Toronto FC fans say win mark redemption over loss to Seattle last

first_imgTORONTO – The cheers of Toronto fans rang out and fireworks and flares were set off at the city’s BMO Field after Toronto FC’s 2-0 win against the Seattle Sounders, taking the MLS Cup.Beaming spectators who spilled out of the stadium say the win was extra sweet after Toronto lost the final last year to the Sounders in penalty kicks after a scoreless game.“That game was redemption at its finest,” said Silvio Mazzulla, who was watching Saturday’s contest with his family.“TFC played huge, there’s no reason why we can’t go back to back next year, so we’ll see what happens.”Ernesto Gaita, who was also at the MLS Final last year, said that Toronto played a strong game to clinch the title this year.“It was a long time coming,” said Gaita, who said the loss last year was hard to watch.“They deserve it, the fans deserve it and the city deserves it, so I’m happy for them and it was a great game to watch.”Vik Narula pointed out that losing last year during penalty kicks was especially painful, and said Toronto did well to make sure that it wouldn’t happen again.“This year they realized from the start that the other team was playing heavy defence, so they moved their team up and tried to get that early-on goal,” said Narula.Toronto played a dominant game, seizing control of the contest right from the start and keeping possession for over 60 per cent of the first half.A goal in the 67th minute by Jozy Altidore and a goal in stoppage-time by Victor Vazquez sealed the win on home turf.The victory on Saturday night marks Toronto FC’s first ever title in the MLS.last_img read more