Latest Alejandro Pozuelo News

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...

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...

Pozuelo scores twice, Toronto advances to conference final

Oct. 23, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute for his second goal of the game and Toronto FC beat top-seeded New York City FC 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Playing without striker Jozy Altidore (quad) and defender Omar Gonzalez (hamstring),...

Toronto FC scores 4 goals in extra time, beats DC United 5-1

Oct. 19, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jonathan Osorio scored twice, Richie Laryea and Nick DeLeon added two more in a four-goal extra-time outburst and Toronto FC beat D.C. United 5-1 on Saturday night in the first round of the playoffs to end Wayne Rooney's MLS career. The 33-year-old Rooney is returning to England to join...

Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title. Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league MVP was expected to miss several weeks but then he teased his return with a Rocky-inspired Instagram post. He started in...

Toronto FC beats Crew, earns home playoff game

Oct. 6, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a free kick in the 57th minute and Toronto FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to earn a home game in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto (13-10-11) leapfrogged the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United to finish fourth in the...

Toronto ties Chicago 2-2, ends Fire's playoff hopes

Sep. 29, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Omar González had a goal and an assist to help Toronto to a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire on Sunday. Toronto (12-10-11), which has already qualified for the postseason, can clinch a home game in the knock-out round with a win, and losses by New York and D.C. United, in next...