TORONTO -- Handwalla Bwana scored early in the second half and the Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the previous two MLS Cup finals.
Seattle won the championship in a shootout in 2016, and Toronto won 2-0 last December.
Will Bruin also scored for Seattle, who only had one goal in its last four matches against Toronto, and Stefan Frei made five saves. Jonathan Osorio scored for Toronto, whose early season struggles in the league continue.
Tosaint Ricketts had a chance to tie it in stoppage time off Jordan Hamilton's header, but Frei was able to redirect the shot wide.
Bwana, 18, scored his first career MLS goal, taking a through ball from Bruin and beating Alex Bono between the legs in the 54th minute.
Seattle opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Bruin picked up a through ball from Magnus Wolff Eikrem, outran Gregory van der Wiel and beat Bono for his third of the season. Osorio tied it for Toronto in the 40th minute on a header off Sebastian Giovinco's lobbed feed over Frei.