Santa Tecla
Mike Fiechtner

Seattle Times: Santa Tecla rallies around soccer amidst tragedy

On Thursday evening, the Sounders are set to face Santa Tecla FC in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, signaling the start of the season campaign. The match will be held at Estadio Las Delicias, a 10,000-seat stadium in the San Salvadoran suburbs. It also sits near a memorial park, which pays tribute to nearly 600 lives that were lost in a devastating landslide in January 2001.

Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times has spent the last several days in the city, and he spoke with locals who were impacted by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake and ensuing landslide. In an impactful article, Baker tells the story of how soccer has instilled hope in a community struck by tragedy.

You can read the piece HERE.