Toronto FC loses MLS Cup to Sounders in penalty kicks

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Toronto FC loses MLS Cup to Sounders in penalty kicks

Justin Morrow clanks shot off crossbar to open door for Seattle to win

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 10, 2016 11:03 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 10, 2016 11:21 PM ET

The Seattle Sounders won their first ever MLS Cup, defeating Toronto FC 5-4 in penalties.

The Seattle Sounders won their first ever MLS Cup, defeating Toronto FC 5-4 in penalties. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

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The Seattle Sounders have won their first MLS championship.

Roman Torres scored the deciding goal to lift Seattle to a 5-4 penalty kicks win over Toronto FC after a 0-0 draw at BMO Field.

It was Toronto FC’s first appearance in the MLS Cup final. The team missed the playoffs its first eight seasons and lost to Montreal in the first round last year in its playoff debut.

The Sounders had qualified for the post-season each of their eight seasons but never made it past the conference finals until this year.

Toronto entered the game 3-0-0 at home in the post-season.

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