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Toronto Hosting the MLS Cup Final a Possibility After Sounders Win

The location of this year’s final is now in Toronto FC’s hands.

MLS: Montreal Impact at Toronto FC Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

One of the two combatants in this year’s MLS Cup final has been decided. After a 3-1 win on aggregate over the Colorado Rapids, the Seattle Sounders will play in their first ever MLS Cup final.

The location of that final, however, is still dependent on the Eastern Conference finals. But with Seattle’s win Toronto FC are now the highest ranked team remaining in the playoffs.

That means that should they reach the MLS Cup final, it will be played at Toronto’s BMO Field. The match would take place on Saturday, December 10, and would be the second time BMO Field has hosted the event, but the first time Toronto FC would be involved.

Evidently, Toronto FC still has to get by the Montreal Impact in order for this to take place, which is still a tall order. Toronto does have the advantage of a pair of away goals, but still trail to Impact 3-2 on aggregate.

Their Eastern Conference final match would have been played today, but had to be bumped to Wednesday because of tonight’s Grey Cup final at BMO Field. That game, and all the festivities that come with it, kicked off at 6:30 tonight.

This gives BMO Field’s grounds crew three days to reset the field for the Eastern Conference final second leg. Luckily for them, temperatures are supposed to be relatively warm for most of this week, although the expected rain may not be ideal.

BMO Field’s surface has been excellent all season despite being shared by CFL games, MLS games and at times Rugby. However, this will be the biggest test of how the surface holds up yet.