Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Fans Say Win Mark Redemption over Loss to Seattle Last Year

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Fans Say Win Mark Redemption over Loss to Seattle Last Year

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Fans say win marks redemption over last year

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TORONTO - 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. …

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