Pulse: Pursuits: Sports: No. 1 Fan

At the Philadelphia Union’s first home game, on April 10th at the Linc, Wilmington resident Bryan James, 37, co-founder and president of supporters club Sons of Ben, will have a front-row seat

What he’ll wear: Light blue, of course.

Accessories: “Some members are sewing gigantic flags.”

Whether he’ll start a wave: “Hard to do, because we’re standing the whole time.”

His best taunts: “Having watched the league for 15 years, I have historical tidbits about players.”

Best goal celebration — beer shower or smoke bomb: “Smoke bomb.”

His season tickets: Purchased the night before Major League Soccer made the Philly team announcement.

On recruiting Sons of Ben members: “I expect people will look at us and wonder, ‘What the hell is wrong with those guys, and where do I sign up?’” 

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