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Sports The Seattle-Toronto rubber match -- a capsule look at Sunday's MLS Cup final

18:41  08 november  2019
18:41  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Sleepless in Seattle. The MLS Cup final kicks off early in Pacific Northwest

  Sleepless in Seattle. The MLS Cup final kicks off early in Pacific Northwest TORONTO — While it may not be sleepless in Seattle, Toronto FC will have an early start Sunday at the MLS Cup final with kickoff at noon local time (3 p.m. ET) at CenturyLink Field. And that has not happened too often this year, Toronto opened the regular season with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff in Philadelphia on March 2 and had four 3 p.m. ET starts, the last of which was May 18 in Salt Lake City. It also had five starts at 4 or 5 p.m. ET and one at 6 p.m. ET.In all, 23 of TFC's 34 regular-season games started at 7 p.m. ET or later.Toronto was slated to open the post-season at home to D.C. United on Oct. 19 at noon ET.

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How to watch Seattle Sounders FC- Toronto FC MLS Cup : Live stream, TV channel, game time. The 2019 MLS Cup — which determines the champion for Major League Soccer — will be played between the Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders FC and Eastern Conference champion Toronto

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SEATTLE — A look at Sunday's MLS Cup final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders:

WHERE: CenturyLink Field.

WHEN: 3 p.m. ET.

ATTENDANCE: Game is a sellout, with more than 69,000 expected.

REFEREE: Allen Chapman. He was also in charge of the 2017 final in Toronto.

ALL-TIME MEETINGS: The Sounders have a 9-3-2 edge in the regular-season series (including 5-2-1 in Seattle). The teams have split their playoff encounters, both in championship games, with Seattle winning in 2016 via penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie and Toronto winning the 2017 final 2-0. Both finals were in Toronto.

Two showcase franchises meet as Toronto and Seattle clash again in MLS Cup final

  Two showcase franchises meet as Toronto and Seattle clash again in MLS Cup final Two showcase franchises meet as Toronto and Seattle clash again in MLS Cup finalTFC will have to do it on hostile ground, however, with a sellout crowd of more than 69,000 solidly behind the home-town Sounders at CenturyLink Field as Toronto and Seattle meet in the MLS Cup final for the third time in four years.

SEATTLE -- Toronto FC leaves the Pacific Northwest with a sour taste in its mouth after a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders in their third MLS Cup meeting in four Toronto was irate at a non-foul call on midfielder Jonathan Osorio in the buildup to the opening goal of the game in the 57th minute Sunday .

Toronto FC suffers heartbreak at MLS Cup final , dominating first half but still losing 3-1 to the Seattle Sounders and complaining of a “For me it’ s a foul. But look that’ s football,” he added. The game was a championship rubber match with Seattle winning the 2016 final via penalty shootout (5-4) and

THIS SEASON: Seattle (16-10-8) finished second in the West. Toronto (13-10-11) was fourth in the East. The Sounders won 3-2 this season when the teams met in April in Seattle.

ALREADY DISPATCHED: Seattle beat No. 7 FC Dallas, No. 3 Real Salt Lake and No. 1 Los Angeles FC en route to the final. Toronto dispatched No. 5 D.C. United, No. 1 New York City FC and No. 2 Atlanta United FC.

FORM: Toronto has won four straight and is undefeated in its last 13 regular-season and playoff games (7-0-6). TFC's last league loss was a 2-0 defeat Aug. 3 at the New York Red Bulls. Seattle has won five straight and has lost just twice in it last 12 league matches (8-2-2) since mid-August.

HOME/ROAD: Seattle tied for the fourth-best home record during the regular season at .765 (11-2-4). Toronto tied for fourth for away record at .441 (4-6-7).

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Witness Sunday . “By and large, they executed many of their chances and that was the difference “But I thought the rest of the group really stepped up. We looked at different ways to game-plan to try to be Toronto FC suffers heartbreak at MLS Cup final , dominating first half but still losing 3-1 to the

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STILL TO COME: A Seattle goal in open play in the final.

QUESTION-MARKS: Toronto striker Jozy Altidore has not played since the Oct. 6 regular-season finale because of a quad strain and his recent updates have been very bleak. Toronto coach Greg Vanney has to choose between Laurent Ciman and Omar Gonzalez at centre back. Gonzalez was the starter but missed time with a hamstring issue and Ciman has looked good filling in for him.

SOUNDERS TO WATCH: Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro is the straw that stirs the Sounders drink, moving around the field looking to create. Peruvian Raul Ruidiaz is the danger man up front. "He's really relentless in the way he plays off the ball and it's really a joy to watch," said Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan. Former TFC 'keeper Stefan Frei broke Toronto hearts in 2016 with a highlight-reel save off Altidore in the championship game.

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SEATTLE -- It all comes down to Sunday . Major League Soccer' s 2019 season comes to a close as the Seattle Sounders host Toronto FC in MLS Cup 2019. Now, the rubber match will determine which will become just the fifth team in league history with multiple titles. All eyes are on Jozy Altidore

MLS Cup 2019 was the 24th edition of MLS Cup , the championship match of Major League Soccer ( MLS ), and took place on November 10, 2019, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle , Washington

TFC PLAYERS TO WATCH: Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo figures to play farther forward again in Altidore's likely continued absence. Watch his movement, as he drags defenders away from where they want to be while opening up space for teammates. Goalkeeper Quentin Westberg has come up big this season, making big saves including penalties. His ball distribution is among the best in the league among 'keepers. Midfielder Nick DeLeon and fullback Richie Laryea have been Toronto's super-subs in the playoffs.

MILESTONES: Sunday will mark captain Michael Bradley's 200th game in all competitions for Toronto. TFC coach Greg Vanney is sitting on 99 wins in all competitions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 8, 2019.

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