Toronto FC 2 - 0 Seattle Sounders

MLS Cup - Final
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 4:00 PM at BMO Field, Toronto
Attendance: 30,584
Referee: Allen Chapman
Toronto FC  Seattle Sounders

Goalscorers
Jozy Altidore (67)
Victor Vazquez (94)
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Team Managers
Greg Vanney Brian Schmetzer

Starting Eleven
Alex Bono
Justin Morrow
Drew Moor
Chris Mavinga
Steven Beitashour
Michael Bradley
Victor Vazquez
Mark Delgado
Jonathan Osorio
Sebastian Giovinco
Jozy Altidore
Stefan Frei
Chad Marshall
Joevin Jones
Kelvin Leerdam
Roman Torres
Clint Dempsey
Cristian Roldan
Gustav Svensson
Nicolas Lodeiro
Victor Rodriguez
Will Bruin

Substitutes
Clint Irwin
Nick Hagglund
Eriq Zavaleta
Nicolas Hasler
Benoit Cheyrou
Armando Cooper
Tosaint Ricketts
Tyler Miller
Nouhou Tolo
Tony Alfaro
Harry Shipp
Jordy Delem
Lamar Neagle
Jordan Morris

Substitutions
Armando Cooper for Jonathan Osorio (85)
Nick Hagglund for Jozy Altidore (86)
Benoit Cheyrou for Mark Delgado (93)
Jordan Morris -> Victor Rodriguez (71)
Nouhou Tolo -> Joevin Jones (91)

Bookings
Victor Vazquez (95)
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Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alex Bono (GK) 51 apps -
Justin Morrow 145 apps15 goals
Chris Mavinga 34 apps -
Steven Beitashour 68 apps -
Drew Moor 75 apps5 goals
Michael Bradley 122 apps10 goals
Jonathan Osorio 167 apps17 goals
Mark Delgado 88 apps9 goals
Victor Vazquez 39 apps10 goals
Sebastian Giovinco 104 apps65 goals
Jozy Altidore 89 apps47 goals
Nick Hagglund (sub) 86 apps3 goals
Benoit Cheyrou (sub) 68 apps5 goals
Armando Cooper (sub) 36 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Delgado (22 years 213 days)
Oldest Player:Drew Moor (33 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 195 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mark Delgado (22 years 213 days)
Oldest Player:Benoit Cheyrou (36 years 229 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 261 days

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Victor Vazquez reached 10 goals for the Club.

Canadian Champions - check
Supporters Shield Winners - check
MLS Cup Champions - check !!

From MLSSoccer.com : For 66 tense, taut minutes, Toronto FC dominated the Seattle Sounders in their MLS Cup rematch, winning the possession battle, pulling the Rave Green ranks apart and carving out a range of scoring chances.

And for 66 minutes Stefan Frei stymied them, standing tall in Seattle’s goal with nine saves over the game’s first hour to keep the game scoreless.

But just as the home faithful’s nerves began to fray at a jam-packed, expectant BMO Field with the second half ticking away, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco donned their hero’s capes right when they were needed most, securing the Reds' third major trophy of a peerless 2017 campaign.

Giovinco played Altidore through a gaping hole in the Sounders defense after a quick TFC transition up the middle of the park caught the visitors out in the 67th minute, and the US international beat Frei with a left-footed finish to win his and his team’s first-ever league title, sparking delirium among the Reds and their fans and securing hard-fought revenge for last year’s Cup heartbreak.

Full Report Here : https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/12/09/toronto-fc-2-seattle-sounders-0-2017-mls-cup-final-recap

Match report written by Scotty



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