Seat­tle, Toronto set for MLS Cup fi­nal

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SCOREBOARD -

The team that helped changed the scope of Ma­jor League Soc­cer when it ar­rived a decade ago will host the MLS Cup fi­nal for the first time when the Seat­tle Sounders face Toronto FC.

It’s the third meet­ing be­tween the clubs in the past four years for the league cham­pi­onship. The venue has changed from those pre­vi­ous two ti­tle games, both in Toronto with each club win­ning once.

The Sounders weren’t ex­pected to play for the ti­tle. In­stead, they will be buoyed by what’s ex­pected to be the sec­ond-largest crowd for an MLS Cup fi­nal — in ex­cess of 69,000.

The U.S. women’s na­tional team has been granted class sta­tus in its law­suit against U.S. Soc­cer that al­leges gen­der dis­crim­i­na­tion in com­pen­sa­tion and work­ing con­di­tions. A U.S. district court judge’s rul­ing ex­pands the case be­yond the 28 play­ers who orig­i­nally brought the law­suit to in­clude all play­ers called up to camp or who played in a game over a mul­ti­year pe­riod . ... Amer­i­can mid­fielder Chris­tian Pulisic scored his fifth goal in three Premier League games as Chelsea beat Crys­tal Palace 2-0.

Col­lege bas­ket­ball: Top-ranked Ore­gon stunned the U.S. women’s na­tional team 93-86 to hand the Amer­i­cans’ their sec­ond loss to a col­lege team in pro­gram his­tory. The other loss came against Ten­nessee in 1999 . ... Filip Petru­sev scored a ca­reer-high 25 points on 9-for-10 shoot­ing as No. 8 Gon­zaga (2-0) beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 110-60 . ... Ro­maro Gill had 10 points and 10 as­sists as No. 12 Se­ton Hall with­stood an an­kle in­jury to Myles Pow­ell and beat Stony Brook 74-57 in a game that marked the re­turn of Pi­rates coach Kevin Wil­lard. Se­ton Hall (2-0) an­nounced Oct. 29 that the NCAA is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pro­gram and Wil­lard would sit out two games. The school said it was co­op­er­at­ing but didn’t spec­ify what the NCAA was in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Foot­ball: Pete Car­roll told said there’s a “good chance” WR Josh Gor­don makes his Sea­hawks de­but Mon­day night against the 49ers. Gor­don was waived by the Pa­tri­ots on Oct. 31.

Golf: Jeff Mag­gert kept the lead in the Charles Sch­wab Cup Cham­pi­onship after he birdied the par-5 18th for a 2-un­der 69 and a one-stroke lead over Miguel An­gel Jimenez with one round left in the sea­son fi­nale at Phoenix Coun­try Club . ... Ja­pan’s Ai Suzuki shot a bo­gey-free 7-un­der 65 to take a three-stroke lead after the sec­ond round of the LPGA Ja­pan Clas­sic in Shiga, Ja­pan. Suzuki had seven birdies to fin­ish at 12-un­der 132 head­ing into the third round . ... Aus­tria’s Matthias Sch­wab leads by three shots after a 6-un­der 66 after three rounds of the Turk­ish Air­lines Open in An­talya, Turkey. Eng­land’s Ed­die Pep­perell was dis­qual­i­fied when he ran out of golf balls. He hit as many as five balls into the wa­ter on the par-5 fourth hole at the Mont­gomerie Maxx Royal course.

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