Why Seattle-Toronto was closer than the scoreline suggests (1:18)
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2dAustin Lindberg

Toronto 'our own worst enemy' in MLS Cup - Vanney

In an MLS Cup final in which his Toronto controlled the tempo but ultimately lost to Seattle 3-1, Greg Vanney called his side "our own worst enemy."

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

MLS Cup MVP Victor Rodriguez, and Nicolas Lodeiro celebrate after Seattle's 3-1 victory.

Seattle Sounders lift 2nd MLS Cup in 4 years (0:40)
Schmetzer: Sounders' players and fans deserve MLS Cup (0:32)

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Soak it in Seattle. Your team claimed another MLS Cup.

Altidore nets late consolation for Toronto (0:23)

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The Seattle Sounders claimed their second MLS Cup in four years with a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC. Second half goals from Kelvin Leerdam, substitute Victor Rodriguez and Raul Ruidiaz broke open a tight game in which Toronto carried much of the play. Jozy Altiore came off the bench to grab a late consolation goal, but it wasn't nearly enough.

Seattle Sounders beat Toronto 3-1 to win MLS Cup (1:48)
Ruidiaz seals MLS Cup for the Seattle Sounders (0:45)
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Sounders take down Toronto to win 2nd MLS Cup

The Seattle Sounders pulled off a remarkable 3-1 win over Toronto FC to win their second MLS Cup at a jam-packed CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Rodriguez splits 2 defenders to score Seattle's second (0:46)
Leerdam's deflected shot puts Seattle in front (0:39)
Ruidiaz is denied on golden chance for Sounders (0:25)

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The 2019 MLS Cup Final is tied 0-0 at halftime. Toronto looked more fluid, but didn't create much in the way of clear chances, though TFC's Nicolas Benezet did force a sharp save from Stefan Frei in the 36th minute. Seattle looked pretty disjointed until late in the half when Nico Lodeiro put Raul Ruidiaz in on goal, but TFC keeper Quentin Westberg came up with a big save.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

A pocket of red-clad Toronto fans amid the green and blue. About 70,000 fans will attend today's MLS Cup Final between Toronto FC and hosts the Seattle Sounders.

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4dAustin Lindberg

TFC's Vanney 'encouraged' by Altidore progress

Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney is "encouraged" by the progress Jozy Altidore has made in his recovery from injury ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup final.


Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Taylor Twellman makes a one-handed grab at Pike Place! See his fish catching contest against Jon Champion Sunday on MLS Countdown Live.

Donovan reacts to Bradley's big-money MLS Cup final (1:19)

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