• MLS Cup making its way around Seattle ahead of Sounders championship match

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    SEATTLE - The MLS Cup is making its way around Seattle, including at KIRO 7.

    The Seattle Sounders Vice President of Soccer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson and Sounders alumni will be at Pike Place Market Thursday.

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    They'll raise the Sounders flag at 3:30 p.m.on Pike Street to celebrate this weekend's championship matchup. 

    The league installed a 16-foot tall MLS Cup replica trophy there so fans could pose and take photos.

    If you stop by and snap a picture, you'll be entered into a drawing to win free tickets to the sold-out match between the Sounders and Toronto FC at noon Sunday.

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    The cup made its way into the KIRO 7 morning news Thursday morning, where viewers and on-air staff got an up-close look.  See the video below at the bottom of this story.

    Many fans have been frustrated about high ticket prices for the championship match. 

    The Sounders said a capacity crowd of 69,000 will pack CenturyLink Field in what will be "the most attended soccer match in Seattle history." 

    The Washington State Department of Transportation said the match will bring a lot of extra traffic to downtown Seattle.

    And with tolling starting on the SR 99 Tunnel Saturday, drivers who use it may want to open a Good To Go! account before traveling to get the best rate -- $2 less per trip.

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