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Mayors of Seattle and Portland bet on outcome of Sounders-Timbers playoff series

SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales have made a bet on the outcome of the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals series between Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC. The terms of the bet are that the mayor whose team loses the series will wear the scarf of the winning team, and send a case of local microbrew to the winning mayor.

“Sounders fans have been looking forward to this for a long time,” said McGinn. “We want an MLS Cup and this year the road to it goes through Portland. Seattle has the best fans in the country and we’re excited to cheer for the Sounders this weekend.”

The Western Conference Semifinals series begins on Saturday, November 2 with Seattle Sounders FC hosting Portland Timbers FC at CenturyLink Field. The teams will play the second leg on November 7 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland. According to MLS playoff rules, the team that scores the most goals will advance to the Western Conference Championship.