This statement just arrived in a news release from the office of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, congratulating the Seattle Sounders FC on its back-to-back U.S. Open Cup titles:
“What an amazing victory last night for a truly outstanding team! As an avid Sounders fan, I’m not surprised they’re the first Major League Soccer team to win consecutive titles. They have shown great skill, heart and dedication since arriving in Seattle – and have proven to be an inspiration to their loyal followers who pack Qwest Field for each and every game.”
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