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What They're Saying
November 1st, 2013 8:08PM

TAGS:  mls


“Sounders fans have been looking forward to this for a long time. We want an MLS Cup and this year the road to it goes through Portland."

-- Seattle mayor Mike McGinn on his bet with Portland mayor Charlie Hales on who'll win the Sounders-Timbers series. The losing mayor has to wear the scarf of the winning team and send a case of local microbrew to the winning mayor. (

1 comment
  1. Footballer Forever
    commented on: November 2, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
    I love it! It speaks volume for our sport that two american city mayors place a bet/challenge on who will win and for the losing one to honor the winning team. By the same token, it's not all flattering when politicians get involved unless that helps the football club in the future when looking for community /politician support in the future.

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