Saturday, November 21, 2009

“Legendary” Gathering of RSL Fans in Seattle


Real Salt Lake held an epic gathering at FX McRory’s on Saturday night in Seattle. There were a couple of hundred RSL fans decked out in team gear, and yelling familiar (and not so familiar) chants. The room was so crowded it was hard to walk from place-to-place. In fact, FX McRory’s is known to be the more family-centered gathering place for the Sounders supporter’s group ECS (who also have another, more rowdy alternative). According to one waitress, “this is crazy”, “it’s legendary”, and “this is bigger than any Sounder’s game - it’s even more than a Seahawks game”.

Managed to have some good drinks, good fun and a lot of fun at this event. One RSL player was in attendance: Seattle native, Raphael Cox. Leo was also causing his usual havoc at the event. They had many give-away’s for autographed boots, and we managed to land Chris Seitz’ pair. The team also gave out window clings and the Budweiser scarves. They also revealed a new look flag: a checkered blue-and-red one. Let’s hope this goes up for sale to the public in the near future. We also found out the Rimando shirts will be available tomorrow. They come in black or red and say “Rimando is my homey” on the front and have his number (18) on the back with the word “Believe” above it. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

We only managed to last until around 10PM, as did many RSL fans. With the time difference, and the long travel day, and a whirlwind of sightseeing it seemed like much, much later. I did hear from Luis with La Barra Real that they had arrived around 9PM, and were planning on making it over to the gathering, but we couldn’t stick out long enough to wait for their arrival.

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