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Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

Nov. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer's appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the Seattle Sounders held a three-goal lead in the MLS Cup title game, that Hanauer could look around and really take it all in. "At...

Sounders claim 2nd title in 4 years, beating Toronto FC 3-1

Nov. 10, 2019 8:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — They waited a decade to enjoy a celebration like this. As the Seattle Sounders paraded the championship trophy around their home stadium, only those clad in red headed for the exits. Ten years after helping change the scope of Major League Soccer, Seattle finally got to see its home team...

Part III: Seattle and Toronto meet for MLS title

Nov. 9, 2019 4:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jordan Morris takes the field in his hometown Sunday it will be a scene he could only imagine as a kid when the Sounders were in their infancy. The team that helped changed the scope of Major League Soccer when it arrived a decade ago will host the MLS Cup final for the first time,...

Bradley's finale? Maybe not if Toronto FC wins MLS Cup

Nov. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attention was on Toronto's simultaneous acquisition of striker Jermain Defoe. Six seasons later, Defoe is long gone and Bradley is secondary to no one in...

MLS Cup final preview capsule

Nov. 8, 2019 11:58 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at Sunday's MLS Cup final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders: WHERE: CenturyLink Field. WHEN: 3 p.m. EST. ATTENDANCE: Game is a sellout, with more than 69,000 expected. REFEREE: Allen Chapman. He was also in charge of the 2017 final in Toronto. ALL-TIME MEETINGS: The Sounders...

Seattle set new standards for MLS, now gets to host final

Nov. 7, 2019 2:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the club. That was back in...

Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Nov. 6, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it's the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees a wave of momentum heading into this weekend's MLS Cup final. That momentum could all come to a...

LAFC's Carlos Vela named MLS MVP after record 34-goal season

Nov. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela won Major League Soccer's most valuable player award by shredding scoring records and captaining Los Angeles FC to the best regular season in league history. Vela plans to stick around because he wants to do even more for LAFC next year. Vela accepted the Landon Donovan MVP...

Sounders sell out MLS Cup final, more than 69,000 expected

Nov. 1, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history. The Seattle Sounders announced Friday that the Nov. 10 final at CenturyLink Field against Toronto FC is sold out with more than 69,000 fans expected. The team had sold more than 50,000 tickets to...

Toronto FC gets hot at the right time in run to MLS final

Oct. 31, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC's season has been a slow boil. Now Greg Vanney's team is starting to sizzle. And in reaching the MLS Cup for the third time in four years, Toronto is renewing acquaintances with an old foe in the Seattle Sounders. But to claim the championship again, it will have to do it the hard...