PORTLAND, Ore. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Atlanta United’s storied victory in the MLS Cup needed another prologue. Enter Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.
The Five Stripes defeated the Portland Timbers to claim the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy earlier this month. And as it turns out, there was a friendly wager between mayors.
“A bet is a bet,” Mayor Wheeler said on a video posted Friday to his official page as he congratulated Atlanta on their victory.
The video shows the mayor dressed in a custom “Wheeler” jersey as he goes about his day.
Timber Joey, the team’s unofficial mascot and lumberjack, shows up in the end with a hilarious take. It’s something you just have to watch.
No word on what Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms would have to do in the event of a loss, but we cannot imagine her wearing ponderosa and moss green.
You got to respect a good team, especially one with a great sense of humor about a loss. We hope to see them again soon on the pitch, but sorry, none us ever plan to wear green!
FOX 5 News reporting from Atlanta