Every year, the crowd of Seattle Sounders fans who show up for the first official day of preseason training seems to be get bigger and bigger. Saturday proved to be no different. Despite a steady rainfall and chilly temperature, what appeared to be a crowd of a couple hundred people showed up at Starfire Sports Complex to watch the Sounders play short-sided games.
The crowd came equipped with tifo and even broke into song on a few occasions.
The players definitely noticed. Here's a roundup of some of their Twitter reactions:
Feels good to start up again! Fans were unreal today coming out to kick off the new season w/ us in the Seattle sunshine . #SFCPreseason— dylan remick (@dylanremick15) January 23, 2016
Day 1 in the books! Thank you to all the fans who came out in less than ideal conditions to help kick things off. You're amazing. #sounders— Chad Marshall (@ChadMarshall14) January 24, 2016
Thanks to all our fans who supported us today I am looking forward to the new season!! Let's go 2016 pic.twitter.com/37MDEopel3— Nelson Haedo Valdez (@Haedo18Valdez9) January 24, 2016