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Seattle Sounders FC Odds To Win 2019 MLS Cup
The Seattle Sounders have made the playoffs in each of their 11 seasons in the MLS, and they will have the opportunity to win their second MLS Cup when they take on Toronto FC this Sunday. As one of the premier clubs in the league, Seattle’s odds to win the MLS Cup never rose higher than +2100 during the regular season, and those odds fell after the Sounders locked up the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference. The Sounders stunned Supporters’ Shield winners Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference Finals to get here, setting up a third MLS Cup Final with Toronto in four seasons.
Seattle Sounders Odds to Win MLS Cup -200
Seattle Sounders Regular Season Performance
Seattle has never finished worse than fourth in the Western Conference standings. The Sounders were one of the favorites to win the MLS Cup per the MLS Cup betting odds coming into the season, and they lived up to expectations and then some by never falling lower than fifth place in the table despite a rocky summer that saw Seattle lose six times in a 10-game stretch.
This team looked sharp to start the season, and it appeared that Seattle would challenge LAFC in the Western Conference for the first 2.5 months. The Sounders won five of their first six matches before being pummeled 4-1 by LAFC in the City of Angeles, but they responded with results in each of their next six games.
The Sounders managed to stay relatively healthy for once, and the downturn in play over the summer was due to their stars leaving on international duty. Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordan Morris, and Raul Ruidiaz all left the club to represent their countries at various tournaments, but once they returned, this was one of the best teams in the MLS once again. Seattle began rounding into form in late August with wins over Portland, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the New York Red Bulls, and their last home loss was back on August 4.
Seattle Sounders Playoff Results
That home field advantage ended up paying off immensely. Seattle was taken to extra time by FC Dallas in the first round, but the Sounders used a raucous home crowd to win. Jordan Morris was incredible in the victory, netting a hat trick with the final goal coming in the 114th minute to send Seattle through to the conference semifinals.
The Sounders needed some time to break through Real Salt Lake’s back line in the Western Conference Semifinals. Gustav Svensson was the unlikely scorer of Seattle’s first goal in the 64th minute of the match, but Lodeiro salted it away with a second goal in the 81st minute. Seattle played up a man the final 10 minutes after Everton Luiz was shown a straight red card, setting up a clash with LAFC in the Western Conference Finals.
LAFC had slain their demon in the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference Semifinals, and they were heavy favorites per the MLS betting odds against the Sounders. It appeared that LAFC were off to the races after Eduard Atuesta netted a goal for the hosts in the 17th minute, but Seattle responded with its two best players taking over.
Ruidiaz netted the tying goal in the 22nd minute and Lodeiro put the Sounders ahead a few minutes later to stun the LAFC supporters. LAFC had some more chances and had nearly 70 percent of the possession, but Ruidiaz put the best team in regular season history away with a second goal in the 64th minute.
History with Toronto FC
This will be the first time that Seattle has hosted an MLS Cup Final. The two previous finals the Sounders went to saw the squad head to Canada to face Toronto FC, and the club won its first title against the Reds in penalties at the 2016 MLS Cup Final. Seattle fell 2-0 to Toronto the following year, and this is the last Western Conference team to win it all. The Sounders are moderate favorites according to the MLS Cup betting odds since they are hosting the event, and they beat Toronto FC 3-2 back on April 13.
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