Here is all you need to know about the MLS Cup final 2023 including its schedule, date, time, when and where to watch and more
The East conference finals of the 2023 MLS Cup featured FC Cincinnati and the Columbus Crew, while the West featured LAFC and the Houston Dynamo.
MLS Cup final LAFC vs Columbus Crew schedule, date, time, tickets, venue, live stream telecast
The 28th MLS Cup final will take place this year, and the reigning champion LAFC is aiming to win the championship twice in a row. Since the LA Galaxy in 2011 and 2012, no one has won the MLS Cup twice in a row.
LAFC will play in their second consecutive MLS Cup final after defeating Houston Dynamo 2-0. Following an own goal by Houston’s Franco Escobar in the 80th minute, LAFC won the Western Conference Final. Ryan Hollingshead had given LAFC the lead late in the first half.
On the other hand, early on Saturday, the Crew defeated FC Cincinnati 3-2 in a thrilling match. In the Eastern Conference Final, Columbus was behind 2-0 at FC Cincinnati’s home field, but they somehow overcame the deficit.
In the first half’s extra time, new league MVP Luciano Acosta increased the lead with a brilliant set-piece move following a clean goal by Brandon Vazquez in the 14th minute.
Even though both teams finished the regular season with three seeds after winning their respective conferences, Columbus will host the game since they amassed more points.
The last two MLS Cup finals have already gone to penalty shootouts, marking the first time it has happened. So, in the history of the MLS Cup final, three consecutive championship games have never ended in a penalty shootout. Here is all you need to know about the MLS Cup final 2023 between LAFC and Columbus and tickets can be bought from here.
When and where is the MLS Cup final in 2023? Date, time and venue
At Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, the Columbus Crew will play LAFC in the 2023 MLS Cup final on December 9, 2023, at 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. CT (local) / 1 p.m. PT.
Due to their superior regular-season point total over LAFC, the Columbus Crew received a higher ranking in the overall seeding table and will host this match.
MLS Cup final 2023 live streaming and broadcasting details
The MLS Cup final 2023 between LAFC and Columbus can be watched live on FOX.