Toronto FC hosts Seattle Sounders in MLS Cup 2016: TV info, kickoff time and more

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Dan Hamilton
BMO Field will again host the MLS Cup final as two first-time participants meet in the league's showcase event.

BMO Field may be hosting the MLS Cup final for the second time, but we're guaranteed to end up with a first-time champion.

MLS Cup newcomers Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders will meet in the league's showcase event Dec. 10, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. The match will be televised on Fox and UniMas in the United States and TSN and RDS in Canada, marking the first time the MLS Cup will be played on a Saturday night on network television.

You also can follow along with Goal's LIVE commentary, which will commence about 30 minutes before kickoff.

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The match will be played in Toronto for the first time since 2010 after TFC (14-9-11) earned home field thanks to its five-point edge over the Sounders (14-14-6) in the regular season standings.

Seeded third in the Eastern Conference, Toronto recorded a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in the knockout round before rolling to a 7-0 aggregate victory over New York City FC in the conference semifinals. TFC then booked its ticket to the MLS Cup on Wednesday, scoring twice in extra time to earn a 7-5 aggregate win over the rival Montreal Impact in an epic Eastern Conference final.

Seattle, meanwhile, earned the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference before a last-gasp 1-0 victory against Sporting Kansas City in the knockout round. The Sounders then bounced Supporters' Shield winner FC Dallas, enjoying a 4-2 aggregate triumph. And Brian Schmetzer's side advanced to the MLS Cup on Sunday by sealing a 3-1 aggregate win over the Colorado Rapids.

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