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Toronto or Seattle: Who will win MLS Cup? Vote now!

It's all to play for when Toronto FC hosts the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final on Saturday night at BMO Field. Two of the league's marquee franchises will meet with the opportunity to lift their first Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. Our writers predict who will be crowned MLS champions.

Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle): I think Seattle will take this one. They've been the better defensive team throughout the playoffs, and that I think that will carry over into Saturday's match. The Sounders will need to handle high pressure better in this match than they did against the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference final second leg, but I think they'll be able to do it and just get by a very good Toronto FC team.

Prediction: Toronto 1-2 Seattle

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Doug McIntyre (@DougMacESPN): This match should be far cagier than TFC's epic 5-2 win over Montreal in the second leg of the Eastern Conference final. But I still think that in the end, the raucous home-field advantage provided by 36,000 fans at sold-out BMO Field will be enough to push the hosts past Seattle.

Prediction: Toronto 2-1 Seattle

Jason Davis (@davisjsn): Is it possible to have two Cinderellas in one title game? Seattle might have the greater claim to the label thanks to its poor start to the regular season, but fans of the once-woeful Toronto FC might protest. Either way, the home crowd at BMO Field, the form of Jozy Altidore and an underrated defense will carry the Reds to a championship.

Prediction: Toronto 2-1 Seattle

Graham Parker (@KidWeil): Had this final been played in Seattle, you'd have favored the Sounders, but BMO Field has been a breakout star of these playoffs, and could now host a cathartic victory for one of the longest-suffering fan bases in the league.

Toronto has more than one way to attack, and if the hosts score first they could win by two or three. Had Toronto not already overturned a 3-0 deficit in the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal, you'd think there might be a moment where it could be tested and found wanting by the resoluteness of Seattle. But with that experience behind it, Toronto has answered the biggest questions about itself. It's theirs to lose.

Prediction: Toronto 3-1 Seattle

Arch Bell (@ArchBell): Toronto FC may have the home-field advantage, but Seattle comes in on a roll and with tons of confidence. The playmaking of Nicolas Lodeiro will prove decisive, as his two assists will lead Seattle to a victory.

Prediction: Toronto 1-2 Seattle

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