SEATTLE — The 2016 MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC have announced all the details about Tuesday’s Championship March and Rally.
The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. following a route from Westlake Park to Seattle Center, followed by a rally around 12:30 p.m. at Fisher Lawn.
Q13 FOX & JOEtv — the home of Seattle Sounders FC — have you covered! We’re broadcasting the event live on TV and online, bringing you an exclusive vantage point from the trolleys and exclusive interviews with players along the way.
Here's everything you need to know:
When and where is the march?
- The march kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at Westlake Park on 4th Avenue & Pine Street
- Sounders FC players and coaches will travel on Emerald City Trolleys along 4th, turning right on Cedar Street, then north on 5th Avenue before heading west at Thomas Street to Seattle Center
- Sounders FC' supporters Groups and Alliance Council will lead the procession, followed by Academy Teams
- The Sound Wave Band brings up the rear, and fans are encouraged to file in behind them and head to Seattle Center
What about the rally?
- The rally is scheduled from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. on the lawn at Fisher Pavilion
- According to the Sounders: "This location holds special meaning for Sounders FC, as the team hearkens back to its original NASL roots by rallying with fans in celebration of its first MLS Cup Championship at the foot of the Space Needle, where the club began playing its games at Memorial Stadium in 1974."
- Play-by-play announcer Matt Johnson will serve as emcee, with Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Congressman Jim McDermott also speaking
- Sounders FC players and coaches will be introduced and present the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy to the city and region
What if I can't attend?
- Q13 FOX is here for you! Our coverage begins with Q13 News This Morning 4:30 - 11 a.m.
- Then watch Q13 FOX's Seattle Sounders FC Championship Celebration special starting at 11 a.m. (on TV, on Q13FOX.com & Facebook Live)
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How did we get here?
Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night.
It was the first MLS Cup final to fail to produce a goal in regulation, setting the stage for a dramatic tiebreaker.
While Toronto's Michael Bradley and Alvaro Fernandez for Seattle had both seen their shots saved, the game went to sudden-death spot kicks. Toronto's Justin Morrow could only clatter his shot off the crossbar, setting the stage for Torres to win it with a high shot down the middle of the goal.
A triumphant return
The MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders arrived home to a big crowd of fans in "rave green" following their dramatic victory over Toronto FC on penalty kicks.
Hundreds of fans chanted and sang while they awaited the team to emerge from King County Airport after their plane landed Sunday afternoon. Defender Roman Torres, who scored the winning penalty kick, high-fived fans, who chanted "MVP! MVP!" as goalkeeper Stefan Frei hoisted the trophy high. Frei's heroic saves in regulation and extra time — including on a looping header by Toronto's Josy Altidore — kept the Sounders in the game and earned him most-valuable-player honors.
Coach Brian Schmetzer thanked the crowd and told the fans they deserve the title. The crowd responded with chants of "Thank you, Sounders!"
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