Quick introduction: I am from Phoenix, Arizona, first time poster but a long time reader of the blog. I have been a fan of our Sounders from the end of the 2009 season and this year it is finally culminating in my brother and I taking the train up through the Pacific Northwest, from Vancouver to Chicago, and back to Arizona. However, the entire trip was built around us attending our first and second Sounders match (July 3rd v DC and July 6th v Vancouver) midway through. Which brings me to some questions surrounding the events that I have only had the pleasure of experiencing vicariously through this blog.
Originally I was going to post about Seattle AND Vancouver, but due to the recent post on what to do / see in Seattle, Seattle has pretty much been covered.
So that leaves Vancouver. We have our own seats away from the visiting area and the Whitecaps supporters groups, but I mostly had questions about the pre-match stuff.
-Are there similar pre match gatherings / march to the match that take place for the away game?
-Any bars that Sounders supporters are going to be going to prior to the match?
-Anything going on post - match that would be a good time once the Sounders solidify their Cascadia standings?
- Any suggestions in general for what to when for a couple of desert dwellers visiting Vancouver and seeing their second soccer match in the span of 3 days.
Considering my only exposure to the Sounders have been the Desert Diamond Cup this past year and their spring training in Casa Grade, I really couldn't be more excited for this trip and really appreciate anyone willing to point us in the right direction.