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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We Are ECS

A number of fan groups have formed to show their support for Sounders FC, but the largest is the Emerald City Supporters.

The group boasts over 3700 members of crazed backers who dominate the south or Brougham End of CenturyLink Field during games.

ECS has made a name for itself around the league for its passion and creativity, most notably it's massive "tifos" like the 37,000 square foot "Build a Bonfire" they unveiled last year versus Portland.

Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP
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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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