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11Dec/160

MLS Cup Final 2016: Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC Score and Reaction

The Seattle Sounders earned their first MLS Cup, edging out Toronto FC 5-4 in a shootout after neither team scored a goal in regulation or extra time Saturday night at BMO Field in Toronto.

The turning point came during the sudden-death portion of the shootout.

Justin Morrow's kick caromed off the crossbar, which allowed Roman Torres the opportunity to hand Seattle the title. The 30-year-old defender opted for the safe route, drilling his kick down the middle past goalkeeper Clint Irwin, who dove to his left.

Fox Soccer shared a replay of the decisive kick:



Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson saluted the victors on social media:





It was an improbable victory for the Sounders, who set MLS Cup lows in total shots (three) and shots on target (zero), according to Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl. Seattle defended well, but the Western Conference champion reli...

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