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September 8, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Sounders FC will honor 9/11 Memorial on Saturday

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgSounders FC will join an effort around MLS to honor the 9/11 Memorial on Saturday. Seattle hosts Real Salt Lake at 1 p.m. at CenturyLink Field and here is a list of the expected plans:

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Pregame

— 35,000 miniature U.S. flags will be distributed.

— A moment of silence will be observed in memory of the tragic events on September 11, 2001.

— An oversize United States flag will be presented on-field for the National Anthem.

— Twenty U.S. Army soldiers will line the red carpet during the team walk-out.

In-game

— All players, coaches and match officials will wear armbands with a “9/11 Memorial” graphic.

— Fans will be invited to raise their miniature U.S. flags from 9:00-11:00 on the game clock.

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