The Sounders played their much-anticipated match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday night in front of a record 67,385 people at CenturyLink Field. Take that sentence in again. It was a sight to behold, both on and off the pitch, as the social content created from the event was extremely impressive.
From the march to the match, to the tifo pictures to the comments on Eddie Johnson's fabulous headed goal...there was something for everyone. To capture all the best bits that social media had to offer, we proudly present the #SEAvPOR social timeline. NOTES: Let this baby load. All posts are from the day of the match.
The day begins with the customary #SoundersMatchday! tweet. Always gets people going.
DeAndre, being from the Seattle area, was quite excited for this his second Portland match.
Rapper Asher Roth was in town for the match. More from him soon
Straight from Zimbabwe, Sounders legend Roger Levesque sent out a little message of support that his good buddy Taylor Graham relayed.
Broadcaster Ross Fletcher breaks down the numbers for you all. Pretty impressive stuff.
Some support comes in from our good friends at the Seahawks.
Best wishes to @SoundersFC tonight vs Portland! 67,000 filling CenturyLink... nothing better!— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) August 26, 2013
...and from their head coach, Pete Carroll. Everyone just loves Seattle sports.
Our friend Asher took in the March to the Match.
Speaking of the march, I was right in the thick of it. Unbelievable.
Then this happened.
My goodness #BOOMBOOMCLAP is loud.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
Over on @LIVESounders, I tend to get pretty excited. This was just the start of it.
This was so astounding that I was stunned into silence on @LIVESounders as I could not take my eyes off of what was being unveiled in front of me. Forever thankful for this and all the work it took.
The tifo in action. Beautiful
1’ - HERE WE GO! #SEAvPOR— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
Then we had the kickoff. It. Was. On.
3’ - SEAAAAAATTTTTTLEEEE SOUNNNDERRRSSSS— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
The first of many such chants. Unreal how loud it was.
34’ - Ohhhhhhhh Valeri bangs one off the crossbar! The rebound comes out and Johnson heads wide. Oof.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
That no.8 on Portland is a good player, no matter what team you support, you have to admit that. He was everywhere on Sunday.
HT - Teams are slowly making their way back to the pitch. I am quickly eating two brownies. #speeds— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
Standard procedure right there.
60’ - GOALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! MAURO TO EDDIE FOR THE HEADED GOAL!!! SOUNDERS UP 1-0!!! #LOUDNOISES— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
Then Mauro and EJ blew the roof off the joint. What an effort. Mauro totally changed the match.
There's your proof. Wowzers.
Salute indeed. Eddie and Clint show us their signature celebration.
Tonight's attendance 67,385. Largest soccer attendance in Seattle's history. 2nd largest stand-alone match in MLS history. #SEAvPOR— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 26, 2013
Seattle loves soccer, if that wasn't obvious by now.
72’ - The movements of @clint_dempsey’s feet are literally making the press in the box laugh because they are so outrageous. LOVE HIM.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
Clint is pretty good at soccer, says the laughs of the media.
The rest of the match had us on the edge of our seats but in the end the three points belonged to the Sounders.
@WeAreECS We love you. We really really love you.— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 26, 2013
So much love.
Brad Evans said he's never been so emotional going into a game. Being included in the tifo nearly moved him to tears, he said.— Joshua Mayers (@joshuamayers) August 26, 2013
Brad is such a great dude. Love that kind of passion.
In his own words...
That. Was. Fun.— zk scott (@zkscott) August 26, 2013
Then Zach's. Brief but to the point. Nothing is more Seattle-Portland than Zach.
Thanks for your comments and thanks for coming out tonight!! 68.000!!! You are absolutely awesome support!!! #sounders— Michael Gspurning (@MGspurning) August 26, 2013
A Herculean effort by this guy on the night...and he loved every minute.
Here are all the specs from tonights display. https://t.co/W2e9rsMw4D— ECSTifo (@ECSTifo) August 26, 2013
Want to know more about the tifo? Check this link.
Nights like last night, from the Brougham Block Party to the post-func celebration don't happen without all of you. Thank you, Seattle.— EmeraldCitySupporter (@WeAreECS) August 26, 2013
No thank you, ECS.
What a night. What. A. Night.