How do you prepare for a giant party and parade that has the possibility of not happening? You start designing, collaborating with vendors and planning details the week beforehand—all the while, hoping you’re not jinxing it. Of course, our boys in green ended up coming through in the final to ensure that the festivities went on as planned. The event itself turned out an enormous crowd of Sounders fans who marched with the team led by Russell Wilson and Ciara from Westlake Center to the Space Needle. The crowd was welcomed by musicians and DJs playing on a giant stage in Seattle Center where speeches were given by members of the Sounders team and the trophy was lifted for Seattle to celebrate together as a city.