Preface: I love the Seattle Sounders. I always have fun at the games and enjoy the singing and shouting. With that said I will now begin my blog post.
I went to the Sounders game on Tuesday with three girlfriends. My friend has seats in the ECS section. For those unfamiliar with what that is they’re called the Emerald City Supporters and they’re proper soccer hooligans. There is much singing, drinking and general shouting.
It was an exciting game, and an historic one as well. The Sounders won the US Open for the second year in a row, which hasn’t happened in a long time. So the ECS were in fine form.
After the game my friend and I were walking back to her car and she likened the ECS to an enthusiastic, fundamentalist church. I asked her to expand and what she had to say was right on. Here is what she said.
The Sounders would be god, and ECS the church. ECS means well and a lot of the time I’m sure encourage and make the Sounders happy. However, sometimes they get so lost in all the ritual of being ECSers and singing the chants that they miss the game. Sometimes I just want to watch the game, but it’s difficult when you’re also trying to keep track of what song you’re supposed to be singing. I suppose if you really want to see the game you don’t sit in the ECS section. Which could lead to a whole other discussion about church…
On the upside there were several cute guys at the game. And as my friend pointed out “at least you know they’re passionate about something which is better than nothing.”
*Disclaimer: I’m writing this while the kiddo is awake and playing. So if it seems disjointed or poorly edited know it’s because I’m trying write and watch a one year old.