Roman Torres may have only been with the Seattle Sounders for about a month when he went down with a season-ending injury, but he apparently made a strong enough impression that the team trotted out this banner before the match. Never before had the Sounders done anything like that.
Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said the idea for the banner came from the players and he simply signed off on the gesture.
Similarly, ECS had a banner supporting Torres. Loosely translated it reads: "You will return stronger than ever."