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Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC

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Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC Live

When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN and Univision Deportes

Where: BMO Field in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC

The 2017 MLS Cup is almost here. On Saturday, Toronto FC welcomes the Seattle Sounders to Canada for the final, which is a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup. The 2016 edition was won by Seattle on penalty kicks, but Toronto gets its shot at revenge after producing a spectacular regular season, finishing with 12 points more than any team in the league.

The game will be a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup. The Sounders upset Toronto on penalty kicks at BMO Field to secure the 2016 MLS Cup.

Toronto, the 2017 Supporters’ Shield winners, advanced to their second-straight MLS Cup after ousting the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference Championship. The Sounders advanced to their second-straight MLS Cup after beating the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Championship.

Saturday’s MLS Cup rematch between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders is more than a battle for 2017 supremacy; it’s a contest between two of the biggest clubs in Major League Soccer.

TFC and Seattle both have deep pockets, and both use them to push the league forward. As Toronto head coach Greg Vanney noted late last week, both clubs rank at or near the top of the league in spending on their rosters, technical staffs, academies, sport science departments and USL sides. That’s led to excellent results on the field, with TFC looking to cement their status as one of the top MLS teams of all-time by avenging their 2016 MLS Cup loss to the defending champion Sounders on Saturday (4 pm ET on ESPN, UniMás, TSN, TVAS).

“It’ll be two good teams [who] deserve to be there,” Vanney said. “It’s also two big clubs, who spend resources on their teams, academies, scouting, sport science. A tip of the hat to both in trying to push this league forward.”

Of course, the success of both clubs extends well beyond the field. Toronto and Seattle pack their stadiums, they have plenty of regional and national reach and they are near the top of MLS in sponsorship revenue, something that enables both to spend big on stars like Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Nicolas Lodeiro.

We’ll find out which team will win the 2017 title on Saturday, but determining which club is “bigger” is a more nebulous process.

Both teams can make a realistic case for the crown depending on the weight given to different on- and off-field factors. For just about every variable where one team has an edge, the other can point to a separate metric where they have a leg up. Seattle have long been the class of MLS in terms of attendance, but Toronto spend more on their roster than any other club. Each TFC match can be seen across Canada, but the Sounders have led the league in local TV ratings for several years running. You get the picture.

It makes for an interesting discussion in the case of these two specific clubs. Here’s a look at how both rated in a few different categories and the underlying data could help in revealing a final verdict: