Century Link Field is Seattle know as the "Home of the 12th Man," because the Seattle Seahawks fans undying love and support for the football team that plays its home games in the stadium.
On Tuesday night, over 40,000 fans in the stadium became the "12th Man" for the USA Men's National soccer team, supporting the team in their first FIFA World Cup Qualifier in the Emerald City since 1976.
The electric atmosphere of the USA supporters in the stands was matched by a surprisingly dominating performance by the team on the field. The USA team comfortably defeated Panama 2-0, to claim sole possession of first place during the World Cup CONCACAF Hexagonal and in pole position to qualify for the World Cup next year in Brazil.
Before the game a lot of USA fans met up at Fuel Sports near the stadium for the American Outlaws pre-game party to get ready.
Fans of all sizes and shapes grabbed a beer and watched some of the other World Cup Qualifying matches taking place around the world earlier in the day.
The pride of the American fans was evident everywhere at the bar.
But there came a time for the USA fans to say, thanks but no thanks to the pre-game drinks...
...and make their way over to the pre-game rally at Occidental Park and prepare for a march together to the stadium.
At Occidental Park, some fans enjoyed kicking a soccer ball around...
...while others showed their pride waving a large American flag.
From the park, several hundred USA fans marched together towards the stadium in a show of unity. With blue smoke bombs appearing out of nowhere....
It was an important to savor the moment and the victory, but in World Cup qualifying it's all about collecting enough points to make it to Brazil next year. That road passes through Salt Lake City next Tuesday with another World Cup qualifier home match against Honduras.
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