Perry the Penalty Peanut is one of an elite group of mascots for the MASL professional indoor soccer team, Tacoma Stars. Perry can be seen at the Showare Center in Kent busting a move, handing out red cards and bringing joy to the world. Perry is joined for this interview by Casey Catherwood, director of marketing for the Tacoma Stars and Dom Strasburg, part of the Stars Squad. You can see Perry in action tomorrow (3-2-16) as the Tacoma Stars battle it out during their first ever trip to the MASL Playoffs on their home turf at the ShoWare Center! Get your tickets now.
James Woollard is the PA announcer for Sounders FC, member of supporter groups Emerald City Supporters and Gorilla FC, and a Brit living in Seattle.
Sounders fans are a diverse bunch, united by one thing: our love of the Rave Green. We’re collecting stories as video and audio, to create an oral history of soccer support in Seattle.
Our friend Liam sent us this, and we couldn’t say it any better;
There are 40,000 friends of mine in a building south of the city. I’ve met many of them, some becoming dear friends. The rest I’ve passed on the street, tipping my cap at a scarf or a shirt. I see them in traffic with FULL90 bumper stickers and we know each other by our bruised shins and hoarse throats.
We wear the same colors but we’re from different places and we can be very different, my friends and I. We have little in common but when we hear the sound, something stirs. The strains flow up from the sea and swell, lifting thousands of voices as one, crashing against the mountains like waves. The sound moves us, it shapes us, as we’re weathered by time and trial and tumult. The sound is our love; of the game, of the club, of each other. I can hear it even now…
The name on the back of the shirt matters less than the name on the front, because the one on the front belongs to all of us. What we've built lasts long after the lights have gone dark and the crowds have gone home. We are supporters.
We are launching with six videos today and releasing one fortnightly starting in January. We’ll also be releasing the full audio of each interview as a podcast on Nos Audietis. Want to tell your own Supporter Story? Contact us.