We offered GFOPs the chance to attend EA Sports FIFA Fans First Seattle event. Our winner, Andrew MackNair, got an inside look at FIFA 15, the chance to participate in a FIFA 15 tournament with Seattle Sounders and Tottenham Hotspur players, a stadium tour of CenturyLink Field and access to a Spurs’ training session, as well as a chance to see his own Spurs take on the Sounders. Here’s his recap of the weekend:
First of all: Should Rog or Davo ever need anything, from a kidney to a planted set of fingerprints, they should feel free to contact me as I am forever in their debt for affording me an amazing weekend of SOCKAH in Seattle.
I was lavished with a new Tottenham kit and a personalized Sounders kit, played the absolutely gorgeous FIFA 15 with Sounders and Spurs (including but not limited to Yedlin, Soldado and Dempsey) before everything culminated with an afternoon spent watching my beloved Tottenham come from behind to scratch out a result against a vastly superior MLS outfit (optimism!)
Kudos to Seattle, where a match is an event, and I’m 90% positive you can’t register to vote in an elextion unless you own a Sounders jersey. Somber comparisons could be made to the experience at my hometown Revolution matches… Suffice it to say the Sounders ownership and fans have crafted a truly unique American sports experience, and if ever you have a chance to see a game there, I would suggest you move heaven and earth to do so.
Thanks again to the Men In Blazers, EA Sports and everyone that made this happen, it could not have been better.
We are still collecting entries for the EA Sports FIFA Fans First event in Portland. Details are available here.