MLS Cup: Ranking every Major League Soccer championship game


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On Sunday (3 p.m. ET on ABC), the Seattle Sounders will host Toronto FC at a sold-out CenturyLink Field in the 2019 edition of MLS Cup. This will be the third time in four years that Seattle and Toronto meet in Major League Soccer’s championship game.

Where do the previous two Seattle Sounders-Toronto FC showdowns rate among every MLS Cup ever played? Let’s have a look:

23. 2008: Columbus Crew over New York Red Bulls, 3-1

This is the only MLS Cup appearance ever for NYRB (previously the MetroStars), and they were no match for the Crew. League MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto assisted on all three goals in the rout.

22. 1998: Chicago Fire over D.C. United, 2-0

The Fire halted D.C. United’s quest to win the first three titles in league history with a comfortable dispatching of the league’s dominant team at the time. Chicago scored twice in the first half to cruise to the first (and still only) championship won by an MLS expansion team.

21. 1999: D.C. United over Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-0

After winning the first two MLS Cups, D.C. United fell to the expansion Chicago Fire in the championship game in 1998. The team was back in the title…

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