HYPE HYPE HYPE.
For good reason, everyone around these parts has reached an unearthly level of hype. We're rapidly approaching when the Sounders take on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup at BMO Field (1 p.m. PT; ESPN, UniMás, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM). The storylines are endless -- a rematch of last year's title match, Toronto attempting to stake its claim as the greatest MLS side ever, Seattle going for consecutive titles.
The video hype has been pretty darn good, too. Here's a compilation of SoundersFC.com's hype videos so far this postseason.
This letter from Brian Schmetzer kicked off the #DefendOurCup campaign.
The Save Animation
The most famous save in MLS Cup history.
Trophy Raise Animation
May blue and green confetti fall forever.
Hop in the Huddle
A season-long effort was released at the end of October, with a passionate compilation of the captain's pre-match speech in the huddle.
The road support was absolute fire for the first road match of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
It Takes a City to Defend a City
Take pride in what we've done together.
The Journey Across the Border
The first match of the postseason was a draw, but they've all been victories ever since.
Nicolás Lodeiro is ready to #DefendOurCup.
Stefan Frei Narration
What a guy! MLS Cup MVP... AND epic hype video specialist.
No Words Needed
The hype continues.
A comfortable 2-0 road victory in Leg 1 is hype worthy, indeed.
2017 saw the Sounders complete the best home record in club history. And it ended with a bang!
We Win Trophies
The Sounders have had plenty of success since 2009. There's always room for more, though.
Definitely a front-runner for most hype of any hype video.
Seattle native and music superstar Macklemore was in the building to share some #SeattleLove.
How the West was Won
Trophy raises are fun. Let's do it again on Saturday, please.
Seattle Goes (Rave) Green
Surrounding Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship, the city of Seattle show its colors.
Western Conference Champs Hype
This video has it all! One of the most memorable nights in club history comes to life.
BOOM BOOM CLAP
One of the club's favorite pre-match traditions was even cooler after the final whistle.
The Save - Narrated by Kasey Keller
This was produced earlier in 2017, but with the rematch on Saturday, it's worthy of a rewatch.
A New Challenge Awaits
And we meet again.
Jim Whittaker, a Seattle-based mountaineering legend, narrates this incredible hype piece. The best part? It's actually a follow up from our first hype video of the season...
Featuring Kasey Keller, Steve Zakuani, Alan Hinton, DeAndre Yedlin, Nelson Valdez, Arlo White, Stefan Frei and Brian Schmetzer, this video tells the story of the club's connection between the players and the fans.
Ain't Gonna Die Tonight
Another appropriately-titled Macklemore jam; another amazing hype video.