After eight seasons of success the Seattle Sounders sit on the pinnacle. Greatness is just a few moments away. They travel to BMO Field, facing Toronto FC in the biggest match either team has had in their well supported, championless MLS years. Tonight that changes. At 5 PM (Fox, UniMas, TSN, RDS) MLS Cup 2016 starts (well, at about 5:15 it starts) and a first time champion will be crowned.
This is a single leg championship. There are no aggregate goal or away goal rules. If tied after 90 two 15-minute halves will be played. If it remains tied the match will be decided with five penalty kicks.
Alan Kelly is the center referee. He’s the best in the league.
Clint Dempsey and Oalex Anderson are out. Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans and Erik Friberg are questionable. TFC has no injuries to report.
Yellow card accumulation does not matter. A red card would mean the player misses 2017’s opening night, which would be just fine if their team wins.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
Keys to the Game:
- Force their width on their heels
- Valdez movement to open space for Morris
- Limit Giovinco’s touches
- Free Lodeiro
- Every moment matters
How to Watch
Match date/time: 5 PM Saturday December 10th, 2016
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Online Streaming: FoxSportsGo
National TV: Fox (Strong, Friedel, Stewart-Binks)
National Spanish TV: UniMas (Guzman, Pineda, Balboa, Sandoval)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Antipolo)
Asia: BeIN Sports | Australia: BeIN Sports | Brazil: Globosat | China: LeSports | Europe: Eurosport Japan: Fuji TV | Latin America: FOX Latin America | Malaysia: Astro | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Panama: TVN | Singapore: Starhub | Sub-Saharan Africa: FOX Africa | Taiwan: Sportscast | United Kingdom: Sky Sports
How I'm watching
Scarf: 2011 Sounder at Heart/Nos Audietis
Where: Queen Anne Beer Hall
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