The stage is set.
Next Wednesday, the Seattle Sounders will square off against Liga MX giants Club León (7:00 p.m. PT; ESPN2, TUDN, UniMás) in the 2021 Leagues Cup Final at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. with a trophy on the line. León advanced to the final by dismantling Sporting Kansas City 6-1 in the quarterfinals before beating fellow Mexican side Pumas UNAM 2-0 in the other semifinal on Wednesday night. They currently sit third in the Liga MX Apertura season, five points shy of league-leaders Club América with eight matches played.
The Sounders booked a spot in the final by toppling Tigres UANL 3-0 in the quarterfinals before securing a last-gasp victory over Santos Laguna at Lumen Field on Tuesday night.
Seattle is the first MLS club to reach title match of the relatively new Leagues Cup competition. The club has an opportunity to not only add another trophy to their collection but also secure another marquee victory against one of the top clubs the region.
Ahead of the 2021 Leagues Cup Final, the Rave Green will head to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake (6:30 p.m. PT; JOEtv, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) on Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.