“In the present day. We. Make. Historical past.”
Macklemore wasn’t mendacity when he addressed the swath of Sounders FC devoted packed into Occidental Park on Sunday, simply hours earlier than Seattle’s professional soccer membership set every kind of data and despatched this metropolis right into a frenzy after profitable its second MLS Cup title in three years.
The music celebrity is amongst a gaggle of recent Sounders crew homeowners that features a number of native expertise executives who have been among the many 69,274 folks — a document for a sporting occasion at CenturyLink Subject — to observe Seattle defeat Toronto Three-1 in an epic afternoon that can go down as one of many best in Seattle sports activities lore.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 2019
GeekWire noticed a number of of the brand new homeowners on the match on Sunday, together with former Microsoft govt and present Madrona Enterprise Group accomplice Terry Myerson; Microsoft CFO Amy Hood; Microsoft Company Vice President of Experiences and Units Joe Belfiore; former Microsoft senior exec and present Madrona Enterprise Group Managing Director Soma Somasegar; Twilio Chief Product Officer and former Amazon/Google/Microsoft govt Chee Chew; and former Pandora and aQuantive CEO Brian McAndrews. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, additionally a brand new proprietor, was in attendance as effectively.
Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer gave a shout-out to the brand new possession group throughout his post-game remarks. “What a good way to begin their possession tenure right here on the membership,” stated Schmetzer, who was emotional as he additionally saluted the town and the Sounders supporters.
“The gamers and followers deserve this,” he stated. “The gamers persevered … they by no means give up. The followers by no means stopped believing. I’m very joyful and happy with the town and the followers.”
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 11, 2019
— brad smith (@bradsmith_94) November 11, 2019
— GeekWire (@geekwire) November 10, 2019
The followers have been rowdy vivid and early on the pre-match festivities — which included a brief Macklemore live performance — all the best way to the tip as they belted out “We Are The Champions” as soon as the ultimate whistle blew. The gang even set off “fan quakes” as measured by seismologists who have been conducting experiments on the match.
Among the many followers in attendance was Andy Hartpence, winner of the #GeekiestSoundersFan contest, a enjoyable competitors we hosted final week with Slalom Consulting.
Take a look at extra images from the match beneath, taken by Kevin Lisota, and see our current Sounders protection right here: