It seems that the Sounders — and their legion of dedicated fans — have finally met their match. Saturday's game brought 65,000 fans to Qwest Field, a record shattering number!
The Sounders took on English powerhouse Chelsea FC Saturday afternoon at Qwest Field, and the PEMCO Brand Ambassadors, accompanied by WALLY1, became entangled in the heated international rivalry.
As we pulled into the Northwest corner of Qwest Field, three hours before kick-off, the area was already teeming with a sea of Sounders FC fans dressed in their finest Sounders gear ready to show Chelsea just how seriously Seattle takes its 'football.'
We met fans who had traveled far and wide to watch the Sounders take on their rivals from across the pond. Most notably was super fan Jordan, from Redmond, who turns into his alter-ego 'Big Slim' at Sounders matches. Jordan, who donned a blue and green wig, aviator sunglasses, and face paint, considers himself 'the ultimate Seattle sports fan.' Big Slim not only owns seven wigs of different styles, but also has custom-made jerseys bearing his name.
He was excited to add a PEMCO NW Profile #26 ''I Know I Am, I'm Sure I Am' Sounders FC Fan' badge to his outfit, and we hope to see him at the PEMCO booth every Saturday match to come.
Even though Seattle didn't manage to beat Chelsea on the field, as 'Big Slim' so colorfully displays, we beat them with our Sounders spirit.