They came in all shapes and sizes and wore everything from rave green scarves to customized jerseys. They covered themselves in face paint and cheered on the Sounders FC with homemade pom-poms. Adorned in their brightest green, these soccer fans were ready to will their team to victory, ole indeed.
This Saturday, Brad, Steven and I all headed down to Qwest Field as the Sounders FC took on the San Jose Earthquakes. Despite the Emerald City's best efforts, Seattle's fans were dealt another loss. However, not all success is measured on the scoreboard.
As we were snapping souvenir photos and mingling with Seattle's brightest and least disheartened fans, we came across a family that is replacing their writing on the wall with photos.
Meet Lisa, Thor and Kallista: Like any family with multiple children, the tallest sibling usually holds the bragging rights. Many families mark their height progress by writing on the wall, but Lisa, Thor and Kallista don't want to ruin the family's favorite doorframe. So instead, they use their Sounders match-day photos to track their progress. Talk about measuring success and growth!
Lisa, Thor and Kallista could not contain their excitement before the match.
The weather was ideal, but these little guys came prepared for the elements.
Many fans sported the new Sounders uniform that will make its debut against Boca Juniors on Wednesday.
If you missed us at the Sounders match, don't worry; we'll be back again this Wednesday as the local squad takes on Boca Juniors. And if that's not enough we'll be up north for the annual Ski to Sea race in Bellingham this upcoming weekend. In the mean time, hold tight Seattle sports fans. I'm sure the caffeine from all those lattés will be kicking in soon.