Everyone loves a trilogy, and the latest edition of MLS Cup provides the third part to a burgeoning rivalry within the league.
The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will meet in the MLS Cup final for the third time in the past four years, as both teams overcame huge odds to advance to this season's championship match. The Sounders, who will host the Cup inal for the first time since the league moved away from neutral-site venues for its title games, took down No. 1 seed and overwhelming favorite LAFC in the Western Conference final. The second-year Los Angeles-based team entered the postseason as the all-time single-season points leader and finished 16 points clear of Seattle.
On the other side of the field is TFC, which snuck into the Eastern Conference's fourth seed on the final day of the regular season and proceeded to take down the Nos. 1 and 2 teams en route to the MLS Cup.
Both teams have endured improbable journeys to reach the championship game, and with the memories of 2016 and 2017 still fresh, this year's Cup final could solidify both clubs' place among the league's all-time elite.
When is MLS Cup 2019?
Date: Sunday, Nov. 10
Start time: 3 p.m. ET
Which teams are playing in MLS Cup?
The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will contest MLS Cup. It'll be the third time in the championship game for each team — both participated in the 2016 and 2017 editions. Seattle won the first match-up and Toronto claimed the second.
What channel is MLS Cup on?
TV channel (U.S.): ABC, Univision, TUDN
TV channel (Canada): TSN 4, TVA Sports
Live stream: ESPN3 (U.S.), TSN.ca (Canada)
In the United States, ABC will provide English-language coverage using ESPN's MLS crew. Adrian Healey is the main play-by-play announcer with Taylor Twellman on color commentary. Sebastian Salazar provides sideline reporting while Herculez Gomez, Alejandro Moreno and the rest of the ESPN FC crew will be on site.
For Spanish-language coverage in the U.S., Univision and TUDN will broadcast the match live.
TSN 4 will carry MLS Cup in Canada, with Luke Wileman on the play-by-play call and Steven Caldwell providing analysis. Kristian Jack is the sideline reporter for TSN's MLS coverage, and he'll be providing updates from field level at CenturyLink Field.
James Duthie will be the on-site host for TSN's coverage, with Kelcey Brade also in Seattle to deliver news updates for TSN's SportsCentre.
For French-language coverage, Canadians can tune in to TVA Sports.