The Sounders will celebrate their first MLS Cup championship with a victory march through downtown Seattle starting at 11 a.m., then a rally near Seattle Center.
Seattle Sounders FC will celebrate their first MLS Cup championship with a rally through downtown Seattle on Tuesday.
The Sounders beat Toronto FC in a penalty-kick shootout on Saturday. The champs were then welcomed by fans at Boeing Field when they returned home Sunday.
Fans will have a chance to celebrate their MLS champion Sounders in Seattle on Tuesday, as a victory march is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Westlake Park on Fourth Avenue and Pine Street. Sounders FC players and coaches will then travel via Emerald City Trolleys north along Fourth Avenue, turning right on Cedar Street to continue north on Fifth Avenue before heading west at Thomas Street and onto Seattle Center grounds.
A rally is scheduled to take place after the parade from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Fisher Lawn and fountain mall at Seattle Center near Memorial Stadium, where the club began playing its games in 1974 in the North American Soccer League.
Between 3,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend the parade, and between 10,000 and 20,000 people are expected at the rally. The Seattle Department of Transportation says travelers in downtown Seattle should expect significant delays.
Sounders players and coaches will present the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy to fans in attendance. Mayor Ed Murray and Congressman Jim McDermott are set to be in attendance to briefly address the team and fans.