Goals and Highlights: Sounders 3-1 Toronto, 2019 MLS Cup
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6:18 PM2 years ago

The champions lift the 2019 MLS Cup

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Sounders celebrate after the final whistle

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Highlights from today’s match

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Full Time | Sounders 3-1 Toronto FC

The Sounders win their second MLS Cup!
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90'+3' | Toronto GOOOOOAL!

Pozuelo crosses and Altidore heads it to the back of the net!
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Five added minutes to the second half.
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90'+1' | Seattle Substitution

Everyone on ther feet as Ruidáiz leaves the pitch. Arrega will come in to close the match.
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90' | Sounders GOOOOOOAL!

Ruidíaz outruns an injured Mavinga and finishes it to make Sounders' title a certainty!
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Pozuelo with the cross. González reaches it, Frei blocks and then Morrow finds it, but is unable to score.
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84' | Seattle Substitution

Delem is in, while Morris comes off.
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Crosses begin to rain on Sounders' box, but Torres and Kim are competing well.
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Omar González is now playing a striker trying to use his height to win balls up high.
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Good ball for Ruidíaz by Lodeiro, but the striker is just offside!
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This was Rodríguez goal for the 2-0

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76' | Toronto substitution

Rodríguez is out, replaced by Laryea
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75' | GOOOOOOOAL Sounders!

Rodríguez plays to Lodeiro who passes it back on the first touch. Classy finish with a finesse shot to the far post!
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Mavinga seems to be hurting after the play with Kim, but refuses to be subbed out!
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Seattle begins to create more offense. This time a shot by Morris is deflected towards corner kick.
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Omar González and Westberg don't communicate and the defender almost scores an own goal.
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Pozuelo is carded after fouling Lodeiro from behind.
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Roldán strikes from a distance, but Westberg is in position to save it.
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First ball looking for Altidore, but Kim does well to intercept.
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67' | Toronto Sub

Benezet is replaced by Altidore!
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Mavinga attemps to make run and surprise Sounders' deffense, but Kim slides to stop him from making any progress.
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62' | Toronto Substitution

DeLeon will take Endoh's place on the field.
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A look at the goal that has Seattle in front!

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60' | Seattle Substitution

Rodríguez is on, while Smith leaves the pitch.
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Good cross from Pozuelo, but Torres is there to head it out!
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57' | Sounders GOOOOOAL!

Leeerdam strikes off-target but it rebounds on Morrow and it ends up in the back of the net! Seattle leads!
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Delgado with a low cross just a bit too long for Pozuelo!
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Spectacular dribbling by Pozuelo. He sends a through ball that almost leaves Osorio one-on-one with the keeper!
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Benezet with a shot, but it's once again Leerdam with the clearence!
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Auro with a good cross, but Leerdam clears it!
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More distance between lines in both teams now. We're starting to see more offensive game.
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45' | Second Half Begins

The second half of the 2019 MLS Cup is underway!
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The last chance of the first half almost turned into a goal by Ruidíaz!


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Frei's amazing save to stop Benezet from putting Toronto in front!


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Big match feels!


4:57 PM2 years ago

Half Time | Seattle Sounders 0-0 Toronto

In a very hard fought match, Toronto has been dominating but it was Seattle Sounders who had the clearest chance to score.
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Ruidíaz gets to a ball before González. This first touch leaves hime one on one with the keeper. His shot is just saved by Westberg!
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Seattle is defending with ten men. They try to play long balls to Ruidíaz as soon as they recover, but González  and Maving are close to the Peruvian and disposses him quickly.
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Toronto looks better in the last ten minutes. All balls are recovered by the midfield line and the game is played in Seattle's half.
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Benezet dribbles, plays it to Pozuelo and continues his run. The returned ball is intercepted by the defense!
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Good strike from Benezet. Frei dives, gets his left arm out and saves his team from conceding!
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Seattle keeps crossing it and Toronto continues to defend with their very tall defenders. We've had 8 corner kicks for Sounders so far.
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Svensson finds a chance to shoot, but once again the deffense gets there to block it.
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Smith crosses looking for Ruidíaz, but Bradley just gets there by sliding. We'll have corner kick for Seattle.
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Now Toronto have trouble finding their three men up top, with their passes are a little too long each time.
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Shot by Bradley is off-target.
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Seattle now looking to use speed to cause trouble in Toronto's goal, but their last pass is lacking precision.
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Roman Torres shoots with his left after a cross form Lodeiro but it's just over the bar!
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Smith fights a ball and wins it. Lodeiro has a chance to send a dangerous cross, but can't find a teammate.
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New cross looking for Ruidíaz. His header is too high to worry Westberg.
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Long ball looking for Ruidíaz. As he looks to strike, Mavinga uses his strength to clear it.
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Low-cross from Benezet, but Svensson sends it to corner before a Toronto player could strike.
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Benezet plays a ball to Osorio who shoots, but the ball is straight at Frei's position.
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Lodeiro attemps a cross, but he fails to contact it correctly and the chance is wasted.
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Morris recovers on midfield and runs toward goal. With Omar González marking him, he strikes and Westberg responds well.
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Toronto begin the game with more possession. The game is played mostly on Seattle's half as the Sounders look to build a good counter attack.
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Cross from Endoh that crosses the whole Box. Benezet shoots and Frei controls it.
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0' | Kick Off!

