc.
175 W Main St
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818  

Photo credit: Joe Towner, @PNWMF

To start a fire, you need a spark, something to burn, and oxygen. Back in August, our boys had no room to breathe. The club was suffocating and the fire our season nearly went out. All that was left was smoke. Then the Summer Transfer Window opened, and near the end of that window, the Sounders secured Nico Lodeiro’s services. Then, Román Torres returned from his season ending injury the year before. Suddenly, the weak flame of our 2016 campaign had gotten a bit of oxygen, and it grew. Match after match, week after week, the dying embers of the season were stoked to life again. We finished the season in a respectable fourth position in the Western Conference.

We got to the playoffs and the knockout round versus Kansas City by keeping that fire burning. The funny thing about keeping a fire going is if you give up, all your work is lost and you have to start all over in building it. Our boys fought to the bitter end of that match and were rewarded, and our small flame started to grow. Next, we had the Supporter Shield winners from Dallas. Our boys, still rolling from the knockout round, made quick work of the league leaders at home, and held the line away to move on.

The fire is raging, but it’s consumed everyone in its path so far. It requires us to march on. It requires fuel and oxygen. Let our voice be that oxygen and let Colorado be that fuel. It’s time to feed the fire.

FAST FACTS:

  • The display is two pieces. A 100 ft long by 40 ft tall curtain and a 100 ft long by 65 ft tall overhead.
  • 2000 feet of rope was necessary to lift this curtain.
  • Production of this display took 20 or so volunteers around 260 man-hours to complete, in the span of four days.
Photo Credit: Max Aquino, @maxaquinophoto

To be the Phoenix who has risen from the ashes, you must first have been among the ashes. The first half of this season, we were in the trash heap. In August, we were in ninth place in the Western Conference. Everyone said we were done, finished. Until we weren’t. We began to rise. We said goodbye to Sigi, entered the second Schmetzer era of our club’s history, and signed Lodeiro, Morris found his left foot, Torres returned, and everything came together. We were born anew. It was inspiring to experience. Mid-September, it started looking like Playoffs were a real possibility and our concept team started kicking around ideas for a playoff choreo and eventually decided on the Phoenix display we deployed today.

Fast Facts:

  • While aggressive, we decided to start work on this display at the same time as we did “Mahalo Zach”. We finished roughly half of it as we were unable to complete production yet. We did not yet know who would make the playoffs and who would be on the outside looking in.
  • The second half of the display was finished on Monday night by roughly 10 people. This mostly consisted of final detailing work and drawing and painting the names of the four clubs who were not able to climb from the bottom.
  • The original designer and one of our newest designers bravely combined on the finished design.