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One last look at the tifo from United States vs. Panama

Jun 12, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT


A 13-story towers stands at the north end of Seattle’s CenturyLink field. Looking away from the stadium, a large clock rests at the tower’s top, greeting fans as they walk toward the Sounders and Seahawks’ home. Back toward the field, a large scoreboard and a 3,000-seat bleacher section (the Hawks’ Nest), from which we get this image.

Twitter user @LikkitP posted these images this morning, the length of stadium giving you a great sense of scope surrounding Tuesday’s prematch tifo. A five-panelled timeline of U.S. Soccer’s crests, the display highlights distinct moments in each emblem’s history: U.S.S.F.’s creation; defeating England in the World Cup; hosting the 1994 World Cup; Landon Donovan’s goal in South Africa; up to the present day.

It’s another example of what the Pacific Northwest teams have contributed to the nation’s broader soccer culture. Fan displays certainly existed before Seattle and Portland came into the league (and they definitely existed in other leagues before MLS was even born), but the U.S.’s two northwest clubs have taken it to a new level, annually engaging in a battle beyond the battle that accompanies their Cascadia Cup matches.

On Tuesday, Seattle channeled that energy into the men’s national team. Has there every been a display that rivals this in U.S. qualifying history?

  1. footballer4ever - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    (Applause). Great job, Seattle/USFF (USSF) fans :)

  2. talgrath - Jun 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Sorry to nitpick, but that section is not the Hawk’s Nest. The Hawk’s Nest is the north section of the field, underneath the smaller scoreboard, the south section (pictured above) so far as I know, does not have any specific name.

  3. ndnut - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    ECS calls it the Brougham end, but sane people, like Gorilla FC, do not.

  4. footballer4ever - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:44 AM


    “Not to nitpick”, but yes you are trying to do just that. Re-read carefully and you will realize you made a mistake or a reading comprehension mistake.

    ” Back toward the field, a large scoreboard and a 3,000-seat bleacher section (the Hawks’ Nest), FROM which we get this image”

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