In a match that provided extreme highs and lows for both sides on Saturday night, the soccer supporters of the Pacific Northwest were the true winners from this historic night at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.
"There is no doubt that the Cascadia spirit and rivalry is truly back and that, once again, our fans helped to inspire a spirited and entertaining performance from our team," said Whitecaps FC chief executive officer Paul Barber.
Over 500 Whitecaps FC supporters made the drive down Interstate 5 for the first-ever Major League Soccer regular season meeting between Whitecaps FC and Sounders FC, and all 36,502 fans were treated to an instant Cascadia classic that ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
"We were delighted so many Whitecaps FC fans made the trip south and were decked out in Whitecaps jerseys, caps, t-shirts, and flags," added Barber. "On behalf of everyone at the club, I'd like to thank our fans for making the club's first MLS trip to Qwest Field such a memorable occasion, and also thank the Sounders FC staff for looking after everyone so well."