‘Tale of redemption’: Toronto FC fans await MLS Cup rematch against Seattle

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto


Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:18PM EST

The MLS Cup final is happening in Toronto on Saturday and Toronto FC fans are hoping for a different outcome than last year in a rematch against the Seattle Sounders.

The two teams are scheduled to face off at 4:30 p.m. at BMO Field.

Prior to kickoff, fans gathered in Liberty Village for the march to the stadium.

One fan participating in the march told CP24 he drives in from Sault St. Marie for every Toronto FC game to show his support.

Sonny said he’s ready for the tale of redemption.

“Great athletes, great people they get nervous before every game because they care about what they’re doing and this team cares about the product they put on that field and they care about their fans – you know they care about their fans because they are there with us every single game interacting with us,” he said.

“I’m nervous but it’s a good energy, it’s a good nervous, it’s because we want good things for this city.”

The leaders of the march, 416 Beats, had their instruments and gloves ready to walk over to the stadium with pride.

“It’s fun because you see the mob of fans coming from Liberty Village walking over to BMO Field and the crowd is absolute hype – they’re hyping us, we’re hyping them,” leader of 416 Beats Nathan McLaren told CP24 in Liberty Village.

“The electricity is absolutely amazing over to BMO Field.”

Ahead of the game, Seattle fans gathered outside BMO Field ready to cheer on their team.

“We’re going to definitely win,” one Seattle fan said prior to entering the stadium. “We’re happy to be back for round two and we’re taking it home. We’re looking for a good game – a better game than last year – that doesn’t end in overtime.”

Last year, Seattle took the title from Toronto in the MLS Cup final at BMO Field on Dec. 10, 2016.

Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year after winning 1-0 against the Columbus Crew on Nov. 29 in the second game of the East Conference final at BMO Field.

The Seattle Sounders advanced after a 2-0 victory against Houston Dynamo on Nov. 30 in Seattle.



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Originally posted 2017-12-09 22:53:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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