The MLS season got its highly anticipated curtain-raiser on Friday night. A matchup between defending champs LA Galaxy and defending trying-not-to-die Chicago Fire went about as expected. LA bossed possession, the Fire looked like a toddler lost in the mall and the Galaxy ended up winning 2-0. As the world turns.
While the Fire scuffled to a performance that made all of us fear for Harry Shipp’s future, the KC Cauldron was busy. The Cauldron is the preeminent fan supporters group for SKC, and they share a regional overlap with the Fire. The two teams have had a simmering feud on field, but it’s never been the nation’s hottest. Maybe something about that Midwestern sensibility.
While the Fire got stomped into nonexistence by the Galaxy, the Cauldron had a bit of fun on Twitter. And by a bit of fun, I mean they danced themselves into an ecstatic oblivion unknown to most of mankind. They leaned on this #cauldronafterdark tag and let their fans, well-wishers and just general internet malcontents just swing away by flooding the Fire’s home #cf97 tag with pictures of food. And it was brilliant.
Strap in. This is going to take a glorious while.