Seattle Sounders FC won its first MLS Cup championship on Saturday in a penalty-kick shootout with Toronto. Follow us during the victory march and rally in Seattle on Tuesday.
Here’s what’s happening:
- Seattle Sounders FC defeated Toronto FC in dramatic fashion on Saturday, winning the first MLS Cup in team history.
- To celebrate, the team will hold a march and rally Tuesday. The march begins at 11 a.m. at Westlake Park and ends at the Seattle Center with a rally.
- The Seattle Times has several reporters and photographers on the ground. Follow us live.
Update: 1:36 p.m.
A rally that saw singing, chanting and jubilation from the champion Sounders and their fans at Seattle Center has ended.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) December 13, 2016
Update: 12:51 p.m.
Here’s a look at the scene from the Sounders rally and march.
Updated: 12:44 p.m.
Mayor Ed Murray talking to crowd at Seattle Center. Murray acknowledged injured officer and asks crowd to cheer officers for the work they do in the city.
Update: 12:34 p.m.
A bicycle officer was injured in a collision with a trolley near the Sounders FC march and rally at the Seattle Center, according to the Seattle Police Department. MORE »
Here’s what the scene looks like.
Update: 12:23 p.m.
A trolley has hit a Seattle Police bike officer at Queen Anne Ave. and Mercer St. More updates to come.
Update: 12:15 p.m.
With the march soon to become a rally, take this moment to relive the MLS Cup championship match:
- Matt Pentz story: How Stefan Frei saved the Sounders and ultimately lifted them to MLS Cup
- Larry Stone column: First the agony, followed by the ecstasy for Sounders
Update: 12:07 p.m:
The march arrives at Seattle Center, where fans will gather on the Fisher Lawn and fountain mall for a rally, set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Update, 11:48 a.m.:
Seattle police offer a helpful tip to fans: Don’t try boarding the Sounders FC trolleys. Two people have already been arrested.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) December 13, 2016
Update, 11:27 a.m.:
The Sounders have reached Tilikum Place. Here’s our live video.
Update, 11:18 a.m.:
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of trespassing. Police said she was trying to board the Sounders trolleys.
Update: 11:05 a.m.
Swaths of fans in rave green surround multiple trolleys as Sounders FC players move north up Fourth Avenue.