The Seattle Sounders got some love from the other Washington for their 3-1 win over Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field on November 10.
On December 19, the United States Senate passed a resolution congratulating the club on winning the 2019 MLS Cup. Passed by unanimous consent, the resolution was sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell and co-sponsored by Senator Patty Murray.
The legislation, dubbed Senate Resolution 461, also congratulates the club on its positive impact in the community.
An excerpt from the resolution:
“Whereas the owners of Seattle Sounders FC have built a culture of success and contributed greatly to Seattle, Washington, and the surrounding region through philanthropy;
Whereas Seattle Sounders FC has exhibited dedication to positive social impacts by strengthening communities through the RAVE Foundation partnership with organizations in Seattle, Washington, and the surrounding region; and
Whereas the dedication and hard work of Seattle Sounders FC has inspired and empowered girls, boys, women, and men of all ages.”
You can read the full Senate Resolution 461 here.