ECS Subgroups


Subgroups are groups of Seattle Sounder fans that wish to support their beloved team under the umbrella that is the ECS. Subgroups and their members are to be ambassadors of the ECS in their respective regions and must help spread the ECS songs, culture, and imagery. ECS subgroups do not have to sit in the GA, but are strongly encouraged to move to the GA over time. ECS envisions that someday all the Brougham End will be a mass of ECS members and subgroups chanting and waving flags to support the sounders. Together for our boys. All subgroup members are ECS first, subgroup members second.

Official Subgroups

253 Defiance

(253) a subgroup of ECS members representing Tacoma and the surrounding area. On match days find us in Section 123 waving flags and singing to lift up the Sounders in the Brougham End.

Anchor n Rose 48

(ANR) is the official ECS subgroup of Oregon anchored in the heart of Portscum. Our endeavors seek to champion the cause of SSFC in the Portland community and beyond while providing safe harbor for those of the Eternal Blue and Forever Green.

Armed Services Group

(ASG) is the official Military subgroup of the ECS. We are joined by our love of country, service and Sounders! Our members are active duty, guard, reserves, separated and retired service members, their families and all those that support the Armed Services.

Barra Fuerza Verde

(BFV) is the spirited supporter group of Seattle Sounders FC.  Our purpose is to bridge the Seattle Sounders FC with the Pacific Northwest Latino Community, and all Communities alike.  We welcome all fans who seek an atmosphere with international flair.

Bellingham Night Watch

(BNW) Bellingham Night watch) is the official ECS subgroup representing Bellingham. We also welcome and invite our neighbors in Whatcom County, Skagit County, and British Columbia. We are the ECS of the north. We are at the border. We are always watching.

Dry Side Supporters

(DSS) is a subgroup of ECS representing the sunnier side of Washington, our purpose is to connect Sounders FC fans across the expansive Columbia River Basin. We hope to build a network of support throughout central and eastern Washington so fans, no matter where they may be, can find a home amongst Sounders faithful.

European Sounders Federation

(ESF) a subgroup dedicated to spreading the love of Sounders across Europe and to those that have ties, permanent or temporary, to the continent. ESF helps supporters build and grow communities in their country using their native language.

Fog City Faithful

(FCF) are an official regional ECS subgroup of Bay Area/NorCal Seattle Sounders FC supporters who meet during the MLS season to watch games at local bars and share our love of the team.  In addition to meeting for TV viewings we also host the ECS pre-funk parties for SJ away matches!

Heartland Horde

(HH) is a rag-tag group of football lovers who are dedicated the Seattle Sounders FC.  We represent the largest geographical area of Sounders supports – the Midwest.  Our members can be found between the Rockies and the Appalachians, between Green Bay and Austin.

Pride of the Sound

(PS) is a loud and proud subgroup of the ECS. We take pride in supporting SSFC while we live proudly as members of the LGBTQA community. We promote tolerance socially as well as strive to promote tolerance inside supporter’s culture. Whatever gender or orientation we claim, we are strong, loyal members of the ECS, and our mission is to provide a comfortable atmosphere for people to support the best way that they can.

Seattle Sounders East

(SSE) is an official subgroup of the ECS. We are formed by members that are currently living or visiting anywhere ‘out east’. Our main focus is on the eastern US, from Maine down to Florida. You'll find us in cities such as Boston, New York, Philly, DC & Orlando.

Tropic Sound

(TS) is the ECS subgroup for Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean islands. It’s pretty accurate to be called the “Florida Man” of supporters groups.

West Sound Armada

(WSA) is a regional sub-group for members living on the West Side of Puget Sound.  We are primarily based in Kitsap County, but we welcome ECS members living anywhere on the Olympic Peninsula. If you take a ferry to the match, this is the subgroup for you.

Subgroup Guidelines

Official Subgroup Status

To be considered official, a regional subgroup within the Puget Sound area must have at least 25 unique members. Subgroups within the Seattle area must maintain 50 unique members. An ECS member may designate a subgroup only once per year when they join or renew their ECS membership. Subgroups must organize regular events within their geographic areas which support the primary goal of ECS, to support the Sounders. ECS leadership will maintain a database for each subgroup to track membership. Official subgroups will be included on the ECS website. Additionally you get to be a part of one of the largest independent supporters groups in the US!

Subgroup Merch

Subgroups may produce their own merchandise to raise funds on their own. Patches, scarves and stickers are good options. Subgroup merch and logos must focus on the Sounders, the ECS, and their own identity. Subgroups may coordinate ECS suppliers to get discounts on merch orders, check with the ECS Merch lead!

Subgroup Partner Bars

Subgroups are encouraged to establish a “home pub” to host events and to host away viewing parties. Subgroups can identify multiple locations, as they are consistently hosted by the subgroup membership. Establish a drink or food special if possible! Reward our members for showing loyalty to their home pub.


Subgroups are encouraged to prepare and make their own tifo, like flags, banners and two-poles. Or come out to help the tifo crew produce one of our displays and be a part of something epic. Subgroup tifo imagery should make use of Sounders/ECS colors and incorporate SSFC themes, aspects of subgroup identity, and ECS traditions.


Subgroups are strongly encouraged to travel with the ECS to away matches whenever possible, contact the ECS Travel Monkeys for more details! Subgroup members may also provide assistance in making travel arrangements for away matches in their respective locations.