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Seattle Sounders makes history for MLS in CONCACAF Champions League Final

You know something momentous has happened at a sporting event when no one wants to leave. Given the history that was made at Lumen Field on Wednesday, you couldn’t blame anyone connected with the Seattle Sounders for wanting to stick around.

Seattle prevailed in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) final with a 3-0 win over Mexican side Pumas, completing a 5-2 aggregate triumph. In the aftermath, the hugs on the field were almost as plentiful as the cheers in the stands. The sea of green-shirted fans surged and jumped amid the euphoria. Seattle defender Nouhou Tolo waved a Cameroon flag; forward Fredy Montero wore a Colombian one around his waist. Kids did impromptu snow angels in the confetti. And the crowd roared as Seattle captain Nicolas Lodeiro raised the trophy.

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