Seattle Sounders 3, Toronto FC 1: Takeaways from MLS Cup

11 Novembre, 2019, 01:44 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson predicts Sounders over Toronto in MLS Cup

The hometown Seattle Sounders sent nearly 70,000 of their closest friends home in ecstasy in Sunday's MLS Cup final against Toronto FC, beating the Reds 3-1 in the domestic league's championship match for the second time in four years to hoist the hardware despite being thoroughly outplayed by the visitors for most of the match.

Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island native, ignited the crowd early on a breakaway, and once again in the second half, but both runs came up empty.

Kelvin Leerdam scored goal in an MLS Cup match for the Sounders. Seattle were the clear favorites heading in, if only by a hair.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 10: Tsubasa Endoh #31 of Toronto FC reacts in the first half against the Seattle Sounders during the 2019 MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field on November 10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The teams were competing for the MLS Cup for the third time in four seasons. But how did the Seattle Sounders secure the 3-0 victory?

Seattle were second in the West, a hefty 16 points adrift of Los Angeles FC, perhaps the best MLS team in history (when the ball is in the opposition half, anyway). Yet the Sounders knocked them out, 3-1, at Banc of California Stadium with the help of two goals from Raul Ruidiaz.

Australia snub Stosur for Fed Cup singles, pick Tomljanovic
Barty will then face world No.45 Caroline Garcia as Australia chase their eights Fed Cup title and first in 45 years. Her work was acknowledged by the ITF, which presented her with an award ahead of the final draw on Friday.

Trump to release another Ukraine call transcript on Tuesday
President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2019. The televised impeachment inquiry sessions come 46 years after America was transfixed by the Watergate hearings.

Bloomberg prepares for 2020 presidential campaign, Warren, Sanders fire back
The New York Times reported that Bloomberg is preparing to file for the Alabama primary, whose deadline for doing so is Friday. But he told Bezos he was not considering a run at the time of their call, according to the report .

The latter quality has always been a hallmark of Michael Bradley's play. When the ball turned over, Toronto sprang forward with goal, even if the final ball was mostly missing.

Still, it has to hurt badly for the architects of this team over the last five years: Vanney, Altidore and especially Bradley, who may have played his last game for the club.

Pre-game expectations were that the Sounders would be impelled by their massive, stadium-record home advantage to adopt a more adventurous style than usual, but for most of the first 45 minutes they appeared to be counter-attacking without the attacking, while their opponents camped out in the final third. The Sounders started coming on around the 18-minute mark. Leerdam escaped a toe-poke challenge from Toronto's Nicolas Benezet before he put a ball across the box, which deflected off Reds defender Justin Morrow and past goalkeeper Quentin Westberg to break the deadlock.

But Seattle made two in the 76th minute when substitute Victor Rodriguez - named the final's most valuable player - put a shot from the top of the box low and hard into the far corner of Toronto's net. Stricken with a quad injury, the striker had not played since 6 October, the last day of the regular season. That time, an astonishing fingertip save by Stefan Frei on Jozy Altidore set up the spot-kick tiebreaker on which Brian Schmetzer's side prevailed.

It was three in stoppage time when Ruidiaz chased a long ball and steered his effort beyond Westberg. Toronto was the East's No. 4 seed after spending much of the season on the playoff bubble.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Les socialistes restent en tête mais sans majorité
Il s'en est aussi vivement pris aux immigrés illégaux qu'il accuse d'une prétendue hausse de la délinquance. Le Parti populaire de Pablo Casado pourrait gagner des voix par rapport au scrutin d'avril dernier.

Monday will present a rare opportunity to see a solar transit
Visit the Night Sky Network website to find events near you where amateur astronomers will have viewing opportunities available. A rare event that happens about 13 times every 100 years, Mercury will be passing between the Earth and the Sun.

Laurel Griggs Dies: Broadway Actress Who Played Ivanka In ‘Once’ Was 13
Following reports that a 13-year-old Broadway actress has died , condolences from those who knew her have begun surfacing online. The late teen performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015 and it became the gig she was best known for.

McTominay injury mars Man Utd win over Brighton as midfielder hobbles off
So we're not happy with the position we're in, but we'll look to improve, I'm sure of this. He's making it hard to leave him out".

Arsene Wenger Predicts Winner Of Liverpool vs Man City
"We want to win and we try everything to make that happen, which is hard enough". I'm really looking forward to it, but the discussions around I'm not part of".

'Prepare to die' Trump adviser Stone texted witness, trial jury hears
Despite their political differences, Stone was a regular guest on Credico's radio show. In 2016, WikiLeaks released damaging stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Vers une demi-finale OL - PSG !
Le duel 100 % espagnol entre l'Atletico Madrid et le FC Barcelone sera le choc de ce quarts de finale. Le tirage complet Atlético - Barça; OL - Bayern; Glasgow - Wolfsburg; Arsenal - PSG.

GTA V s'est vendu à plus de 115 millions d'exemplaires
Deux nouveaux repaires de bande: affrontez la bande de Del Lobo du côté de Gaptooth Breach et Solomon's Folly. Avec 7 millions de jeux vendus , dont 5 sur les premiers jours de lancement, la licence séduit encore.

Instagram to test hiding 'like' counts on some USA accounts
While some don't understand why IG is forcing this change on its users, others are questioning why users see likes as so valuable. Now, according to Mosseri's statements on stage, Instagram will begin rolling this "test" out to USA users as early as next week.

Mitch Trubisky Wants Halas Hall TVs Off To Shield Criticism
If Chicago is lucky, its impressively disgusting output in the first half of last week's loss to the Eagles will be the low point. But they don't really know who we are, or what we're capable of as people, or what we're going through, or what we're thinking.