The Seattle Sounders broke CenturyLink Field attendance records for their 3-1 MLS Cup win over Toronto FC on Sunday, and odds are thousands will turn out for the club’s victory parade on Tuesday.This sort of celebratory event has produced plenty of memorable moments in recent years, including some from the Sounders in 2016.
The Seattle Sounders weren’t touching the 'D' word with a 10-foot pole on Sunday. Defeat? No, the stomach-churning specter of a humiliating loss to Toronto FC in front of the biggest crowd in their club’s history was very real to the MLS Cup hosts; postgame, goalkeeper Stefan Frei admitted that the idea kept him tossing and turning the night before, uncharacteristically limiting him to a half-hour’s worth of sleep. And the visitors’ assertive performance left the Sounders working against the ball for far longer stretches than they’d hoped or planned for until a deflected strike from right back Kelvin Leerdam broke the deadlock in the 57th minute.
The Seattle Sounders FC scored three goals in their win over Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship and fans were so excited, their celebrations registered on earthquake-sensing equipment.
Garth Lagerwey, general manager of the Seattle Sounders, wasn’t kidding when he called tickets for Sunday’s MLS Cup Final the hottest in the Emerald City. And it’s not just that CenturyLink Field sold out its capacity of around 70,000 fans in several hours, adding to the momentum before the Sounders host Toronto FC (3 pm ET on ABC, Univision. TUDN, TSN, TVAS).
It's safe to say over the past four years, the rosters of the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC have seen an evolution, not revolution. It's little surprise, considering each team has an MLS Cup title in their trophy cabinet in that span and are going for another Sunday, when they square off in 2019 MLS Cup (3 pm ET | ABC, Univision, TUDN in US; TVAS, TSN in Canada).
Don’t count Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey among those surprised to see the Rave Green playing for another MLS Cup when they take on Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field Nov. 10 (3 pm ET | ABC, Univision, TSN, TVAS).
Raul Ruidiaz scored twice and Nicolas Lodeiro added a goal and two assists as the visiting Seattle Sounders upset host LAFC 3-1 Tuesday night in Major League Soccer's Western Conference final.
Despite the contrasting emotions of heartbroken Toronto FC and the MLS Cup winning Seattle Sounders, they shared one feeling: disbelief.
Stefan Frei made the greatest high-stakes save in MLS history with his unbelievable swat to deny Jozy Altidore in MLS Cup.
There isn’t much separating Toronto FC from its MLS Cup final opponents Seattle Sounders on paper. The Reds and the Sounders go into Saturday night’s match with near-identical records since the end of July. Both are considered attacking teams whose strings are pulled by a creative playmaker.
Seattle is in Saturday's MLS Cup, and it's the best turnaround the league has ever seen.
It's all to play for when Toronto hosts Seattle in the MLS Cup final; our writers predict which team will be crowned champion of MLS.
The Sounders make a big move in this week's rankings, thanks to an emphatic win on the road against the first-place Whitecaps. It wasn't just Vancouver taking it on the chin in Week 29, though, as other teams' losses also making for a shuffling of positions throughout the list.
Sounders only have four games left this season and all are on Sundays. This week every team did their part in helping the Sounders run up the West table.
Seattle Sounders FC kept their grip on fourth place in the Western Conference with a decisive 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, and took another huge step to the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs with just four games remaining on the schedule. If the season ended after Week 29, the Sounders would carry the No. 4 seed into the one-game Western Conference Knockout Round against Sporting Kansas City, who currently occupy the No. 5 spot. The Sounders would host that game at CenturyLink Field, where they're 10-4-1 this season.
Last October, the Vancouver Whitecaps strolled into CenturyLink Field with the Cascadia Cup on the line and bagged a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders, giving them regional bragging rights for the year. This year, Seattle made sure that there would be no repeat.
The San Jose Earthquakes don’t show up on the Seattle Sounders’ schedule for another couple of weeks, and yet they turned up as an annoying thorn in the side twice recently. At mid-week, the Quakes’ website produced a story calling San Jose’s California Clasico with Los Angeles “the premier rivalry in MLS.”
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - Round 4: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers