The Seattle Sounders are slight favorites to defeat the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference Championship and advance to MLS Cup, according to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index.
The Sounders have a 54 percent chance to reach their first MLS Cup and a 27 percent chance of winning the title. Toronto FC is the favorite of the remaining four teams with a 29 percent chance of capturing MLS Cup.
Seattle defeated FC Dallas on 4-2 aggregate to reach the conference championship. Colorado outlasted the LA Galaxy on penalty kicks after finishing 1-1 on aggregate.
The Sounders host the Rapids in the first leg of the series on Tuesday, Nov. 22 (7 p.m. PT; FS1, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM), before playing the return leg in Commerce City on Sunday, Nov. 27.