Relive the truly remarkable first season of the Seattle Sounders Football Club with this photographic journey through the team’s home games. Both Avid Sounders fans, the authors capture the magnetic spirit of the game from the sidelines, as the city rallies around its new talented team. Starting with the first day of practice with the new coach, Sigi Schmid, through the first wins against the New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake — as Fredy Montero and Kasey Keller show their brilliant abilities on the field as play-makers and team members — the personality of this young soccer club shakes shape. Quickly, the fans solidify their loyalty to the team in expressive ways (banners, costumes, songs, and rallies in the streets outside the stadium). Commemorating the infectious inaugural season, the first joys of the club live on in this book.