2019 MLS Cup Media Center

Your center for the latest news, media schedule, accreditation information and more for the 2019 MLS Cup between hosts Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC. The game takes place on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) and will be broadcast on the ABC Television Network, Univision Network, and in Canada on TSN and TVA Sports.

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- FOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT: Jennifer.Reaves18@gmail.com

2019 MLS Cup Week Media Schedule at a Glance:

Thu., Nov. 7

Fri., Nov. 8

Sat., Nov. 9

Sun., Nov. 10

10 a.m. PT: Seattle Sounders FC training & media availability - Starfire Sports | Tukwila, Wash.
 
1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. PT: Seattle Sounders FC team press conference - Grand Hyatt | Seattle
 
• 5-7 p.m. PT: MLS WORKS Community Service Event - Valley View Early Learning Center | SeaTac, Wash.
 
5:30 p.m. PT: Toronto FC team press conference - Grand Hyatt | Seattle
 
 
• 10 a.m. PT: Seattle Sounders FC training & media availability - Starfire Sports | Tukwila, Wash.
 
• 12:30 p.m. PT: Toronto FC training & media availability - Starfire Sports | Tukwila, Wash.
 
2:30 p.m. PT: State of the League with Commissioner Don Garber - Grand Hyatt | Seattle
 
5:30-8:30 p.m. PT: MLS Cup Media Mixer - Cortina | Seattle
 
(Media shuttle available. Information listed below)
• 9:30-11 a.m. PT: Toronto FC training & media availability - CenturyLink Field | Seattle
 
• 10:45-11:15 a.m. PT: MLS Cup Press Conference with Seattle head coach Brian Schmetzer (10:45-11) and Toronto head coach Greg Vanney (11-11:15 a.m.) - CenturyLink Field | Seattle
 
11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT: Seattle Sounders FC training & media availability - CenturyLink Field | Seattle
 
 
 
• 12 p.m. PT: 2019 MLS Cup, Seattle Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC, CenturyLink Field | Seattle (ABC, Univision, TSN, TVA Sports)
 
 
(Media shuttle available before and after the game. Information listed below)
 
 
 
Above dates and times for some events are subject to change
 
 
The full MLS Cup Week Media Schedule is also listed on this page if you scroll down.

MLS CUP WEEK IMAGERY, VIDEO & SOUNDBYTES: available for download below (credit: Major League Soccer)

Assets via MLS Cup teams:
  • SEA: Brian Schmetzer on MLS Cup sellout | 11.01.19: Audio and Video (credit: Seattle Sounders FC)
  • SEA: Jordan Morris on West Final, sold-out MLS Cup | 11.02.19: Video (credit: Seattle Sounders FC)
  • SEA: GM Garth Lagerwey on hosting MLS Cup | 11.02.19: Video (credit: Seattle Sounders FC)
  • TOR: Greg Vanney on season, road success | 11.02.19: Video (credit: Toronto FC)
  • TOR: Jonathan Osorio on season, MLS Cup | 11.02.19: Video (credit: Toronto FC)
  • TOR: Jozy Altidore on his injury, progress | 11.04.19: Video (credit: Toronto FC)

ADDITIONAL ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD:


FULL 2019 MLS CUP WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE (Pacific Time):

  • A downloadable version is available HERE.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Time
 Event
Location
8 a.m 
CenturyLink Field Media Center Opens
  • Media Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Media may enter through West Side Media Entrance
CenturyLink Field, West Side Media Entrance
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
 
Media Accreditation Center
  • ID required. Media may only receive their own credential and may not pick up credentials for colleagues
  • Gameday parking passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit to one per organization
Hyatt Regency, 4th Floor
808 Howell St,
Seattle, WA 98101
9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
 
Toronto FC Media Availability and Training Session
  • 9:30-10 a.m. - Media availability to precede training
  • 10-10:15 a.m. - First 15 minutes of training open for b-roll
CenturyLink Field
10:45 a.m.-11 a.m. 
Press Conference: Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer
CenturyLink Field
11 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. 
Press Conference: Toronto FC Head Coach Greg Vanney
CenturyLink Field
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Seattle Sounders FC Training Session and Media Availability
  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Last 30 minutes of training open for b-roll
  • 12:30-1 p.m. - Media availability to follow training
CenturyLink Field
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Time
 Event
Location
7 a.m.- Halftime 
Media Accreditation Center Open
(ID required. Media may only receive their own credential and may not pick up credentials for colleagues)
CenturyLink Field
Southwest Ticket Window
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Shuttles continuously available to CenturyLink Field
Note: 
 Must have MLS Cup credential to board shuttle
Grand Hyatt Seattle
9 a.m. 
Media Gates and All Media Areas Open
CenturyLink Field
West Side Media Entrance (Media with both parking pass and credential may enter through parking structure, 6th floor entrance)
10:15 a.m.
 
Mandatory MLS Cup Photographer Briefing
  • All photographers and videographers must attend
CenturyLink Field 
Photo Work Room
12 p.m.
 
2019 MLS Cup
  • TV: 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET - ABC, Univision, TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports
  • Post-Game Ceremony to immediately follow match
  • Post-Game Press Conference and Media Availability to follow ceremony
CenturyLink Field
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
 
Media Shuttles available to Grand Hyatt
Note:  Must have MLS Cup credential to board shuttle
CenturyLink Field
 
Communications Contacts:
Media AccreditationJennifer Reaves (Jennifer.Reaves18@gmail.com)
MLS Cup Team Media Days: Lauren Hayes (Lauren.Hayes@MLSsoccer.com / 708-921-6504)
Trainings - Starfire Sports Training Facility & CenturyLink Field
Gabe Gabor (Gabriel.Gabor@MLSsoccer.com / 917-364-2755)
Enrique Ferreyros (Enrique.Ferreyros@MLSsoccer.com / 786-454-6471)
MLS Media Mixer: Paola Garcia (Paola.Garcia@MLSsoccer.com / 347-806-3268)
MLS State of the League: Marisabel Munoz (Marisabel.Munoz@MLSsoccer.com / 646-831-0262)
MLS WORKS: Molly Dreska (Molly.Dreska@MLSsoccer.com / 516-567-4468)

Seattle Sounders FC PR:
Alex Caulfield (alexc@soundersfc.com / 216-978-7212)
Kelly Schutz (kellys@soundersfc.com / 206-859-8223)
Matt Winter (mattw@soundersfc.com / 206-639-4610)
Brian Verdi (brianv@soundersfc.com / 516-359-2610)

Toronto FC PR:
Jeff Bradley (jbradley@torontofc.ca / 647-200-7536)
Mike Masaro (mmasaro@torontofc.ca / 416-716-1311)
Alejandra Rueda (arueda@torontofc.ca / 416-371-9398)
 

NEWS & NOTES:

  • The 2019 MLS Cup winners will host the 2020 Campeones Cup, featuring the champions of MLS and Liga MX, to be announced at a later date.
  • The 2019 MLS Cup champion qualifies for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

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