SEATTLE — One of the most famous cheers in the soccer world has become known as the “Viking Clap.” Of course, we know it here by “Boom-Boom-Clap” and have been performing it at CenturyLink Field since at least 2010.
Seattle Sounders fans certainly weren’t the first to do it, but for my money we perform it as well as anyone. And never has it been better than during the Western Conference championship ceremony on Thursday.
Post victory boom-boom-clap pic.twitter.com/a5Q7GtUhy3— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) December 1, 2017
As always, the chant started slow, before building. Once it got rolling, it was a chill-inducing experience. The video above was shot from the press box, which is behind some pretty thick glass. It’s also shot on a phone. Despite all this, the chant can be heard loud and clear.
I can only imagine what it was like to be in the crowd, which was still at least 15,000-20,000 strong by that time. I know it’s not something I’ll soon forget.