Major League Soccer

Seattle, Toronto prepared for MLS Cup

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley walks off the field after a training session, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Toronto, for the MLS Cup soccer championship. Toronto hosts the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Having played in two World Cups for the United States and finishing on the losing side of the Coppa Italia final when he was with Roma, Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is no stranger to the big occasion.

But he's also savvy enough to know that pre-game plans don't always pan out, so when he leads his team onto the field for Saturday night's MLS Cup final against the Seattle Sounders, he'll be keeping an open mind.

"There's no blueprint for these games, for big games," he said. "You never know what to predict, you have to be ready no matter how things go to react and to not let anything faze you and to go for it."


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