Toronto, Canada: After it’s agonizing defeat in 2016 finals, Toronto FC found their swagger and turned the tables on Seatle Sounders FC, in a dominating 2-0 win for it’s first Major league Soccer (football) Championship Cup – in the second leg final played before a boisterous home crowd, Saturday.
Seatle Sounders were outshot, 12-1, in the first half, and were never really in the game. Toronto FC dominated the Seattle Sounders with flowing soccer and a suffocating defense for much of the game.
Toronto FC broke through in the 67th minute, when the Toronto FC defense snuffed out a Seattle attack down the middle and responded with a counterattack goal on six passes from the TFC penalty area to midfield – Drew Moor to Michael Bradley to Morrow to Vazquez to Giovinco to Jozy Altidore, who just got himself onside for Giovinco’s through ball.
Altidore was off to the races but showed enough patience to hold off the challenges of Roman Torres and Jones and force Frei to commit himself before shooting with his left foot to the far post.
An Injury time goal by Victor Vazquez sealed the historic domestic treble.
Toronto FC’s 2-0 victory completed the first treble in league history.
Toronto FC won the MLS Supporters’ Shield with the most points (69) and largest margin (12) in league history. It won the Canadian Championship – the Voyageurs Cup – for the sixth time in the competition’s 10 years. And it won MLS Cup on Saturday night.