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Columbus Crew's Jonathan Mensah, center, carries the trophy on stage after the Crew defeated the Seattle Sounders 3-0 in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

Dec. 13, 2020 12:41 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves. Porter's players responded, putting aside the recent history of the defending champion Seattle Sounders and capping the most unpredictable of MLS seasons with one of...

Final preparations were underway at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, for Saturday's MLS Cup between the Seattle Sounder and Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sounders seeking 3rd title in 5 years facing Crew in MLS Cup

Dec. 11, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Having played in three of the previous four MLS Cup finals, the Seattle Sounders know what to expect on this stage. The difference this time around? The opponent won’t be wearing red. “Well, we’re not playing Toronto for one,” Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan said. “That is a...

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro (10) is congratulated on his goal by Jordan Morris (13), who had an assist, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Defending champs moving on as Sounders oust LAFC 3-1

Nov. 25, 2020 1:50 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The trio of Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz and Jordan Morris were dominant during the MLS regular season, recognized among the best 11 players in the league. When the MLS Cup playoffs finally started for the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday night, that trio was even better. Lodeiro scored early...