Will Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders be the coldest MLS Cup on record?

Update (Dec. 10; 9:45 pm ET)

It's official: MLS Cup 2016 will not go down as the coldest title game in league history. 

The official game-time temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.22 degrees Celsius), six degrees warmer than the all-time MLS Cup low of 22 degrees set at MLS Cup 2013 in Kansas City. 

Original Text (Dec. 6)

It’s going to be chilly at BMO Field on Saturday, but the battle between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders (8 pm ET, FOX, UniMas | TSN1/3/4/5, RDS in Canada) likely won’t set the record for coldest MLS Cup in league history.

According to Accuweather, Saturday’s low in Toronto is currently listed at 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-4.44 degrees Celsius), just a touch warmer than the game time temperature of 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-5.56 degrees Celsius) for MLS Cup 2013, the coldest MLS Cup on record.

I was at that frigid contest between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park three years ago. The weather was brutal. It was the sort of cold that burns, the kind that invades your nostrils and immediately freezes everything living inside.

The conditions were incredibly difficult in 2013, but both sets of players did an admirable job of fighting through the cold, putting on a match for the ages through regulation, extra time and that epic 10-round penalty kick shootout. If Saturday’s contest comes anything close to that match, we’ll be in for a treat.

All-Time MLS Cup Weather

Year Temperature (Fahrenheit) Weather Location
1996 44 Rain Foxborough, MA
1997 46 Rain Washington, D.C.
1998 74 Sunny Pasadena, CA
1999 63 Sunny Foxborough, MA
2000 77 Sunny Washington, D.C.
2001 68 Cloudy Columbus, OH
2002 65 Sunny Foxborough, MA
2003 71 Sunny Carson, CA
2004 81 Clear Carson, CA
2005 75 Sunny Frisco, TX
2006 61 Sunny Frisco, TX
2007 55 Cloudy Washington, D.C.
2008 68 Cloudy Carson, CA
2009 45 Cloudy Seattle, WA
2010 43 Clear Toronto, ON
2011 53 Rain Carson, CA
2012 66 Rain Carson, CA
2013 22 Sunny Kansas City, KS
2014 73 Cloudy Carson, CA
2015 46 Partly sunny Columbus, OH