In what is becoming a recurring pattern, MLS Cup will be cold. The forecast is for low-to-mid-30s during the game, and a 15 percent chance of snow. Seattle Sounders practiced both in Toronto FC’s bubble at their facility and at BMO Field itself. Long sleeves, snoods and hoodies were popular.
With the windchill — due to 8 mph winds — it is expected to feel like 28 at kick off. Unlike last year, though, there was no Grey Cup played at BMO prior to this game and the field has drawn solid reviews from players and coaches.
Fans in the stands will be a bit warmer than they were last year, but not much warmer. Temperatures will drop after sunset and will be right about freezing at the final whistle.
If you are at BMO Field, stay warm — have many layers, expose the least amount of skin, hydrate and eat high energy (carbs) foods. If your neighbor is cold help them warm up.