Can Toronto FC Claim The MLS Cup on Saturday?

Published on December 9th, 2017 6:39 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
Toronto FC captain - Michael Bradley - In action.  The year is 2017. In 2016, the Seattle Sounders outlasted Toronto FC to win the MLS Cup. This was a particularly heart-breaking loss for Toronto, as they were playing the final in front of their home fans.

After regular and extra time finished in a 0-0 draw, Seattle was able to win the title in penalty kicks.

Instead of letting this defeat get the best of them, Toronto mounted a very strong campaign en route to returning to the finals. For the second straight year, Toronto earned the right to play the final game in front of their home fans. Will they fall for a second straight year, or will they finally beat the dragon and capture MLS glory?

Toronto FC finished with the best record in MLS by far, as they ended their campaign with a total of 69 points, while the next closest competitor (NYC FC) finished with 57 points.

Toronto had a particularly lethal offence this year, as they managed to find the net a total of 74 times while allowing just 37 goals. This resulted in an eye-popping goal differential of +37, which was the best in the league by a long stretch.

While Seattle certainly enjoyed a decent year as well, they finished with 53 points in what can only be described as the weaker conference.

Seattle Sounders veteran player Clint Dempsey.  Still relevant, still a game changer.

In short - Toronto certainly appears to have the more talented club, while they will also be playing in front of their home fans for the second year in a row.

You'd have to think that the only thing going against Toronto at this point is perhaps some self-doubt after last year's result.

In short - this should be a very interesting MLS Cup match this year.


Here are the odds for Saturday's match:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: December 9th, 2017 11:27 am GMT
Odds Subject to Change

Toronto FC, 1.80
Draw, 3.50
Seattle Sounders, 4.75

Odds to Lift Trophy

Toronto FC, 1.44
Seattle Sounders FC, 2.75

Double Chance

Toronto FC or Draw, 1.20
Draw or Seattle Sounders, 2.05
Toronto FC or Seattle, 1.30

Method of Victory

Toronto in Extra Time, 11.00
Seattle in Extra Time, 19.00

Toronto in Penalties, 13.00
Seattle in Penalties, 13.00


Can Toronto cap off their amazing season with a win in the MLS Cup, or will they suffer heartbreak for the second straight year?

The BMO Field - The home of Toronto FC.  Entrance gate view.

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