"There are a lot of teams that are even because of the way the league is set up, salary cap situations for teams. I just feel like there are a lot of teams that are pretty close to each other," Seattle forward Clint Dempsey said. "It's not like there is one team that has an opportunity to really go and get a ton of players and have a huge salary cap to try and push themselves away from everybody else like you see in the other leagues. It's a good league, we have a great team and I think the organization has done a great job of providing depth for this team but also an attractive style of soccer for the fans to watch."
"It's great to celebrate in front of them," Dempsey said. "We still have our work cut out for us. We still have a big challenge in playing against Toronto away from home, but you have everything to play for and at the beginning of the season we wanted to repeat and we're in a position now to where possibly that can be done."