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Thursday Round-Up: Seattle Sounders FC Honor Paul Allen In Playoff-Clinching Win

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, October 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Sounders Honor Allen

Seattle Sounders FC clinched a ticket to the postseason with a 2-1 victory over Orlando City FC on Wednesday night, an achievement that marks the club's 10th trip to the playoffs in its 10 MLS seasons.

Throughout the match, the Sounders honored their co-owner Paul Allen, who died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, with Seattle players wearing black armbands over the right sleeve of their jerseys. The tangible tribute to Allen is one of many that have made its presence felt over the past couple of days, with several more tributes pouring in on social media.

On Monday, Sounders FC released the following statement on Allen's passing:

"Seattle Sounders FC offers its deepest condolences to the Allen Family during this difficult time. We stand united with our community in mourning the loss of one of our region's great icons. Paul Allen was a profound public leader, leaving an indelible mark on many aspects of civic life here in Seattle, including the growth and success of professional soccer. He will be greatly missed."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from NFL Network's Good Morning Football, which shares a short video of former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson recalling his favorite Allen memory:

More From Around The Web

ESPN.com's Brady Henderson remembers how Allen saved football in Seattle.

The Athletic outlines how the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA team that Allen owned, plan to honor Allen's passing. The Blazers open the regular season Thursday night with a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brock Huard at 710Sports.com explains how Allen built a championship brand in the Seahawks.

John Clayton at 710Sports.com comments on what the Seahawks have learned after six games.

The staff at 710 ESPN Seattle debate the Seahawks' most important change made this past offseason.

The Athletic goes inside the numbers of receiver Doug Baldwin's impressive play against the Raiders.

The Seattle Times highlights Seahawks tight end Tyrone Swoopes' first career start.

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