The crowd roars as Seattle Sounders move the ball! We're underway in the 2019 MLS Cup!
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National Anthems play!

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All set for kick-off!

Don't go anywhere! The MLS Cup is here: Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC!
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The teams make their way onto the pitch!

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The teams are finishing up their warm ups!


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Here's a stadium perspective from the position occupied by Toronto FC's supporters.

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The matchball is ready for the MLS Cup!

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Great atmosphere in the stadium!

Century Link Field's iconic towers at the ends are dressed up accordingly!

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Sounders doing their warm up!

As the fans fill in almost 70 thousand seats, Seattle Sounders make their prematch warm up!

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The stadium at Seattle is starting to fill up!


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Toronto FC is focused!

The Toronto FC players look totally focused on bringing the trophy back home.

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Does it get better than this?

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Toronto's fans are ready!

About 3,000 Toronto FC fans made the trip to Seattle with hopes of seeing their team reach another title.

They were placed on the upper deck of Century Link Field.

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We're in for a historic match! Who you got as the MLS Cup winner?

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Century Link Field is set to host the MLS Cup

The setting for today's MLS Cup is nothing short of spectacular!

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Sounders: Starting XI

Frei; Smith, Kim, Torres, Leerdam; Roldán, Svensson, Smith, Jones, Morris; Lodeiro, Ruidíaz.

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Toronto FC: Starting XI

Westberg; Auro, Mavinga, González, Morrow; Bradley, Delgado, Osorio; Benezet, Endoh, Pozuelo.

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Seattle fans parade towards Century Link Field

Amazing support from Seattle for their team ahead of their match against Toronto FC!

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The party is lit!

Seattle's Macklemore sings "Can't Hold Us" as part of the festivities prior to the MLS Cup!


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Seattle is tinted in green and blue!

The Sounders' home town is full of fans wearing their colours to show their support as their team looks to win a second MLS Cup.

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Toronto FC is at Century Link Field!

The Canadian side took a minute to recognize the pitch in which they'll fight for the MLS Cup and greeeted the fans that made the trip all the way from Toronto!


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LIVE Coverage begins!

In just an hour, we'll have the match that determines the champion of Major League Soccer: The MLS Cup!

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Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for the 2019 MLS Cup: Seattle Sounders  vs Toronto FC.
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Toronto's One-To-Watch: Michael Bradley

With 2 World Cups and 9 years of European experience under his belt, Bradely is without a doubt one of Toronto's important men.

A midfielder with great positioning and strong leadership, he is able to make a difference when it comes to destroying enemy attacks and starting Toronto's offensives.

8:17 PM2 years ago

Seattle's One-To-Watch: Ruidíaz

A world-class striker is the correct form to describe Sounders' number 9.

The Peruvian has great technique and is able to find a way to score even in the most difficult matches. His quality is without a doubt as he has shown in MLS, Liga MX and his national team.

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How to watch Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: ABC and Univision.

If you want to watch in on internet, VAVEL USA is your best option!


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Toronto FC: Last Lineup

Westberg; Morrow, Mavinga, Ciman, Auro; Osorio, Bradley, Delgado; Benezet, Pozuelo, Endoh.
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Seattle Sounders: Last Lineup

Frei; Leerdam, Kim, Arreaga, Smith; Svensson, Roldán, Morris, Lodeiro; Morris, Jones, Ruidíaz.
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Century Link Field will host the final

For the second time in its history, Century Link Field will host the MLS Cup.

The game is sold out with an expected total of 69,000 fans in attendance.  An estimated 3,000 Toronto FC supporters will make the trip.


8:00 PM2 years ago

Today's officiating team

Allen Chapman has been announced as the ref for the 2019 MLS Cup. This will be the second time he works the championship game after he was involved in the 2017 edition betwen the same teams.

Brian Dunn and Corey Rockwell will assist him.

7:57 PM2 years ago

Toronto knocked out the defending champions

In the Eastern Conference Final, Toronto was off to a difficult start. They went down in the scoreboard and then conceeded a penalty before the tenth minute of play.

The turning point of the match came when Joseph Martínez's shot from the spot was denied by Westberg. Benezet equalized and a magnificent strike by DeLeon marked the return to the final for Toronto FC.

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7:48 PM2 years ago

Sounders motivated after beating LAFC

The Sounders were hosted by Supporter's Shield winner, LAFC, in the Western Conference Championship game.

Despite being down on the scoreboard early in the match, a great comeback led by Raúl Ruidíaz saw the final score end in a 3-1 for Seattle.

7:44 PM2 years ago

The third time in four years!

Today marks the third time the MLS Cup will be contested between these two teams in the last four years.

The two previous finals were played at Toronto's BMO Field with one title win per side.

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Kick-off time

The Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC match for the MLS Cup will be played at Century Link Field, in Seattle, Washington. The kick-off is scheduled at 3:00pm ET.
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Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 MLS Cup: Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC! 

My name is Juan Pablo Rodríguez and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.