A Mexican club has won the regional championship 12 consecutive years.
The only previous MLS clubs to appear in the finals since Concacaf adapted the current format in 2008-09 were Real Salt Lake in 2011 and the Montreal Impact four years later. No MLS representative has lifted the trophy since the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2000. D.C. United was the only other winner, in 1998.
Chivas has not won the title since the inaugural tournament in 1962.
At stake is a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup in December in the United Arab Emirates.
One of Alex Bono’s brilliant saves:
Allstate Save of the Game: 28' After Ibargüen's cross from the left finds Valdez who connects a powerful diving header. @torontofc's Alex Bono performs a miraculous save to clinch the @Allstate Save of the Game #SCCL2018 pic.twitter.com/TAjp5Y0kac— Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (@TheChampions) April 11, 2018