Holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner. This is not just an excuse to plug ourselves, though we will. There are some pretty neat things that the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Reign, Tacoma Stars, etc., have out there. You love soccer. People you know love soccer. Get them soccer stuff.
Sounder at Heart - This Is Our Sound
Ride of the Valkyries - Finish Like A Girl
This shirt starts at $16.19 + s&h and is available in men's, women's and kids cuts.
Between SaH and RoValks, we have ten items that support local soccer and the websites you love.
Tacoma Stars - Tickets
Matches start at just $10 each. You can get your #FootThunder going down at the ShoWare Center in Kent. A few familiar names hang out at Stars games. It's a beautiful facility and professional atmosphere. Plus, you get halftime experiences like this.
Seattle Sounders - Authentic Rave Greens
This top is going away this winter, but there's a seasonal sale right now if you want a discount. The cursed Olympic Whites are even cheaper.
Their charcoal beanie is a great look too. It's gonna be cold for a while.
Seattle Reign - Pint Glass
Be one who loves, be one who knows. This slick pint glass has the distinctive Reign logo. Some of your friends won't recognize it. You will.
If you don't have a zip hoodie, the Reign are your answer. Oddly, it's only available in men's cut.
What does a team that won two Shields in a row do? They change the layout to Memorial Stadium, seating fans on both sides for a more pro appearance for matches. Reign season tickets are only $180. They're on pace to triple the number of season tickets sold from last year.
S2 - Season Tickets
#TheFuture is now. Starting at $135, you can watch the league that started the pro soccer careers of Oalex Anderson, Andy Craven and Duncan McCormick. Expect a younger squad with a few more locals getting time in 2016.
US Soccer - Three Star US Women's Blue Top
Emerald City Supporters - Membership
ECS is selling 2016 membership as well as gear both old and new over in their store. Membership is just $22.
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I wanted a break from soccer to not-soccer. Three stars seemed like a good way to do that.
We're fans of The Bergschrund as they serve a beer that Sounder at Heart helped design (Cascadia Shale Ale). Also try Schooner Exact, Black Raven, Fremont Brewing, and Mollusk (formerly Epic Ales). Or brew your own.
No. 6 cider is a great choice if you don't do beer, but still want that adult beverage with carbonation. Reign players are known to frequent here as well.
Nos Audietis Sponsors
Constellation & Co has a few Enemy's Goal Is Down scarves if you are in Seattle and don't have one yet.
Other Stuff We Like
The Martian, EA Sports FIFA 16, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, D&D 5th edition, mike fucito, swords, ear muffs to protect tiny soccer fans' ears, subscription to Howler or 8by8 magazines, annual subscription to local museum or zoo, donation to a favorite charity, and passes to local conventions like PAX, Emerald City Comicon, and GeekGirlCon.