What every good Sounders FC fan needs to know

Sounders FC kicks of the 2014 season Saturday at CenturyLink Field vs. defending MLS Cup Champion Sporting KC.

While the team boasts one of the most devoted and knowledgeable fan bases in all of sports, soccer can still be a bit of a mystery for the casual fan or those new to spectacle that is Sounders FC.

For those who want to get in the know, MyNorthwest.com has put together a primer to help get you up to speed so you can give it your full 90.

You can listen to all of the Sounders FC games on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

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Scarves Up

Scarves are to soccer what hats are to baseball, a show of fan unity and solidarity with your favorite team. The tradition is linked to the birthplace of the game, England. As the game spread from Great Britain across Europe, matches were often played in winter. Since jerseys, sweaters and the like couldn't be seen under heavy coats, fans turned to scarves to show their support. The scarf is now ubiquitous across the world including with Sounders FC supporters, who proudly raise their scarves at the start of each match and throughout.

Photo by Bill Lennart/MyNorthwest.com
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Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.

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