Emerald City Supporters salute the opening of the 2012 MLS season for the Seattle Sounders.
Warm ups for the pre-game festivities.
It was difficult to distinguish Sounders fans from those fans celebrating St. Patrick's day. They were probably celebrating both!
Happy young fans.
Seattle Sounders open up MLS play on St. Patrick's day.
Bryan Meredith warms up in the goal prior to the game.
Defender Logan Emory.
Eastside supporters revel in the pre-game festivities. I wish traffic actually moved that fast on the 405!
Starting eleven for the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 home opener against Toronto FC.
Defender Marc Burch.
Fredy Montero stretches for the ball.
David Estrada (16) moves the ball toward the net while Torsten Frings (22) defends. Frings eventually left the game in the first half due to an injury.
Mauro Rosales is all business as he prepares to take a corner kick.
Osvaldo Alonso tracks the ball during the first half of play.
Ryan Johnson (9) loses his composure as Mauro Rosales tries to settle him down.
David Estrada celebrates his first goal. David went on to score a hat trick with two more goals in the second half.
Fredy Montero (17) embraces David Estrada (16) after David scores one of his three goals.
David Estrada sets up his second goal.
Defender Richard Eckersley (27) had a rough night given the success had by Seattle Sounder's David Estrada (not pictured). Yes Mr. Eckersley, we can see that you have nice legs!
Ryan Johnson dances after scoring Toronto's lone goal.
Adam Johansson (in the air) defends the ball.
GK, Michael Gspurning punches the ball away from the goal.
Christian Sivebaek (28) moves the ball.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's likely just a soccer ball!
Man of the match, David Estrada, thanks the fans or is ordering a beer from one of the vendors in the stands after the game. David deserves one having scored a hat trick as the Seattle Sounders defeated Toronto FC, 3-1.