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Where is the MLS Cup Final 2021?

Next Saturday, December 11, the MLS final will be played in a single match. Which team will be hosting the final?

Providence Park will host 2021 MLS Cup
Providence Park will host 2021 MLS Cup

The MLS Cup Final will be played on December 11, 2021, in the home stadium of the higher-seeded team that qualifies for the final. The teams that finish at the top of the standings during the 2021 MLS regular season will make the MLS Playoffs. The two teams in the Cup Final will be determined during the 2021 MLS Playoffs. The team with the better regular-season record will host the MLS Cup Final in their home stadium.

Last year, the final game was played at Mapfre Stadium, the old ground of the Columbus Crew, who became champions after beating the Seattle Sounders 3-0 with a double from Argentine Lucas Zelarayán.

Who hosts MLS the final?

Among the four teams that were in the conference finals, three could have hosted the final match if they advanced. However, after Saturday's match between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake, the location of the final was determined.

After Portland Timbers defeated Real Salt Lake, left Philadelphia Union and New York City FC teams from the Eastern Conference, with no chance to host the final because they obtained more points during the regular season than both teams.

Portland Timbers finished the regular season in fourth place with 55 points in the Western Conference, while Philadelphia Union ended third place with 54 points and New York City FC with 51 points in fourth place but in the Eastern Conference. Even though Philadelphia Union had a better place in the Eastern Conference compared with Portland Timbers in the Western Conference, what really matters are the points and not the place. So, that is the tiebreaker item. Real Salt Lake never had a chance to host the final because was the team with fewer points.

MLS Cup Final will be decided after the Eastern Conference Final between Philadelphia Union and New York City FC is played today at Subaru Park. The winner already knows that will visit Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers, so, as Philadelphia plays today at home, will be saying goodbye to their fans at Philadelphia, but hoping to reach the final for the first time in their history.

MLS Cup Final

The MLS Cup Final is the championship game of Major League Soccer. The winner of the MLS Cup is awarded the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy, as the best team in the MLS. From 1996 to 2011, the MLS Cup Final was played at a predetermined location similar to the way the NFL does with the Super Bowl. However, MLS changed the format and the league's championship is now contested at the home stadium of the qualifying team with the highest regular-season point total. The winner of the MLS Cup is guaranteed a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League, which determines the best club soccer team in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake playoffs resume

Portland Timbers beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday to be crowned the best team in the West and seal their place in the final of Major League Soccer. Savarese's side got off to a quick start, despite a bit of fortune. Felipe Mora, after a defender's clearance, hit him and the ball ended up in the back of the net, opening the score just five minutes after the start of the match.

With a score of 1-0, the game went to the half-time break, and Santiago Moreno, the former player of America de Cali, scored the second goal for his team with a shot from the front that was impossible for the rival goalkeeper, Ochoa.

After the 2-0 score, Herrera was sent off for a double yellow card and this condemned Real Salt Lake that was not able to get closer on the scoreboard. Portland Timbers will be in the MLS final and will fight for the championship title against Philadelphia Union or New York City, who face each other this Sunday.








 

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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