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Toronto beats Seattle 2-0 to win first MLS Cup title

This wasn't the kind of MLS Cup performance the Seattle Sounders were hoping for.

Far from it.

Jozy Altidore opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat Seattle 2-0 on Saturday to become the first Canadian champion in league history, and deny the Sounders a repeat triumph.

Toronto avenged a penalty-shootout loss to Seattle last year in the title game.

"Lifting this trophy has been an obsession for the last 364 days, not just for me but for every single guy on our team," Toronto captain Michael Bradley said. "There's no other word for it."

Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer pointed to a single statistic, duels won, to...