Return to MLS Cup legitimizes Seattle title

Return to MLS Cup legitimizes Seattle title

01-Dec-2017 21:03:00 | Yahoo Sports

Matt Pentz The flight back from Seattle's MLS Cup win last December in Toronto was less celebratory than you might imagine. Major League Soccer's roster compliance rules require that contract decisions for the following season are due the morning after the title game. That meant that mere hours after the happy Sounders arrived back to a hero's greeting at the team hotel, exit interviews took place in that same lobby. So while some still carried the glow of their victory on penalty kicks, that joy was cut by the realization that others on the plane had just found out they were out of a job. Few would have dared imagine they'd be making a return journey to that exact same destination a year later

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