TORONTO – The Seattle Sounders won their first MLS Cup on Saturday night, defeating Toronto FC in a penalty shootout after the game finished without a goal.
Here are three stats you should know from the Sounders' win.
Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris carried the Sounders' attack in the second half of the season, but they along with the rest of their teammates did not provide much attacking punch on Saturday. Seattle finished the game with no shots on target, the first team to so in an MLS Cup final. They managed just three shots total in 120 minutes, fewest in MLS Cup history.
Bradley dominant in midfield
Michael Bradley and Toronto FC failed to win MLS Cup, but the US national team captain had a stellar game. Bradley had 128 touches, 21 more than any other player, and completed 78 of his 95 passes. On the defensive side, he led Toronto with six clearances and six interceptions.
Giovinco's night of frustration
Sebastian Giovinco did not deliver an MVP-level performance on Saturday night, as the Italian was frustrated by a strong Sounders defense. The forward took six shots, but failed to get one on target, and only had one chance created. On top of that, he was fouled six times, one less than the record for an MLS Cup final.