A rematch in MLS Cup is a great thing. Toronto FC has the storyline of revenge, merged with the possibility of being the greatest team in MLS history. Only one thing stands in their way. The Seattle Sounders aren’t interested in last year. They are unconcerned with history. To quote Gustav Svensson, "last year is last year...this year is just about this season and about winning this year."
A legacy will be built over 90 minutes today (or 120, or maybe even penalty kicks). The winner becomes either a repeat champion or the first MLS treble. I know what I would prefer.
It is again red v green, Canada v Cascadia. Watch with us.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Brad Evans is out with a back injury. Osvaldo Alonso is still out with a quad strain.
Toronto: Jozy Altidore is questionable with the ankle issue that plagued him against Columbus.
A red card would mean the player misses the first game of the 2018 regular season.
Allen Chapman is the center referee. David Gantar is the VAR.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in alto
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Make Altidore move laterally
- Shade Bradley
- Control tempo
- Play for each other, play for yourself
How I'm watching
Outfit: This is our Sound
Scarf: Enemy’s Goal Is Down
Where: Henry’s Tavern - Bellevue
How to Watch
Match date/time: December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM PT
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
National TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman, Stewart-Binks)
Local Radio: 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller, Zaukani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: beIN Sports (Asia) | Australia: ESPN International | Brazil: ESPN International | Canada: TSN 1/4/5, TSAN | Europe: Eurosport | India: DSports | Japan: Fuji TV | Latin America: ESPN International | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | New Zealand: TVNZ | Singapore: Starhub | Sub-Saharan Africa: FOX Africa | Taiwan: Sportcast | United Kingdom: Sky Sports
SUBS:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) December 9, 2017
It’s time— Toronto FC (@torontofc) December 9, 2017
Here’s today’s @BMO starting XI vs. @SoundersFC#TFCLive | #MLSCup pic.twitter.com/nyWjeuBBkR
It doesn’t get old writing MLS Cup Final gamethreads.