For 66 tense minutes Toronto FC dominated the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup rematch. It was the same as last year but on this occasion TFC had enough to take home the franchise’s first MLS Cup championship.

The victory capped off a historic season, one where Toronto set a record for points, captured the Canadian Championship, the MLS Eastern Conference Championship and the Supporter’s Shield.

Stefan Frei stymied TFC for much of the 66 minutes, making nine saves over the first hour of the game at a jam-packed BMO Field. But, as the home team’s fans nerves were getting jittery and the second half ticking away, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco put on their hero’s capes, securing the victory.

The winning goal came when GIovinco found Altidore through a gaping hole in the Sounders defense in the game’s 67th minute. The US international beat Frei with a left-footed finish broke the scoreless deadlock and gave Toronto a measure of revenge for last year’s Cup heartbreak.

TFC controlled the match which saw coach Greg Vanney go back to the 4-4-2 diamond formation that his team used last year.

The moment that put the match away for good was when Victor Vazquez bundled home an injury-time goal following Armando Cooper ringing the ball off the post of a wide-open net. That goal sent the stands into a frenzy, turning up the bedlam in the stands to a level not seen before at BMO Field.

This is the first time in the 22 years of the MLS Cup that it has been captured by a Canadian team.

TFC’s championship victory marks the second time the city of Toronto has captured a pro sports championship with the CFL Argonauts winning the Grey Cup a day shy of two weeks ago. It was the first time since 1947 that two pro sports teams in Toronto had won championships in the same year (Argos & Maple Leafs).