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Seattle Sounders win second MLS Cup in four years


Seattle Sounders FC won their second MLS Cup in the history of the club on Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field. It is also their second triumph within four years.

Playing in front of a sellout crowd of 69,274, the largest for a soccer match in the history of Washington state, Seattle took the lead against the run of play in the 57th minute through Kelvin Leerdam’s deflected shot. Incidentally, that was was Seattle's first goal in three MLS Cup finals.

MVP Victor Rodriguez and striker Raul Ruidiaz made certain of the victory with a goal each in the 76th and 90th minutes respectively before substitute Jozy Altidore redeemed a goal for Toronto.

With this result, Seattle will go into the history books as one of the best MLS teams in the past decade. It's also a second MLS Cup win for Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer.
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