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DPs account for all goals as Toronto beats Sounders 2-1

[HTML1]It's gone final: Toronto 2, Sounders 1.

The designated players made their mark: Two goals Jermain Defoe, one goal Clint Dempsey, one assist Obafemi Martins.

Reds go to 1-0-0 on season, Sounders fall to 1-1-0.

I'll be back with notes and quotes.

79' Chad Barrett -- remember him? -- checks in as Sounders third sub; Neagle goes off.

68' GOAL Sounders. More than that, GOAL Dempsey. More than that, GOAL Dempsey, assisted by Oba. Toronto, 2-1.

64' Cooper becomes Sounders second sub, coming on for Pappa.

Second half: Is under way. No substitutions.

Halftime: Toronto, 2-0. Nighmare half for Sounders. Two goals by Toronto newcomer Jermain Defoe. Brad Evans out with injury.

Shots 7-5, TOR; on target 4-0 TOR; corners 5-1 TOR; possession 63.7% SEA.

28: Evans leaves with apparent right leg injury. Mexican international Gonzalo Pineda makes Sounders debut in his place. Schmid had spoken highly of Pineda's ability to contribute after preseason.

24' GOAL Toronto. Defoe again, this time finishing after terrible back pass by Pappa. Toronto, 2-0.

17th minute: GOAL Toronto as newcomer Jermain Defoe makes his mark, splitting Yedlin and Traore, and rolling shot wide of Frei. Toronto, 1-0.

First 15 mintes: Scoreless. Lots of Sounders possession in Toronto's defensive third. But no great chances yet either way.

First kick: ... has been struck. We're under way. Sounders in rave/blue; Toronto in red/red. Fair number of empty seats at the start ... especially in Hawks Nest.

Lineups: For Sounders: Frei; Yedlin, Marshall, Traore, Remick; Evans (C), Alonso; Neagle, Dempsey, Pappa; Martins. Reserves: Hahnemann, Anibaba, Pineda, Rose, Barrett, Okoli, Cooper.

For Toronto: Cesar, Bloom, Caldwell, Henry, Morrow, Jackson, Bradley, Osorio, Rey, Defoe, De Rosario.

Pregame: It's a couple of hours before first kick, and they're rehearsing the two national anthems that will precede today's fascinating Sounders-Toronto MLS match. First kick is scheduled for 1:38 PT. We'll keep the blog open here, with additional notes and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt. The game will be shown locally on Channel 13 and nationally on NBCSN. It also will be heard on the usual radio outlets,