This Saturday, Brad, Caity and I joined the 36,210 soccer fans who came out to cheer on the Sounders as they faced the Columbus Crew at Qwest Field. We never tire of the jubilant pre-game atmosphere outside the stadium or of the fans who stop by the PEMCO booth to get their souvenir photo snapped before they head into the match. But just what is it about Sounders matches that are so exciting? To answer this question, we came up with the top 5 reasons we love match-day in Seattle:
It's the only time it's considered cool to coordinate matching outfits with your best friend outside of grade school.
You have the chance to sing in public without attracting odd looks from passersby.
It's a perfectly masculine setting for men to do each other's makeup.
You can wear a scarf no matter how high the temperatures may rise.
Two words: Confetti cannons
Of course, Sounders fashion is another highlight of the match-day experience. At the PEMCO booth, we get the chance to meet Sounders fans of all walks of life who take their fandom to the next level. Take a look at a few fans who displayed their serious Sounders spirit on Saturday:
Custom jerseys are a must for 'Sir William' and 'Ryno' from Tacoma
Alex and friends with their Autograph Alley wristbands. Each game we'll be giving out passes to ten lucky young fans 14 and under. They go fast so be sure to show up early!
We had a great time meeting our fellow Sounders fans this weekend and can't wait to be back at Qwest Field next Saturday when the Sounders take on LA Galaxy. Be sure to stop by the PEMCO booth before the match to say hello and snag your free souvenir photo. We'll see you then!