Toronto FC 0 - 0 Seattle Sounders

(Lost 5 - 4 on pens.)
MLS Cup - Final
Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 8:00 PM at BMO Field, Toronto
Attendance: 36,045
Referee: Alan Kelly
Toronto FC  Seattle Sounders

None. None.

Team Managers
Greg Vanney Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Clint Irwin
Justin Morrow
Drew Moor
Nick Hagglund
Eriq Zavaleta
Steven Beitashour
Michael Bradley
Jonathan Osorio
Armando Cooper
Sebastian Giovinco
Jozy Altidore
Stefan Frei
Chad Marshall
Joevin Jones
Roman Torres
Tyrone Mears
Cristian Roldan
Erik Friberg
Jordan Morris
Nicolas Lodeiro
Osvaldo Alonso
Nelson Valdez

Alex Bono
Josh Williams
Mark Bloom
Will Johnson
Benoit Cheyrou
Tsubasa Endoh
Tosaint Ricketts
Tyler Miller
Oniel Fisher
Zach Scott
Andreas Ivanschitz
Brad Evans
Alvaro Fernandez
Herculez Gomez

Will Johnson for Jonathan Osorio (77)
Benoit Cheyrou for Armando Cooper (85)
Tosaint Ricketts for Sebastian Giovinco (103)
Alvaro Fernandez -> Erik Friberg (66)
Andreas Ivanschitz -> Nelson Valdez (73)
Brad Evans -> Jordan Morris (108)

Michael Bradley (93)
Chad Marshall (45)
Joevin Jones (72)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Clint Irwin (GK) 28 apps -
Justin Morrow 109 apps7 goals
Drew Moor 41 apps3 goals
Nick Hagglund 67 apps3 goals
Eriq Zavaleta 46 apps1 goal
Steven Beitashour 38 apps -
Michael Bradley 85 apps10 goals
Jonathan Osorio 131 apps15 goals
Armando Cooper 12 apps1 goal
Sebastian Giovinco 72 apps45 goals
Jozy Altidore 56 apps29 goals
Benoit Cheyrou (sub) 52 apps3 goals
Will Johnson (sub) 32 apps3 goals
Tosaint Ricketts (sub) 17 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Nick Hagglund (24 years 93 days)
Oldest Player:Drew Moor (32 years 338 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 10 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alex Bono (22 years 346 days)
Oldest Player:Benoit Cheyrou (35 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 65 days
Domestic Players:2 (11.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Throughout the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, not a single Eastern Conference goalkeeper could keep Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore off the scoresheet.

Seattle Sounders stalwart Stefan Frei who spent five years with the Reds stoned Altidore with a spectacular save in extra time during MLS Cup 2016 at BMO Field, keeping the clean sheet and allowing the Sounders to earn their first MLS championship after penalty kicks (5-4).

When Justin Morrow's high rocket caught the crossbar, it put Roman Torres at the spot with a chance to clinch. His upper-middle strike was square, and crushed the hopes of a stadium-record 36,045 fans, who were chasing the same dream, in just a second postseason appearance after eight futile regular-season runs.

A energetic and frenetic, though scoreless, first half featured Toronto FC pushing forward for set pieces, working the Jozy Altidore-to-Sebastian Giovinco give-and-go to pepper seven shots at Frei. Seattle was content to pick their spots on the counter, otherwise prodding laterally without finding enough space to send a single shot on goal.

Toronto created a pair of chances in the second half, fittingly from Giovinco in the opening minutes and then Altidore just before the whistle. Giovinco's shot in the 49th minute appeared to beat the Seattle 'keeper, but found side netting; after the Sounders conceded a corner in the first minute of stoppage time, Altidore's attempt at a diving header was disrupted by an airborne Frei.

Giovinco was subbed off in the 103rd minute due to an apparent injury. His replacement, Canadian product Tosaint Ricketts, struck for a near winner in the 107th a volley missed inches wide before chipping a cross toward Altidore, who's high-arcing header hung just long enough for Frei to get a hand on it at full extension and keep the clean sheet.

Shootout results

TFC #1 : Jozy Altidore - Scored
SEA #1 : Brad Evans - Scored

TFC #2 : Michael Bradley - Saved
SEA #2 : Andreas Ivanschitz - Scored

TFC #3 : Benoit Cheyrou - Scored
SEA #3 : Alvaro Fernandez - Saved

TFC #4 : Will Johnson - Scored
SEA #4 : Joevin Jones - Scored

TFC #5 : Drew Moor - Scored
SEA #5 : Nicolas Lodeiro - Scored

TFC #6 : Justin Morrow - Missed
SEA #6 : Roman Torres - Scored

Match report written by Toronto FC