PHOTOS: Seattle Sounders opening day

MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders Opening Day - March 19, 2017.

Jordan Morris drew a penalty to set up the first goal, scored on a header in the 66th minute to give Seattle the lead, and the Sounders celebrated last year's MLS Cup title with a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

More than 45,000 turned out for Seattle's home opener Sunday, the biggest home opener crowd in franchise history. It's the first appearance in the season for the team, which defended it's 2016 MLS Cup. 

Leading up to the match was the spirited "March to the Match," a Sounders fan tradition for nearly 12 years. About 90 minutes before kickoff, fans gathered in Occidental Park, then marched down Occidental Avenue to CenturyLink Field.

The Seattle Sounders' band Sound Wave fired up the songs and cheers outside CenturyLink Field.

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