This Saturday's MLS Cup sees Toronto FC trying, for the second year in a row, to win their fans the ultimate trophy at home. And it looks like the match, whose coverage starts at 4 pm ET on Sat., Dec. 9 (ESPN and UniMás in US, TSN and TVAS in Canada), could be a cold one. That means we could see a rare sighting of the bright-orange match ball made for snow -- or maybe not! But while we count down the days and hours until kickoff, let's take a look at how MLS Cup match balls have looked every year since 1996.
If you're interested in another trip down MLS Cup memory lane, too, check out our visual history of every Cup field jersey.