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Sounders forward Herculez Gomez crowd surfs with fans at the team’s MLS Cup celebration in Seattle on Tuesday. (GeekWire photos by Kevin Lisota and Taylor Soper)

Web traffic to GeekWire was a bit down today — perhaps many of our readers were out marching with the Seattle Sounders to celebrate their first-ever MLS Cup victory.

The team — players, coaches, owners, staff, and more — rode trolleys through downtown, ending up at a massive rally at Seattle Center. Mayor Ed Murray was there, as was King County Executive Dow Constantine and Congressman Jim McDermott.

The rally was the culmination of a remarkable turnaround season for the Sounders, who went from last place in the Western Conference in July and bounced back to win their first MLS championship. It is also a remarkable story for one of Seattle’s most impressive startup companies of the last decade, the Sounders having joined MLS in 2009.

Enjoy some photos from the rally and Go Sounders!

 

 

Midfielder Ozzie Alonso kisses the MLS Cup with fans in the background.
Defender Roman Torres shows off his dance moves.
Goalkeeper and MLS Cup MVP Stefan Frei hoists the MLS Cup.

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