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Where to Cheer on the Sounders in the MLS Cup Final This Sunday

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Scarves up. On Sunday, the Sounders will go for glory when they face off against Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field in the MLS Cup Final, with game time scheduled for noon. Win or lose, of course, fans need a good place to scream their heads off while rooting for Raul Ruidiaz, Nicolas Lodeiro, and company take on their rivals from Canada.

These places — listed from north to south — were selected for their soccer bonafides, menu quality, and general atmosphere. All confirmed they’ll prioritize the Sounders game over the NFL’s Sunday slate, with the sound on, and no cover charge. Let’s goooooal.

Special thanks to our friends at Sounder At Heart for the suggestions. Be sure to check out their wall to wall coverage.

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The Atlantic Crossing

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Since Roosevelt’s official Sounders bar gets crowded for regular season games, it’s pretty much a given that the British-flavored pub will be standing room only for the big game Sunday. All TVs will be tuned to the game with house sound, and chants will absolutely break out behind pint orders. There’s a big Liverpool-Manchester City game at 8:30 a.m.), so those who want a good view should might want to get there super early and order an Impossible burger breakfast sandwich.

Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub

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Ballard’s Australian-themed bar (housed in a former library) is mainly known as a hangout for rugby fans, but it’s all-in on the Sounders Sunday, with a full menu available and brunch running to 3 p.m. The food includes very soccer appropriate meat pies with “brekky spuds” and a spicy avocado toast served on a pub roll. And, for those who can’t get a babysitter, kids are welcome.

The George and Dragon Pub

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Known as one of the best soccer bars in Seattle, the George and Dragon in Fremont usually packs the house for English Premier League events, but will shift gears for Sounders fans. With multiple big-screen TVs, the creamy Gunpowder Plot from Black Raven Brewery on draft, stuffed baked potatoes on the menu, and possibly even some Sounders swag to give away, expect things to get raucous.

Bill's Off Broadway

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While not an official Sounders bar, this longtime Capitol Hill dive is still one of the more underrated spots in the city to catch a game. It helps that the bartenders are friendly and the bros are minimal. On Sunday, the MLS Cup Final will be on the big TV, and breakfast — which includes a pizza with scrambled eggs and vanilla Stoli French toast — will be served until 2 p.m.

Rhein Haus Seattle

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The Central District’s hip Bavarian beer and bocce hall has Sounders cred as an official pub partner (season ticket holders get $2 off half-liters of the house lager), plus a stellar food menu of schnitzels and brats to fuel fans throughout regulation, and into OT, if needed. The spacious main dining area, lengthy bar, and mezzanines should make sure there’s plenty of elbow room, too.

Quality Athletics

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Just a few blocks away from the action at CenturyLink Field, expect this Pioneer Square venue to be packed to the gills on Suncay. Luckily, there’s some space to spread out, with a rooftop garden, Astroturf back bar, outdoor fire pits, and indoor and outdoor seating. Since this is an official Sounders-affiliated bar, season ticket holders that show their credentials get ales for $5.

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill

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Columbia City’s reliable jock spot serves solid bar bites (such as the Irish nachos, topped with beer cheese and shredded corned beef) and stiff drinks in a family-friendly setting, with reclaimed floors and a shuffleboard bar top. On Sunday, expect most TVs to be turned to the Sounders with the sound on (despite a full NFL slate). And if things get too crowded, don’t forget about next-door neighbor, the Backyard, with more TVs and slightly fancier food.

The Westy

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This is a rubber stamped Sounders pub partner that has hosted MLS watch parties in the past (season ticket holders get a discount on food and beer). It’s also a damn fine sports bar in its own right, with a robust beer selection, greasy food — like waffle fries, burgers, and cauliflower poppers — and a nice cocktail assortment. Early birds can take advantage of “power hour” from 9 a.m. -10am on Sunday, with one dollar off beer and well cocktails, plus $5 mimosas.

The Atlantic Crossing

Since Roosevelt’s official Sounders bar gets crowded for regular season games, it’s pretty much a given that the British-flavored pub will be standing room only for the big game Sunday. All TVs will be tuned to the game with house sound, and chants will absolutely break out behind pint orders. There’s a big Liverpool-Manchester City game at 8:30 a.m.), so those who want a good view should might want to get there super early and order an Impossible burger breakfast sandwich.

Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub

Ballard’s Australian-themed bar (housed in a former library) is mainly known as a hangout for rugby fans, but it’s all-in on the Sounders Sunday, with a full menu available and brunch running to 3 p.m. The food includes very soccer appropriate meat pies with “brekky spuds” and a spicy avocado toast served on a pub roll. And, for those who can’t get a babysitter, kids are welcome.

The George and Dragon Pub

Known as one of the best soccer bars in Seattle, the George and Dragon in Fremont usually packs the house for English Premier League events, but will shift gears for Sounders fans. With multiple big-screen TVs, the creamy Gunpowder Plot from Black Raven Brewery on draft, stuffed baked potatoes on the menu, and possibly even some Sounders swag to give away, expect things to get raucous.

Bill's Off Broadway

While not an official Sounders bar, this longtime Capitol Hill dive is still one of the more underrated spots in the city to catch a game. It helps that the bartenders are friendly and the bros are minimal. On Sunday, the MLS Cup Final will be on the big TV, and breakfast — which includes a pizza with scrambled eggs and vanilla Stoli French toast — will be served until 2 p.m.

Rhein Haus Seattle

The Central District’s hip Bavarian beer and bocce hall has Sounders cred as an official pub partner (season ticket holders get $2 off half-liters of the house lager), plus a stellar food menu of schnitzels and brats to fuel fans throughout regulation, and into OT, if needed. The spacious main dining area, lengthy bar, and mezzanines should make sure there’s plenty of elbow room, too.

Quality Athletics

Just a few blocks away from the action at CenturyLink Field, expect this Pioneer Square venue to be packed to the gills on Suncay. Luckily, there’s some space to spread out, with a rooftop garden, Astroturf back bar, outdoor fire pits, and indoor and outdoor seating. Since this is an official Sounders-affiliated bar, season ticket holders that show their credentials get ales for $5.

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill

Columbia City’s reliable jock spot serves solid bar bites (such as the Irish nachos, topped with beer cheese and shredded corned beef) and stiff drinks in a family-friendly setting, with reclaimed floors and a shuffleboard bar top. On Sunday, expect most TVs to be turned to the Sounders with the sound on (despite a full NFL slate). And if things get too crowded, don’t forget about next-door neighbor, the Backyard, with more TVs and slightly fancier food.

The Westy

This is a rubber stamped Sounders pub partner that has hosted MLS watch parties in the past (season ticket holders get a discount on food and beer). It’s also a damn fine sports bar in its own right, with a robust beer selection, greasy food — like waffle fries, burgers, and cauliflower poppers — and a nice cocktail assortment. Early birds can take advantage of “power hour” from 9 a.m. -10am on Sunday, with one dollar off beer and well cocktails, plus $5 mimosas.

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