For the third time in four years, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will play for MLSs biggest prize, MLS Cup. After playing in Toronto the first two times, the Sounders get to host this match. Both teams knocked off favorites in the conference finals to make it here.
Seattle knocked off “the best MLS team in history” in LAFC and Toronto knocked off New York City FC and Atlanta United.
This will be the 17th all-time meeting between these two. Seattle holds an 10-4-2 all-time mark in the series, which includes their 2016 MLS Cup win in penalties at BMO Field. Earlier this season, Toronto came to town and lost 3-2 on April 13.
We’re so excited we decided to open this thread three hours before kickoff.
Seattle: Bruin (out, ACL)
Toronto FC: Altidore (questionable, squad)
Referee: Allen Chapman
AR1: Brian Dunn
AR2: Corey Rockwell
4TH: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
AVAR: Cameron Blanchard
RAR: Brian Poeschel
- No room to breathe: TFC has advanced mainly through survival and keeping it close as long possible. An early goal would be a huge relief and put TFC on the back foot.
- Feed the crowd: The Sounders have historically been nearly unbeatable as crowds get bigger. Give them something to cheer, getting the energy going and never look back.
- Don’t over-commit: As tempting as it will be to throw numbers forward, the Sounders don’t need to. Let Nico, Raul and Jordan do their thing early on and make sure no one’s sneaking in behind.
- Be ready for a wrinkle: Greg Vanney loves throwing his opponents a curveball, whether that’s adding a defender or doing something unexpected. Who knows what it will be, but know that whatever it is, the Sounders have all the built-in advantages.
Match date/time: Sunday, Nov. 10 @ 12:08 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field — Seattle, WA
Pregame: Q13 at 11 a.m. (Ludtka, Levine, Evans)
Postgame: Q13 (Ludtka, Levine, Zakuani)
Online Streaming: YouTube TV, Fubo TV (affiliate link)
Local English TV: ABC (Champion, Twellman)
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
International TV: check LiveSoccerTV
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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