What is the form of Seattle Sounders compared to Toronto FC?
Both sides head into the MLS Cup final on the back of this clash on the back of three playoff wins. However, it is Seattle Sounders that boast the superior winning streak with five straight wins leading to the final. Furthermore, from their last nine games, they have enjoyed six wins, drawing twice and losing twice.
As for Toronto, they have won their last four games. However, when it comes to their last nine games, it’s identical with the Sounders, enjoying six wins and suffering only two defeats (D2).
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC head-to-head record
The head-to-head record does not make for a good read for Toronto. The Canadian side have lost more than half of their encounters with the Sounders, with the Seattle outfit winning the last two regular-season encounters. However, the last time they locked horns in the MLS Cup Final, it was Toronto that won 2-0.
Games played: 16
Seattle Sounders wins: 9
Toronto FC wins: 4
Seattle Sounders are expected to name an identical lineup to the one that beat LAFC in the Western Conference final. Roman Torres has been struggling with injury, which means the defender will make the bench at the very least.
As for Toronto, the biggest concerns surround Omar Gonzalez and Jozy Altidore. The star defender and attacker have been sidelined for the whole postseason, with the USMNT forward himself confessing that he will need a miracle to feature in the final.
Toronto lost 10 of their 34 regular-season games but went on a 10-game unbeaten run towards the end of the campaign.
The Sounders similarly suffered 10 losses but unlike their Canadian opponents who came in fourth in the Eastern Conference, they finished in second in the Western Conference.
Raul Ruidiaz has been excellent for Schmetzer’s side with three goals and two assists in three playoff games.
Alejandro Pozuelo has 14 goals and nine assists so far this season, and has been involved in four goals this postseason.
This is the third time in four years that these two clubs are locking horns in the MLS Cup final.
TV channels and streaming broadcasts
In the USA: ABC, ESPN3, MLS Live, Univision, TUDN en Vivo, TUDN USA, Univision NOW
In the UK: Sky Sports Football, SKY GO Extra
In Canada: TSN GO, TVA Sports, TSN4, MLS Live
In Australia: Kayo Sports, ESPN2, WatchESPN Australia
Seattle Sounders FC vs Toronto FC Broadcast Information
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Canada: TSN4, TSN GO, TVA Sports, MLS Live
France: beIN Sports MAX 5, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN Germany
Indonesia: beIN Sports 1 Indonesia
Netherlands: Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports Go
Spain: DAZN Spain
Turkey: S Sport+
United Kingdom: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football, NOW TV, Sky Go UK
United States: Univision, MLS Live, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, ABC, fuboTV, Univision NOW, ESPN3