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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Jonathan Osorio (40')
  • Will Bruin (25')
  • Handwalla Bwana (54')

Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC to avenge 2017 MLS Cup loss

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Toronto 1-2 Seattle: Bwana propels Sounders - Via MLS (1:49)

Handwalla Bwana scored early in the second half for the Sounders as they downed Toronto FC 2-1 in the rematch of the previous two MLS Cup finals. (1:49)

TORONTO -- Handwalla Bwana scored early in the second half and the Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the previous two MLS Cup finals.

Seattle won the championship in a shootout in 2016, and Toronto won 2-0 last December.

Will Bruin also scored for Seattle, who only had one goal in its last four matches against Toronto, and Stefan Frei made five saves. Jonathan Osorio scored for Toronto, whose early season struggles in the league continue.

Tosaint Ricketts had a chance to tie it in stoppage time off Jordan Hamilton's header, but Frei was able to redirect the shot wide.

Bwana, 18, scored his first career MLS goal, taking a through ball from Bruin and beating Alex Bono between the legs in the 54th minute.

Seattle opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Bruin picked up a through ball from Magnus Wolff Eikrem, outran Gregory van der Wiel and beat Bono for his third of the season. Osorio tied it for Toronto in the 40th minute on a header off Sebastian Giovinco's lobbed feed over Frei.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 34 +25 62
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +15 59
3 LAFC 34 +16 57
4 FC Dallas 34 +8 57
5 Portland Timbers 34 +6 54
6 Real Salt Lake 34 -3 49
7 LA Galaxy 34 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 0 38
10 Minnesota United FC 34 -22 36
11 Colorado Rapids 34 -27 31
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -22 21

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York Red Bulls 34 +29 71
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +26 69
3 New York City FC 34 +14 56
4 DC United 34 +10 51
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 -2 51
6 Philadelphia Union 34 -1 50
7 Montreal Impact 34 -6 46
8 New England Revolution 34 -6 41
9 Toronto FC 34 -5 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 -13 32
11 Orlando City SC 34 -31 28