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Well, for a soccer-loving geek who lives in Seattle, it doesn’t get much better than this. More than 400 of the GeekWire faithful poured out for the first-ever Sounders Day, hosted on the fabulous rooftop deck of EMC/Isilon.

GeekWire's John Cook with Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel
GeekWire’s John Cook with Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel

Oh, yeah, this was pretty sweet: Rooftop deck + Sounders + Beer + Geeks = Awesome! It was fun hanging with geek-in-the-making Brad Evans of the Seattle Sounders (out with a calf injury for Wednesday’s match) and Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer who shared insights about the cross over between the tech community and the Sounders. It was also fun to see so many of you showing off your geek and Sounders pride.

A big thanks to our great partners at EMC/Isilon who co-hosted this event with us. Also, thanks to Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton who opened up their suites for some of Super Geek members and other guests. Thanks also to our supporting sponsors of Nuance, Disys and FusionStorm. And a big congrats to the Sounders who got a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA!

Here’s a look at some of the action from last night’s party. Photos by Taylor Soper and Eugene Hsu.


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Isilon president Bill Richter with Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer.
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One lucky winner of an autographed Brad Evans soccer ball.
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Thanks to our sponsor Golazo.
Thanks to Jasper’s for providing some tasty BBQ at Sounders Day. Photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
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The first 75 people to sign up for Sounders Day got these sweet Sounders scarves.
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Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer addresses the crowd at Sounders Day. 

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A lucky winner of a signed Brad Evans Sounders soccer ball. Photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
This sweet 3D printer was one of a couple Sounders Day giveaways. Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
Photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
Sounders midfielder Brad Evans (center), photographer Chase Jarvis (right) and GeekWire’s John Cook.

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Ed the “Bowtied Bartender,” GeekWire’s favorite bartender. Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE

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Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer addresses the crowd at Sounders Day.
Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer addresses the crowd at Sounders Day. Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE

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Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE
Photo credit to Eugene Hsu @HEUGE

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