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League History: Home Turf and Mls Cup

league history: Most of Toronto's current team was around for last year's penalty shootout loss on home turf; of the 18 players on the roster that day, only defenders Mark Bloom and Josh Williams and midfielder Will Johnson moved on, according to Toronto Star. In their place are midfielder Victor Vazquez amd defender Chris Mavinga, regulars in the lineup, and wingback Nico Hasler, an effective substitute that gives TFC an extra attacking option. The Reds and the Sounders will face off in a second straight championship, the third time in league history two teams have met in back-to-back finals. The newcomers if you can call them that after a full season have yet to experience an MLS Cup but they already know the importance of this game, especially against the Sounders. Article Continued Below The midfielder was at home in Spain, nursing an injury sustained while playing for his former team in Mexico, when Toronto lost the Cup. Last season it was really sad for them and, even for me, because now I am here and I want to win this cup, Vazquez said Sunday. ( As reported in the news.