Photo subject: Who you picture when you picture someone from the Pacific Northwest. ie: Physically fit. Hardy. Probably outdoorsy based on lumberjack facial hair (but don’t you dare accuse him of supporting the Portland Timbers). ‘Round-the-campfire-guitar-player. Cyclist. Jilted by the Sonics, embraced by the Sounders.
Where to find him: Playing guitar ‘round the campfire. Downward dogging in the park. A farmer’s market. But if none is available or its veggies are not sufficiently organic, Whole Foods. Bike Lanes, rocking back and forth on his pedals, waiting for the light to change. Walking past Starbucks, telling friends about the original, risque logo.
Team: Major League Soccer’s most locally loved club, Seattle Sounders FC, which entered the league in 2009, sold out every home game since opening day and tapped a Northwestern well of soccer enthusiam that surged with the addition of teams in Portland and Vancouver. In August 2011, they became the second MLS team to beat un equipo de la FMF en Mexico when they defeated CF Monterrey 2-1.
American connection: Superfan and former U.S. Marine Drew Carey is a minority owner. Three-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year Kasey Keller was Seattle’s first goalkeeper. They are threepeat© U.S. Open Cup champs.