Just when it looked like Toronto FC would become the first MLS squad to win the cup since 2000, Chivas was able to hold on as the second leg of the final went to extra time.
Toronto went to Mexico knowing it would need two goals to have a chance after last week's 2-1 loss at home in the first leg, and it got those goals from Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco after going down early to finish regulation 3-3 on aggregate, but the title was there for the taking as the final touch for the rest of the match wasn't there.
That foreshadowed Bradley's penalty kick, as a Mexican club once again takes home the trophy in what was MLS' best chance in a while to win the hardware.
Chivas made all four of their penalty kick attempts, and as a result, they'll be at the 2018 Club World Cup.
Toronto can certainly come back, but it feels like the title will go to Chivas, who get an early goal to set the tone.
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