Opportunistic Sounders see off Toronto FC for second MLS Cup title in four years

Sounders win second title before 69,274 at CenturyLink Field MLS Cup final: Seattle Sounders 3-1 Toronto FC – as it happened

Sometimes cup finals are settled with a moment of brilliance, a sprinkling of stardust that will never be forgotten. And sometimes, someone just sticks out a knee.

The Seattle Sounders are MLS Cup champions after a 3-1 win over a Toronto FC side who looked the better team for long periods of Sunday’s final until they were doomed by a deflection.

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Bolivia government proposes election bill as its seeks path to peace
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UK criticised for its treatment of worker 'tortured' in China
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