Toronto FC had a big edge in play until a fluke goal opened the floodgates for the Sounders, 3-1 winners. Read the whole story
1. Seattle, 7 titles (MLS Cup 2, Supporters' Shield 1, Open Cup 4).
2. LA Galaxy, 5 titles (MLS Cup 3, Supporters' Shield 2)
3. Sporting KC, 4 titles (MLS Cup 1, Open Cup 3).
4. NY Red Bulls, 3 titles (Supporters' Shield 3)
5. Atlanta United, 2 titles (MLS Cup 1, Open Cup 1).
5. FC Dallas, 2 titles (Supporters' Shield 1, Open Cup 1).
Note: Toronto FC won nine titles in same period, seven in Canadian Championship.
Sunday's crowd of 69,274 boosted the average in the 2019 MLS playoffs to 34,037, 17 percent higher than the previous record. Read the whole story
"My son is seven years old and, if it's possible, he probably wanted us to win more than me, which is saying something. At that point, you're just trying to make sure that he understands that it's
all part of it and life goes on."
-- Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley on blowing a kiss to his son, Luca, in the stands after the Reds dropped a 3-1 decision to Seattle in MLS Cup 2019. If Toronto FC had won, The Athletic reported that an option in Bradley's contract would have been triggered, earning him $6.5 million in 2020. (Toronto Sun)
In their third meeting in the last four finals, the Seattle Sounders won MLS Cup with a 3-1 win over Toronto FC. Read the whole story
"We had 10,000 people outside the stadium. We had people literally serenading from the concourses to the outside of the stadium, to the city, before the game even started. To be able to visit here
in 2009, that was a lot of fun. But to be here now as a Seattleite, as part of the Sounders, and to see this community react that way. You know, we've been asking all week, is this going to be
transformational? I hope it is, man. That was the coolest sporting event I've ever been to in my life. This is the best Sounders team of all-time. All of that, nobody can take that away from
-- Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey on the record crowd of 69,274 fans who turned out for the Sounders' 3-1 win over Toronto FC in MLS Cup 2009. A decade earlier, he was the general manager of Real Salt Lake, which won MLS Cup played in Seattle. (The Athletic)
The world champions easily beat Costa Rica on Sunday, scoring twice within 10 minutes of kickoff on the way to a 6-0 win. Read the whole story
In the final game of 2019, goals came from Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian, Lynn Williams (2), Christen Press and an OG. Read the whole story
Sunday, November 10
Austria Erik Palmer-Brown, Austria Wien, 90 minutes, 1 assist (2-1 vs. Mattersburg)
Germany Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, sub-10 minutes (1-3 at Bor. M'Gladbach)
Czech Republic, Luis Gil, Viktoria Zizkov/D2, 83 minutes (1-2 at Branky)
Italy Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone/D2, sub-34 minutes (2-0 vs. Chievo)
Netherlands Sergino Dest, Ajax, sub-36 minutes (4-0 vs. Utrecht)
Turkey Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, sub-15 minutes (1-0 vs. Denizlispor)
North Carolina won ACC regular-season and tournament titles in the same season for the 16th time with a 2-1 win over Virginia. Read the whole story