When Nick Bebee went to Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, soccer was not a thing. Nobody played, there wasn’t a team. Fast forward a half-century. All five of Bebee’s kids played in high school. Bebee, 67, plays every weekend with his fellow old-timers. And Sunday he was among the more than 69,000 spectators on hand to watch the Sounders win the MLS Cup on home turf.
He could only shake his head. “Never, never,” he said. “It’s unbelievable, seeing how it’s developed in the last 50 years. Unbelievable.”