This year we’ve got home field advantage so everyone mark your calendars for August 24th! All details will come closer to the actual event.
This SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY all three of our GSSL teams are playing back-to-back-to-back at Georgetown!
ECS FC Black (2A) vs Emerald City FC at 11:15am
ECS FC Green (2B) vs Sonnenbar FC at 1pm
ECS FC Blue (D4) vs Jet City Strikers at 2:45pm
Current standings heading into week 4:
-Black is currently at the top of their division playing Emerald City FC in 5th place (just above Burnsy’s Finn Hill United at the bottom of the table) with 3 points (1-2-0.)
-Green sits in 6th place with 2 points (0-1-2) and Sonnenbar is at the bottom with 1 point (0-2-1.)
-Blue is in 5th place with 4 points (1-1-1) while Jet City is in 2nd with 6 points (2-1-0.)
Your support for last week’s Match of the Week was amazing! Let’s do it again! Come out to Georgetown, settle in, and make a day of it. (Planning for soup kitchen in progress, more details on that to come.)
This is a rare chance for our GSSL teams to represent ECS FC together as a club in one place and we’re hoping you all can make it out to support them!!
Eagle Bear said it best: “Another glorious day of ECS football. Come out and support the supporters.”
This Sunday one of the biggest GSSL rivalries takes place at the original home of the Sounders – Memorial Stadium. ECS FC Black will be playing Finn Hill United at noon. This will be the 6th game in the rivalry which started back in spring of 2011. ECS FC’s current record against Finn Hill is 1-2-2 with 9 goals for and 10 goals against. Every game has been decided by one goal and is usually done in dramatic fashion. See the history here: http://www.weareecs.com/ecs-fc/search-results/?tname=Finn+Hill+United
Both teams have racked up more red cards against each other than any other team. Michael fondly recalls: “”I think 3 Finn Hill players have been sent off in our entire history, all against ECS FC.” This was early on in the rivalry and the last match was the first without a red card (and both teams hope it stays that way). Not saying a friendly yellow card would be a surprise though!
One of the things that has spurred this rivalry is the Montgomery clan. Bob plays for the ECS Rockets and coaches the ECS FC Women. Sarah has played for ECS FC Blue, Co-ed Indoor, and the ECS FC Women and is an active member of ECS FC Management. As the little sister, she has no problem straying from her older brothers’ influence. “Beer is thicker than blood” has been a recent sideline motto for her. Then there are the Montgomery Brothers- Jack and Michael. Jack (aka Betrayal) has played for ECS FC White and subbed across the board as needed for ECS FC, but during the GSSL season plays for Finn Hill United. As the middle child, he clearly doesn’t understand where his loyalties lie. Michael (aka Treason) has played for ECS FC Black and Redmond Indoor, but is also the team Manager for Finn Hill United. During the last match, there were some sideline disputes as to who would be allowed at the dinner table for supporting one team or another. The Montgomery clan does a lot for ECS and ECS FC and are well-respected within these circles.
Finn Hill also has many other ECS members on their team. Finn Hill United is a group of friends that grew up playing together, so respect is awarded to them for staying together and not playing for us. It has made for a great rivalry though as we are all close and share enough mutual respect to give each other shit and bring a little more passion to these games!
We encourage everyone to come out to Memorial Stadium on Sunday and support ECS FC Black in our first of two rivalry games this season (and support Michael after we beat him). Hope to see you at the match!
ECS FC Black vs Finn Hill United Memorial Stadium 12pm
This weekend we have one of our longest standing rivalries. ECS FC Blue plays the Wavebreakers. ECS FC has played the Wavebreakers since their very first season in the GSSL all the way back in 2008. We have played the Wavebreakers 21 times over a 5 year stretch.
In the first 10 meetings we were 1-3-6 with 11 goals for and 41 goals against. It was maddening and it also wasn’t just the fact that we couldn’t pull out a win, it was the fact that the loss against them normally cost a playoff spot or a title itself. It wasn’t that our team was bad for all those seasons, this was just a team that we could not overcome.
Well I’m glad to report that during the next 11 games ECS has gone 7-3-1 with 24 goals for and 12 goals against. While it seems that we have flipped the table on them, each match against the Wavebreakers has a little more passion then the normal GSSL match with such a long and emotional history.
So we invite everyone to come out this weekend and support ECS FC Blue this weekend in their 9 game unbeaten streak against a longtime rival.
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