Major League Soccer will conclude its 25th anniversary season with an MLS Cup showdown between the Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders FC and Eastern Conference champion Columbus Crew SC.
The game will be held at Mapfre Stadium, home stadium of the Crew and the first soccer-specific stadium built for an MLS team. It opened in 1999 and this will be the final major soccer event held at the venue as the Crew will move into a new downtown stadium in 2021.
The reigning champion Sounders are vying for their third MLS Cup win (previous wins came in 2016 and 2019). The Crew are playing for their second league title (Columbus won the 2008 MLS Cup).
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Seattle Sounders FC defender Xavier Arreaga jumps for a header against Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes. (Photo: Jennifer Buchanan, USA TODAY Sports)
Here is everything you need to know for MLS Cup 2020:
What time does MLS Cup start?
Television coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 12.
What TV channel is MLS Cup on?
The game will be aired on FOX. Spanish-language broadcast available on UniMás.
How can I watch MLS Cup online via live stream?
Fans can watch the game via live stream on FOX Sports or fuboTV.
What are the odds for MLS Cup?
According to BetMGM, the Columbus Crew are slight favorites at +150 to the Seattle Sounders' +175. The over/under for goals scored is 2.5.
Who won previous MLS Cup games?
2019: Seattle Sounders FC over Toronto FC (CenturyLink Field), 3-1
2018: Atlanta United over Portland Timbers (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), 2-0
2017: Toronto FC over Seattle Sounders FC (BMO Field), 2-0
2016: Seattle Sounders FC over Toronto FC (BMO Field), 0-0 (Sounders won penalty shootout, 5-4)
2015: Portland Timbers over Columbus Crew (Mapfre Stadium), 2-1
2014: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (StubHub Center), 2-1 (extra time)
2013: Sporting Kansas City over Real Salt Lake (Sporting Park), 1-1 (SKC won penalty shootout, 7-6)
2012: Los Angeles Galaxy over Houston Dynamo (Home Depot Center), 3-1
2011: Los Angeles Galaxy over Houston Dynamo (Home Depot Center), 1-0
2010: Colorado Rapids over FC Dallas (BMO Field), 2-1 (extra time)
2009: Real Salt Lake over Los Angeles Galaxy (Qwest Field), 1-1 (RSL won penalty shootout, 5-4)
2008: Columbus Crew over New York Red Bulls (Home Depot Center), 3-1
2007: Houston Dynamo over New England Revolution (RFK Stadium), 2-1
2006: Houston Dynamo over New England Revolution (Pizza Hut Park), 1-1 (Dynamo won penalty shootout, 4-3)
2005: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (Pizza Hut Park), 1-0 (extra time)
2004: D.C. United over Kansas City Wizards (Home Depot Center), 3-2
2003: San Jose Earthquakes over Chicago Fire (Home Depot Center), 4-2
2002: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (Gillette Stadium), 1-0 (extra time)
2001: San Jose Earthquakes over Los Angeles Galaxy (Crew Stadium), 2-1 (extra time)
2000: Kansas City Wizards over Chicago Fire (RFK Stadium), 1-0
1999: D.C. United over Los Angeles Galaxy (Foxboro Stadium), 2-0
1998: Chicago Fire over D.C. United (Rose Bowl), 2-0
1997: D.C. United over Colorado Rapids (RFK Stadium), 2-1
1996: D.C. United over Los Angeles Galaxy (Foxboro Stadium), 3-2 (extra time)
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