Sounders FC to host Toronto FC in MLS Cup Final on November 10
SEATTLE, WASH. – Following Toronto FC’s win over Atlanta United FC in the Eastern Conference Championship, Sounders FC is now set to face Toronto in the 2019 MLS Cup on Sunday, November 10 at CenturyLink Field.
This marks the first time Seattle has hosted MLS Cup in Sounders FC’s three appearances, after the Rave Green defeated Toronto in 2016 before falling to the Reds in 2017, both on the road. The game is currently set to broadcast on ABC and Univision in a 12:00 p.m. PT kickoff.
The Rave Green, who prevailed on the road over Supporters’ Shield winner Los Angeles FC on Tuesday evening to secure a spot in their third MLS Cup appearance in four years, had to wait through tonight’s result to determine their opponent and venue for next Sunday’s matchup. With Toronto’s win over Atlanta, Seattle now faces the the Reds on November 10 at CenturyLink Field. The 2019 MLS Cup Final is set to be broadcast on ABC and Univision in a 12:00 p.m. PT kickoff.
With new postseason format this season in MLS, clubs play in three rounds of conference playoffs: the first round, Conference Semifinals and Conference Championship. Each round now consists of one single-elimination match, with the higher-seeded opponent as host. Because Sounders FC earned more points than Toronto in the regular season, CenturyLink Field will play host.
2019 marks the third time in four seasons that Sounders FC has appeared in the MLS Cup. The club previously defeated and fell to Toronto FC in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Seattle appeared in its league-record 11th consecutive Audi MLS Cup Playoffs appearance this season, which set a new league record as the longest all-time postseason qualification streak.