The MLS Cup final that almost nobody wanted!
That is by no means intended to besmirch the Seattle Sounders or Toronto FC. Both teams deserve to be here.
In Toronto’s case, they defeated #1 seed NYCFC on the road. They followed up that impressive win with an even more impressive feat: defeating Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz.
Seattle only beat the greatest regular season team in MLS history, LAFC, on the road.
Yes, LAFC vs Atlanta would’ve been a more compelling match-up for the masses. It certainly would’ve drawn significantly higher TV ratings. But Seattle and Toronto showed the heart of champions to reach the finals. They are 100% deserving.
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC MLS Cup Odds
Seattle, who will host the final, comes in as slight odds-on favorites.
|Seattle -114||Draw +240||Toronto +285|
While the longer odds on Toronto suggest oddsmakers strongly favor Seattle, it’s hard to not be impressed with TFC’s road warrior mentality. That +285 is a good price.
Where to bet the MLS Cup in the US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.