Seattle to host MLS Cup 2009

Seattle Sounders FC and the passionate soccer fans in the Pacific Northwest will host Major League Soccer's premier event, MLS Cup 2009, at Qwest Field on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET (live on ESPN).

Seattle Sounders FC and the passionate soccer fans in the Pacific Northwest will host Major League Soccer's premier event, MLS Cup 2009, at Qwest Field on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET (live on ESPN).

The club has sold more than 20,000 season ticket packages, which now include a ticket to MLS Cup 2009, the League's 14th annual championship game. Seattle kicks off its inaugural season on March 19 in the opening game of the 2009 Regular Season.

"The city of Seattle and Qwest Field will be a tremendous setting for our country's marquee soccer event of the year," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. "The stadium was designed with soccer in mind and we believe the buzz surrounding Sounders FC will add to the electricity at our championship game. We hope to see supporters clubs from all around the League join us in the Emerald City in November, regardless of which two teams advance to the final."

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