The bi-coastal relationship continues to flourish: Toronto FC vs. the Sounders on a third date at the MLS Cup. This time it’s at Seattle’s place.
Toronto, the Eastern Conference’s No. 4 seed, secured the tickets to the title match Wednesday with a 2-1 win over homestanding Atlanta United, the No. 2 seed and defending MLS champs.
The Sounders, No. 2 in the West, won the right to host by having th higher seed, following the 3-1 win in the Western Conference final Tuesday in LA. That means the underdogs each stunned the higher seeds on on the road.
The title match at the Clink and its 69,000 seats is booked noon Sunday, Nov. 10. Prepare to gird the loins.
The Sounders have split a pair of titles with the Reds, both in Toronto. In 2016, the Sounders won on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw in frigid conditions at BMO Field. in 2017, Toronto prevailed, 2-0. Atlanta interrupted the relationship by beating the Portland Timbers in 2018.
Journeyman midfielder Nick DeLeon scored Toronto’s game-winner in the 78th minute.
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