MLS Cup Final prediction

TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 10: Toronto FC Forward Jozy Altidore (17) is tripped by Seattle Sounders Defender Chad Marshall (14) during the MLS Cup final game between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC on December 10, 2016 at BMO Field in Toronto, ON. Seattle won the MLS Cup in penalty kicks. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With the MLS cup final taking place today in Toronto, let’s take a look. Toronto has one of the most if not the best attacks in the league. Sebastian Giovinco has proven to me one of the best signings in league history with his dangerous free kicks and shots to his skills to get around defenses. Next we have Jozy Altidore, a huge threat in the box who can get up for headers with his big body as well as poach in the box to get a goal. Michael Bradley holds the midfield together as the USMNT veteran will help to give Toronto a MLS cup.

Now we take a look at some of Seattles key players. We start with Clint Dempsey, one of the best players in USMNT history. His ability to score goals is a huge threat to the Toronto defense and he will be looking to prove that tonight. We have Jordan Morris the young standout has had a bit of a quiet year finishing with 3 goals compared to 14 last year. He has also been injured since September 10 and hopes to help contribute to the championship game whether as a starter or sub. Nico Lodeiro controls the Seattle midfield and will look to continue a good run of 7 goals and 12 assists as he hopes to add to those totals tonight to give Seattle their second straight MLS Cup.

This is the second time in a row these teams have met in the MLS Cup Final with Seattle winning last year on penalties. Toronto will make an even stronger push to give the fans a championship in Toronto since last years loss at home. Seattle on the other hand will look to give the traveling supporters a going home present with a second straight MLS Cup inbetting their team in league history. My prediction will be a 2-1 win for Toronto with goals from giovinco and altidore for Toronto and Clint Dempsey for Seattle. It will be a tough game for both as weather is predicted to be at freezing with a potential of snow. It will be a good one to watch of course as last year was to so whether you support these teams or not, if you’re looking for something to do, you won’t wanna miss this.

Kick off: 4PM EST.

Venue: Toronto, BMO Field

Channel: ESPN

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Ali Alhassan

Palestinian American who currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia. I love DC sports especially DC United and soccer.

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