|Seattle Sounders FC fans are serious about soccer|
The Seattle Sounders FC is an American soccer club that competes in MLS, representing Seattle, Washington. Founded just a few short years ago in 2007, this team has formed a loyal, unrelenting following that rivals the fan bases of the most prolific teams in the country - in any sport. Their supporters have reason to rejoice:
- In their first two seasons, Seattle has sold out every league match, set MLS records for average attendance and led the league in season ticket sales.
- The club qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs in each of its first three seasons.
- In 2009, Sounders FC became the second expansion team in MLS history to win the U.S. Open Cup, and in 2010 became the first ever MLS team to repeat as Open Cup champions.
- On October 4, 2011, the Sounders became the first ever MLS team to win the U.S. Open Cup three times in a row, defeating the Chicago Fire 2–0.
In any case, there is definitely strength in numbers - in their debut season, the Sounders enjoyed the largest average attendance in the MLS with 30,943 fans per game. With that many devoted fans clad in elaborate, over-the-top and occasionally scary fan armor, TSR can't help but give the Sounders fans the spotlight.
In honor of Friday the 13th, check out some striking photos of these famous (fear-inducing) fans:
|Clowning around at a match|
|The stakes (and the hair) are high for the fans|
|Halloween comes early for these fans|
|The product of passion and face paint|
|Real fans don't let fans dress down|
What do you think of the Sounders fans' loud, proud style?
The Style Ref