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There's little mercurial about the Sounders at the moment, but a team of hard workers has made the MLS Cup final showing mettle.
New York City FC picked up seven players' contract options on Monday while declining those of Jason Hernandez and Tony Taylor.
Get an all-access look at the Seattle Sounders' celebrations following their Western Conference Championship win.
MLSsoccer.com's Susannah Collins and Calen Carr discuss the Seattle Sounders clinching their first-ever MLS Cup berth.
"People know that I came to this league as a [designated player] and this is where I want to go back to," Jones said.
Back in July, a spot in the playoffs seemed to be pure fantasy, let alone an MLS Cup final appearance. Now the Sounders are on the brink of history.