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Sounders MLS Cup parade will be Tuesday

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Route will once again run from Westlake Center to Seattle Center.

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Who’s ready for another parade? The Seattle Sounders will celebrate Sunday’s MLS Cup about as soon as humanly possible, holding their parade on Tuesday at noon.

Like the 2016 MLS Cup parade, this one will start at Westlake Park and wind its ways through the Belltown neighborhood before concluding with a rally at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion Lawn that is expected to start around 1:30 p.m. Prior to the start of the parade, captain Nicolas Lodeiro will scarf the statue of Chief Sealth at Tilikum Place.

This year’s parade will have some notable differences from the 2016 version. The biggest is that ECS has chosen not to lead the procession as unlike the previous one, this one is being treated more like a traditional parade and less like a massive March to the Match.

While parade watchers were mostly encouraged to stay out of the way of the process last time, they were also allowed to follow along behind. This year, the boundaries of the parade route will likely be more strictly enforced.