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LIVE: Atlanta United, Portland Timbers Square Off for MLS Cup Title


Atlanta United has home-field advantage and enjoyed the better regular season, but the Portland Timbers have been road warriors all postseason and will look for another win in an enticing MLS Cup final.


For his counterpart, Giovanni Savarese, the match marks his fifth final in six seasons as a manager, with the previous four coming in NASL with the New York Cosmos.


The atmosphere in Atlanta was electric from the start, between the capacity crowd and the rousing rendition of the national anthem by 7-year-old viral sensation Malea Emma.


On the field, Atlanta United looked to score early on, with the first chance coming from reigning league MVP Josef Martinez.


Portland is seeking its second title in four seasons, while Atlanta is looking to win in just its second year of existence.


Watch all the goals and key plays as Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers battle for the 23rd MLS Cup title.






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