Emerald City Supporters FC are pleased to announce that the annual Supporters' Cup match series against Timbers Army FC is set to take place in Portland on Saturday July 16th, 2016, one day before the Sounders take on the Timbers at Providence Park. In addition to the Men's I, Men's II, and Women's matches, a new Over-40 Men's match will be added to the series for the 2016 edition.
Further details including match times, venue, and roster selection process are to be announced in the coming months. Please visit ecsfc.com, see the ECS FC page on Facebook, or follow @ECS_FC on Twitter to stay up-to-date as more information is announced.
Since 2010, the recreational amateur sporting clubs of these two supporters groups have faced off in annual games coinciding with a Sounders vs Timbers match weekend and rotating between host cities each year. What began as a single match between the two groups in March of 2010 has grown to include men’s second team matches starting in 2012, a women’s match in 2014 edition, and now an Over-40 Men's match in 2016. Though the teams are composed solely of recreational soccer players, both supporters groups view these matches with utmost importance as they are playing not only for the pride of their home cities but also for the honor of their fellow supporters. Underlining this importance, the winner of the Men’s first team match will hoist the champions’ trophy which was introduced in 2013.
ECS FC holds the series advantage over Timbers Army FC with a combined 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw, and has won each Men's I match since 2011. In the 2015 matches hosted in Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA, ECS FC took two of the three games - including the Men's I match - to retain the Supporters' Cup.
ECS FC would like to extend an invitation to all ECS members and Sounders fans who wish to come down early for the weekend to support Seattle soccer in the lead-in to the Cascadia Cup match. In 2014, we had a sizable and boisterous contingent of ECS FC fans whose support rallied the teams made the matches extremely special for our players. We are hoping for an even stronger traveling support in 2016!