Toronto beat Seattle to claim maiden MLS title

Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 12:23 IST | AFP

Toronto FC claimed their maiden MLS Cup crown on Saturday, capping a magical Major League Soccer season with a 2-0 triumph over Seattle Sounders in Toronto

Toronto FC claimed their maiden MLS Cup crown on Saturday, capping a magical Major League Soccer season with a 2-0 triumph over Seattle Sounders in Toronto. Jozy Altidore fired Toronto into the lead in the 67th minute and Vazquez sent the crowd at BMO field into a frenzy when he sealed the win in the fourth minute of second-half injury time.

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley holds up the MLS Cup after his team’s 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders on Saturday. pic/ AP/PTI
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley holds up the MLS Cup after his team’s 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Pic/ AP/PTI

Toronto, who endured a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat to the Sounders in the title match in Toronto last season, became the first Canadian club to win the MLS Cup. They added the league's ultimate prize to the Supporters' Shield they won as the team with the best record in the league. With their Canadian Championship they completed a historic MLS treble.

"For this group of guys to work every single day having to remember last year, to get back here, to play that game in this atmosphere with that on the line — it's unbelievable," said Toronto skipper Michael Bradley.

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