Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Toronto FC

Sounders FC Traveled to BMO Field to face a familiar MLS Cup Final opponent in Toronto FC to try and get back to winning ways. The Rave Green would name a rotated side to travel north but still looking for a result away from home.

The Sounders would look to attack the Toronto flanks early and often with Leo Chu in particular finding a lot of success with early chances to put crosses in.

Toronto would look to put their own stamp on the match with a few chances threatening Stefan Cleveland's goal but nothing definitive.

6 minutes before half time, Seattle would snatch the upper hand in the match as Leo Chu would once again find space for a cross into the box and debutant and local product, Dylan Teves, made the run and found the dream start to his career in Rave Green with a neat finish for the 1-0 lead in the 39th minute. The Sounders would take the momentum and lead into the break looking for more in the second half.

Toronto would come out with more ideas and confidence in the second half with Alejandro Pozuelo finding more influence on the match. TFC would start asking questions of Stefan Cleveland but the Sounders backup goalkeeper would come up with some huge saves to keep the away side ahead.

Seattle would once again make the decisive moment count as a great combination between Nico Lodeiro, Alex Roldan, and Fredy Montero left a chance for the latter, Montero wasn't going to miss his chance to become Seattle's all time leading scorer in MLS. He finished off a great team move from close range to extend the Sounders lead in the 60th minute.

As Toronto tried to get a foothold in the match there wasn't anything that opened up for the home side as a rotated Sounders side was able to prove their dominance away from home, as the match finished 2-0 an impressive feat leading up to an important rivalry match now with rested starters available.

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