Watching the Seattle Sounders make history, with 70,000 of your closest friends

On Sunday, Seattle claimed a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC to secure the MLS Cup.

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Early in the morning, a completely packed Pioneer Square set the tone for what was to come, with children clambering atop trash cans and spectators climbing trees to get a glimpse of the pregame rally. Before the noon kickoff, Seattle rapper Macklemore hosted a free concert, drawing in as many people as could fit into Occidental Park. At one point, a young boy — his face painted blue and green — held his mom’s hand as they walked into the stadium, chatting about how many people were there, how crowded it was. I overheard her say to him, “Just think of it as us and 70,000 of our closest friends.”

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