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Mill Creek Sounders FC Fan Won Seat on Sideline Couch at Match Vs. Real Salt Lake

Bob Coleman of Mill Creek recently won the opportunity to watch a Sounders FC match from a unique location: the Washington's Lottery sideline couch. He won the cushy seat by playing Sounders FC Man of the Match, which is held at every home match.

During a recent Sounders FC match, Coleman visited a Man of the Match booth inside the stadium and predicted Obafemi Martins as the Man of the Match. Coleman chose correctly, and his ballot was randomly selected, earning him a seat on the coveted Washington's Lottery sideline couch at the match against Real Salt Lake on May 31.

At the start of the match, Coleman and his son, Chance, were taken to the Washington's Lottery sideline couch, one of the closest seats to the field. Coleman received a Sounders FC jersey and both men enjoyed complimentary food and drink service throughout the entire match.

"I was in heaven, taking photos and tweeting at the players," Coleman shared. "We even got the attention of one of the sideline reporters and my son took a selfie with Chad Barrett!" It also didn't hurt, he said, that the Sounders FC beat Real Salt Lake 4-0 that day under the Seattle sun.

Man of the Match is open to all Sounders FC home match attendees 18 years of age and older by completing a ballot with their selection for the Man of the Match. If the Sounders FC win, the fans' ballots with the correct player selected are placed into a drawing for the chance to win the Washington's Lottery sideline couch experience at the following home match. If the Sounders FC lose, all of the ballots are placed into the drawing.

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