ECS Tifo 2017

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]( https://www.weareecs.com/join/help-needed) 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)