Coming from someone who lives in central Washington, the wildfires spreading across the upper Cascade Mountains and Okanogan Valley are truly the talk of the entire Pacific Northwest. It is serious issue with it already being the largest wildfire for the Okanogan County in state history. I guess you could say you should walk on eggshells when discussing the topic.
Sadly, a Seattle Sounders match poster might have fallen face first on the eggs. With their upcoming Cascadia derby match against the Portland Timbers coming up, the Sounders chose a match poster to mark the occasion as part of their Posters By The People contest that allows fans to submit designs that could be chosen as the official match poster. The misstep for the Sounders might have when they chose a poster depicting one of their players holding a torch while surrounded by trees.
Under any circumstances, this would be a fine selection by the Sounders for a match against their biggest rival as the torch references a supporters group sung amongst Cascadia clubs where they build a bonfire and put their fiercest rival on the top (sorry Vancouver but you’ll always be in the middle in Seattle’s eyes).
However, considering the circumstances effecting both Washington and Oregon (then again we all know the west side doesn’t know anything about what goes on the east side normally so who the hell cares), Seattle should implement a runner-up match poster just in case it’s region might be facing, you know, a state of emergency of which the winner accidentally references.
Let’s just hope Justin Pae didn’t also design a poster for their September 12th road game against the San Jose Earthquakes for premonition sake.